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Canada crawling toward AI regulatory regime, but experts say reform is urgent

Canada crawling toward AI regulatory regime, but experts say reform is urgent

OTTAWA — On Thursday, privacy watchdogs revealed that five million images of shoppers' faces were collected without their consent at a dozen of Canada's most popular malls.
'Panicky pandemic publishing' of COVID-19 research erodes trust in science: report

'Panicky pandemic publishing' of COVID-19 research erodes trust in science: report

OTTAWA — Publishing weak, careless and sometimes fake research on the novel coronavirus is eroding trust in science, leading people to ignore public health advice, a new report from the Royal Society of Canada warns.
Canada seeks to increase immigration over next three years even as pandemic rages on

Canada seeks to increase immigration over next three years even as pandemic rages on

OTTAWA — Canada is seeking to admit upwards of 1.2 million new permanent residents in the next three years, a target the federal government says is crucial to the post-pandemic economic recovery.
Cheeky mishap in Vancouver sees buttocks exposed during live interview (VIDEO)

Cheeky mishap in Vancouver sees buttocks exposed during live interview (VIDEO)

Former Vancouver City Councillor Gordon Price is not the first to navigate technical difficulties during the COVID-19 pandemic with virtual meetings
Canadians need to cut contacts by a quarter to control COVID-19 outbreak: Tam

Canadians need to cut contacts by a quarter to control COVID-19 outbreak: Tam

New federal projections suggest that Canadians need to cut a quarter of their contacts to keep the COVID-19 outbreak under control, as several provinces wrestle with how far their lockdown measures should go to reinforce that message.
Malls gathered facial images of five million shoppers without consent: watchdogs

Malls gathered facial images of five million shoppers without consent: watchdogs

OTTAWA — Five million images of peoples' faces were collected through digital information kiosks in 12 malls across Canada without the knowledge or consent of the shoppers, privacy watchdogs say. An investigation by the federal, Alberta and B.C.
Actor Sean Connery, the 'original' James Bond, dies at 90

Actor Sean Connery, the 'original' James Bond, dies at 90

LONDON — Sean Connery, the charismatic Scottish actor who rose to international superstardom as suave, fearless secret agent James Bond and then abandoned the role to carve out an equally successful, Oscar-winning career playing a variety of leading
Cost for cancer-fighting drugs triples in Canada but still no national drug plan

Cost for cancer-fighting drugs triples in Canada but still no national drug plan

Sales of medications to treat cancer have nearly tripled in Canada over the past decade, reaching $3.9 billion last year, a report by a federal agency says.
Assisted-dying bill wins approval in principle over Conservative objections

Assisted-dying bill wins approval in principle over Conservative objections

OTTAWA — Over the objections of dozens of Conservatives, the House of Commons gave approval in principle Thursday to a bill that would make it easier for dying Canadians to get medical help to end their suffering.
Canadian researchers test groundbreaking approach to treating Parkinson's disease

Canadian researchers test groundbreaking approach to treating Parkinson's disease

TORONTO — Canadian researchers are testing a new approach to treating Parkinson's disease they hope can slow and even stop its progress.