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Manitoba Opposition Tories say lengthy omnibus bill means less public scrutiny – Winnipeg

Manitobans may not be able to have public input on a host of proposed legislative changes, including a ban on replacement workers during labour disputes and a tightening of environmental rules. That’s because the NDP government has included those measures and others, originally planned as separate pieces of legislation, in …

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Second B.C. grant program facing scrutiny amid conflict concerns

One of the B.C. government’s most recognizable programs is facing scrutiny, amid concerns about possible conflicts of interest in provincial grant administration. Opposition parties are calling for a probe of the Buy BC program, an initiative meant to help promote local agricultural products. The grant program is being administered by …

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‘Deceptive’ or ‘awesome’? Ontario’s housing goal including LTC beds faces scrutiny

Ontario’s housing minister is defending his decision to count long-term care beds towards the province’s housing targets, even as data shows some communities added more long-term care beds than new houses in 2023. Housing figures for 2023, shared with Global News by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, show …

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‘Outdated’ photo enforcement system under scrutiny by Winnipeg council – Winnipeg

To one city councillor, Winnipeg’s photo enforcement system is a system in need of an overhaul. It’s also a system entrenched in Manitoba’s Highway Traffic Act, regulating which zones can have image-capturing technology, the conditions of its use and what forms of safety it can be useful for. But the …

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‘People are freezing:’ Hotel-turned-homeless shelter with empty rooms under scrutiny

The Dartmouth, N.S. hotel-turned-homeless shelter known as ‘The Bridge’ has been operating for several months now — the largest facility of its kind in the province. However, a staffing shortage on the designated health floor means some rooms remain empty. “There is seven (clients) right now that live on the …

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Chinese Canadians worried about political backlash amid foreign interference scrutiny – National

Mark Lee, a professional translator and former council candidate in Richmond, B.C., says he knows what it’s like to walk the fine line faced by fellow Chinese Canadians entering the political arena amid scrutiny of alleged foreign interference. He says he’s not ignorant of the risks and considers potential political …

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RCMP faces extra scrutiny over hunt for Sask. stabbing suspect after admitting past failures

As the search for Saskatchewan stabbing suspect Myles Sanderson drags into a third day, law enforcement experts say the RCMP appears to be determined to show it has learned from past failures during wide searches, including the Nova Scotia mass shootings in 2020. Sanderson, 32, is wanted over a series of …

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Amid intense scrutiny, human rights complaints, Thunder Bay police chief announces retirement

Amid human rights complaints, investigations and external oversight, the police service and its oversight board in Thunder Bay, Ont.,  have another task ahead of them — finding a new chief.  Police Chief Sylvie Hauth has announced her retirement, effective next year.  In a statement released to media on Thursday morning, Hauth said she has informed …

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Netflix will benefit from Biden's EO as net neutrality resurfaces and competitors' mergers face scrutiny, such as the Amazon-MGM and WarnerMedia-Discovery deals (Eriq Gardner/The Hollywood Reporter)

Netflix will benefit from Biden's EO as net neutrality resurfaces and competitors' mergers face scrutiny, such as the Amazon-MGM and WarnerMedia-Discovery deals (Eriq Gardner/The Hollywood Reporter)

Eriq Gardner / The Hollywood Reporter: Netflix will benefit from Biden’s EO as net neutrality resurfaces and competitors’ mergers face scrutiny, such as the Amazon-MGM and WarnerMedia-Discovery deals  —  The streaming giant should welcome — even celebrate — the White House’s efforts to promote competition.  Why?  Look closely. News Source …

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