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Erin O’Toole said Tuesday he’s not worried about the prospect of another fringe party led by a former Conservative Party of Canada leadership candidate. “Good. I don’t want them in our centre/centre-right party,” O’Toole said when asked about video footage from the weekend that showed independent MP Derek Sloan telling an Alberta audience he will launch a new party next month. “It’s going to be the greatest patriotic movement Canada has ever seen,” Sloan said as supporters applauded. Sloan was b
NEW YORK (AP) — More than half a century since they were modernized, hate crime laws in the U.S. are inconsistent and provide incomplete methods for addressing bias-motivated violence, according to a new report by advocates for better protections. The report, first shared with The Associated Press ahead of its Wednesday release, is a comprehensive national review of hate crime laws that shows gaps and variances in the laws. Due to the complexity of hate violence, certain statutes meant to protec
The S&P 500 ended little changed on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said the central bank was still a ways away from considering raising interest rates. The Nasdaq ended sharply higher, with shares of Google parent Alphabet Inc hitting an all-time high as a surge in advertising spending helped it post record quarterly results. In a news conference following the release of a new policy statement from the Fed, Powell also said the U.S. job market still had "some ground to cover" before it would be time to pull back from the economic support the U.S. central bank put in place in the spring of 2020 to battle the coronavirus pandemic's economic shocks.
Callander, Powassan, Chisholm, and the Township of Nipissing have unveiled their community safety and well-being (CSWB) plan. The province requires all Ontario municipalities to develop and adopt a CSWB plan, and these four worked together to develop a regional objective. In the fall of 2019, Powassan and Callander began working with Nipissing Township as all three have similar demographics and share services within the District of Parry Sound. They struck a committee to begin work, and in early
WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Americans believe their communities are doing a good job meeting the needs of older adults, but white people may be better equipped than people of color to age within their communities, according to a new survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The poll finds more Americans think their area is doing well rather than poorly in providing access to resources and services for aging adults, including health care, healthy food, transportation an
NEW DELHI/KABUL (Reuters) -The United States said on Wednesday it was deeply troubled by reports of escalating attacks on civilians as the Taliban sweep across Afghanistan and Washington pulls out its last remaining troops and ends its longest war. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, on a visit to India, said the only path to peace in Afghanistan was through negotiations, which all parties must take seriously. Taliban insurgents have captured districts across Afghanistan and seized vital border control points in recent weeks, as Washington withdraws its last troops after 20 years.
BERLIN (AP) — Lottery officials say a woman in Germany carried a winning ticket in her purse for weeks without realizing it was worth about 33 million euros ($39 million). Lotto Bayern said Wednesday that the 45-year-old woman was the sole winner of a draw on June 9, having correctly guessed seven fields on a German lottery ticket. It quoted the woman, who wasn't named, saying “I still get dizzy at the thought that I carelessly carried almost 33 million euros around in my purse for several weeks
Chief Vern Janvier, members of Chipewyan Prairie First Nation, and supporters of the cause, are making the long walk to Ottawa with hopes of changing the Indian Act. They began their trek to the capital in Sudbury on July 18 and move 20 kms per day until they reach parliament hill. Along they way Chief Janvier and his fellow walkers raise awareness of the Indian Act, emphasizing the policies outlined in that Act need to change. Chipewyan Prairie First Nation began planning their 500 km walk from
GUYSBOROUGH – For the first time in the history of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG), the regular monthly council meeting on July 21 began with an acknowledgement that council is in Mi'kma'ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq People. MODG Warden Vernon Pitts said council made the acknowledgement due to an evolution of understanding. “It’s the times we are in now … a lot of things have changed. We’ve become more educated, more compassionate, more realistic.
Maude Charron is Canada’s second gold medallist at the Tokyo Games. She was victorious in the women’s 64-kilogram weightlifting competition. Charron’s title came a day after Canada’s Maggie Mac Neil won gold in swimming.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Prosecutors in Belgium have opened an investigation into the deadly floods that ravaged several towns this month and left 37 people dead in the country. The prosecutor's office in the city of Liege said in a statement Wednesday that an investigative judge was appointed to lead the inquiry, which will examine whether there is a basis to charge anyone with involuntary manslaughter by failure of care or precaution. Amid discontent among the thousands of residents impacted by the flo
An advocacy group is calling for Canada to fully integrate child-care and early childhood education into its school systems. A new report from People for Education says there are clear benefits to early childhood education, and current systems across the country aren't up to muster. The group says access to child care is inequitable, with prices and availability varying widely based on location. It also says a lack of co-ordination between early childhood educators, elementary schools and high s
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania's border guard service said it detained 171 people caught illegally crossing from Belarus into Lithuania on Tuesday night, the largest number in a single day in 2021 and bringing the total number of migrants detained so far this year to 3,027. The border service said the group of migrants, all from Iraq, will be placed in one of Lithuania’s already crowded immigration detention centers. Illegal migration to Lithuania began growing dramatically after new sancti
Everywhere you turn at the Tokyo Olympics, there are Canadian women carving a new path for women in sport in their country. Through five days of competition in Japan, Canada has won nine medals. Women have won all of them — the latest, 21-year-old swimmer Penny Oleksiak. Swimmer Maggie Mac Neil won Canada's first gold at the Games. Weightlifter Maude Charron powered her way to the second gold. Jessica Klimkait made history in judo, becoming the first Canadian woman to win an Olympic medal in the
ST. MARY’S – It’s summertime and for some members of council for the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s the living is either easy or intrepid. Just days before local elected representatives take a month-long recess to recharge their legislative batteries, plans are afoot. Take Deputy Warden James Fuller (District 6). He’s heading to the Yukon for August to be with his wife, who is working there this summer. “I want to take this opportunity to see more of my own country, as opposed to goi
British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab warned that the world would not be adequately vaccinated until 2024 unless other countries joined Britain in donating shots to poorer nations, an effort that could bring that date forward to the middle of next year. Britain pledged to donate 100 million vaccines when it hosted the Group of Seven summit earlier this year, sending them directly to countries in need or through the COVAX scheme which ensures equitable, global access to shots. U.S. President Joe Biden said at the summit in Cornwall, England, that the United States would buy and donate 500 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine to more than 90 countries.
Founded in 2012 by European tech entrepreneurs Sascha Konietzke and Paolo Negri, the company operates a content management system that is used by global giants like Spotify Technology SA, Electronic Arts Inc and WeWork. The fresh capital will be used to expand global footprint in marketing and sales along with investing in its platform, the Contentful said. The funding follows Contentful's plan to explore a listing in the United States, as per a Reuters report in May, that could value it at nearly $5 billion.
Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati said on Wednesday that he hoped to form a government shortly after securing the approval of President Michel Aoun for most of his nominees. Mikati, a businessman, is the third potential prime minister to be nominated since Hassan Diab's government resigned after an explosion in Beirut's port area on Aug. 4 last year that killed more than 200 people and flattened large areas of the city. Diab's government has stayed on in a caretaker capacity, but Lebanon's currency has collapsed, jobs have vanished and banks have frozen accounts in the country's worst crisis since the 1975-90 civil war.
A Canadian superstar soared to new heights on Wednesday, while a U.S. champion stepped away, at least for a time, to focus on her mental health. Before heads even hit the pillow in Canada, swimmer Penny Oleksiak had made history. The 21-year-old from Toronto captured a bronze medal in the women's 200-metre freestyle to become the most decorated summer Olympian for Canada. Her collection of six Olympic medals ties the records of cyclist Clara Hughes and speed skater Cindy Klassen. It also adds to
Cyberattacks are on the rise. Canada needs to work with cybersecurity experts to enable them to identify and address security vulnerabilities.