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Ontario's new chief digital officer dumps Trump

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Ontario's new chief digital officer dumps Trump

Is she dumping Trump?Ontario’s first “chief digital officer, hired to streamline online government services and make them easier to use, has been recruited from a similar U.S. agency started under former president Barack Obama.Hillary Hartley, who has been critical of President Donald Trump on social media, is leaving her post as deputy executive director of…

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Devin Nunes’ White House meeting with wiretap source raises credibility questions

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Devin Nunes’ White House meeting with wiretap source raises credibility questions

WASHINGTON — House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes went to the White House grounds to review intelligence reports and meet the secret source behind his claim that communications involving Trump associates were caught up in “incidental” surveillance, the Republican congressman said Monday, prompting the top Democrat on the committee to call on Nunes to recuse himself…

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Why the new 18-month parental leave could end up costing Sask. parents

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Why the new 18-month parental leave could end up costing Sask. parents

It’s an option expected to be introduced as soon as 2018 but is it the right one for most Canadian families?As part of the federal government’s new budget, new parents will be given the option to take an extended parental leave but taking advantage of it will come at a cost.Vanessa McCubbing, a Saskatoon mom…

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Winnipeg’s Century Street closed, bomb squad on scene

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Winnipeg’s Century Street closed, bomb squad on scene

WINNIPEG —  A heavy police presence gathered at a hotel parking lot on Century Street Monday afternoon.The bomb unit could be seen from Global’s SkyView-1 helicopter unloading their rover just before 6 p.m.Century Street between Wellington Avenue and Saskatchewan Avenue is closed.Century between Wellington and Saskatchewan closed. Officers on scene.— Winnipeg Police (@wpgpolice) March 27,…

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One man charged in connection with ‘targeted’ shootings along Highway 97

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One man charged in connection with ‘targeted’ shootings along Highway 97

RCMP are continuing to investigate following the arrest of a 38-year-old man who was allegedly involved in a series of shootings that spanned an eight-hour period, starting in Northern B.C. and ending in the Lower Mainland on the weekend. Story continues below Related Driver arrested after Highway 97 shooting spree The bizarre weekend shooting spree started…

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Cyclone Debbie hits Australian islands damaging roofs, cutting power

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Cyclone Debbie hits Australian islands damaging roofs, cutting power

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA—Officials say a powerful cyclone is lashing islands, damaging roofs and cutting power as it edges toward Australia’s tropical northeast coast.The Australian Bureau of Meteorology says Category 4 cyclone Debbie brought winds gusting to 250 kilometres per hour and torrential rain on Tuesday to the Whitsunday Islands, a popular tourist destination off the Queensland…

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Ontario Finance Minister promises measures to cool overheated housing market

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Ontario Finance Minister promises measures to cool overheated housing market

Attention hard-pressed homebuyers: Finance Minister Charles Sousa is promising help in his spring budget to make houses and condos more affordable.Disappointed that last week’s federal fiscal blueprint didn’t take immediate steps to cool the GTA’s overheated market, Sousa said Monday that Ontario will go it alone in the fight against crazy bidding wars, fast-rising prices…

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South Korean prosecutors push to arrest ousted president Park Geun-hye

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South Korean prosecutors push to arrest ousted president Park Geun-hye

SEOUL—South Korean prosecutors said Monday that they want to arrest former president Park Geun-hye over the corruption allegations that triggered a huge political scandal and toppled her from power.The move comes after prosecutors grilled Park for 14 hours last week over suspicions that she colluded with a jailed confidante to extort from companies and committed…

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Toronto police seek publics help solving 2001 slaying

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Toronto police seek publics help solving 2001 slaying

Toronto police are appealing to the public to help them solve a 2001 case involving a 23-year-old man shot dead in his Etobicoke driveway.Sudarsan Velauthapillai was shot several times after he got out of a vehicle near Finch Ave W. and Highway 27 on Oct. 1, 2001, just before 9:30 p.m.He had been returning home…

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‘The summer will be very green’: Local marijuana advocates planning busy schedule of protests

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‘The summer will be very green’: Local marijuana advocates planning busy schedule of protests

WINNIPEG — It’s only been a few hours since Winnipeg cannabis advocate Steven Stairs heard about plans to make marijuana legal by 2018, and already he is planning a series of events and protests.Stairs said the province is taking a step backward, by tabling a new bill that would treat marijuana laws similar to alcohol….

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