Monthly Archives: May 2019

Why Canadian governments are spending hundreds of millions to promote more gambling

Harry Black, left, collects his 6-49 Lottery winnings from Kevin Gass, vice-president of Lottery Gaming at the British Columbia Lottery Corporation, on May 28, 2013. Such appearances are mandatory for prize winners.Ric Ernst/Postmedia Network Why Canadian governments are spending millions … Continue reading

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Ontario to join B.C.’s proposed class action against opioid manufacturers   

A spokeswoman for provincial Health Minister Christine Elliott says officials will release more details about Ontario’s plans to join the suit when the Progressive Conservative government introduces legislation on Monday, May 27. Untested suit alleges companies falsely marketed opioids as … Continue reading

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Mark Norman has been vindicated – but the navy-procurement crisis ticks on

OPINION MICHAEL BYERS SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLISHED MAY 18, 2019 https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-mark-norman-has-been-vindicated-but-the-navy-procurement-crisis/#

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Is the ‘deep state’ real? Are the leaks against Trump justified?

‘The big loser in all this will probably be the national security bureaucracy itself and, to the extent it is weakened, the security of the American people.’ Illustration: Antoine Doré Opinion Jack Goldsmith Sun 22 Apr 2018 02.00 EDT Even … Continue reading

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The U.S. stuffed waste from nuclear bomb tests under a dome on a Pacific island. Now, the dome is cracking open – National Post

A still from an overhead video view of the dome, as shot by an ABC News Australia team.ABC News Australia BY WASHINGTON POST ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: MAY 21, 2019 https://nationalpost.com/news/world/the-u-s-stuffed-waste-from-nuclear-bomb-tests-under-a-dome-on-a-pacific-island-now-the-dome-is-cracking-open

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Scientists discover China has been secretly emitting banned ozone-depleting gas | National Post

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL Jacob DubéJacob Dubé May 22, 2019 2:55 PM EDT https://nationalpost.com/news/world/scientists-discover-china-has-been-secretly-emitting-banned-ozone-depleting-gas

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National Post buying sponsored ads on Facebook

The National Post in Canada is now paying Facebook to run sponsored ads like the following. Are they struggling to attract readers with their current content or is this a new trend? The article in this ad is critical of … Continue reading

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NEW FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL RULES WILL ALLOW ‘INEVITABLE’ RELEASE OF ‘TREATED’ WASTE WATER FROM TOXIC TAR SANDS TAILINGS

FULL STORY: GLOBE AND MAIL @GLOBEANDMAIL Ottawa, Alberta eye looser rules for releasing oil-sands wastewater JEFF LEWIS ENVIRONMENT REPORTER PUBLISHED MAY 20, 2019 UPDATED MAY 20, 2019 @JEFFALEWIS1 Wikipedia — Commentary If the toxic tailings are dried and water treated … Continue reading

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Nearly two-thirds of Canadians oppose provincial governments spending taxpayers’ dollars to battle federal carbon tax, poll says

Ontario Premier Doug Ford speaks to media in Bracebridge, Ont., on May 3, 2019. SHAWN MCCARTHY GLOBAL ENERGY REPORTER OTTAWA PUBLISHED MAY 13, 2019 UPDATED MAY 13, 2019 FRED THORNHILL/THE CANADIAN PRESS Nearly two-thirds of Canadians oppose provincial governments spending … Continue reading

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Vice Admiral Mark Norman returning to active duty after Crown drops breach of trust case and allegations of political interference

Norman returning to active duty after Crown says his actions were ‘inappropriate,’ not criminal – The Globe and Mail https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-crown-drops-breach-of-trust-charge-against-vice-admiral-mark-norman/ https://winnipegsun.com/news/national/prutschi-fingers-on-the-scales-of-justice https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/mark-norman-shipbuilding-court-documents-1.4919206 More information available and to follow

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