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Online harms: Liberals seek to create digital safety commission, new ombudsperson

Online harms: Liberals seek to create digital safety commission, new ombudsperson

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is planning to create a "digital safety commission of Canada" to regulate social media companies to take steps to reduce the risk of online harms to their users.
Crude-by-rail shipments jumped in last half of 2023 as Alberta's oil output grows

Crude-by-rail shipments jumped in last half of 2023 as Alberta's oil output grows

CALGARY — New data from the Canada Energy Regulator shows Canadian crude-by-rail shipments nearly doubled in volume in the last six months of 2023.
Air Transat will avoid strike after flight attendants approve collective agreement

Air Transat will avoid strike after flight attendants approve collective agreement

MONTREAL — The risk of a strike at Air Transat has lifted as flight attendants have voted in favour of a new collective agreement. The 2,100 flight attendants voted 62.7 per cent in favour of the terms recommended by federal mediators.
Some tents still standing as deadline to leave 5 Halifax homeless encampments passes

Some tents still standing as deadline to leave 5 Halifax homeless encampments passes

HALIFAX — As Halifax’s deadline for people to leave five homeless encampments passed Monday, a couple expecting a child said they intend to remain at one of the sites because they have no other options.
Groups bring allegations of racism at Canadian Human Rights Commission to global body

Groups bring allegations of racism at Canadian Human Rights Commission to global body

OTTAWA — A coalition of federal unions and organizations representing Black workers has filed an international complaint against the Canadian Human Rights Commission.
Real estate association economist asks if B.C.'s flipping tax is worth the trouble

Real estate association economist asks if B.C.'s flipping tax is worth the trouble

VANCOUVER — The chief economist of the British Columbia Real Estate Association says the incoming tax on flipping houses may not generate as much revenue as the government expects and might only impact a small number of properties.
Saskatchewan father who killed toddler in police neglect case sentenced to 16 years

Saskatchewan father who killed toddler in police neglect case sentenced to 16 years

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — A judge has sentenced a Saskatchewan father to 16 years for manslaughter in the beating death of his toddler. Kaij Brass of Prince Albert, Sask.
Serven drives in five, Jays thump Pirates 8-4 for first pre-season win

Serven drives in five, Jays thump Pirates 8-4 for first pre-season win

DUNEDIN, Fla. — Brian Serven hit a three-run homer and drove in five runs and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-4 Monday for their first win of spring training.
Liberal government wants voting health breaks for MPs after Opposition 'obstruction'

Liberal government wants voting health breaks for MPs after Opposition 'obstruction'

OTTAWA — The Liberal government wants to impose "health breaks" to eliminate overnight voting in the House of Commons and to combat what they say is Opposition Leader Pierre Poilievre's personal agenda to "obstruct and create chaos.
Five things to know about Canada's proposed law to guard against online harms

Five things to know about Canada's proposed law to guard against online harms

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government has tabled its long awaited legislation to better protect Canadians, and particularly youth, against online harms. Here are five things Bill C-63 proposes to do. 1.
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