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The Tort of Internet Harassment in Manitoba – MS c. TV, 2022 MBKB 211

In the spring of 2021, we wrote an article about the Caplan v Atas, 2021 ONSC 670 decision which discussed the novel tort of internet harassment. That article can be found here. In Caplan, Justice Corbett of the Ontario Superior Court recognized the new common law wrong of internet harassment. Following Caplan, one of the …

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Carey Price faces off against Justin Trudeau, calls proposed firearms bans ‘unjust’

OTTAWA—Don’t worry, Carey Price. The federal government isn’t coming for your gun. Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino made that promise Monday to the Montreal Canadiens goaltender after the gun control debate found a wider audience over the weekend thanks to a social media post in which Price trashed the government’s latest effort to expand the …

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At least one Chinese ‘secret police station’ based in Vancouver, civil rights group says

A Spanish civil rights group says Vancouver has at least one secret police station operated by Chinese authorities. The group Safeguard Defenders said in a report in September that there were Chinese police operations around the world, including three in Toronto, and an updated report names another 48 locations. Safeguard Defenders, a not-for-profit human rights …

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Unexpected bill from seniors facility adds stress for grieving Edmonton area family

The family of an Edmonton-area senior is devastated after being hit with an unexpected bill in the wake of their mother’s death. The family is sharing their story in hopes others won’t find themselves in the same situation. It was a call on Remembrance Day Connie Brooks will always remember. It was the administrator who …

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Canadian Red Cross to help CHEO hospital staff amid surge in respiratory illnesses

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 4, 2022 8:48 am Updated December 4, 2022 7:57 pm Descrease article font size Increase article font size The Canadian Red Cross says it’s coming to help the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario amid a surge of children and youth with respiratory illnesses. Red Cross spokesperson Leianne Musselman …

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Impaired-driving campaign: Road checks open from Chilliwack to West Vancouver – BC

The BC RCMP and ICBC have teamed up to raise awareness of the dangers of impaired driving. Road checks will be in place starting at 7 pm at Highway 1 exits from Chilliwack all the way to West Vancouver. Read more: More than 150K people in Ontario have driven high on edibles in the last …

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Trudeau says assisted dying offers to veterans ‘unacceptable’ as cases mount – National

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is working to ensure Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) never again offers medical assistance in dying (MAiD) to veterans, as another veteran says a similar experience happened to her as well. Trudeau made the comments a day after a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces shocked lawmakers by revealing …

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New COVID variant could emerge amid drop in surveillance, vaccination, WHO warns – National

World health authorities are closer than ever to being able to declare the emergency phase of COVID-19 over, but a growing decline in surveillance and vaccination could open the door to a new variant of concern, says the World Health Organization (WHO). There are many tools available to protect individuals from severe illness and to …

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Alleged serial killer in custody and charged in killings of 4 Indigenous women in Canada, police say

CNN — Authorities in Winnipeg, Manitoba, believe the murders of four Indigenous women came at the hands of an alleged serial killer now in custody in Canada. Jeremy Anthony Michael Skibicki, 35, of Winnipeg, has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of the women, a news release from the Winnipeg …

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Opinion: Canada’s overly educated work force is nothing to be proud of

Starbucks baristas during the company’s annual shareholders meeting in Seattle on March 20, 2019.Ted S. Warren/The Associated Press Rob Csernyik is a freelance journalist who is writing a book about minimum-wage work. Several months after receiving my second bachelor’s degree, I found myself working behind an espresso machine once again. When I graduated from high …

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