A discussion paper prepared for Elections Canada suggests the use of "bots" on social media to spread disinformation, amplify political messages or disparage others could be monitored and regulated in the same way as automated phone messages during federal campaigns. Since the robocall vote
Ontario's Liberal government has missed an opportunity to create a competitive recreational marijuana market with its plans to restrict sales to provincially run stores, according to a new analysis from a think-tank. The report also faults the province for its plans — once the federal government
Summerside's Slemon Park Corporation has been renovating some of its homes to fit in with the World Health Organization's age-friendly concept for cities. The former military base started making changes to its 253 rental homes both single-family and duplexes — what were called PMQ's when
Substantial progress has been made in the NAFTA discussions over the last few days, Canada's ambassador to the United States said Tuesday as he admitted feeling more hopeful than he has in some time. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland was in town last week to meet with U.S. trade czar Robert
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of St. John's, N.L., is not liable for abuse in the 1950s at the notorious Mount Cashel orphanage because a senior priest likely didn't believe boys who reported it, a judge ruled Tuesday. One of the lawyers representing many of
Giorgio Mammoliti announced Tuesday he is running to be the Ontario Progressive Conservative candidate in Brampton Centre for the upcoming provincial election. Mammoliti was an ally of Doug Ford when the recently elected leader of the Ontario PC party was a fellow Toronto city councillor. In a statement
The Canadian Association of University Teachers is launching an inquiry into the case of an outspoken East Coast professor under investigation following complaints over his polarizing views. The association says it has appointed a committee to review how Nova Scotia's Acadia University is handling
Businesses can help war-torn countries such as Mali recover from conflicts by investing in projects there, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Tuesday. Sajjan, who announced Canada's new UN peacekeeping mission in the west African country earlier this week, said broader economic development is also
Calgary Police have recovered a number of collectibles including a framed jersey signed by former hockey legend Gordie Howe as part of a drug investigation. Police recovered cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl and cannabis, as well as counterfeit U.S. cash along with a number of collectibles, including
A male cyclist was rushed to hospital without vital signs after he was struck by a vehicle near York Mills Road and the Don Valley Parkway on Tuesday afternoon.
The Yellowknife prosecutor's office will not be appealing a sentence handed down Friday in which a B.C. man avoided jail time after being convicted of assaulting a cab driver in the city. Senior prosecutor Blair MacPherson said Monday the Crown will not appeal the sentence. Daniel Mattie, 39, was
There were long lineups in front of pubs around Charlottetown on St. Patrick's Day as revellers celebrated everything Irish, but Islanders were relatively well-behaved.
British Columbia will replace a "one-size-fits-all" funding formula for school districts to account for differences in urban and rural communities, Premier John Horgan says. "We've put in place a team to address that and I'm confident that, with the input from the B.C. Teachers
Nova Scotia's Liberal government is counting on cash from marijuana sales to help it deliver a third consecutive balanced budget, which includes modest spending increases for a heavily stressed health system. Overall, the province is projecting a $29.4-million surplus on a $10.8-billion budget,
The wife of a Toronto man says he is stuck in a Florida hospital because she has been told by their insurance company that there are no beds available back in Canada. "He's rotting in this hospital," Lilian Hrabchak told CBC Toronto.
Despite arguing he was suffering from a serious mental illness at the time of an illegal high-speed chase, former sergeant Anthony Braile will not be reinstated with the Calgary Police Service after his appeal was dismissed on Tuesday. Following a disciplinary hearing in 2016, Braile was fired after
Brand-new bison calves could bring the population of a protected herd in Banff National Park up to 35 this year, Parks Canada says. "It's important to remember though that these are wild bison and it is normal that some cows may not bring their calves to full term," said a bison blog post
A man whose son has been missing for more than a week says he wants to meet the woman who told Montreal police she saw a boy matching his description. Frederic Kouakou says he and his wife have a right to speak to her if she is the last person to have seen 10-year-old Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou. Earlier
Google is putting fake news in its crosshairs as it rolls out a news initiative aimed at stopping the spread of misinformation and helping publishers attract more subscribers. The technology company said Tuesday it will spend $392 million over the next three years on the initiative, which will involve
The RCMP say three officers suffered minor injuries while making arrests Monday evening at demonstrations against the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline in Burnaby, B.C. The Mounties say one officer suffered a head injury after being kicked, another suffered a knee injury and a third injured a
Manitoba on Tuesday tabled legislation outlining its plans for the sale of cannabis once the federal government legalizes recreational marijuana later this year. — British Columbia has set the age of consumption at 19. Retail sales to be allowed through public and private stores, but retail licences
"The collective thoughts and prayers of the Ottawa Senators organization, the city of Ottawa and entire hockey community rest with Erik and Melinda Karlsson following the loss of their son," read a statement from the team.
Finance Minister Joe Ceci says Alberta is banking on anticipated revenue from an expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline to balance the budget within five years. Ceci says revenue from the yet-to-be built expansion, along with expected revenue from a replacement Enbridge pipeline to Wisconsin, will