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
A salvo of seven Russian missiles hit a residential area of Zaporizhzhia early Thursday morning. The city is near the front lines of Ukraine's counteroffensive against Russian forces.
Access to abortion is a fundamental human right, said Meghan Doherty of Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights. Overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion in the U.S. would harm a lot of people, she said.
A combination of factors, including the boat the Montreal fire department deployed for rescues, led to a firefighter drowning, according to a report by Quebec's workplace health and safety board, the CNESST. On Thursday, the Commission des normes de l'équité de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) presented findings from its investigation into the death of Montreal firefighter Pierre Lacroix. Lacroix died on Oct. 17, 2021 when the HammerHead rescue boat he and three colleagues were in
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.”
FORT MYERS, Florida (AP) — President Joe Biden surveyed the devastation of hurricane-ravaged Florida on Wednesday, promising to marshal the power of the federal government to help rebuild as he comforted local residents alongside Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, a potential 2024 foe. Biden praised DeSantis' handling of the storm recovery as both men — who have battled over pandemic protocols and migration as the governor mulls a presidential bid — put aside politics for a few days. The state is str
Ron Spreeuwenberg, CEO of Toronto-based software company HiMama, says his business is booming but it is getting harder and harder to compete with U.S. giants setting up shop in Canada because of all the technology talent here.
MALANG, Indonesia (Reuters) -Andi Hariyanto says he will never watch a football match again after his wife, two teenage daughters and a cousin were crushed to death in a stampede at an Indonesian stadium last week. The overcrowded stadium in Malang in Indonesia's East Java province descended into chaos after police fired tear gas to disperse agitated fans who had poured on to the pitch at the end of the match. Authorities have put the latest death toll at 131.
Two men in their 20s were shot and killed in east Ottawa Wednesday night. Paramedics said they were called to a shooting at the intersection of Tompkins Avenue and Tenth Line Road in Orléans just before 9 p.m. Wednesday. Mussa Siddiqui, who owns the nearby restaurant African BBQ House, said he walked over to the Circle K in the same shopping plaza for a hot chocolate, only to re-emerge onto a chaotic scene unfolding in the parking lot. Siddiqui said when he stepped outside, he saw a man approach
This week's rare North Korean test flight, which sent a missile soaring over Japan, underscored the nuclear-armed state's rapidly advancing arsenal amid stalled denuclearisation talks. Tuesday's ballistic missile was the 39th launched by North Korea this year. Its record schedule began in January with the launch of a new "hypersonic missile," and went on to include long-range cruise missiles; short-range ballistic missiles fired from rail cars, airports, and a submarine; and its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launches since 2017.
The Pickering, Ont. singer talks about "being enough" in his career.
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
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"Let's go, girls." Those words might have already awoken a musical memory in your brain. Maybe you're even currently humming along to the country pop hit and gearing up for a high kick in the name of female empowerment. And that's exactly why Shania Twain's 1998 song Man! I Feel Like a Woman! has just been named the top karaoke hit of all time on Billboard's new list. "The crowd will know exactly what kind of party they're in for the minute they hear those first three words," Billboard notes on
A number of new smartphone apps have launched in Canada, all with a common goal: to cut down on food waste by hooking bargain hunters up with grocery stores and restaurants selling excess supply for cheap.
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
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on seven Iranian officials over the shutdown of internet access and the crackdown on peaceful protesters following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of morality police. The U.S. Treasury Department in a statement said it imposed sanctions on Iran's minister of interior, Ahmad Vahidi; Communications Minister Eisa Zarepour; and Vahid Mohammad Naser Majid, the head of the Iranian Cyber Police, among others.
Meaghon Reid, executive director of anti-poverty group Vibrant Communities Calgary, explains how even a small rise in prices could seriously impact budgeting for those living in poverty.
Rings of Power star Lloyd Owen explains that, as the show draws from lesser-known Tolkien works, he had more freedom to craft his character.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California water agencies that rely on the parched Colorado River said Wednesday they can reduce their use by one-tenth starting in 2023 in response to calls for cuts from the federal government. The agencies, which supply water to farmers and millions of people in Southern California, laid out their proposal in a letter to the U.S. Department of the Interior. It comes as drought exacerbated by climate change continues to diminish the river, and months after the U.S. Bu