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SPY AGENCY EXPLORES MILLIONS OF ITEMS ONLINE EVERYDAY

Canada’s electronic spy agency is defending itself after it was reported that C-S-E goes through millions of videos and documents downloaded globally every day - through file-sharing services. Details of  The Communications Security Establishment Project called “Levitation,” are revealed in a 2012 … read more

U.S. FEDERAL RESERVE REMAINS `PATIENT` ON INTEREST RATES

Once again, the American central bank says it`ll be “patient“ in raising rates from record lows. In a statement after its latest policy meeting, the U.S. Fed made it clear no increase is imminent. Chair Janet Yellen said after last … read more

OTTAWA, VETS GO TO WAR – IN THE COURTS

The Harper government`s spent nearly $700,000 fighting a lawsuit by wounded Afghan veterans. The ex-soldiers are challenging the 2006 overhaul of benefits, claiming the new veterans charter is discriminatory under the charter of rights and does not provide them with … read more

OYELOWO HAS CUMBERBATCH’S BACK

David Oyelowo, the star of “Selma” is supporting fellow British actor, Benedict Cumberbatch. Last week on the PBS Tavis Smiley show, Cumberbatch said, “as far as coloured actors go”.. there were more opportunities in the U.S. than the U.K. – adding … read more

ONE GAME BETTING BILL STUCK IN RED CHAMBER FOR NEARLY 3 YEARS

In advance of Super Bowl Sunday, a private member’s bill to allow one game betting on sports remains mired in the Senate. It’s been almost three years since NDP MP Joe Comartin’s private members bill sailed through the House of Commons … read more

LAST CANADIAN OUT AT THE AUSSIE OPEN

Thornhill’s Milos Raonic, the last Canadian in contention at the Australian Open, has been eliminated in a straight-sets loss to the number 1 tennis player in the world.  Raonic fell to top-seed Novak Djokovic Wednesday morning.   In his post-match comments Djokovic praised Raonic, who is … read more

NEW PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING TECHNIQUE SHOWS SUCCESS

A new approach to prostate cancer screening — specifically, how doctors biopsy the prostate gland — may help doctors better detect high risk prostate cancer early. Researchers at the U.S. National Institutes of Health evaluated one-thousand men with either elevated … read more

JORDAN NEGOTIATES WITH ISIL, OFFERING CONVICTED TERRORIST FOR JORDANIAN PILOT

The government of Jordan appears to be negotiating with Islamic State terrorists. Jordan’s information minister says his government is ready to trade a convicted terrorist for a Jordanian pilot captured in December by the Islamic State terror group, as long … read more

LAYOFFS AT CANADIAN COFFEE ICON TIM HORTONS

The atmosphere was tense at Tim Horton’s head office in Oakville today – as scores of employees were laid off – in the fallout from the Canadian company’s merger with Burger King last month. The layoffs are expected to affect hundreds … read more

PORTER SELLS BILLY BISHOP AIRPORT TERMINAL

Porter Aviation is selling the Toronto Island airport terminal to a group that includes Larry Tanenbaum, the chair of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment which owns the Leafs, Marlies, Raptors and Toronto FC. Terms of the deal were not disclosed … read more