After 2015’s partisan debate about debates, Liberals promised independent oversight A House of Commons committee will begin to study the creation of an independent commission or commissioner to oversee leaders debates during federal election campaigns. The Liberal government has committed to establishing a new organizer for debates and Karina Gould, the minister of democratic institutions, will appear before […]
Tax hikes cited as most effective tool in reducing smoking among Canadians Ottawa needs to hike tobacco taxes significantly to meet its long-term target of reducing smoking to just five per cent of the Canadian population, says a report for Health Canada. The internal report, obtained by CBC News under the Access to Information Act, […]
Auditor General Michael Ferguson also reports dismal service at tax agency call centres It will take several years and far more than the $540 million the Liberal government has set aside to fix its troubled payroll system, Canada’s spending watchdog said Tuesday. In his fall slate of six audits, Auditor General Michael Ferguson finds that successive […]
OTTAWA — A Liberal government fond of promising help for those working hard to join the middle class unveiled billions in housing help Wednesday that could make a difference to hundreds of thousands of households — but only in a few years when federal money finally flows to new units and tenant benefits. The release […]
The Girl Scouts of America have caused a huge debate in the parenting community about whether children should be made to hug their relatives at holidays. The children’s organization warned parents not to encourage their daughters in particular to hug family members who give them presents. Why? Because young girls may feel that they “owed […]
CBS announced it has uncovered more accusations of sexual misconduct against its former employee Charlie Rose, now from within its own company. On Tuesday, the network fired Rose after eight women associated with PBS accused the TV host of inappropriate behavior. CBS This Morning, which Rose previously co-anchored, reported on Wednesday that an independent investigation […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Like the character he plays in the film “Coco,” Anthony Gonzalez has always wanted to be an artist. But unlike the role he plays, the young actor has been lucky to have the full support of his Mexican family. “My parents have always been there for me,” said Gonzalez, one of […]
A JAPANESE mother has admitted to drowning four of her newborn children in concrete and keeping them in a cupboard for 20 years.
IT just got $2.5 million from the State Government but a Goodwood Oval tenant says the grandstand needs another $1 million from the local council to be “done right”.
RESCUE crews are searching for a snorkeller who vanished while swimming in waters known for its shark sightings, north of Newcastle. Scott McGuire, 29, went swimming on Sunday afternoon but sparked a large-scale search after he failed to return to shore.