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Walmart Canada pulls sweater of Santa with what looks like cocaine

Walmart Canada apologized on Monday for listing on its website an intentionally ugly Christmas sweater that featured an illustration appearing to depict Santa getting ready to snort cocaine. 
Users on Twitter had noticed the offer a few days earlier and started posting screengrabs and links to the merchandise.
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The delayed response of two police officers in finding a 14-year-old boy who died from an overdose at a Langley, B.C., park last summer did not play a role in his death, according to a report released Monday by the province's police watchdog.
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Walmart says sorry for 'ugly' sweater showing snowman Santa with lines of coke

TORONTO -- An ugly Christmas sweater that depicts a snowman Santa sitting in front of what appears to be three lines of cocaine was among several “naughty” holiday sweaters pulled off Walmart.ca over the weekend after social media users noticed the items for sale on the website.
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Elderly London woman defrauded of $1.25 million

LONDON, ONT. -- London police are issuing a warning after two elderly women were defrauded, one of $85,000, and the other of approximately $1.25 million.
In one case, a woman was contacted by someone who told her a credit card had been compromised.
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Alberta's unemployment rate among young men has nearly doubled over the past seven months, in an unprecedented spike that has pushed their joblessness rate to a level not since the early 1980s.
In April, roughly one in 10 young men in Alberta was unemployed.
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TORONTO -- A Canadian man diagnosed with a massive brain tumour while travelling in Thailand is fighting to get home after his travel insurance was declined because he told doctors he had a headache while suffering from the flu over a month ago.
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Young people given the chance to vote in mock U.K. election

 

Conservatives push Liberals to make a decision on Huawei

The Conservatives are urging the Liberal government to make a decision soon on whether Chinese tech giant Huawei will be allowed to join Canada's next-generation 5G wireless network. 
The government has been reviewing the security implications of emerging 5G cellular network technology, which promises to be 10 to 20 times faster than existing wireless connections, for more than a year.
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TORONTO -- Four people have been charged after police busted an alleged $1.6-million car theft ring that spanned across southern Ontario, exporting high-end stolen vehicles out of Canada.
Police in Hamilton, Ont. began their investigation, dubbed Project Seagull, in August 2019 after authorities became aware of the thefts.
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TORONTO -- The Federal Court of Canada (FC) has sided with a man who worked at a CIBC call centre who lodged a Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) complaint saying he was discriminated against because he was straight.
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Recognize this shoe? Coroner asks for help identifying body found in B.C. field

VANCOUVER -- Officials are asking for the public's help to identify a body found in a field in northeastern B.C. based on the dead man's footwear.
The BC Coroners Service released photos of a single man's shoe Monday in hopes that someone will recognize it.
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Court orders new investigation for straight man who alleged discrimination at work

TORONTO -- A Federal Court judge has ordered Canada’s human rights watchdog to re-investigate claims from a former CIBC employee who said he was discriminated against on the job because he wasn’t gay.
In a ruling from September, Madam Justice Janet M.
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The Law Society of British Columbia has moved to require Indigenous cultural competency training for all practising lawyers in the province, in response to gaps in legal education that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission identified.
"Lawyers and the law created a justice system that discriminates against Indigenous people," said society president Nancy Merrill, noting that it was illegal for a lawyer to take a retainer from an Indigenous person until the 1960s.
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