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Members of B.C. Regiment Criticizing City’s Bike-Lane Alteration

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The City of Vancouver’s push for bike lanes has, at times, drawn the ire of local businesses wary of losing customers. But an alteration to a bike lane in the downtown core has turned up a new foe: an army reserve unit. Members of the British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught’s Own) are criticizing the city’s alteration of a bike ...

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In Letter to Trudeau, Man Accused of Running ‘Terror Camp’ in B.C. Denies Allegation

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A man accused in an Indian newspaper report of running a pro-Khalistan “terror camp” east of Vancouver has denied the allegation, writing a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in which he says he has “never believed in, supported or been involved in any violent activity.” The Times of India reported on Sunday that a man who has been living ...

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Why Isn’t B.C. Cracking Down on Real Cause of Rising Home Prices?

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China-watchers estimate (guesstimate?) that individual Chinese sent perhaps $1-trillion overseas in the past 12 months. We’re not talking about private or public companies making investments, but well-to-do-Chinese who want some or most of their money somewhere else. They think that their money can earn more elsewhere than in China. Or that it will be safe from the hands of the ...

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He’d Lose Badly if He Ran Here, But Trump Has More Canadian Fans Than You Think

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Outside the United States, people just don’t like Donald Trump. But Canadians like him a little more than most. Yes, it’s true that Canadians prefer Hillary Clinton, and that polls suggest Mr. Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for U.S. president, would take a drubbing if he ran for office here. But there are Trump fans in Canada. In fact, there ...

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Ministers Grilled in Senate Over Assisted-Dying Bill

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Senators spent four hours on Wednesday interrogating the ministers in charge of crafting the Liberal government’s doctor-assisted dying bill, laying out a series of concerns that focused primarily on whether the legislation is too restrictive. The questions come as the Senate ponders whether to amend Bill C-14, which passed in the House of Commons earlier this week – and almost ...

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Human-Rights Advocate Calls for Guarantees About Saudi Use of Combat Vehicles

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Saudi Arabia is arming Yemeni forces led by a controversial military commander accused of using child soldiers, a leading human-rights researcher is warning Parliamentarians. Ottawa must suspend sales of Canadian-made combat vehicles to Riyadh if it fails to obtain guarantees that they won’t be become embroiled in this, she told a Senate committee. Belkis Wille, of Human Rights Watch, said ...

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Uber Turns to Saudi Arabia for $3.5-Billion Cash Infusion

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In its quest to build a global empire, Uber has turned to the Middle East for its biggest infusion of cash from a single investor. Uber said Wednesday that it had raised $3.5-billion from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, the kingdom’s main investment fund. The money was part of the ride-hailing giant’s most recent financing round and continued to value ...

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Growing European Anti-Trade Movement Threatens Canada-EU Deal

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A growing anti-trade movement across Europe is posing a serious threat to the future of the Canada-European Union trade deal. Street protests, petitions and now a lawsuit in Germany against the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA, reflect a rising tide of opposition to the agreement that opponents say undermines national sovereignty. The Canadian deal has become a lightning ...

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Why so Many Entrepreneurs Struggle with Mental Illness

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Although we often read stories about successful Canadian startups – Shopify, Wattpad, Wealthsimple, and others – the reality is that many startups fail, and even those that succeed often experience a series of extreme highs and lows as they grow. With failure constantly looming, and workplace stress levels having doubled since 2009, according to a 2013 study by Morneau Shepell, ...

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Carbon Footprint lunacy: Leonardo DiCaprio Flies 8,000 Miles on Private Jet to Accept Environmental Award

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Leonardo DiCaprio is one of Hollywood’s most celebrated actors, staring in myriad blockbuster films including Titanic, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, The Aviator, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Great Gatsby, The Revenant and many others. Aside from his movies and endless string of model girlfriends, DiCaprio is often in the news for his environmental activism, which evidently, includes traveling the ...

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