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OTTAWA -- An extension of drug patent protections in the Canada-EU free trade deal could end up costing Canadians an estimated $392 million a year, and federal coffers ... Canadians spent $15.2 billion on patented drugs in 2015, says the review board responsible for monitoring patented drug prices.
In the end, police identified at least 130 Canadians who fell victim to the scheme, each of whom lost thousands of dollars to the fake futures trades. Ten of the victims reside in southwestern Ontario. Ronald Abrams, 72, of Toronto, is charged with fraud over $5,000 and possession of proceeds of crime.

Korean-Canadians cautiously optimistic about historic summit. The leaders of North and South Korea have agreed to talks to establish peace on the Korean Peninsula, and as Tammie Sutherland reports, some Korean-Canadians are cautiously optimistic that change will come to the region. Apr 27, ...
Whatever a person's position is on Kinder Morgan shipping oil along our coast, they should be aware of some simple facts that get lost. As many as 85,000 vessels a year over 60 tonnes pass Ogden Point reporting in. We will have a major spill on our coast one day; every day the odds become greater.
Many Canadians, especially those living in the country's most expensive property markets, want to see their local government regulate short-term rentals like those provided by Airbnb, according to a new Angus Reid Institute poll. About 45 per cent of the 2,501 Canadians surveyed online in February said they ...

By contrast, given that one in four cannabis users in Canada reported having operated a vehicle while under the influence of the drug, it is likely fewer Canadians consider cannabis and driving in the same way, let alone how things will change under C-46, and the implications this may have for police ...
It's known that companies use the information Canadians post online to target individuals, but the extent of how much that data is used is "very surprising," according to Kitchener Centre MP Raj Saini. Saini, who sits on parliament's standing committee on access to information, privacy and ethics, has ...
The laws that allow that Canadians who smoke weed could be banned from entering US apply to everyone, including the rich and famous. The border patrol denied Canadian Olympic snowboarder Ross Rebagliati entrance to the U.S. Rebagliati previously lost his 1998 gold medal for the Men's Giant ...
Paris was the second most popular European destination for Canadians, and its average was up 3 percent. Amsterdam and Barcelona experienced rising visitor numbers, and both destinations saw their average prices rise by 7 percent last year. The highest rise in price in the region last year was Prague, ...
This week, the Liberal government announced a 12-month United Nations mission which will include a detachment of helicopters and Canadian troops sent to the west African nation of Mali. Justin Trudeau is failing to tell Canadians the truth about the situation he is sending our troops into. Canadians ...
A first-generation immigrant from Egypt is trying to help newcomers and Canadians make a living and engage with new cultures. Manal Osman has founded 50/50 Nova Scotia, a non-profit organization that offers free workshops in cooking, soap-making and sewing in the hopes it will encourage people, ...
Many Canadians are pledging to delete their Facebook accounts as part of an online campaign encouraging people to permanently log off the site amid mounting concerns that the social media giant is inappropriately sharing users' information beyond their circle of friends. Privacy experts say numerous ...
In an increasingly interconnected world, he said, what happens in one jurisdiction can signal what will happen in another, so all Canadians have to do is look to their southern neighbours to understand that social media meddling can have sweeping political consequences. "Facebook is moving from the ...
Canadians are making good on promises to donate their Loblaw's gift cards to local food banks. In the capital, the Ottawa Food Bank has received more than 40 cards, the Parkdale Food Centre has been given 20, and the Ottawa Mission has received two. “So far we've received just over $1000 worth of gift ...

The event was organized by the New Canadians' Centre of Excellence and brought more than 80 youth who are new to Canada together with community leaders. Jillian Toman, youth program service manager for the centre, said the forum was a way for service providers in the community to find out how to ...
I am a construction contractor in the Gulf Islands. I am outraged to hear that the view has been taken to penalize fellow Canadians in an attempt to curb real-estate speculation. Although the tax might deter the odd investor from abroad, it is discrimination against our brothers and sisters from the rest of ...
Rounding out the list of jobs Canadians see most positively were farmers (88 per cent), doctors (87 per cent), teachers (86 per cent), scientists (84 per cent) engineers and veterinarians (82 per cent) and architects (81 per cent). “There's an interaction there that is mostly positive,” said pollster Mario Canseco ...
Canadians love meat. Many of us have been dedicated to our favourite protein source for years. But other sources of protein are emerging as potent alternatives to animal protein. Demand is up for vegetable proteins like pulses, as well as for fish and seafood. Loblaw has even started selling cricket flour, ...
The amount that Canadians owe compared to what they have to spend was slightly lower at the end of 2017, but is still sitting near record highs. Statistics Canada reported Thursday that household debt as proportion of household income stood at 170.4 per cent at the end of December, a slight decrease ...
Canadians with a disability are almost twice as likely to be victims of a violent crime, according to Statistics Canada. The 2014 data from the General Social Survey on Canadians' Safety released Thursday shows that nearly four in 10 incidents of self-reported violent crime — including sexual assault, ...
In February, the Trudeau government announced that it would introduce legislation to oblige food manufacturers to clearly label the salt, sodium, fat and sugar content on their products. Health Canada is now consulting as to which type of label to use. In 2012, the Harper government brought in voluntary ...
Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien and his earlier counterpart, Jennifer Stoddart, have voiced concerns calling for the more critical care of Canadians' personal and professional information. Even Jean-Pierre Plouffe, the commissioner of the Communications Security Establishment, has said the current ...
EKOS and the Canadian Press polled 12,604 Canadians in late 2017 to learn more about populist attitudes. Thirty per cent of respondents reported feeling economically and culturally insecure, and another quarter—“the swing group”—had a mixed view. “The received wisdom amongst the commentariat in ...
MONTREAL — Identity politics, religion, architecture, chocolate, feminism, Leonard Cohen, post-industrialization and maple syrup. These are just a sampling of the subjects that have come up in suggestions from readers in Canada and beyond for my upcoming road trip in Quebec. I recently moved back to ...
Rogers says it's already helping low-income Canadians by offering a $9.99 per month basic internet plan to more than 150,000 people living in social housing. TELUS offers a similar $9.95 deal to more than 33,000 single-parent families receiving financial or disability assistance in B.C. and Alberta.
Marketing firm Edelman Canada said their 2018 'Trust Barometer' revealed 54 per cent of Canadians consume news less than weekly. It also showed 63 per cent of Canadians believe news agencies are more concerned with gaining large audiences than the quality of reporting. From a global perspective, ...
Canadians are also overly optimistic when it comes to female CEOs. When asked what proportion of the top 500 companies worldwide are run by women, respondents guessed 17 per cent. In fact, only three per cent of CEOs are women. Ipsos vice-president Jennifer Mealy called this a “peril of perception.”.
A new poll suggests Canadians have a lot to learn about the accomplishments of some of the country's most famous women. The online survey, conducted by Ipsos on behalf of Historica Canada, found the majority of Canadians couldn't name the achievements of such famous women as Emily Carr and ...
VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – If you're looking for a way to rev up that love life, a recent survey suggests you might want to try being amorous in your automobile. Three-quarters of Canadians have done it, according to a survey for autoTRADER, and 41 per cent say it's happened multiple times. “Despite ...
Canadians Create World's First 3D-Printed Camper · Like a Jug of Moonshine, Apple May Be Making Three iPhone Xs · Airbus, Delta, Sprint Team For Seamless In-Flight Internet · More · Physicist Stuff an Atom With Atoms to Create New, Bizarre Material · Algorithm Reads Your Mind to Reconstruct Images.
A new poll by the Angus Reid Institute suggests that overall, Canadians are divided regarding the verdict in the trial of Gerald Stanley, the white Saskatchewan farmer acquitted earlier this month in the 2016 death of Cree man Colten Boushie. The results of the poll, conducted earlier this month, were ...
With 37,000 Canadians dying from a tobacco related illness each year and 115,000 people taking up the practice annually, the Liberal budget will increase the price of a carton of 200 cigarettes by a dollar, along with corresponding increases to excise duties on other tobacco products. But that's not all.
A class action lawsuit was filed in Ontario Superior Court against Apple on Friday February 23. The Ontario-based legal action joins over 40 other lawsuits against the high-tech giant. It alleges that the company deliberately slowed the functioning of several models of iPhone in a process known as ...
For many in Canada, the Pyeongchang Olympics served as a golden opportunity to catch up on their curling. With a 14-hour time difference between South Korea and Eastern Standard Time in Canada, it appeared for much of the Games that anybody turning on their television sets in prime time was ...
Some black activists in Canada are questioning the ability of the Federation of Black Canadians (FBC) to advocate on their behalf because the organization is being led by a sitting Ontario court judge. The organization is also facing questions over its ties to the federal Liberals and claims that meetings with ...
Ensuring equity for LGBTQ Canadians on the road. February 26, 2018 5.55pm EST. Some LGBTQ Canadians who travel for work may purchase an extra laptop or cell phone to ensure no personal photos or contacts are on their devices. Bambi Corro/Unsplash ...
Two Canadians have pleaded guilty to smuggling cocaine into Sydney, Australia on a cruise ship. Melina Roberge, 23, and Andre Tamine, 64, had initially denied their roles in the import of 95kg (210lb) of drugs on the MS Sea Princess in 2016. But they changed their pleas ahead of a trial that was due to ...
A "worry-free retirement" may be a thing of the past, according to a new Sun Life Financial survey, which finds that a quarter of retired Canadians are in debt in their golden years. About 25 per cent of the 750 Canadians polled between the ages of 55 to 80 years for the Sun Life Financial Barometer said ...
The government agency will be conducting the National Cannabis Survey this year as part of a larger initiative that is underway to track the impact of the legalization of non-medical cannabis. According to a news release from the agency, a sample of 12,000 households will be invited to complete a ...
Canadians are withdrawing more money from their retirement savings to pay for short-term expenses despite the tax consequences, according to a new bank survey. About 40 per cent of the 1,500 people polled online in December by the Bank of Montreal (BMO) said they have made a withdrawal from ...
While Americans Brian Gionta and James Wisniewski have reportedly drawn interest for NHL returns, TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger doesn't expect any Canadians to make the leap. “There could be opportunities. I look at the American side and I know that Brian Gionta had some NHL interest prior to ...
To all Canadians I say this: it's time that the rest of Canada acknowledges the contributions our natural resources have given to every corner of this country. We work against each other at our own peril. It's time for all Canadians to now work together. — Brian Jean is the UCP MLA for Fort McMurray-Conklin.
Canadians are borrowing against their houses at the fastest pace in more than five years, as home equity lines of credit emerge as a preferred means of accessing funds. Heloc balances jumped 7.2 per cent in December from a year earlier, the fastest annual growth since 2012, reaching a record $230 ...
The poll suggests that 94 per cent of Canadians believe journalism is important to democracy. Of those, about three-quarters of respondents agreed it is critically important, according to the survey by Maru/Matchbox's Angus Reid Forum. The survey, taken this month, had a sample size of 1,500 respondents ...
Four months before the not-guilty verdict in the killing of Colten Boushie ignited concern across Canada, a poll indicated that half of Canadians believe the justice system has not done enough to address bias against Aboriginal Canadians. The poll also indicated that only half of Canadians who have been ...
Nearly one million Canadians sacrificed food and heating last year in order to afford prescription drugs, according to a new report. ... The study, published on Tuesday, also revealed that more than 1.6 million Canadians either skipped doses or were unable to fill prescriptions because of cost constraints.
Zack Anderson of the Cochrane Crunch battles for the puck with Matthew Neault of the Rayside-Balfour Canadians during NOJHL action from the Chelmsford Arena in Sudbury, Ont. on Sunday October 30, 2016. Rayside defeated Cochrane 6-5 in OT.Gino Donato/Sudbury Star/Postmedia Network ...


 

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