British Prime Minister Theresa May, admitting her Brexit withdrawal plan would be defeated in Parliament "by a significant margin," postponed Monday a vote that had been scheduled for the following day. "The government has decided Theresa May's Brexit deal is so disastrous that it has taken the desperate step of delaying its own vote at the eleventh hour," the Labour Party leader said in a statement. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a key vote on Brexit in Parliament on Tuesday. Campaigners hoping to stop Brexit have been buoyed in recent weeks as May herself warned that if her deal was defeated then the United Kingdom could face either a no deal Brexit or no Brexit at all. Anti-Brexit campaigner dressed as British Prime Minister Theresa May holding a plate of fudge poses for photographers outside Parliament in Central London on Monday.
December 10, 2018 09:22 UTC
The Canada Revenue Agency is using a new tool in its battle against tax evasion — one that experts say could radically change the way it pursues tax cheats. For the first time, the agency has used proceeds-of-crime provisions in the law to freeze the assets of individuals charged with tax evasion. "People who might have done some tax evasion already will see it as a game-changer," he said. University of Ottawa professor Marc Tassé says using proceeds of crime provisions in cases of alleged tax evasion is a 'game-changer.' Leonard Shore, the lawyer representing the couple in the criminal tax evasion case, said he recently received "voluminous" disclosure materials from the prosecution and is now reviewing them.
According to Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), the department is currently in the planning stage of "exploring innovative workplace solutions" that include co-working spaces for public servants. 'Sense of flexibility'The spaces could potentially change the entire work culture associated with the federal public service, said Victoria Landreville, director of community engagement at Ottawa co-working space Coworkly. The federal government is considering new workplace options for public service employees, including creating co-working spaces that have long been popular among startups and the self-employed. Public servants weigh inFor some federal public servants, the concept is appealing. (Leah Hansen/CBC)Another public service employee, Josée Laplante, said she commutes nearly 45 minutes each way to her downtown office.
(Mimitens and Burton Snowboards)Burton's website at the time sold Minishred mittens for kids with a patterned "extended length stay-up knit cuff." The company has also told Mountfort it will not be compensating her. - Anjli Patel, fashion lawyer and trademark agent"Fast fashion retailers are notorious for copying established and independent designers and artists," she told CBC Toronto. Designer looks to CEO after hearing interviewMountfort initially reached out to Burton by email in late 2015 after finding out about the company's Minishred mittens. The Burton CEO was talking about how she was paying for her female employees to attend the Women's March on Washington.
The problem has worsened over the last few years, Emberley said, to the point where the frequency of medication shortages is "unprecedented." (Don Marce/CBC)Then in November, the chronic drug shortage problem once again pierced people's consciousness when pharmacies across Canada ran out of Wellbutrin, a widely used antidepressant. There are currently more than 1,690 medications listed in "actual shortage" status on Drug Shortages Canada, the federal government's official tracking website. But the root causes of drug shortages remain a mystery, although likely factors range from manufacturing issues to marketing and distribution decisions by pharmaceutical companies, experts say. Health Canada has repeatedly said it is aware of the drug shortage issue and working to find solutions.
Chef Domenico Di Grigoli shows students, including Dorcas Bihamba, centre, and Shiho Kato, right, how to make a hearty soup for the Canadian winter. "I try to teach them, you have to adapt," explained chef Domenico Di Grigoli, who leads the lessons. You have to learn," said Di Grigoli, who trained as a chef before moving to Canada nine years ago. Di Grigoli said there are clear signs the class is a success: "They eat everything, and they ask for more." With the lesson in nutrition over, everyone is ordered into the kitchen by chef Domenico Di Grigoli.
China raised the pressure on the United States and Canada as a bail hearing for a top Chinese technology executive was set to resume Monday in Vancouver. British Columbia said in a statement Sunday it cancelled a trade mission to China because of Meng's detention. A Canadian prosecutor asked a court Friday to reject Meng's bail request. 'Totally separate' from trade policyU.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, speaking Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation," downplayed the impact of the arrest. The U.S. has pressured European countries and other allies to limit use of its technology, warning they could be opening themselves up to surveillance and theft of information.
December 10, 2018 08:37 UTC
ADELAIDE, Australia — Rishabh Pant had a world record in his grasp as he helped India to a drought-breaking win in Australia, but he had to settle for a share of it. Pant could have broken the record had he not dropped Nathan Lyon late in Australia’s second innings, after diving full-stretch to his right. The left-hander models his aggressive batting on Australia great Adam Gilchrist, whose best haul in a match during his 96-test career was 10 catches. For someone who is just starting his career, he is exciting.”Behind the stumps, Pant complemented India’s bowling attack which held off Australia’s late comeback. India has never won a test series in Australia but after taking the lead in the four-match series, goes into the second test in Perth with a chance to retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy it won on home soil.
December 10, 2018 08:37 UTC
HONG KONG — A runaway school bus with no one aboard accelerated downhill and plowed into pedestrians in Hong Kong on Monday, killing two people and injuring a dozen others, authorities said. The 62-year-old driver attempted to block the bus but was dragged for 20 metres (65 feet) as it gained speed, police said. The bus crossed a bustling thoroughfare, slammed into two taxis, and ran onto a sidewalk and into a store. Three people were pinned under the wheels of the yellow 19-seat bus. Six of the 12 injured are in critical condition, including the driver, who has been admitted to an intensive care unit, police said.
December 10, 2018 08:21 UTC
Irving Ltd. began bypassing the SNB marketing board and requiring landowners to negotiate wood sales on an individual basis. In a statement JDI vice-president Jason Limongelli said the Appeal Court decision shows "SNB has no legal right to this excessive control." He said private wood makes up close to 50 percent of the company's supply, totalling about $650,000 per week. MLA David Coon, leader of New Brunswick's Green Party, said successive governments have ignored their duty to step in to support the marketing board system. There's really no conceivable way to negotiate a fair marketing situation for private woodlot owners under that scenario."
December 10, 2018 07:52 UTC
Starting Jan. 1, 2019, natural gas customers in B.C. "We strive to deliver natural gas safely and reliably at the lowest reasonable cost," said Diane Roy, vice-president of regulatory affairs in a release. "Keeping natural gas rates low for customers is important to us but there has been an impact to our costs associated with actions we had to take to stabilize our natural gas supply following the Enbridge pipeline rupture." Every three months, FortisBC reviews natural gas and propane cost of gas rates with the BCUC. and recorded $186 million in net earnings from its natural gas and piped propane operations.
December 10, 2018 06:22 UTC
“When you play for Team Canada and you put that jersey on, it’s all about the crest on the front and playing for each other. They definitely showed today that they’re a group that’s capable of being all-in,” said Canada West coach Rick Swan. Earlier Sunday, Vasily Podkolzin scored twice in the second period as Russia downed Canada East 5-3 in the tournament’s opening game. Canada East and Canada West are slated to face off Monday. The World Junior A Challenge sees the top Junior-A talent from four countries and five teams — Canada East, Canada West, the Czech Republic, Russia and the United States — compete in 14 games over eight days at R.J. Lalonde Arena.
December 10, 2018 06:11 UTC
WASHINGTON — Environmental activists are ramping up a pressure campaign designed to drum up Democratic support for a sweeping agenda to fight climate change, with the 2020 presidential campaign in their sights. Already embraced by Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., an increasingly influential figure on the left, the Green New Deal is designed to nudge prospective Democratic presidential candidates to stake out aggressive positions on climate change. Ultimately, however, other issues dominated the debate, and climate change barely registered during the 2016 general election. It’s not clear, however, whether other prominent Democrats eyeing the White House would back Sanders’ forthcoming climate change bill or seek to carve out their own territory. It’s a shift from where Democrats laid down their symbolic markers on climate change as recently as last year.
December 10, 2018 06:00 UTC
“This was like a playoff game,” said head coach Ken Hitchcock. “We did a really good job in the first and third periods and it got away from us in the second because of their stretch (offence) game. “This was the first time we’ve got challenged like this off the rush. I liked how we protected the lead in the third and we’re learning how to play as a unit of five. That’s a good sign.”
December 10, 2018 05:26 UTC
Ayers, who is chief of staff to Vice-President Mike Pence, was seen as the favourite for the job when Trump announced Saturday that Kelly would leave around year’s end. Trump offered his own take on the development: “I am in the process of interviewing some really great people for the position of White House Chief of Staff. In any administration, the role of White House chief of staff is split between the responsibilities of supervising the White House and managing the man sitting in the Oval Office. Trump wants his next chief of staff to hold the job through the 2020 election, the officials said. Pence’s deputy chief of staff, Jarrod Agen, is expected to assume Ayers’ role for the vice-president.
December 10, 2018 05:15 UTC