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Manitoba sued by municipalities over forced amalgamation

The Association of Manitoba Municipalities has filed legal action against the provincial government for its plans to force communities with fewer than 1,000 residents to amalgamate.<p>The government is trying to dictate details of the mergers over the wishes of residents and, in some cases, is trying …


The 10 Best Bags for Work and Travel

Because not everything will fit in your pockets.<p>Though you might not often have a lot of stuff to carry, there are still times that call for more than a spare pocket. Work papers, laptop, gym clothes—there are all sorts of things we have to lug around that require a bag. While the trusty old …

The Obsessions

Nine men of style on the things they covet, collect, or just can't stop thinking about<p>Nine men of style on the things they covet, collect, or just can't stop thinking about. An online-only exclusive from the Fall/Winter 2013 issue of The Big Black Book.

Stone-Cold, Drop-Dead, Fk-You Confidence

The actor shows us how any man can up his stature with some well-chosen clothes<p>Benedict Cumberbatch shows us how any man can up his stature with some well-chosen clothes

Benedict Cumberbatch

The Fall 2013 Fashion Preview

The star of, like, nine new movies this year (and late of 30 Rock) shows off the best of the coming season<p>The star of, like, nine new movies this year (and late of <i>30 Rock</i>) shows off the best of the coming season

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Nadon’s Supreme Court appointment ignores spirit of law, professors argue

Justice Marc Nadon's appointment to the Supreme Court defies the spirit of a law meant to reassure Quebeckers that judges chosen from their province would understand its civil code, two law professors write.<p>Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed the 64-year-old judge to one of three Quebec spots …


Conservative MP unveils bill to give backbenchers more independence

A Conservative backbencher has proposed a bill that would beef up MPs' powers and claw back those of party leaders, triggering a cross-partisan debate over the powers of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his fellow party leaders.<p>Michael Chong's Reform Act bill is meant to reverse what he calls …


Need to know: Michael Chong wants to reform Parliament

Bill to give MPs more power to be tabled today<p>The story<br>Michael Chong wants MPs to have more power. Today, he unleashes his latest proposed reforms to …

Candid Photos Of New Yorkers Riding The Subway In 1960

The sleepy commuters, crowded cars, conductor's voice, and train doors opening and closing are just a part of traveling around New York City.<p>And though the subway system has only gotten larger and more punctual since the first line was opened, the subway commuters themselves have not changed all …

New York City

Environmentalists, B.C. at loggerheads over Douglas fir

When commercial logging began in B.C. about 150 years ago, stands of coastal Douglas fir covered 135,000 hectares of land along the Georgia Strait on the mainland coast, on southeast Vancouver Island and on the Gulf Island.<p>Today almost all of that towering forest has been logged.<p>"We are down to the …


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Ottawa’s friendliest MP considers his next act

Next on Peter Stoffer’s list: merging the Maritimes<p>Peter Stoffer already has plans for where his office pool table will go when he eventually leaves …

Dear undergrads: Your degree was never intended to land you a job

<i>Dear Applicant: Thank you for your letter inquiring about positions in our economics department. At this time, we have no openings. However, I will keep your letter on file should an appropriate job become available.</i><p>At least, that's what I am required to tell you. But here's what I'd really like to …


Disabled veterans will suffer financially under new compensation plan, report warns

Some of the country's most severely disabled soldiers will take a major financial hit once they hit old age and risk living out their final years in near-poverty, Canada's veterans ombudsman has concluded.<p>A report and a painstaking actuarial analysis by Guy Parent's office are due to be released on …

Disabled Veterans

Apparel retailer Mark’s to refocus on men's market

After years of trying on its feminine side, apparel retailer Mark's has decided to inject more testosterone into its efforts.<p>Borrowing from the toolbox of its parent Canadian Tire Corp., Mark's (previously called Mark's Work Wearhouse) is refocusing on its male-oriented roots to keep core customers …


Labour a challenge in resource-rich Northwest Territories, minister says

Finding skilled labour will be a challenge as major resource projects move ahead in the Northwest Territories, said the territorial minister in charge of energy and mining.<p>The territory will need around 3,000 new workers, with several new mines set to open over the next eight to 10 years, David …


6 foreign places called Canada

Canada may be vast, but the name extends well beyond our borders<p>Welcome to Canada! Here’s a little taste of home in a land far, far away:<p>1. Canada, …

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The mystery behind Kathleen Wynne’s struggles

For those who follow Ontario politics closely, it's a growing mystery.<p>Kathleen Wynne had a very good first few months in office – bucking the odds by getting a budget through her province's minority legislature, while winning back some support for the governing Liberals on the strength of her …