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Hackers only needed a phone number to track this MP's cellphone

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:00:00 EST


A CBC/Radio-Canada demonstration shows just how easy it is for hackers halfway across the world to spy on a Canadian MP’s phone calls and track his movements.

Nearly half of illegal border-crossers into Canada are from Haiti

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:36:55 EST


There were 14,467 refugee claims from people who crossed into Canada outside legal border points in a nine-month period this year, and 44% of them were from Haiti.

Missing dog walker Annette Poitras found 'alive and well' in Coquitlam, B.C., after massive search

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:17:26 EST


Loud cheers greeted dog walker Annette Poitras and three dogs when they were rescued Wednesday after a massive search spanning three days in Coquitlam, B.C.

Laurier's apology to Lindsay Shepherd was hardly a win for free speech

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:21:14 EST


Much of the backlash toward the university was not, in fact, about defending freedom of expression. Rather, many of the academics who spoke out were appalled at how the administration reacted.

Liberals detail $40B for 10-year national housing strategy, introduce Canada Housing Benefit

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:51:45 EST


The federal government has announced the details of its ten-year national housing strategy that includes the introduction of a National Housing Benefit for families that won't kick in until after the next federal election.

Daring defection of North Korean soldier captured in dramatic video

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:05:09 EST


North Korea's actions during a defector's escape at the Panmunjom border village earlier this month violated the armistice agreement ending the Korean War, a spokesperson for the UN command told reporters Wednesday as video of the attempt was released.

'Enough is enough': Flood of complaints from Bell customers, employees about high-pressure sales tactics

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:00:21 EST


CBC's Go Public heard from frustrated Bell employees and customers coast to coast after our investigation into allegations of high-pressure sales tactics at Canada's largest telecommunications provider.

High-energy 'ghost particles' can be stopped on way through Earth

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:25:49 EST


High-energy subatomic particles nicknamed “ghost particles” for their ability to pass through just about anything can be stopped, scientists confirm.

Liberals to scrap policy that rejects sick, disabled immigrants

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:27:17 EST


Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says the government is committed to ditching a policy that rejects immigrants because they're sick or disabled and could be a drag on the health system.

'My life was ripped apart': Two Calgary Muslim men say CSIS wrongfully targeted them

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:00:00 EST


Two Muslim men from Calgary say Canada’s security agencies wrongly lumped them in with a cluster of jihadis who left to fight with ISIS, and their lives have been disrupted.

Zimbabwe's new leader returns, promises jobs in 'new and unfolding democracy'

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:51:38 EST


Emmerson Mnangagwa said Wednesday in his first public speech since being announced as Zimbabwe's incoming leader that the country is witnessing a "new and unfolding democracy."

Peppa Pig's tale of torture? Why parents can't rely on platforms like YouTube Kids for child-friendly fare

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:00:00 EST


Platforms like Netflix and YouTube Kids can seem like the ideal digital daycare in busy families, but as disturbing content starts slipping through cracks in “kid-friendly” filters, parents and experts are questioning how much we can rely on these algorithmic black box babysitters.

Uber can't confirm number of Canadians impacted in security breach: privacy commissioner

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:44:58 EST


Canada's federal privacy commissioner says Uber Technologies Inc. can't confirm how many Canadians may be affected by an October 2016 security breach that the riding-hailing firm initially tried to cover up.

Missing sub search now a desperate race against time

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:11:57 EST


A closer look at the day's most important stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse.

William Shatner takes aim at Hamilton condo developer

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:41:48 EST


Actor William Shatner has taken issue with a local condo developer using his name and likeness in promotional materials without permission.

From fire safety to zoning, pot legalization 'cuts across pretty much every city department'

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:00:00 EST


Now that the federal government has released more details on its legislation to legalize pot, some cities have already taken steps to make sure they are ready for next July's deadline.

Opioid prescriptions in Canada on the rise over last 5 years

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:14:15 EST


Doctors have been prescribing more opioids overall, but giving individual patients fewer doses at one time, a new report says.

Haitians in the U.S. uncertain about their future, as government ends protected status

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:00:00 EST


As Haitians look to the end of the protected status that allowed them to live and work in the U.S., a Canadian MP meets with local officials in New York to stress that coming to Canada won't solve Haitians' problems.

Oil price rises to 2-year high above $58 US on supply slowdown

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:26:59 EST


The benchmark North American oil price hit its highest price in 2½ years on Wednesday as lower production from Canadian oilsands coupled with reduced inventories in the U.S. to push down supply.

Bosnian Serbian military chief Mladic convicted of genocide

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:21:26 EST


The UN's Yugoslav war crimes tribunal convicts Bosnian Serbian military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity, and sentences him to life in prison for atrocities during Bosnia's 1992-1995 war. His lawyer says Mladic will appeal.