National Newswatch

‘A woman of heart’: Tributes pour in for Aline Chretien

Sep 13 2020 — Nicole Bogart — Aline Chretien, the wife and trusted partner of former prime minister Jean Chretien, is being remembered as a tenacious and devoted partner, one who played a quiet yet influential role in Canadian politics. Chretien, 84, died peacefully Saturday morning surrounded by family at her home in Shawinigan, Que., a family spokesperson said Sunday. A cause […]

RCMP admits to using controversial Clearview AI facial recognition technology

Feb 28 2020 — Nicole Bogart — The RCMP has admitted to using controversial facial recognition software developed by Clearview AI, a company currently under investigation by the federal privacy commissioner. According to a statement released Thursday, the National Child Exploitation Crime Centre (NCECC) has been using the controversial software for four months in a “limited capacity” to assist in online child […]