Shock in Denmark after Trump, spurned over Greenland, cancels visit

The Danish government expressed shock and disbelief on Wednesday over U.S. President Donald Trump’s cancellation of a state visit to Denmark after its prime minister rebuffed his interest in purchasing Greenland. Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said at a news briefing she was “disappointed and surprised” at the cancellation. But she added the close relations between the two allies would […]

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Ontario’s new sex-ed curriculum similar to plan PC government scrapped

The Ontario government’s revised sex-education curriculum for elementary schools includes instruction on health, cyber safety and consent, and requires school boards to allow parents to exempt children from teachings on human development and sexual health. The new curriculum, released Wednesday, will replace a controversial teaching plan brought in after the Progressive Conservatives took power last year. It incorporates […]

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Opposition parties to push for ethics commissioner to testify on SNC-Lavalin scandal

With just weeks to go before an election call, opposition MPs plan to put Liberals on the spot today with a motion to bring Canada’s ethics commissioner before a Commons committee to testify about his conclusion that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau broke Canada’s conflict of interest laws. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer reiterated his call for government MPs on the committee, who hold the […]

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Airbnb shut down Canadian ‘superhost’ amid scathing reviews, but hundreds of guests left in the lurch

Airbnb has taken dramatic action against one of its biggest hosts in Canada, shutting down his account last week and others linked to it following a CBC investigation that found they were listing the same properties under different names, boosting each others’ ratings and — according to hundreds of reviews — misleading guests about the […]

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Top business bosses go green and socially conscious but critics doubt their motives: Don Pittis

In what’s being described as a radical departure from their single-minded focus on pushing short-term share prices ever higher, a powerful group of U.S. business leaders say they are expanding their remit to include “generating good jobs, a strong and sustainable economy, innovation, a healthy environment and economic opportunity for all.” Traditional liberal thinkers may say that’s […]

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Nick Nurse wants Canada’s NBA-thin roster to reach for new heights at basketball World Cup

After Canada’s basketballers thumped the Australians 90-70 in just their third exhibition game, a result many weren’t expecting, head coach Nick Nurse talked at great length about the quick evolution of his team. “Chemistry is an elusive thing,” Nurse said. “I’m happy we’ve been able to get some.” The coach would know. He’s spent most of […]

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