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Raising competition age for figure skaters not enough to combat abusive coaches, former skaters say

By the time she was a teenager, Canadian figure skating champion Sandra Bezic was flying around the world to compete. Pushed by her parents to be at the top of the sport, she made it to the Olympics in 1972, when she was just 15 years old. At 17, Bezic retired …

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The Liberals could do more to tackle inflation — but that’s now a question for the fall

On Tuesday, as the inflation debate that consumed question period this spring ground on for another day, interim Conservative leader Candice Bergen and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland got into an argument over which of them was “out of touch.” Brandishing a new survey that suggests a quarter of Canadians have been …

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How the CAQ is rebranding Quebec nationalism

When Saul Polo stood up in Quebec’s National Assembly last week to decry the premier’s comment about the decline of French spoken at home, he struck a nerve.  Polo, the Liberal MNA for Laval-des-Rapides, said François Legault had implied newcomers are a threat to the very survival of the French language …

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CBSA officers caught giving preferential treatment, associating with criminals, documents reveal

Canadian border officers have been reprimanded for hundreds of acts of misconduct over the past two years — including preferential treatment and criminal association — according to documents obtained by CBC News. Details of the cases — all of which were deemed founded — were released under access to information law and …

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Camera sale shemozzle puts focus on how eBay policies affect sellers

Alan Tessier sold a Canon 90D camera on eBay in late February, but the buyer said it wasn’t what they wanted and received a refund. Tessier was in limbo for months without the camera or payment, until Monday when eBay sent him his money back. (Dan Taekema/CBC) Alan Tessier has bought and …

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RCMP took law ‘into their own hands’ by entering N.L. home and questioning child, lawyers say

A pair of criminal lawyers say that RCMP officers overstepped their bounds when they entered a Mount Moriah, N.L. home early Sunday morning and the police should provide a clear explanation as to what happened. Michael Spratt, a criminal defence lawyer in Ottawa, says the police can only legally enter …

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Iran removing 27 surveillance cameras from nuclear sites, UN watchdog says

The head of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog agency said Thursday that Iran is removing 27 surveillance cameras from nuclear sites in the country, raising the risk of its inspectors being unable to track Tehran’s advances as it enriches closer than ever to weapons-grade levels. Rafael Mariano Grossi, the director general …

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Transgender advocates call out WestJet for forcing passengers to identify as male or female

Transgender advocates across Canada are calling out national airline WestJet for not allowing people to choose X as a gender, instead of male or female, when booking flights. They say WestJet is violating their human rights. “It is a legal gender marker in our laws, it’s a violation of the Charter [of Rights …

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ਪਾਕਿਸਤਾਨ: ਕਰਾਚੀ ’ਚ ਮੰਦਰ ਅੰਦਰ ਭੰਨ-ਤੋੜ

ਕਰਾਚੀ (ਪਾਕਿਸਤਾਨ), 9 ਜੂਨ ਪਾਕਿਸਤਾਨੀ ਸ਼ਹਿਰ ਕਰਾਚੀ ਵਿਚ ਹਿੰਦੂ ਮੰਦਰ ਵਿਚ ਦੇਵੀ-ਦੇਵਤਿਆਂ ਦੀਆਂ ਮੂਰਤੀਆਂ ਦੀ ਭੰਨਤੋੜ ਕੀਤੀ ਗਈ। ਪਾਕਿਸਤਾਨ ਵਿੱਚ ਘੱਟ ਗਿਣਤੀ ਭਾਈਚਾਰੇ ਦੇ ਧਾਰਮਿਕ ਸਥਾਨਾਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਭੰਨਤੋੜ ਦਾ ਇਹ ਤਾਜ਼ਾ ਮਾਮਲਾ ਹੈ। ਪੁਲੀਸ ਨੇ ਦੱਸਿਆ ਕਿ ਕਰਾਚੀ ਕੋਰੰਗੀ ਖੇਤਰ ਦੇ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਮਾਰੀ ਮਾਤਾ ਮੰਦਰ ਵਿੱਚ ਬੁੱਧਵਾਰ ਨੂੰ ਦੇਵਤਿਆਂ ਦੀਆਂ …

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ਅਮਰਨਾਥ ਯਾਤਰਾ ਲਈ ਸ੍ਰੀਨਗਰ-ਪੰਚਤਰਨੀ ਹੈਲੀਕਾਪਟਰ ਸਰਵਿਸ ਸ਼ੁਰੂ ਕਰਨ ਦੀ ਤਿਆਰੀ

ਨਵੀਂ ਦਿੱਲੀ, 9 ਜੂਨ ਅਮਰਨਾਥ ਯਾਤਰਾ ਲਈ ਕੇਂਦਰ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਇਕ ਹੋਰ ਹੈਲੀਕਾਪਟਰ ਸਰਵਿਸ ਸ਼ੁਰੂ ਕਰਨ ਦੀ ਤਿਆਰੀ ਕਰ ਰਹੀ ਹੈ, ਜੋ ਸ੍ਰੀਨਗਰ ਤੋਂ ਪੰਚਤਰਨੀ ਤਕ ਹੋਵੇਗੀ। ਜ਼ਿਕਰਯੋਗ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਅਮਰਨਾਥ ਯਾਤਰਾ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ ਹੀ ਦੋ ਰੂਟਾਂ ‘ਤੇ ਹੈਲੀਕਾਪਟਰ ਸਰਵਿਸ ਦਿੱਤੀ ਜਾ ਰਹੀ ਹੈ। ਕੇਂਦਰ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਨੇ ਸ਼ਰਧਾਲੂਆਂ ਦੀ ਗਿਣਤੀ ਵਧਣ …

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