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'The rose-coloured glasses are off': Why experts, students suspect racism under-reported on campuses

Many Canadian universities received few or no official complaints of racial discrimination or harassment on campus over the past five years. But experts and students — and even a couple of the universities — tell CBC News those low numbers aren’t necessarily a sign of racial harmony.

03/22/2017 - 05:00 AM


Liberals' 1st gender-sensitive budget identifies gaps, funds possible fixes
Trudeau and Naadiya Moosajee in Davos

From offering 18-month parental leave to targeting $7 billion of its infrastructure funding for child-care spaces, today's federal budget offers solutions to issues women often identify. Finance Minister Bill Morneau says his fixes will help grow the economy.

03/22/2017 - 05:30 PM


Police credit social media for fast arrest of man accused of killing young stepson
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Police say a man arrested in the death of his seven-year-old stepson in St. Catharines, Ont., would not have been apprehended so quickly without people widely sharing his image on social media.

03/22/2017 - 09:00 AM


Why the 1st transgender pro hockey player is retiring at 23

Harrison Browne made headlines last October after he came out publicly as a transgender professional athlete. Now, he's retiring from women's hockey — but not before going out as a champion.

03/22/2017 - 06:42 PM


New housing rule changes impacting high-end homes too
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Recent government regulations have created "unprecedented levels of uncertainty" for the high-end home market heading into the key spring buying season, Sotheby's International Realty Canada said in a report released Wednesday.

03/22/2017 - 12:54 PM


Former assistant ski coach says Bertrand Charest had 'intense' relationship with students

Alexandre Lussier testified that hearing the ex-ski coach make comments about his female athletes' bodies made him uncomfortable, but none of the athletes ever came to him to complain.

03/22/2017 - 07:07 PM


Budget targets $3.4B for 'critical' needs of Indigenous communities
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The federal government is increasing its spending on post-secondary education, community infrastructure and the health of Indigenous people in a clear attempt to quell criticism over its handling of serious issues that continue to plague First Nation and Inuit communities.

03/22/2017 - 04:52 PM


Budget 2017: Hello Uber tax, goodbye transit credit
Jobs Report

Consumer tax changes in today's federal budget will add to the cost of Uber rides while ending a public-transit tax credit. Those are just two of several Liberal government moves that will hit pocketbooks directly, though modestly.

03/22/2017 - 05:06 PM


Billions in defence equipment purchases postponed until 2030s in Liberal budget
Trudeau Police Shootings

The Liberal government is stripping $8.5 billion out of the equipment budget at National Defence over the near-term — and then promising to put it back and spend it sometime over the next 20 years.

03/22/2017 - 05:58 PM


'I'm feeling good': First Nations, environmentalists take fight for Peel watershed to Supreme Court
Peel watershed case

It's the culmination of a 5-year legal battle that may ultimately determine the fate of Yukon's vast, pristine Peel watershed region, and establish some rules for how modern First Nations treaties are interpreted and implemented.

03/22/2017 - 05:31 PM


Canada's smoking rate falls slightly
Cigarette smoking

The number of Canadians who smoke tobacco appears to be dropping, a national survey suggests.

03/22/2017 - 03:05 PM


Sask. budget hikes sales tax to 6%, kills provincial bus company
Sask. budget

The government of Saskatchewan is expanding and raising the provincial sales tax, scrapping its bus company and cutting its spending on public sector wages as it tables another deficit budget.

03/21/2017 - 06:14 PM


Missing 4-year-old boy from Saint-Jérôme, Que. found safe
ottawa policie

A four-year-old boy has been located in Ottawa after he was reported missing from the Saint-Jérôme, Que., region.

03/22/2017 - 11:05 AM


'He took his last breath in my arms': Retired B.C. doctor died in hospital waiting room, wife says
Dr. Rajinder Joneja and wife Janice

Janice Joneja says her husband Dr. Rajinder Joneja, a retired neurologist and psychiatrist, died in the waiting room of Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops because he didn't get the help he needed.

03/21/2017 - 07:50 PM


5 teens guilty of sharing intimate images in Bridgewater Dropbox case
Bridgewater Provincial Court

Five of the six young men accused of sharing intimate images of 20 local high school girls on Nova Scotia's South Shore have pleaded guilty, closing one of Canada's largest prosecutions involving children under a law that came into force two years ago.

03/22/2017 - 01:50 PM


Shoppers computer crash fixed but questions remain about message to public
Shoppers Drug Mart on Freshwater Road in St. John's.

Shoppers Drug Mart's computer system has been restored after a system-wide outage prevented some customers from using debit cards or filling their prescriptions. Yesterday, the retailer said customers could get prescriptions filled when that wasn't the case at some stores.

03/22/2017 - 01:24 PM


Refinery layoffs, Hebron completion a blow but not a knockout for Avalon economy
Dave Hoskins-refinery

The winding down of the Hebron construction project and job losses at the oil refinery in Come by Chance are dealing a double economic blow to the Avalon Peninsula's isthmus region.

03/22/2017 - 05:50 AM


Canada, NATO attempt to define boundaries of response to cyberattacks
Internet spying

Military planners in both Ottawa and Brussels are wrestling with the notion that keystrokes are as much of a threat as Kalashnikovs in this summer's deployment of the Canadian-led NATO battle group to Latvia.

03/22/2017 - 05:00 AM


99-year-old teacher honoured for 8 decades in front of class
Isabella Dryden

The classrooms have changed and so have the subjects, but 99-year-old Isabella Dryden says her love for teaching is exactly the same as when she started — 80 years ago.

03/22/2017 - 06:00 AM


Mississauga girl loses 2 limbs after infection doctors thought was influenza

Parents of an 11-year-old girl who had two limbs amputated after a serious bacterial infection caused by streptococcus A are asking why their daughter's condition was dismissed as the flu.

03/21/2017 - 10:39 AM



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