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Net neutralized: Rogers changes mobile TV policy after CRTC inquiry

Rogers has reversed its decision to change mobile TV customers by the hour rather than the megabyte. A change made the same day as the CRTC issued a …

The Myth of Entrepreneurial Exceptionalism

My dad is retired. He was a corporate guy — first a sales guy, then a sales manager and then a magazine publisher who did the corporate ladder thing when the corporate ladder was real. Now it is sawdust under our feet. My dad worked for the same company the whole time my seven siblings and I were …

Oath to the Queen upheld by Ontario Court of Appeal

Ontario's top court has dismissed a constitutional challenge to the oath of citizenship launched by three permanent<br>residents who refuse to swear …

Judiciary

Wynne gives no indication the province will restore teachers’ benefits taken away in 2012 contract talks

TORONTO — Premier Kathleen Wynne made no promises when asked Wednesday whether the Liberals would restore benefits Ontario’s public school teachers …

MP’s bitter exit shows how Bloc Québécois has declined

When Bloc Québécois MP Jean-Francois Fortin quit the party this week to sit as an independent, Bloc Leader Mario Beaulieu opened up an ugly little internal drama.<p>The whole mess showed how far the party has come from its real decades-long function: to be a solid sovereigntist institution. Now it's a …

Leaked EU trade pact suggests Canada caved on drug patents

A leaked copy of the full text of the Canada-EU free trade agreement was posted online late Wednesday and appeared to confirm the fears of the deal's critics on both sides of the Atlantic.<p>A German television show obtained 521 pages of text, or about one-third of the 1,500-page agreement, which both …

Further signs of Conservative slump?

As we approached the summer, it appeared that things were improving for the governing Conservatives. They were no longer routinely scoring under 30% …

Justin Trudeau's pot plan: Are Conservatives blowing smoke?

<i>"The Liberal Party of Canada's most pressing policy announcement under Justin Trudeau's leadership was to endorse the legalization of marijuana ...</i> …

Canada

Obama says humanitarian crisis is over on besieged Iraq mountaintop, no need for risky U.S. rescue mission

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Thursday the humanitarian crisis atop a barren hill in northern Iraq is over, eliminating the need for a …

Harper government backtracked on bill to curb surveillance

The Conservative government was poised to introduce a new law constraining a federal spy agency's ability to warrantlessly intercept some Canadian communications – until that bid was derailed amid controversies over unrelated legislation.<p>Legal fixes for Communications Security Establishment Canada, …

Mayor vows to save Toronto $100M if re-elected — but he’ll need Ford-friendly councillors to execute agenda

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is confident he can save the city more than $100-million if given a second term, but he’ll be relying heavily on fresh faces …

Harmless protest or threat to public safety? Quebec city wants to force police officers to ditch outrageous pants

If you’re a unionized police officer with no right to strike, you have to be creative when it comes to making your unhappiness known. In Quebec this …

Prentice campaign losing steam in race to become Alberta PC leader

Jim Prentice was seen as a saviour to Alberta's Progressive Conservatives – a former federal minister and bank executive who could reverse the party's post-Alison Redford freefall.<p>He won the support of the vast majority of PC MLAs, including one cabinet minister who ended his own leadership …

Alberta Tory leadership candidate Ric McIver outlines social policy

Alberta Tory leadership candidate Ric McIver says a home for people with mental and physical disabilities will not be closed if he becomes premier, CKGY reports.<p>McIver says he would keep a promise the government originally made to keep the Michener Centre in Red Deer open for current residents, but …

NDP's summer slump deepened by House spending woes

A storm of political misfortune has left Team Orange looking a little blue<p>It's not just the money, it's the principle of the thing.<p>That, in a …

Revised jobs figures from Statscan still cause for concern

Statistics Canada revealed that human error led it to classify working Canadians as being outside the labour force, causing the agency to issue a major correction to its July jobs numbers that had vastly under-reported the growth in hiring.<p>The agency said Friday that last week's error traces back …

What Canadians really think about Harper, Obama and Putin

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper<p>Canadians polled by Angus Reid were more likely to use negative words to describe Mr. Harper, with"secretive" the choice of 39 per cent, followed most frequently by"arrogant" (37 per cent),"dishonest" (31 per cent),"strategic" (26 per cent) and"boring" (26 per …

Temporary Foreign Worker Program misuse sanctioned by Harper government, union says

Alberta labour group says government allowed firms to pay foreign workers less to help drive down wages<p>Documents show the Harper government allowed …

Wikipedia edits on everything from the Stanley Cup to Scooby-Doo traced to Parliament Hill computers

International availability of Fanta Wikipedia article edited anonymously from Shared Services Canada en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?di…<p>—<br>Gov. of Canada …

Unclear if bones found in Florence church belong to ‘Mona Lisa’ model

Scientific testing of bone fragments from a Florence church grave could not determine whether they are from the body of a Renaissance-era woman some believe was the model for Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa," researchers said Thursday.<p>Perhaps as enigmatic as that Mona Lisa smile, the question of who …

No matter what leaders do, there won’t be peace in the Middle East

<i>Gerald Caplan is an African scholar, former NDP national director and a regular panelist on CBC's Power and Politics.</i><p>People around the world twist themselves into knots figuring out where they stand and what they might say openly on the latest Israeli-Hamas clash. Yet none of it makes the slightest …

Canadian planes to help carry weapons to Iraqi Kurds

Canadian military planes will ferry weapons and munitions to Kurdish forces battling Islamic <i>jihadis</i> in northern Iraq, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced on Friday.<p>But Canada will only deliver – not provide – arms and ammunition, Mr. Harper said in a statement.<p>The Canadian military flights will …

Industry irked by Ottawa’s tangled list of foreign sanctions

The tangle of lists that Canadian banks and other financial institutions rely on to sanction terrorists, tyrants and other troublemakers are confusing and often out of date, industry players are telling the federal government.<p>The complaints have prompted a federal plan to create a single, …