"The X-Files" goes after Donald Trump and the idea of fake news in the latest episode.
"The X-Files" goes after Donald Trump and the idea of fake news in the latest episode.
The federal government will take some of the sting out of its upcoming carbon tax Tuesday with a promise to give rebates directly to Canadians. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be in Toronto with Environment Minister Catherine McKenna where they will begin making a hard sell of their carbon pricing plan ahead of the next federal election. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and International Trade Minister Jim Carr, are being dispatched to their home provinces to outline how the rebate system will work in each province where it is in effect.
Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur was ordered Monday to stand trial on eight counts of first-degree murder after he waived his right to a preliminary hearing in a rare legal move. The 67-year-old self-employed landscaper, who is accused of killing eight men with ties to Toronto's gay village, shuffled to the prisoner's box in a packed Toronto courtroom, his head bowed and avoiding eye contact with the family members of his alleged victims. Looking significantly different from when he was arrested in January — having lost weight, shaved his goatee and cropped his hair short — McArthur said nothing while his lawyer, James Miglin, confirmed his client's agreement to skip the preliminary inquiry.
Premier Rachel Notley is calling on the federal government to buy more rail cars to transport Alberta oil. Notley said the differential between West Texas Intermediate and Western Canadian Select, which has vaulted above $50 US a barrel in recent weeks, is a "punishing" number that's costing the federal government tens of millions of dollars a day. Notley pointed out that the federal government supports grain transportation by rail, and said it's time to increase the capacity for oil as well.
Voters across Ontario cast ballots Monday to elect their next municipal governments. The veteran politician secured a significant lead over his main challenger, former chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat. Patrick Brown, the former leader of Ontario's Progressive Conservatives, made a political comeback after snatching the mayoralty from incumbent Linda Jeffrey in this city northwest of Toronto. Brown was forced to give up the party reins in January amid allegations of sexual misconduct he denies, months before the Tories went on to win a majority under Ford.
The man accused of killing two police officers and two civilians in a shooting spree in Fredericton in August interrupted his court proceedings Monday to proclaim his innocence citing temporary insanity. Matthew Vincent Raymond, 48, appeared in provincial court with his lawyer, who said he's still awaiting some disclosure from the Crown and needs more time to review the material. While his lawyer was speaking to Judge Julian Dickson, Raymond told the court from the prisoner's box that he had something important to say.
In Washington, the U.S. president reiterated his concern about the treaty and said the United States would build up its nuclear arsenal. "Russia has not adhered to the agreement. When they do, then we’ll all be smart and we’ll all stop." Asked if that were a threat to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump said: "It’s a threat to whoever you want.
The New Brunswick legislature opens Tuesday with the election of a Speaker and a throne speech, but the Tories say the Liberals' days are numbered. Premier Brian Gallant says his minority Liberal government has listened to the message sent by voters in last month's election and will present a throne speech that incorporates many of the opposition parties' campaign pledges. The Liberals won just 21 seats — one fewer than the Progressive Conservatives, while the Green and People's Alliance parties each won three.
Chipman's village council issued a statement Monday afternoon saying the flag was raised as a sign of support for all groups in the community, but it was removed as a result of "unintentional attention," and based on residents' feedback. "The straight flag is being seen as a flag of privilege and anti-minorities which our community and our council does not support," Mayor Carson Atkinson wrote.
Speaking publicly for the first time since being accused of rape, Cristiano Ronaldo defended himself against the allegation and said Monday he is confident the truth will come out in the case. The soccer superstar has been accused of rape in the United States. Kathryn Mayorga filed a civil lawsuit last month in Nevada claiming Ronaldo raped her in his Las Vegas hotel room in 2009.
A waitress who was harassed after refusing sexual advances from the owner of a Montreal restaurant has been awarded $52,000 by a Quebec labour relations tribunal. In a decision this month, the tribunal found Anissa Berrad had been humiliated and suffered psychological harassment in her workplace. When she was first hired by Nick Triandos, the owner of Blanche Neige (Snow White) restaurant in January 2013, she said that he seemed to be a good boss.
The voyage risks further heightening tensions with China but will likely be viewed in self-ruled Taiwan as a sign of support by President Donald Trump's government, amid growing friction between Taipei and Beijing. Reuters was first to report U.S. consideration of the sensitive operation on Saturday. "The ships' transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific," Commander Nate Christensen, deputy spokesman for U.S. Pacific Fleet, said in a statement.
A popular but perilous lookout over Edmonton's river valley is getting a facelift and a new name. A set of stairs will cover a steep, dirt slope that leads to what is locally called the End of the World off Saskatchewan Drive near 74th Avenue. A railing will go up along the concrete wall at the top of the river bank.
In particular they hope for good sales of Apple's three new iPhones, which analysts think all include AMS's face recognition sensors. AMS does not identify its customers, but this was believed to be a reference to Apple. The optimism is also based on the fact that it has started to produce 3D face recognition sensors for two Android customers, the Swiss-listed company said.
An amateur historian in Whitehorse has settled one gravesite mystery, while another lives on. Murray Lundberg started sleuthing earlier this month after renovation work at the Pioneer Cemetery uncovered a pair of large, unmarked graves. Lundberg had a hunch it might be the final resting place of Otto and Kate Partridge — the prominent couple who built Ben-My-Chree, an idyllic tourist retreat on Tagish Lake, a century ago — but he had no proof.
Alberta's Court of Queen's Bench chief justice thinks more work needs to be done to reduce the backlog in Alberta's courts and increase the public's trust in the justice system. Many regional courthouses, such as Red Deer and Fort McMurray, do not have the space to accommodate all the cases that need to be heard within the timeline set by the Supreme Court in the Jordan decision.
Cameron Poetzscher, who oversaw a string of high-profile deals at Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], has resigned, weeks after a report on allegations of sexual misconduct against him at the ride-hailing firm. Uber Chief Financial Officer Nelson Chai will take over Poetzscher's duties while the company looks for his replacement, an Uber spokeswoman said, without providing further details. Poetzscher, Uber's head of corporate development, was disciplined last year after a probe found he had a pattern of making sexually suggestive comments about co-workers, the Wall Street Journal reported last month.
A poem written by a Calgary librarian will soon become Alberta's first bookmark, to be installed in the East Village, as part of a national literary initiative called Project Bookmark Canada. Rosemary Griebel's Walking with Walt Whitman Through Calgary's Eastside on a Winter Day is the poem that will be installed next fall. Shaun Hunter of the Calgary Bookmark Reading Circle says the bookmarks — Canadian literature printed on plaques and installed in locations relevant to the story or poem — are about putting a story in the place where it's set.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Monday said it had ordered Transdev North America to immediately stop transporting school children in Florida in a driverless shuttle as the testing could be putting them at "inappropriate" risk. The auto safety agency known as NHTSA said in an order issued late on Friday that Transdev's use of its EZ10 Generation II driverless shuttle in the Babcock Ranch community in southwest Florida was "unlawful and in violation of the company’s temporary importation authorization." "Innovation must not come at the risk of public safety," said Deputy NHTSA Administrator Heidi King in a statement. "Using a non-compliant test vehicle to transport children is irresponsible, inappropriate, and in direct violation of the terms of Transdev's approved test project." In March, NHTSA granted Transdev permission to temporarily import the driverless shuttle for testing and demonstration purposes, but not as a school bus.
A new playground for the children of the Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation could also act as a way to learn and expand knowledge. Redman said the band paid for the materials while the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at volunteered to build it. In addition to exposing the children to new cultures, the new structure is also just safer, said Noella Eagle, principal of the Standing Buffalo school where the playground was built.
The world will have to wait a little longer for the "Wonder Woman" sequel, which will now arrive in theatres in summer 2020. Warner Bros. announced Monday that "Wonder Woman 1984" will now open on June 5, 2020. The film starring Gal Gadot as the Amazonian superhero had been slated for a November 2019 release.
A new survey suggests Canadian writers are earning 27 per cent less than they were three years ago. The Writers' Union of Canada says average incomes plunged to $9,380 in 2017 from $12,879 in 2014. The survey, titled "Diminishing Returns: Creative Culture at Risk," was conducted in spring 2018 and asked union members and other writers to share details of their 2017 income.
On Oct. 15, Efua Ogbeide wandered away from her family's home while her mother was getting her and her siblings dressed for school. The little girl was startled and doubled back onto the tracks, said police acting Sgt. Chris Agren at the time.
Cases of a rare polio-like condition have begun turning up in some Canadian children, following reports of dozens of cases in the U.S. in recent weeks. Known as acute flaccid myelitis, the condition causes muscle weakness in one or more limbs, and typically occurs after some kind of viral infection. Dr. Jeremy Friedman, pediatrician-in-chief at the Hospital for Sick Children, wouldn't give an exact number, but said doctors at the Toronto hospital have seen less than 20 cases of limb-based paralysis since the beginning of September — with about a dozen of them confirmed as acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM.
After 12 years of Randy Hope, Chatham-Kent has voted Darrin Canniff to serve as the municipality's mayor until 2022. Using a combination of traditional polling stations and online voting, 19,316 chose Canniff to take the municipality's top seat, based on preliminary results released at 9:13 p.m. The mayoral race was considered a battle among three with Hope, Alysson Storey and Canniff.