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Foreign workers sleeping in Burger King basement: Alberta Health Services

Foreign workers sleeping in Burger King basement: Alberta Health Services

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A Burger King franchise was issued a public health order because Alberta Health Services said its inspectors found foreign workers were sleeping in the basement of the Lethbridge restaurant.
Jagmeet Singh, newly engaged, plans to seek healthy public, private balance

Jagmeet Singh, newly engaged, plans to seek healthy public, private balance

OTTAWA — Few personal relationships are the subject of national media scrutiny, but NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and his new fiancee Gurkiran Kaur say they're up for the challenge.
Liberals try to allay fears of faith-based groups over summer jobs program

Liberals try to allay fears of faith-based groups over summer jobs program

OTTAWA — Faith-based organizations are welcome to seek federal funding to create summer jobs for youth, the Liberal government says, but it has not budged from a new requirement that recipients demonstrate they respect a woman's right to have an abor
Scheer: Canada speaks with one voice on renegotiating NAFTA deal

Scheer: Canada speaks with one voice on renegotiating NAFTA deal

WASHINGTON — In his first foreign trip as leader of the official Opposition, Andrew Scheer avoided any criticism of the Liberal federal government, telling a Washington audience that Canada speaks with one voice on NAFTA.

Havens needed for unwanted babies, advocates say after Toronto baby abandonment report

TORONTO — The media frenzy surrounding reports that a newborn baby had been abandoned in Toronto highlights the need for Canada to fall in line with other countries around the world and offer safe havens for unwanted infants, advocacy groups said Wed
In the news today, Jan. 18

In the news today, Jan. 18

Six stories in the news for Thursday, Jan. 18 ——— FAMILY OF GIRL WHO CLAIMED HIJAB ASSAULT APOLOGIZES The family of a Toronto girl has apologized for the "pain and anger" that resulted from her false claim that a man had cut her hijab.

Feds bolster BDC's ability to provide more capital to clean tech companies

OTTAWA — The federal government will give $700 million over the next five years to the Business Development Bank of Canada in a bid to grow Canada's clean technology industry.
Ralph Goodale meeting with U.S. Homeland Security chief cancelled

Ralph Goodale meeting with U.S. Homeland Security chief cancelled

OTTAWA — A meeting that was scheduled to be held in Toronto today between Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has been cancelled.
Political pachyderms: Save the Elephants turns to Trudeau for latest name

Political pachyderms: Save the Elephants turns to Trudeau for latest name

OTTAWA — Sophie Gregoire Trudeau is hanging out with some heavy hitters these days — names like Michelle Obama and Martha Washington. She eats fruit and tree bark, and spends her time caring for her nine-month-old son. She does not, however, do yoga.
U.K. 'loneliness minister' puts spotlight on issue Canada also needs to tackle

U.K. 'loneliness minister' puts spotlight on issue Canada also needs to tackle

VANCOUVER — The appointment of a minister of loneliness in the United Kingdom to tackle social isolation is an acknowledgment of a problem Canadian experts say needs to be addressed here as well. B.C.