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U.S. takes Canada off priority watch list on intellectual property

Apr 25 2019 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The United States is crediting tighter rules in the new North American free-trade deal for its decision to move Canada off a list of countries that it says are the worst violators of intellectual-property rights. Not that Canada is completely in the clear, however: the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is keeping […]

U.S. takes Canada off priority watch list on intellectual property

Apr 25 2019 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The United States is crediting tighter rules in the new North American free-trade deal for its decision to move Canada off a list of countries that it says are the worst violators of intellectual-property rights. Not that Canada is completely in the clear, however: the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is keeping […]

Canadian privacy watchdogs to take Facebook to court over privacy

Apr 25 2019 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canada's federal privacy commissioner says he's taking Facebook to court to enforce privacy laws on the social-media giant, following a major leak of personal data that was later used for political purposes. "If we go before the Federal Court, it will be able to order Facebook to change its practices," Daniel Therrien said […]

Canadian privacy watchdogs to take Facebook to court over privacy

Apr 25 2019 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canada's federal privacy commissioner says he's taking Facebook to court to enforce privacy laws on the social-media giant, following a major leak of personal data that was later used for political purposes. "If we go before the Federal Court, it will be able to order Facebook to change its practices," Daniel Therrien said […]

Budget watchdog says carbon-price revenues to be $2.6B this year

Apr 25 2019 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canada's budget watchdog says revenues from the federal carbon price will be more than $2.6 billion this year and exceed $6 billion a year within five years. The new analysis by the parliamentary budget office, which includes both the high-profile fuel tax applied in four provinces and a separate pricing system for big industrial emitters, also says that […]

Budget watchdog says carbon-price revenues to be $2.6B this year

Apr 25 2019 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canada's budget watchdog says revenues from the federal carbon price will be more than $2.6 billion this year and exceed $6 billion a year within five years. The new analysis by the parliamentary budget office, which includes both the high-profile fuel tax applied in four provinces and a separate pricing system for big industrial emitters, also says that […]

Canadian privacy watchdogs find major shortcomings in Facebook probe

Apr 25 2019 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Facebook's ineffective safeguards allowed unauthorized access to the information of millions of the social-media giant's users — including data later used for political purposes, the federal and B.C. privacy watchdogs said Thursday. A long-awaited joint report from the two privacy commissioners found major shortcomings in Facebook's practices and called for stronger laws to protect Canadians. The commissioners also expressed dismay that Facebook has rebuffed their […]

Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman undergoing surgery for torn ACL

Apr 25 2019 — The Canadian Press — Toronto Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman is expected to miss a minimum of six months after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament. The Leafs say Hyman suffered the injury during the team's first-round playoff loss against the Boston Bruins and will undergo surgery on Monday. Hyman, 26, set career highs in goals (21) and points (41) […]

Canada banning oil, gas and mining from marine protected areas

Apr 25 2019 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The oil and gas industry has worn out its welcome in Canadian marine conservation areas. Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson today is announcing a total ban on oil and gas work, as well as mining, waste-dumping and bottom-trawling, in all of Canada's marine protected areas. Wilkinson is at an international nature summit in Montreal where Canada is pushing […]

Canada banning oil, gas and mining from marine protected areas

Apr 25 2019 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The oil and gas industry has worn out its welcome in Canadian marine conservation areas. Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson today is announcing a total ban on oil and gas work, as well as mining, waste-dumping and bottom-trawling, in all of Canada's marine protected areas. Wilkinson is at an international nature summit in Montreal where Canada is pushing […]

Canada banning oil, gas and mining from marine protected areas

Apr 25 2019 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The oil and gas industry has worn out its welcome in Canadian marine conservation areas. Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson today is announcing a total ban on oil and gas work, as well as mining, waste-dumping and bottom-trawling, in all of Canada's marine protected areas. Wilkinson is at an international nature summit in Montreal where Canada is pushing […]

AI researcher, Soviet historian among winners of $100K Killam Prize

Apr 25 2019 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Five of Canada's leading scholars in fields ranging from artificial intelligence to Soviet history are being honoured with the $100,000 Killam Prize. The Canada Council for the Arts recognized academics from across the country Thursday for outstanding contributions to the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences and engineering. Winners included Universite de Montreal professors Andre […]

Evacuation recommended in parts of Bracebridge, Ont., amid flooding

Apr 25 2019 — The Canadian Press — BRACEBRIDGE, Ont. — A small town in central Ontario's cottage country is recommending the evacuation of three neighbourhoods amid continued flooding. Bracebridge is advising some residents of the Springdale Shores, Holiday Park Drive and Cedar Shores areas to leave their homes. The community declared an emergency on Tuesday after a number of local roads were washed out, and […]