By David Friend
THE CANADIAN PRESS

Canada’s entry for best international feature has been knocked out of the competition at next year’s Oscars. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the short list of films that will advance to the next round of voting in the category and “Eternal Spring” is not on […]

By Cindy Tran
THE CANADIAN PRESS

Tania Marcil doesn’t have much time to spare before the holidays set in. Now, instead of using those rare moments to get ready for the season, she says she is spending them scrambling to find last-minute care for her three children. The Halifax-based worker is among the public servants who […]

By Jackie Veling Of Nerdwallet
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Shoppers who used “buy now, pay later” to help finance gifts this holiday season may soon encounter an unwelcome surprise: Returns can be more challenging than when buying from the store with cash or a credit card. Returns and disputes are a common concern among buy now, pay later users, […]

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 […]

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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 […]