By Dylan Robertson
THE CANADIAN PRESS

Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly said Monday that Ottawa has not been clear with the Canadian business community about the risks they face operating in China. In a discussion with the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations, Joly said it’s still up to industry to choose how much they invest in […]

By Maan Alhmidi
THE CANADIAN PRESS

Toronto’s recently approved housing plan is a good step forward but it could take years before the increase in supply makes renting more affordable in the city, urban planners and experts say. Toronto city council voted on Wednesday in favour of Mayor John Tory’s proposals for zoning bylaw changes to […]

THE CANADIAN PRESS

Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez has appointed the next head of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.  Vicky Eatrides will serve as the broadcasting regulator’s chair and CEO for a five-year term starting on Jan. 5.  Eatrides was most recently an assistant deputy minister at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, […]

By Liam Casey
THE CANADIAN PRESS

A baby screams in the distance as a security guard stands watch over the waiting room at the emergency department of Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children. Parents cuddle their sick kids while others rock their little ones in strollers. A toddler sits on a bed sucking on a soother as […]

By Matt O'brien And Barbara Ortutay
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Elon Musk’s Twitter has dissolved its Trust and Safety Council, the advisory group of around 100 independent civil, human rights and other organizations that the company formed in 2016 to address hate speech, child exploitation, suicide, self-harm and other problems on the platform. The council had been scheduled to meet […]

By Allison Jones
THE CANADIAN PRESS

Ontario’s tourism industry is not expected to fully recover from the pandemic until 2025, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and the industry say in a joint report, with recommendations including tax incentives, cannabis tourism and affordable housing to support staff recruitment. Tourism businesses in the province are generating 64 per […]

By David Bauder
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK (AP) – The Mendelson family would love to find the envelope where their father, Lee, scribbled some lyrics to jazz musician Vince Guaraldi’s composition “Christmas Time is Here” for an animated TV special featuring the “Peanuts” gang in 1965. The producer always said it had taken less than […]

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Comedian Jerrod Carmichael will host next month’s Golden Globe Awards, presiding over a boozy celebration of TV and film that is trying to make a comeback after being knocked off the air by scandal. Carmichael, who won an Emmy this year for his intimate HBO special […]

By Nojoud Al Mallees
THE CANADIAN PRESS

Canada’s auditor general says COVID-19 benefits were delivered quickly and helped mitigate economic suffering, however, the federal government hasn’t done enough to recover overpayments.   In a new report looking into the federal government’s delivery of pandemic benefits, Karen Hogan said the programs provided relief to workers and employers affected […]

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A new report by Feed Ontario reveals skyrocketing food bank use with a 64 percent increase in first-time visitors, and points to the lack of quality employment opportunities and disinvestments in essential social support programs as the drivers of this growth. Feed Ontario released its 2022 Hunger Report today, revealing […]

By Elaine Kurtenbach and Matt Ott
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK (AP) – Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street as protests spread in China calling for President Xi Jinping to step down amid growing anger over severe restrictions imposed as part of his “zero COVID” strategy in the world’s second-largest economy. The S&P 500 fell 0.5% and the […]