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Quebec raising minimum wage to $12 as of May 1

Jan 17 2018 — The Canadian Press — MONTREAL — Quebec will raise the province's minimum wage to $12 an hour as of May 1. The 75-cent increase from the the current rate of $11.25 was confirmed today by Labour Minister Dominique Vien and is the largest hike in Quebec history. Vien says in a statement the rise is in line with a four-year plan […]

Niagara Falls man charged with attempted murder after alleged knife attack

Jan 17 2018 — The Canadian Press — NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — Police in Niagara Falls, Ont., say they've charged a man with attempted murder after a woman was allegedly attacked with a knife. Investigators say the woman was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries on Monday afternoon following the attack. Police issued a warrant for the accused on Tuesday. They say the 27-year-old Niagara […]

Canada, U.S. lead call for enforcement of sanctions against North Korea

Jan 17 2018 — The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — Canada and the U.S. led calls Tuesday for the global community to step up its enforcement of sanctions against North Korea, even as they urged Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons and embrace a more peaceful future. The demands followed a day of closed-door talks in which foreign ministers and senior diplomats […]

Canada, U.S. lead call for enforcement of sanctions against North Korea

Jan 17 2018 — The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — Canada and the U.S. led calls Tuesday for the global community to step up its enforcement of sanctions against North Korea, even as they urged Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons and embrace a more peaceful future. The demands followed a day of closed-door talks in which foreign ministers and senior diplomats […]

Police don’t think they’ll charge the mother of allegedly abandoned baby

Jan 17 2018 — The Canadian Press — Toronto police say they don't believe they'll lay charges against the mother of a newborn baby boy who was allegedly abandoned Tuesday morning outside a commercial building. Const. David Hopkinson says the mother is receiving medical care, but declined to provide further details. Police say they received a call just before 11 a.m. from someone claiming to […]

Lac-Megantic jury to deliberate today for seventh straight day

Jan 17 2018 — The Canadian Press — SHERBROOKE, Que. — Jurors will deliberate for a seventh consecutive day today at the trial of three men charged with criminal negligence causing death in the Lac-Megantic railway disaster. The 12 jurors sent the judge a letter Tuesday telling him they were at an impasse. But Quebec Superior Court Justice Gaetan Dumas sent them back, urging them to try once more to reach unanimous verdicts. They are deciding the fate of […]

Police don’t think they’ll charge the mother of allegedly abandoned baby

Jan 17 2018 — The Canadian Press — Toronto police say they don't believe they'll lay charges against the mother of a newborn baby boy who was allegedly abandoned Tuesday morning outside a commercial building. Const. David Hopkinson says the mother is receiving medical care, but declined to provide further details. Police say they received a call just before 11 a.m. from someone claiming to […]

In the news today, Jan. 17

Jan 17 2018 — The Canadian Press — Eight stories in the news for Wednesday, Jan. 17 ——— CANADA, U.S. URGE CRACKDOWN ON NORTH KOREA Canada and the U.S. led calls Tuesday for the global community to step up its enforcement of sanctions against North Korea, even as they urged Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons and embrace a more peaceful future. The demands […]

Short seller sues Home Capital Group, 3 former executives for $4M in damages

Jan 16 2018 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — A short seller is suing Home Capital Group (TSX:HCG) and three former executives for $4 million, alleging the alternative mortgage lender's false representations scandal cost him millions when he closed his position early. Marc Cohodes filed a statement of claim Monday with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice saying he took a substantial […]