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Federal deficit at $5.9-billion for first half of fiscal year.

The results of Finance Canada's monthly fiscal monitor report also suggest that the government is on pace to beat its 2017-18 deficit target of $19.9-billion

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Ontario walks back on ticketing transparency rule, citing artist concerns.

The Ministry of the Attorney General said the government realized that the rule would be a disincentive for musicians, particularly small and medium acts, to tour the province

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Canada needs a new model for resolving public-sector labour disputes.

It is a dilemma that is becoming increasingly difficult to deal with in liberal democracies such as Canada

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Canada's Trudeau apologises for boarding school abuse.

Justin Trudeau delivers 'long overdue' apology for decades of abuse of indigenous children at residential schools.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Startup Trexo Robotics takes another step forward with children' 'Iron Man' exoskeleton.

Just like the purposeful gait of their child-sized robotic exoskeleton, the entrepreneurs behind University of Toronto startup Trexo Robotics are propelling their young business forward one step at at time.

- PhysOrg - NL

Reuters: U.S. oil prices rise to two-year high on Keystone pipeline outage.

U.S. crude oil rose to a two-year high on Friday, as the shutdown of a major crude pipeline from Canada to the United States tightened North American markets, according to Reuters.

- UNIAN - UA

Anupam Kher's 'Kheer' bags Best International Short Film award.

Veteran actor Anupam Kher is surely on cloud nine as his short film 'Kheer' recently bagged the Best International Short Film award at the 2017 Vancouver International Film Festival. An elated chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India announced the news on his Twitter handle, and wrote, 'Our short film #Kheer ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Pakistani Sikh wins 'humanitarian cause' honours in Canada.

Sardar Ramesh clinched the title at the World Sikh Awards held last month The post Pakistani Sikh wins 'humanitarian cause' honours in Canada appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Royal Military College commandant defends value of education at the institution.

Canada's auditor general says RMC costs twice as much as other universities and turns out graduates that are lacking in military education and leadership skills.

- Global News - CA

Toronto to test new 'smart' traffic signals.

Mayor John Tory introduced a pilot project to test two new smart traffic signal systems Friday morning. 

- Global News - CA

A proud moment for Bopanna.

Rohan Bopanna has enjoyed a memorable season. The biggest moment of the India No 1 doubles players career arrived when he clinched his maiden Grand Slam title -- the French Open mixed doubles crown with Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada. On Thursday, the 37-year-old was honoured by the Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association for ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

The Sea Level Threat To Cities Depends On Where The Ice Melts — Not Just How Fast

Identifying where ice melts can help cities in planning for a future with elevated sea levels. In New York City, the sea level would be affected more by melting ice in northern Greenland than Canada.

- NPR - US

Worried about NAFTA's fate, Wynne calls for more trade with China

Ontario's trade with China, at $42-billion, is a fraction of its $355-billion trade with the U.S.

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Canada's economic growth has come at a price — its debt level is now highest in the developed world

Economic growth has coincided with Canadians and their various levels of government taking on substantial debt

- Financial Post - CA

GDP revisions show oil shock wasn't as bad for Canada's economy as initially feared

The revisions may suggest to Bank of Canada policy makers there's even less slack in the economy than assumed, which could have implications for interest rates

- Financial Post - CA

Sobeys to axe 800 office jobs across Canada in reorganization of grocery business

Sobeys CEO says the job cuts are part of efforts to create one national organization out of five regional businesses

- Financial Post - CA

Ontario man who befriended 84-year-old neighbour accused of bilking her out of $136,000

She was the kind of woman who would withdraw $60 each week to cover her costs, her niece said. She didn't have credit cards, never took out loans and was thrifty

- National Post - CA

Are Canada's pot-fearing politicians raising children or goats?

Tabatha Southey schools Tory MP Peter Kent on children's lack of interest in sharecropping, and eating kale-like substances The post Are Canada's pot-fearing politicians raising children or goats? appeared first on Macleans.ca.

- Macleans.ca - CA

Ratchanok in Hong-Kong semi-final

HONG KONG: Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon defeated Michelle Li of Canada on Friday to move on to the semi-finals of the US$400,000 BWF Hong Kong Open badminton tournament.

- BangkokPost - TH

Worried about NAFTA's fate, Wynne calls for more trade with China

Ontario Premier says she feels 'less optimistic' about Canada's trade deal with the U.S.

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Ontario cottage country to reconsider development limits around lakes

People with cottages in Muskoka expressed concern that developing condos, which are currently prohibited, would create dense communities that do not comply with the strict building limits imposed on the area's expansive cottage lots

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Internal government audit finds 'gaps' in security screening of Syrian refugees

Gaps in the security screening of Syrian refugees led to dozens being admitted to Canada without proper vetting, according to a government report obtained by Global News.

- Global News - CA

Rick Zamperin: Grey Cup win won't solve Argos' issues

If the Toronto Argonauts do the unthinkable on Sunday and win the Grey Cup, they will have definitely earned it.

- Global News - CA

UN Environment awards for late minister, CSE official

New Delhi, Nov 24 Late Union Environment Minister Anil Dave and Centre for Science and Environment's Deputy Director Chandra Bhushan have been conferred with awards by the United Nations Environment. Dave, who died while in the office in May, was posthumously awarded the 'Political Leadership Award' at a ceremony held in ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Anil Dave, Chandra Bhushan awarded UN Environment 'ozone award' for contributions to Montreal Protocol

Late Union Environment Minister Anil Dave and CSE Deputy Director Chandra Bhushan have been conferred with awards by the United Nations Environment The post Anil Dave, Chandra Bhushan awarded UN Environment 'ozone award' for contributions to Montreal Protocol appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Brickbat: It's for the Children

A couple in Canada say Alberta Children's Services rejected their application to adopt a child because they have traditional Christian views on sexuality. The couple say the process went fine until they had a follow up visit from a caseworker who asked them their views on homosexuality and they said they believe that it is ...

- Reason.com - US

Feng Xiaogang's 'Youth' Reinstated: China & U.S. Release Date Set After Sept Delay

In September, the Chinese release of Feng Xiaogang's Youth, a coming-of-age drama about young people making peace with the past, was abruptly shelved ahead of the Middle Kingdom's lucrative National Day holiday. In the wake of that move, U.S. distributor China Lion was obliged to postpone its planned run. Both are now back ...

- Deadline.com - US

'Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return' Renewed For Season 2 On Netflix

Netflix is bringing back its reboot of longtime cult favorite Mystery Science Theater 3000 for a second go-round. Season 2 of Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return will be available on Netflix in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK and Ireland “in the not-too-distant-future.” The renewal was ...

- Deadline.com - US

Time for targeted UN travel sanctions on Myanmar's military elite: Axworthy

The former foreign affairs minister called on Canada to lead a diplomatic push for sanctions through its diplomats at the UN and in missions across Asia

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Trudeau targets income inequality in Canadian Confederation speech

Trudeau also noted Ottawa has committed almost $1-billion to investigating offshore tax havens

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Diplomatic solution to North Korean crisis could come through Cuba: Trudeau

Trudeau says Cuba has decent diplomatic relations with North Korea, which may allow Canada to send messages to the country

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Noise from Toronto's public transit could lead to long-term hearing loss: study

Research says commuters in Toronto are at risk to "environmental noise" above average safety limits.

- Global News - CA

Report spells out the many hurdles facing Edmonton's Accidental Beach

Report released Thursday details what needs to be done to keep Accidental Beach. Government and Mother Nature will play the biggest roles.

- Global News - CA

Biologist worries about 'well-intentioned' people feeding black bear west of Calgary

The bear has an injured paw and is limping possibly after being hit by a car, according to one concerned biologist.

- Global News - CA

Why are flights in Canada so expensive?

Air travel in Canada costs a small fortune, but new budget airlines are hoping to give you a break. The post Why are flights in Canada so expensive? appeared first on Macleans.ca.

- Macleans.ca - CA

Canada's most dangerous place, North Battleford, is fighting for its future

The Saskatchewan city dives headlong into the trend of crime prevention through environmental design. Will it change things? The post Canada's most dangerous place, North Battleford, is fighting for its future appeared first on Macleans.ca.

- Macleans.ca - CA

Most dangerous places in Canada: How the ranking works

While the national crime rate has increased, it remains near historic lows. Unfortunately that can't be said for all parts of the country. The post Most dangerous places in Canada: How the ranking works appeared first on Macleans.ca.

- Macleans.ca - CA

Canada's Most Dangerous Places

.darkbg a { color: crimson; } .darkbg a:hover { color: #eee; } Canada's Most Dangerous Places 2018 See how your community ranks—explore Canada's crime data with our in-depth interactive tool… The post Canada's Most Dangerous Places appeared first on Macleans.ca.

- Macleans.ca - CA

Canada's Most Dangerous Places 2018: Explore the data

See how your community ranks among Canada's Most Dangerous Places—explore Canada's crime statistics with our interactive tool The post Canada's Most Dangerous Places 2018: Explore the data appeared first on Macleans.ca.

- Macleans.ca - CA

Justin Trudeau's plan to make housing great again

Canada once had a robust national housing program. Can we do it again? The post Justin Trudeau's plan to make housing great again appeared first on Macleans.ca.

- Macleans.ca - CA

Congrats, Canadians: You're world leaders in debt

A new report shows our household credit tally has surpassed Canada's annual GDP. Have we stopped listening to the warnings? The post Congrats, Canadians: You're world leaders in debt appeared first on Macleans.ca.

- Macleans.ca - CA

Filming begins on Season 2 of 'Anne '

Principal photography has begun in Ontario and Prince Edward Island for Season 2 of the family series "Anne "

- UPI - US

Christmas gets quirky in Vancouver theatres

Christmas is a time of traditions: lovingly unpacking favourite decorations, revisiting festive films and preparing family recipes passed down through generations.

- Vancouver 24 hrs - CA

Vancouver's 10-year housing strategy sees densification of vast swaths of the city

The City of Vancouver unveiled its new 10-year housing strategy Thursday, a plan more than 14 months in the making.

- Vancouver 24 hrs - CA

Canadiens trade Torrey Mitchell to Kings for 2018 conditional draft pick

The Montreal Canadiens traded forward Torrey Mitchell to the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday for a 2018 fifth-round conditional draft pick.If Los Angeles makes the ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Ocean spa: Watch bowhead whales use giant boulders to exfoliate

A group of researchers used a drone to capture the whales as they exfoliated in Canada's Cumberland Sound.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Ottawa-based priest suspended in wake of sex-abuse lawsuit

Lead plaintiff accuses Father Jacques Desgrandchamps of abusing him between 1973 and 1975

- The Globe and Mail - CA

In 10-year fight, Indigenous mother seeks to reclaim her children taken into custody

Woman's public campaign to be reunited with her sons has drawn warnings from Manitoba's child-welfare system

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Ontario cottage region to reconsider development limits around lakes

People with cottages in Muskoka expressed concern that developing condos, which are currently prohibited, would create dense communities that do not comply with the strict building limits imposed on the area's expansive cottage lots

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Trudeau defends high number of Haitians rejected by Canada's refugee system

Trudeau said that while Haiti has its economic challenges, it's not a failed state and there are people from elsewhere in the world who have more urgent needs.

- Global News - CA

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