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Manitoba spends $2.1 million to establish provincewide child abuse response – Winnipeg

Manitoba is spending $2.1 million to establish a provincewide integrated child abuse response that will connect child victims and their families from across Manitoba to wraparound, child-centred supports, Premier Heather Stefanson and Justice Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced Sunday. “Our government is proud to stand with the women and men in …

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Toronto Police Services Board to review proposed $48 million funding increase – Toronto

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 9, 2023 6:11 am Descrease article font size Increase article font size TORONTO — The Toronto Police Services Board is set to meet today to decide whether to approve a nearly $50-million funding increase for the city’s police force, which would result in …

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Police seize more than $1.5 million in goods tied to organized retail theft ring in Halton Region

Close to a dozen people are facing charges in connection with an organized retail theft ring operating in Halton and surrounding areas, say police. An estimated $2 million in stolen goods and currency have been recovered after a lengthy investigation, dubbed “Project Kingfisher.” Investigators say the three-month-long probe involves a …

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Woodbine announces change of $1 million stakes race to King’s Plate for 2023

TORONTO — After 70 years as The Queen’s Plate, Canada’s oldest thoroughbred race is getting a name change next year. The $1 million stakes race will be known as The King’s Plate when it is run for the 164th time on Aug. 20, 2023, at Woodbine Racetrack. The change follows …

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More than 1.3 million immigration applications still in backlog

Canada’s immigration minister now projects it will only take a few months longer than originally hoped to get application wait times back on track, even though the crisis in Ukraine and other “external” events have worsened the backlogs. In January, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser vowed to eliminate backlogs caused by …

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Ontario promised to build 1.5 million homes by 2031. A new report says that will likely never happen

Ontario is unlikely to meet its lofty goal of building 1.5 million homes by 2031 to alleviate the housing crisis, according to a new report from the Smart Prosperity Institute, an Ottawa-based think-tank. There are so many bottlenecks that we need to address in the next five to 10 years.– …

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Soaring costs for food, energy push 71 million more people worldwide into poverty: UN agency

A staggering 71 million more people around the world are experiencing poverty as a result of soaring food and energy prices that climbed in the weeks following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United Nations Development Program said in a report Thursday. The UNDP estimates that 51.6 million more people fell …

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Google Slapped With $187 Million For Antitrust Practices In South Korea

Google Slapped With 7 Million For Antitrust Practices In South Korea

South Korea’s antitrust regulator has announced that it has raised the fine slapped on Google over alleged anti-competition practices by 17.5 billion won ($14.63 million) to 224.9 billion won ($187.8 million). In mid-September, the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) decided to fine the global tech giant for forcing smartphone makers …

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