By Mickey Djuric
THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – The Opposition Conservatives are asking Twitter to apply a “government-funded” label on accounts associated with the CBC, even as other broadcasters decry the tag for not making clear their editorial independence. On Tuesday, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre tweeted a copy of a letter addressed to the company making […]

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OAKVILLE, Ont. – Ford Motor Co. has revealed some details of its plan to spend $1.8 billion on its Oakville Assembly Complex to turn it into an electric vehicle production hub. The automaker said Tuesday that it will start retooling the Ontario complex in the second quarter of 2024 and […]

By Nojoud Al Mallees
THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – The Canadian economy added 35,000 jobs in March amid strong population growth, keeping the unemployment rate steady at near record lows, even as the economy wrestles with high interest rates. In its latest labour force survey, Statistics Canada said Thursday the unemployment rate came in at five per […]

By Richard Lachman, Director, Zone Learning & Associate Professor, Digital Media, Toronto Metropolitan University
This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.

In American writer Mark Twain’s autobiography, he quotes — or perhaps misquotes — former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli as saying: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”  In a marvellous leap forward, artificial intelligence combines all three in a tidy little package. ChatGPT, and other […]

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VICTORIA – British Columbia’s minimum wage will increase to $16.75 an hour, a boost that the government said would fulfill a promise to tie the benchmark pay level to inflation. The new minimum wage will kick in on June 1, representing a 6.9 per cent increase from the current $15.65 […]

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TORONTO – A lawyer for Canadian pop star Danny Fernandes says the singer is confident he will be able to rebuild his career after the CBC published an investigation that alleged he took thousands of dollars from aspiring musicians. “He is confident through our joint efforts in rehabilitation and restitution […]

By Nicole Thompson
THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Scott Griffin is shaking up the Canadian poetry landscape for the second time in a year, lending his name to the Writers’ Trust poetry prize and more than doubling its purse. The move, which turns the Latner Writers’ Trust Poetry Prize into the Latner Griffin Writers’ Trust Poetry […]

By Ed White
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The former head of a Michigan medical marijuana licensing board has agreed to plead guilty to accepting $110,000 in bribes to influence his decisions when he led the panel over a two-year period, authorities said Thursday. Charges against Rick Johnson and three other men were announced by U.S. Attorney Mark […]

By Stan Choe
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK (AP) – Wall Street is drifting amid mixed trading Thursday, threatening to send the S&P 500 to its first losing week in the last four following some discouraging reports on the economy. The S&P 500 was 0.1% lower in midday trading, and it’s on pace for a 0.6% […]

By Dee-ann Durbin
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) – You may have already seen them in restaurants: waist-high machines that can greet guests, lead them to their tables, deliver food and drinks and ferry dirty dishes to the kitchen. Some have cat-like faces and even purr when you scratch their heads. But are robot […]

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Britain’s privacy watchdog hit TikTok with a multimillion-dollar penalty on Tuesday for a slew of data protection breaches, including misusing children’s data. The Information Commissioner’s Office said it issued a fine of 12.7 million pounds ($15.9 million) to the short-video sharing app, which is wildly popular with young people. It’s […]