Canada

‘Clearly racist’: Medical ethicist hopes tubal ligation revelations a ‘teaching moment’ across Canada – Saskatoon

A medical ethicist hopes a damning report that outlines how Indigenous women in Saskatoon were coerced into being sterilized is a “teaching moment” for doctors and hospitals across the country. “It’s egregious, it’s blatant, it’s clearly racist and it’s very unlikely it was confined to one or two health authorities or confined to a few First Nations women,” said Arthur Schafer, a bioethicist ...

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Canada pleased by U.S. decision to scrap border tax proposal

OTTAWA — Canadian officials are praising a U.S. decision to drop a contentious border tax proposal, suggesting its death signals an open-mindedness in the Trump administration on open borders and free trade. Canada is pleased to see the decision, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Thursday, noting on Twitter that both economies prosper together. From the moment the border adjustment ...

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Kevin Chappell Among Quintet of Leaders in Canada

There were plenty of low scores to begin the RBC Canadian Open, where birdies were sandwiched around a brief afternoon rain delay. Here’s how things look after the opening round at Glen Abbey, where Kevin Chappell is among a group of early co-leaders: Leaderboard: Kevin Chappell (-7), Hudson Swafford (-7), Brandon Hagy (-7), Matt Every (-7), Ollie Schniederjans (-7), Vijay ...

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Canada responds to transgender ban: All are welcome to join Canadian forces

Canada’s Armed Forces took an implicit swipe on Wednesday at President Trump’s decision to ban transgender people from serving in the U.S. military.  “We welcome [Canadians] of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Join us!” the Canadian Armed Forces wrote on Twitter. We welcome Cdns of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Join us! #DiversityIsOurStrength #ForcesJobs https://t.co/572KahN2Zh pic.twitter.com/9In7HR4Utj — Canadian ...

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Cineplex signs partnership with Topgolf, plans to open multiple venues in Canada

TORONTO – Cineplex (TSX:CGX) has signed an exclusive partnership deal to open Topgolf entertainment complexes across the country over the next several years. Topgolf combines a driving range with other games and entertainment options including point-scoring golf games that feature microchipped balls. Locations are typically three-level venues that offer food and drinks, big screen TVs and music in climate-controlled hitting ...

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Trump’s infrastructure spending could drive up construction costs in Canada: documents

The Trump administration’s fledgling promise to spend $1-trillion on repairing American roads and bridges may have some unintended ripple effects in Canada. Newly released documents show that top civil servants in Ottawa worried earlier this year that Donald Trump’s ambitious infrastructure program that he talked about on the campaign trail could end up driving up the construction costs in Canada. ...

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PRESS DIGEST- Canada – July 25

July 25 (Reuters) – The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. The Globe and Mail ** Canada government is prepared to walk away from NAFTA negotiations if the Trump administration insists that dispute-settlement panels be removed from the accord, according to a senior official. ...

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RCMP issue Canada-wide warrant for killer who left Coquitlam psychiatric hospital – Vancouver Sun

Vancouver Sun RCMP issue Canada-wide warrant for killer who left Coquitlam psychiatric hospitalVancouver SunPolice have issued a Canada-wide warrant for a 54-year-old man who walked away from the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam. Terrance Scott Geisbrecht was last seen on July 21. Coquitlam RCMP said in media release they believe he may have …

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