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Anti-terrorism powers: What's in today's legislation?

cbc.ca — Canada's government today introduced its new anti-terror legislation, a sweeping range of measures inspired by an attack on two soldiers in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., and in Ottawa at the National War Memorial and on Parliament Hill in October. Despite the strength of the proposed new powers, however, officials at a briefing weren't able to say which measures would have prevented the attacks.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @cbcdaveseglins: Noticeably absent from proposed Anti-terrorism laws: all-party oversight, like our allies have cbc.ca/1.2937964 pic.twitter.com/TRY68EhlO9

Jan 30, 2015

RT @cbcdaveseglins: Noticeably absent from proposed Anti-terrorism laws: all-party oversight, like our allies have cbc.ca/1.2937964 pic.twitter.com/TRY68EhlO9

Jan 30, 2015

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Jan 30, 2015

RT @cbcdaveseglins Absent from proposed Anti-terrorism laws: all-party oversight, like our allies have cbc.ca/1.2937964 #cdnpoli

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Robert Dziekanski: RCMP officer Kwesi Millington's perjuy trial wraps up

cbc.ca — Nearly a year after it began, the trial of RCMP Const. Kwesi Millington ended Friday with Crown prosecutors resting on their theory of why the Mountie lied at the 2009 inquiry into the death of Robert Dziekanski.

The Health Risks of Marijuana

Jan 31, 2015

RT @cbcfifth: Information on the health risks of marijuana use from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health cbc.ca/fifth/blog/the… #potfiction

Premiers, Joe Oliver spar over infrastructure funding ahead of 2015 election

cbc.ca — Canada's premiers emerged from a meeting in Ottawa united in their call for further strategic investments in infrastructure and the need to focus on the health-care of seniors as the country heads toward a federal election later this year.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @CBCNews: Premiers, Joe Oliver spar over infrastructure funding ahead of 2015 election cbc.ca/1.2937485 pic.twitter.com/zo0bAICgxk

Stephen Harper makes his case for new powers to combat terror

cbc.ca — Prime Minister Stephen Harper unveiled the details of his government's latest bid to boost the anti-terror powers of Canada's law enforcement and intelligence agencies during an appearance at a Richmond Hill, Ont., community centre. If passed, it will: Lower threshold of proof for arrests.
Jan 30, 2015

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Jan 30, 2015

Harper literally regurgitates Bush's "the hate us for our freedom" line, plans to give up those freedoms in response: cbc.ca/news/politics/…

Jan 30, 2015

RT @CBCAlerts: Anti-terror bill lowers threshold of proof for arrests, allows sealed court hearings, expands #CSIS powers. cbc.ca/1.2937602 #cdnpoli

Tony Merchant's law firm faces $25-million claim over residential school cases

cbc.ca — The federal government has filed a $25-million statement of claim accusing Tony Merchant's law firm of overbilling for legal services and falsifying documents to cover it up, in a scheme to defraud Canada. The civil suit, filed in Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan, claims the Merchant Law Group should repay $25 million, plus interest, and cover the costs incurred by taxpayers in an eight-year legal battle.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @markusoff: RT @CBCAlerts: Govt. of Canada sues Tony Merchant's law firm for alleged fraud in aboriginal residential school work. cbc.ca/1.2937297

Jan 30, 2015

RT @CBCAlerts: Govt. of Canada sues Tony Merchant's law firm for alleged fraud in aboriginal residential school work. cbc.ca/1.2937297

Jan 30, 2015

Tony Merchant's law firm is being sued by the federal government for alleged fraud. #yqr cbc.ca/1.2937297 pic.twitter.com/V2DZs0uiVZ

Essential services law deemed unconstitutional by Supreme Court

cbc.ca — By a 5-2 majority, the high court granted an appeal by the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour of the province's controversial essential services law that restricts who can strike. The decision was immediately hailed by labour groups.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @HSAAlberta: The Supreme Court of Canada has struck down a Sask law that prevents public sector employees from striking.... fb.me/2Qs0pxpl0

Jan 30, 2015

Seven years after essential services law first introduced. The end of the line, at least in court. cbc.ca/news/canada/sa…

Jan 30, 2015

Essential services law deemed unconstitutional by Supreme Court cbc.ca/1.2937740

Stephen Harper to make case for new powers to combat terror

cbc.ca — Prime Minister Stephen Harper will unveil the details of his government's latest bid to boost the anti-terror powers of Canada's law enforcement and intelligence agencies when he appears at a Richmond Hill, Ont., community centre this afternoon. CBC.ca will have live coverage of the announcement, which is scheduled to start at 12:30 p.m.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @CBCAlerts: Anti-terror bill lowers threshold of proof for arrests, allows sealed court hearings, expands #CSIS powers. cbc.ca/1.2937602 #cdnpoli

Jan 30, 2015

Harper government to make case for new powers to combat terror -- Happening now. Watch HERE: cbc.ca/1.2937602 #CSIS

Jan 30, 2015

PM Harper announces new anti-terror legislation in a few minutes. Live on #cbcnn and streamed at cbc.ca/news/politics/…

Fracking linked to 4.4 magnitude quake in Fox Creek

cbc.ca — Alberta's provincial energy regulator says a significant earthquake in northern Alberta was likely caused by hydraulic fracturing. If fracturing is confirmed as the cause, scientists say, it will have been the largest earthquake ever to result from an industrial operation. Residents in the town of Fox Creek noticed the earthquake a week ago on Jan.
Jan 30, 2015

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Parliament watchdogs push back on proposed staff disclosure rules

cbc.ca — Bill C-520 would require certain civil servants to detail political affiliations they've had in recent years--or any they're planning on having in future. And while the bill is inching closer to law, there are many who argue this is an unneeded privacy violation.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @TheCurrentCBC: Bill C-530 could force civil servants to reveal past and present political activities. LO bit.ly/1CjdyeW pic.twitter.com/Zio8Pl6LEO

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Trans Mountain drops civil action against Burnaby Kinder Morgan protesters

cbc.ca — In what one anti-pipeline activist is calling a "PR move," Trans Mountain said it will not pursue its civil action against five Burnaby Mountain protesters named in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit. Over 70 people were arrested during the bitter protests in November and December that aimed to stop the company's pipeline exploration work on the mountain.

NDP, Liberals post best fundraising results in 10 years

cbc.ca — Both the New Democrats and the federal Liberals posted their best fundraising results in a decade last year - significantly eroding the Conservatives' cash advantage just as an election is looming. Still, the governing party raised $20.1 million last year, its third-best result in 10 years and considerably more than either of the opposition parties.

Supreme Court strikes down Saskatchewan law that prevents right to strike

cbc.ca — The Supreme Court of Canada has struck down as unconstitutional a Saskatchewan law that prevents public sector employees from striking. By a 5-2 majority, the high court granted an appeal by the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour of the province's controversial essential services law that restricts who can strike.

Dedicated Quebec City-Windsor track would improve on-time performance, Via Rail CEO says

cbc.ca — Via Rail is looking at building a dedicated passenger rail network in the Quebec City-Windsor corridor to improve its on-time performance and boost ridership, says the company's CEO. "It's a definite possibility, meaning that we are acquiring track as it becomes available in the corridor," Yves Desjardins-Siciliano said in an interview with CBC's The Exchange with Amanda Lang .
Jan 30, 2015

VIA boss moots dedicated track for Quebec City-Windsor corridor. But not #HSR cause that's too pricey. Short-sighted? cbc.ca/news/business/…

Saskatoon Transit pension changes remain intact

cbc.ca — The Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board (LRB) has ruled there will be no changes made to Saskatoon Transit workers' current pension plan. In September, City Council voted to change the transit union's plan, to put it in line with the city's other unions.

FCC's new broadband internet target leaves Canada behind

cbc.ca — Internet speed now has to be a lot faster in order to qualify as advanced broadband in the U.S. - five times faster than high-speed broadband in Canada. The U.S. telecommunications regulator announced this week that in order to meet its new "broadband benchmark," an internet service now has to be able to support downloads of 25 megabits per second (Mbps) and uploads of 3 Mbps.
Jan 30, 2015

FCC's new broadband internet target leaves Canada behind cbc.ca/1.2938440

Daredevil Will Gadd climbs Niagara's Horseshoe Falls ice wall

cbc.ca — Daredevil adventurer Will Gadd has become the first person to climb a wall of spray ice at the edge of Niagara's Horseshoe Falls. The Alberta man - named National Geographic's adventurer of the year in 2015 - made the climb Jan 27. Gadd, 47, was followed by another Canadian, Sarah Hueniken, 34, who grew up near the falls.

Apartheid death squad leader Eugene de Kock killed her mother - and she forgave him

cbc.ca — The man South Africans call "Prime Evil" will soon be out of prison. Eugene de Kock was an assassin under the apartheid regime. And today he was granted parole. He killed Marcia Khoza's mother. And she forgave him.