OTTAWA — A House of Commons committee is calling for a moratorium on the use of facial recognition technology by federal police and Canadian businesses unless there is court authorization or input from the privacy watchdog. In a report tabled today, the committee on access to information, privacy and ethics also urges the government to develop a regulatory framework concerning uses, prohibitions, oversight and privacy of the emerging tool. Facial recognition technology can allow an image of a pe
Health-care staff in Fort Smith, N.W.T., are receiving made-in-the-North anti-racism training. The two-day program, run by the territory's health and social services department, is offered to employees of the territory's health authorities. The goal is to address anti-Indigenous racism. Employees received the training last month. Karen Blondin Hall, who manages the program, said she learned about cultural safety from an Indigenous professor while attending university. She said it felt important
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MONTREAL — The Coalition Avenir Québec, led by François Legault, won a second consecutive majority mandate in Monday's election. Here are five things to watch out for as the CAQ leader prepares to name his new cabinet and begins to make good on his party's election promises. TAXES/COST OF LIVING The Coalition Avenir Québec has promised to distribute up to $600 to Quebecers in December to help with the cost of living. Adults making less than $50,000 are to receive a one-time payment of $600, and
The leader of the controversial Diagolon movement will be back in a Saskatoon court later this week for a bail hearing, after making his first court appearance on multiple gun-related charges in Saskatoon provincial court on Monday. Jeremy MacKenzie, 26, was charged in July with assault, pointing a firearm, use of a restricted weapon in a careless manner and mischief during an incident last November near Viscount, Sask. — a community about 75 kilometres southeast of Saskatoon. He was arrested la
Angelina Jolie detailed what she described as abusive behavior by ex-husband Brad Pitt in a court filing on Tuesday, escalating a legal battle over a French winery the former couple once shared and revealing new details about the dissolution of their marriage. The filing in a Los Angeles court alleges that Pitt sought to condition Jolie’s sale of her stake in the winery on a nondisclosure agreement that would have barred her from publicly discussing “Pitt’s physical and emotional abuse of her and their children.” Jolie’s filing describes an episode during a September 2016 private plane flight where Pitt allegedly “grabbed Jolie by the head and shook her” before “pushing her into the bathroom wall.”
QUEBEC — Control over immigration and Quebec's religious symbols ban could be sources of conflict between Ottawa and the province as Premier François Legault begins his second mandate. Legault's Coalition Avenir Québec was re-elected Monday with a resounding majority, winning 90 of the province's 125 ridings. Martin Papillon, a political science professor at the Université de Montréal, said the balance of power between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Legault may have shifted in the Quebec prem
The Ukrainian military has taken the strategic town of Lyman, forcing a Russian retreat in Donetsk and disrupting their supply lines.
ADEN (Reuters) -Yemen's warring parties failed to renew a U.N.-brokered truce deal that expired on Sunday, dashing the hopes of some Yemenis for a broader pact that would ease economic woes and prolong relative calm after more than seven years of fighting. United Nations special envoy Hans Grundberg said late on Sunday he would continue to push for an extended and expanded deal between a Saudi-led coalition and the Houthi group, both under intense international pressure to come to an agreement. "It is a sad day for the Yemeni people," said Abdullah Ali, a 58-year-old teacher in the capital Sanaa, where people rushed to stock up on fuel and food after the truce expired.
GENEVA (Reuters) -A United Nations agency warned on Monday of the risk of a monetary policy-induced global recession that would have especially serious consequences for developing countries and called for a new strategy. "Excessive monetary tightening could usher in a period of stagnation and economic instability" for some countries, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said in a statement released alongside its annual report. "Any belief that they (central banks) will be able to bring down prices by relying on higher interest rates without generating a recession is, the report suggests, an imprudent gamble," it said.
At least 15 prisoners were killed in a prison in the Ecuadorean city of Latacunga on Monday, Ecuador's SNAI prison agency said, and another 21 were injured in the latest incident of deadly jail violence in the Andean country. Authorities are working on identifying the bodies, officials said, while Oswaldo Coronel, governor of the Cotopaxi province, which includes Latacunga, told reporters security had been restored. "At the moment, according to the forensic information from the national police, 15 people have died (and) 21 people have been injured, of which 14 have already been evacuated to hospitals in the city of Latacunga," the governor said.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A judge reminded potential jurors of the importance of impartiality Tuesday at the rape trial of a former Australian government staffer. Chief Justice Lucy McCallum described the case being heard in the Australian capital, Canberra, as a “cause celebre” due to its high profile. Bruce Lehrmann is charged with raping fellow staffer Brittany Higgins in the then-Defense Industry Minister Linda Reynolds’ office in Parliament House in March 2019. “It is a fundamental require
The Windsor-Detroit tunnel bus is back as of Nov. 20, according to the City of Windsor's website. The cross-border service, which is provided by Transit Windsor, has been cancelled since the pandemic began. Transit Windsor had said it will resume tunnel bus service to Detroit as soon as it's feasible, now that the federal government has lifted the ArriveCan requirement at the border. The city's website says that special events service on the tunnel bus is suspended until further notice. The sche
An independent investigation into the scandals that erupted in the National Women’s Soccer League made numerous recommendations to ensure players are protected. U.S. Soccer retained former acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Q. Yates and the law firm King & Spaulding to conduct the investigation, which was released Monday. Yates and her team made recommendations for the league and U.S. Soccer “aimed at preventing abuse in the future, holding wrongdoers accountable, enhancing transparency, address
Sexual health organizations in Halifax are calling for more testing resources after Nova Scotia public health reported an increase in newly diagnosed HIV cases in the province. In a news release on Monday, public health said they normally see 15 to 20 new cases of HIV per year, but this year they've already recorded 20 to 25 new cases as of the end of August. They said they've observed most new cases to be coming from social circles in the Halifax Regional Municipality, but there are still cases
Tesla Inc said on Tuesday it will remove ultrasonic sensors from its vehicles starting this month, as it moves ahead with using only cameras in its safety and driver-assistant features. Tesla vehicles now have 12 ultrasonic sensors on the front and rear bumpers, and short-range sound sensors are mainly used in parking applications and to detect close objects. Tesla last year started dropping radar sensors amid a chip shortage.
Two women were critically injured by a black bear just after sunset Monday on a trail near Dawson Creek, B.C., local police say. Conservation officials say a teenage boy was also hurt after the bear charged a family of four walking on the Bear Mountain Nordic Ski Association trails, about six kilometres from the city in the northeast of the province. Police say rescue teams and RCMP were called to the area and searched the 23-kilometre network of forested trails for an hour after receiving repor
VANCOUVER — Two women who were sheltering in tents on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside have launched a court challenge of an order to dismantle the street encampment. A petition for judicial review filed to the B.C. Supreme Court argues the city's fire chief made the order without procedural fairness to those living on Hastings Street. The city's fire chief issued the order July 25, saying the tents posed an extreme fire and safety risk. The petition, filed last week by law firm Arvay Finlay on beh
In a win for consumers, European lawmakers voted to force Apple and its rivals to all use the same charging ports for their handheld devices by 2024. Experts say it could prompt similar changes beyond Europe.
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