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Senate To Pay $498K To Harassment Victims After Years-Long ‘Crisis’

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OTTAWA — The Senate announced Wednesday it will pay $498,000 to nine ex-employees for harassment and sexual harassment they experienced while working in the office of former senator Don Meredith. Compensation is the culmination of a multi-year process that has been plagued by delays and secrecy.  Toronto lawyer Brian Mitchell represented two of the nine […]

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Green Group Sues US Govt For Hiding Tar Sands Plan

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The National Wildlife Federation filed a lawsuit this week charging the U.S. State Department is refusing to disclose public information about a pipeline company’s possible plans to transport dangerous tar sands oil from Montreal to the coast of Maine. The lawsuit takes aim at the oil industry’s repeated claims that there is no plan to […]

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'Cruel and Barbaric' US Executions Violate International Law: Lawyers

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According to all publicly available information, 45-year-old Rusty Bucklew is slated this week to become the latest person in the United States to die by the experimental lethal injection drug implicated in a grisly botched execution in Oklahoma last month. Now a group of lawyers has taken the step of petitioning an international human rights […]

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Daniel Ellsberg Rebukes Kerry, Praises Snowden as Morally Courageous

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Renowned Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg slammed U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the nation’s justice system for denying whistleblowers like Edward Snowden a “truly fair trial.” In an editorial published Friday in the Guardian, Ellsberg took direct aim at Kerry’s controversial statement earlier this week, in which the Secretary of State declared, “There […]

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WestJet Suspends Flights To Atlantic Canada, Announces Job Cuts

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CALGARY — WestJet says it is indefinitely suspending operations to Moncton, N.B, Fredericton, Sydney, N.S., and Charlottetown, while significantly reducing service to Halifax and St. John’s, N.L. The airline is also suspending operations between Toronto and Quebec City. WestJet says the suspension eliminates more than 100 flights weekly starting Nov. 2. Watch: Airline COVID-19 testing […]

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Canadian Support For Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Drops Dramatically: Poll

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OTTAWA — Canadians appear to be turning against mandatory COVID-19 inoculations whenever a vaccine becomes available, with a new poll suggesting the number of people opposed to the idea is growing. The poll by Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies is the latest to take the public’s temperature during the COVID-19 pandemic, and comes […]

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The B.C. Leaders’ Debate: 5 Takeaways From Horgan, Wilkinson and Furstenau

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British Columbia held its only debate of the snap election campaign Tuesday night, and those looking for the fireworks of the recent U.S. presidential debate were likely disappointed by the relatively polite and calm discourse on stage.  Where the Donald Trump-Joe Biden battle was full of interruptions, outrage and very little substance, Tuesday’s event, broadcast […]