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There is a price to pay for not being prepared for war. Will Canada have to pay that price again?

A little over 18 years ago, amid the dust and blazing heat of Kandahar Airfield, the weary look on Colonel Ian Hope’s face spoke louder than his words. It was the spring of 2006, and the Canadian contingent in Afghanistan had just endured a brutal few weeks. More than half a dozen Canadian soldiers had been killed in roadside bombings. …

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LCBO strike ends, stores to reopen Tuesday

The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) and the union representing 10,000 of its workers reached a tentative agreement on Saturday, more than two weeks after the strike began. Both the LCBO and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) signed a return-to-work protocol Saturday morning after a tentative deal was put on hold a day earlier. According to the …

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LCBO and OPSEU resume talks after tentative deal put on hold

A tentative agreement reached Friday between the LCBO and the union representing workers was suspended the same day as return-to-work talks continued amid the first strike in the company’s history. The Ontario Public Service Employees Union, which represents about 9,000 liquor store workers, has demanded that management sign a return-to-work protocol. The LCBO, which operates more than 680 stores, has …

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Wall Street Journal reporter says she was fired for advocating for press freedom in Hong Kong

As it happens7:14Wall Street Journal reporter says she was fired for advocating for press freedom in Hong Kong When Selina Cheng was elected head of a press freedom organization in Hong Kong, she didn’t expect her very first press conference to be about her firing from her own job. Cheng says she was fired as a reporter for the Wall …

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Elections Canada proposes measures to protect nomination contests from interference

Elections Canada is proposing possible changes to protect the political nomination process from foreign interference. These include banning non-citizens from participating in candidate selection, requiring parties to publish contest rules and explicitly prohibiting certain practices, such as voting more than once. The Federal Election Agency outlines the proposed steps in a discussion guide intended to help chief election officer St├ęphane …

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‘Cuts to boarding school searches reflect disturbing denial,’ says headmaster

Officials with Indigenous Services Canada on Thursday told organizations and community leaders responsible for the search for missing children and unmarked burials at boarding school sites that their funding has been capped at $500,000 per year. That ceiling is significantly lower than previous operating budgets and much lower than what organizations estimate is needed to continue work. David Monias, Chief …

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Anthony Albanese’s warning after MediSecure hack: ‘Won’t be the last’

Most important points MediSecure has revealed how many Australians fell victim to a cyber attack earlier this year. The national provider of prescription delivery services voluntarily went bankrupt in June. Research has revealed that 6.5 terabytes of data was exposed in the data breach. Earlier this year, hackers stole the personal information of almost 13 million Australians, including their medical …

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The departed CEO earned $603,000, worked for Manitoba Shared Health for just 4 months last year

The former CEO of Shared Health saw his salary rise to more than $600,000 last year, an increase of nearly 83 percent from the year before, despite working for just four months before unexpectedly leaving the provincial health care organization. According to recent compensation disclosures, Adam Topp earned $603,604 in 2023. The same documents show that some executives also claimed …

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JD Vance praises Trump, shares personal story in first speech as vice presidential candidate

Donald Trump’s running mate for vice president, Sen. J.D. Vance, presented himself to the nation Wednesday night as the son of a forgotten industrial town in Ohio who, if elected in November, will fight for the working class. Vance, 39, described his difficult childhood, from the U.S. Marines, to Yale Law School, to venture capitalism, and finally to the U.S. …

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Exclusive footage shows children being placed in isolation cells in Queensland

This article contains disturbing content and references to self-harm. ‘The box’ is an isolation cell with no toilet, mattress or running water in Queensland police housing. Footage obtained by a joint investigation by SBS The Feed and Guardian Australia shows children being placed in isolation cells in a state of disarray. Sam* was led in an isolation cell after she …

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