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Loblaw Recalls No Name Chicken Nuggets Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Loblaw Recalls No Name Chicken Nuggets Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

The Canadian Press

Chicken Nuggets Recall
No Name Chicken Nuggets (CFIA)

OTTAWA – Loblaw Companies Ltd. is recalling certain No Name brand Chicken Nuggets due to possible salmonella contamination.

The nuggets were sold in 907 gram packages (UPC code 0 60383 89685 0) and should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

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Trudeau Shuffles Familiar Faces, Adds New Ones to Expanded Cabinet

Trudeau Shuffles Familiar Faces, Adds New Ones to Expanded Cabinet

By The Canadian Press

Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference at the NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium, on Thursday, July 12, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has unveiled his pre-election cabinet, shuffling six ministers to new portfolios and promoting five other MPs to his front benches in a bid to boost the profile of his team.

Trudeau confidant and long-time MP Dominic LeBlanc moves from fisheries to take on intergovernmental affairs, placing a veteran in charge of unpredictable federal-provincial relations.

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Physicians Urge Ottawa to Pay Another $21B Over Decade for Seniors Health Care

Physicians Urge Ottawa to Pay Another $21B Over Decade for Seniors Health Care

By Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

Emergency Department
Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg, Ont., is shown on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. Physicians are calling on the federal government to shell out another $21 billion over the next decade to help provinces and territories pay for soaring health care costs that will be propelled by the unavoidable growth of Canada’s seniors population. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

OTTAWA – Physicians are calling on the federal government to shell out another $21 billion over the next decade to help provinces and territories pay for soaring health care costs that will be propelled by the unavoidable growth of Canada‘s seniors population.

A new analysis, to be released Tuesday by the Canadian Medical Association, is urging Ottawa to provide bigger and bigger annual top-ups to the existing federal health care transfer program.

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Trudeau’s Youth Council Divided Over Trans Mountain Pipeline Purchase

Trudeau’s Youth Council Divided Over Trans Mountain Pipeline Purchase

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press

Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference at the NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium, on Thursday, July 12, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA – Fissures have appeared inside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s youth council after a group of current and former members publicly urged the Liberal government to reverse its decision to buy Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline.

The request was made in a letter to the prime minister signed by 16 past and present members of the council and released to the public on Monday, in which signatories expressed “our immense disappointment” with the planned $4.5-billion pipeline purchase.

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Parody Account Targeting Iqra Khalid Closed After MP Complains to Twitter

Parody Account Targeting Iqra Khalid Closed After MP Complains to Twitter

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press

Iqra Khalid
Liberal MP Iqra Khalid makes an announcement in Ottawa on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. A Twitter account billing itself as a parody of Liberal MP Iqra Khalid has been closed after she complained about references to her Muslim heritage and claims she supports Sharia law and the Islamic State militant group. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle)

OTTAWA – A Twitter account billing itself as a parody of Liberal MP Iqra Khalid has been closed after she complained about references to her Muslim heritage and claims she supports Sharia law and the Islamic State militant group.

Khalid, who was targeted with hate mail and death threats last year over her controversial motion to condemn Islamophobia and systemic racism, had asked Twitter to investigate the account.

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Canadians Know Little About the Dangers of Concussions, Federal Survey Suggests

Canadians Know Little About the Dangers of Concussions, Federal Survey Suggests

By Janice Dickson, The Canadian Press

Sidney Crosby
Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby (87) lies on the ice after taking a hit from Washington Capitals’ Matt Niskanen during the first period of Game 3 in an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 1, 2017. Roughly half of Canadians know little to nothing about the perils of sports-related concussive injuries, nor where to turn to find information on how to avoid falling victim to them, suggests a newly released federal survey to gauge the country’s understanding and awareness of concussions. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-/Gene J. Puskar)

OTTAWA – Roughly half of Canadians know little to nothing about the perils of sports-related concussive injuries, nor where to turn to find information on how to avoid falling victim to them, suggests a newly released federal survey.

The online survey, commissioned by the Public Health Agency of Canada to gauge the country’s grasp and awareness of the concussion issue, found that while 97 per cent of respondents consider it an important health problem, only 51 per cent said they knew where to get information on avoiding one.

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CRTC Levies Fines Against Two Companies Under Canada’s Anti-Spam Law

CRTC Levies Fines Against Two Companies Under Canada’s Anti-Spam Law

By The Canadian Press

Computer Modem

OTTAWA – The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission says it has fined two companies for the first time under Canada’s anti-spam law for allegedly aiding in the installation of malicious computer programs through online ads.

The CRTC fined Datablocks $100,000 and hit Sunlight Media with a $150,000 penalty.

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Greyhound Canada to End Routes in Manitoba, Other Western Provinces

Greyhound Canada to End Routes in Manitoba, Other Western Provinces

By Janice Dickson, The Canadian Press

Greyhound Bus
A Greyhound logo is shown at the Greyhound Terminal at the James Richardson International Airport in Winnipeg on September 3, 2009. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

OTTAWA – Greyhound Canada, for decades a critical link connecting the country’s small towns and isolated communities with bigger urban centres, is pulling away for good in the Prairies, B.C. and northern Ontario, leaving activists and Indigenous leaders fearing for the health and welfare of those who live in remote locales.

Effective Oct. 31, Ontario and Quebec will be the only regions where Greyhound’s familiar galloping-dog logo continues to ply Canadian highways, save for a lone route in B.C. between Vancouver and Seattle to be operated by the company’s much healthier American cousin, the company announced Monday.

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Trudeau Thanks Canadians for Standing Up for Each Other as Counter-Tariffs Begin

Trudeau Thanks Canadians for Standing Up for Each Other as Counter-Tariffs Begin

By Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press

Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes a selfie with a young woman during Canada Day festivities in Leamington Ont. Sunday, July 1, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Geoff Robins)

OTTAWA – As Canadians celebrated the country’s birthday on Sunday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was on the road highlighting the stand he has taken against the U.S. government’s decision to impose tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminium.

Speaking in Leamington, Ont., Sunday morning, Trudeau thanked residents and Canadians for always standing up for one another and for Canadian values.

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Former Tory Minister Fletcher Rejected by Party as 2019 Election Candidate

Former Tory Minister Fletcher Rejected by Party as 2019 Election Candidate

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press

Steven Fletcher
Conservative MP Steven Fletcher speaks with the media as he leaves caucus on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on March 26, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA – The federal Conservatives are refusing to let former cabinet minister Steven Fletcher run under the Tory banner in the next election.

Fletcher wants to win back his old Winnipeg riding of Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley, a seat he held for more than a decade before losing it in 2015 to Liberal Doug Eyolfson.

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