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Rodney Stafford presses forward in bid to change laws in Canada

Rodney Stafford is determined to ensure those who murder or seriously harm Canada’s most vulnerable serve their time in maximum security. Stafford’s eight-year-old daughter, Tori, was brutally killed in 2009 by Terri-Lynne McClintic and her boyfriend Michael Rafferty. McClintic pleaded guilty in 2010. Four years later, she was transferred to …

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Welfare reform is the Ford government’s next big project

Premier Doug Ford’s government is about to reform social assistance in Ontario, raising fears of the kind of sweeping cuts to welfare made the last time the Progressive Conservatives took power in the province. More than 960,000 men, women and children receive social assistance from the province’s two welfare programs, …

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Duterte satisfied with govt response to ‘Rosita’

Duterte satisfied with govt response to ‘Rosita’ By The Manila Times November 01, 2018 home / News / Latest Stories / Today’s Breaking News / Duterte satisfied with govt response to ‘Rosita’ PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte expressed satisfaction with the response of the government in the wake of the onslaught of …

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GM offers buyouts to 18,000 workers amid strong profits

As General Motors reported a healthy $3.29 billion third-quarter profit, the Detroit automaker ramped up its cost-cutting efforts by offering buyouts to 18,000 white-collar workers in both the United States and Canada. The company, while acknowledging it’s in good shape now, said Wednesday it needs to be smaller to prepare …

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Is German FlixBus the fix for Canada’s bus woes?

For many, the signature silver dog of Greyhound is the symbol of bus travel. But that iconic image might be replaced by a more colourful logo if the European bus line FlixBus gets access to Canada’s intercity bus markets. FlixBus runs lime green buses that have a pair of orange …

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RCMP victimized by $100,000 credit card cloning scam

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has changed the way it handles credit cards for gasoline purchases after it fell victim to organized criminals and the fraud went undetected for months. By the time the RCMP realized one of its gas cards had been cloned, the crooks had racked up $104,555 …

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg summoned to appear before session of U.K., Canadian politicians

The British government announced on Tuesday an unprecedented “international grand committee” involving Canadian politicians concerning disinformation and fake news, with a summons for Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg to appear. British MP Damian Collins released the open letter Tuesday, also signed by Canadian Conservative MP Bob Zimmer, asking Zuckerberg to …

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