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Brampton to commit $150M to the new university


Today at Committee of Council, Brampton Councillors committed to an investment strategy for a new university facility and a centre for education, innovation and collaboration in downtown Brampton. Council endorsed, in principle, investing up to $50M over 10 years into a post-secondary facility, and up to $100M into joint-use community space to support a university, business innovation and collaboration, community ...

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McCafė drinks will soon hit store soon – McDonald’s


McDonald’s says it will soon sell some of its McCafe drinks in bottles at supermarkets and other stores, catching up with coffee rivals Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts. The fast-food giant said Wednesday it signed a deal with Coca-Cola Co. that will bring three flavors of its McCafe Frappe drinks to stores early next year. Dunkin’ Donuts signed a similar deal ...

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France to end oil gas production by 2040


France plans to pass legislation this year to phase out all oil and gas exploration and production on its mainland and overseas territories by 2040, becoming the first country to do so, according to a draft bill presented on Wednesday. President Emmanuel Macron wants to make France carbon neutral by 2050 and plans to curb greenhouse gas emissions by leaving ...

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Canada PM Announces Support for High-quality, Affordable Child Care


By Zacheaus Somorin Canadians deserve the opportunity to raise their families the way they want, but far too many do not have access to the high-quality, affordable child care they need. With increased support for early learning and child care, more Canadian parents can pursue new opportunities to work and learn, and build a better future for themselves and their ...

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Canadian border flooded with refugees moving from the US to Canada

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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police apprehended 22 refugees over the weekend as they tried to cross the border into Canada from the U.S illegally.   The nearly two dozen individuals were apprehended late Saturday near Emerson, Manitoba, which borders North Dakota and Minnesota. But while the tiny town of 671 has traditionally accepted refugees with open arms, residents are growing ...

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Calling All Artists: The City is Looking for Your Hazel Art  


February 14, 2017 Today has traditionally been about hearts, flowers and poetry but in Ontario, Valentine’s Day is now about so much more.   On December 8, 2016, the Ontario legislature passed an Act proclaiming February 14 as Hazel McCallion Day in Ontario. To celebrate Mississauga’s longest serving mayor, the City’s Culture Division is planning a spring exhibition that pays ...

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Canadian Prime Minister visits Trump’s White House

US President Donald Trump(L) greets Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau upon arrival outside of the West Wing of the White House on February 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived at the White House Monday, becoming the third world leader to meet with President Donald Trump face to face. The two leaders couldn’t be more different. “Because as we know, relationships between neighbors are pretty complex, and we won’t always agree on everything. But because of our deep abiding respect for one another, we’re ...

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Misinformation and The Canadian “Lottery” Program

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By Johnson Babalola The messages kept coming in through emails, phones, and texts. They came from different individuals with varied educational and ethnic backgrounds but with one thing in common: they were all Nigerians. They all asked about the same program: the Canadian “lottery” program. A telephone conversation I had with a particular gentleman (hereinafter referred to simply as A) ...

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Trump Signs Order to Withdraw from TPP

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Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump will start to unravel the behemoth trade deal he inherited from his predecessor, as he signed an executive action to withdraw from the negotiating process of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.   That executive action sends signals to Democrats and leaders in foreign capitals around the world that Trump’s rhetoric on trade during the campaign is turning into ...

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Millions march at protests against new US President


Millions of people from all over the world have marched in opposition to the agenda and rhetoric of President Donald Trump. In the United States, people packed into the country’s capital for the Women’s March on Washington, as hundreds of other marches happened across America. A city official in Washington said the turnout estimate was of 500,000 people, more than ...

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Trump inauguration: President vows to end ‘American Carnage’

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President Donald Trump has painted a bleak picture of a broken country after being sworn in as US president. He spoke of abandoned factories, rampant crime, and a failed education system, pledging that his presidency would bring about change. “This American carnage stops right here and stops right now,” President Trump said on the steps of the Capitol. Thousands of ...

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Refugee will lose fingers after getting frostbites while trying to cross U.S.-Canada border


A Ghanaian refugee who almost died during a trek to cross the U.S.-Canada border into Manitoba on Christmas Eve will lose all of his fingers, a toe and possibly his arms. “It’s very bad news,” Seidu Mohammed, 24, told the press in an interview at a Winnipeg hospital where he is being treated for severe frostbite. “I don’t know what ...

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From refugee to cabinet member: Canada’s new Minister of Immigration

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Canada’s new Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, is the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, the Member of Parliament for York South-Weston, in Ontario. He was sworn into office on January 10, 2017. Mr. Hussen arrived in Canada as a teenage refugee from Somalia, via Kenya, in 1993. A lawyer and social activist, Mr. Hussen served on several community organizations, including having ...

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Obama’s Farewell Speech – Democracy Needs Us


President Obama said farewell recently to a nation he helped transform during his eight years in the White House. Riding high in the polls but just days away from handing over the reins to a Manhattan mogul who has vowed to dismantle much of his legacy, Obama chose to make his final address as commander-in-chief in the city where he ...

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