Tag: Canada

McDonald’s Canada CEO calls foreign worker controversy ‘Bullshit’

The CEO of McDonald’s Canada has branded recent criticism of its use of temporary foreign workers “bullshit” in a conference call to franchisees that was given to the CBC. His remarks from earlier this week came before federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney announced an immediate moratorium on the food services sector’s access to the Temporary…

US State Department delays review of Keystone pipeline

The U.S. State Department says it is giving federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL pipeline before deciding whether to issue a permit. The review could push the decision about the controversial pipeline until after midterm elections in November. AP

Canada welcomes home last troops from Afghanistan

Eighty-four armed forces members were welcomed home marking the end of Canada’s participation in the Afghanistan war, a mission that spanned 12 years and marked the country’s longest ever military engagement. NBC News

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Says He’s Attending the Oscars

Toronto mayor Rob Ford — whose admission to smoking crack cocaine, among other antics, has transformed him into international tabloid fodder — says that he’s going to make an appearance at the Academy Awards on Sunday. “I am going to the Oscars. It’s going to be fun,” was the brief quote he gave his local…

‘Loser Keeps Bieber’: Pop Star Slammed in Hockey Billboard

The stakes are escalating ahead of today’s men’s hockey semifinal showdown between the U.S. and Canada. A billboard in Skokie, Ill., has offered a sarcastic wager: The loser of the Olympic match would keep the Canadian pop star Justin Bieber, who has been in the headlines recently for his bad-boy behavior.

Canadian Olympic Athletes in Sochi Get Free Beer With Their Passports

Spotted! The beer fridge in Canada Olympic House in #Sochi #wearewinter pic.twitter.com/E3hMUTtQRt — Molson Canadian (@Molson_Canadian) February 9, 2014 Hey, Olympic athletes need to unwind every now and then, too. It turns out Canada’s team has the advantage in that area, though, as Molson Canadian has installed a beer fridge in their Olympic house that…

Rob Ford declares Bob Marley Day in Toronto

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has declared Feb. 6 Bob Marley Day. It coincides with Marley’s birthday. The Jamaican singer, who was born in 1945, died in 1981 at age 36. He would have been 69 Thursday. It’s perhaps no surprise that Ford is a Marley fan. The mayor was seen in a video posted in…

Kalashnikov Signs Contract to Sell 200,000 Guns in US, Canada

Russia’s Kalashnikov gun maker has signed a contract to sell up to 200,000 firearms annually to customers in the United States and Canada, the company said Thursday. The contract was signed with the Russian Weapon Company, an American dealer of Russian firearms, at the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, the largest annual hunting and…

Canada high court strikes down prostitution laws

Canada’s Supreme Court has struck down all of the country’s prostitution laws, including running a brothel and street solicitations, CP24 reports. The decision gives Parliament one year to respond with new legislation.

Ford Lost Phone at Crack House?

How is this guy real? According to police documents published by CTV News on Wednesday, Toronto mayor Rob Ford may have lost his cell phone at a crack house a month before video of him smoking the drug hit the Internet. While wiretapping cell phone conversations during a drug trafficking investigation, police overheard suggestions that…

Ford on The Attack Again! Steal Seat At Football Game

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford continued his tradition of attending major football games in the city, arriving fashionably late to watch the Buffalo Bills play their annual game at Rogers Centre. Ford arrived after the first quarter began on Sunday. He sat in an aisle seat, 35 rows off the field. Fans lined up to have…

New Snowden docs show U.S. spied during G20 in Toronto

Top secret documents retrieved by U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden show that Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government allowed the largest American spy agency to conduct widespread surveillance in Canada during the 2010 G8 and G20 summits. The documents are being reported exclusively by CBC News. The briefing notes, stamped “Top Secret,” show the U.S. turned its…

Rob Ford’s Reality Show Canceled

Embattled Toronto mayor Rob Ford’s new reality show has been cancelled after one episode, according to the show’s network. Sun News Network made the announcement on Tuesday. “Ford Nation,” which starred the political figure and his brother, debuted on Monday night in Canada.

ROB FORD: THIS IS WAR: ‘You Guys Have Just Attacked Kuwait’

Watch Rob Ford declare war to the city council: Toronto’s embattled mayor Rob Ford tore into the city council on Monday night as the city continues to strip him of his powers following Ford admitting to repeatedly smoking crack cocaine. Ford blasted the city council, saying that they had acted like Saddam Hussein’s Iraq and…

Rob Ford stripped of powers in council vote

39-3 vote removes mayor’s ability to appoint committee chairs, deputy mayor Toronto city council has voted 39-3 to remove Mayor Rob Ford’s power to hire and fire the deputy mayor and appoint members of his executive committee. The vote Friday means Ford, a mayor mired in scandal, will continue his last 11 months as mayor…

Mayor Rob Ford Gets a TV Show

Drugs, sex, and politics all make for great TV, which means Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is already the breakout reality show star of the year. On Thursday, not long after a bizarre quip about oral sex, Canada’s Sun News Network announced that Ford and his brother, a City Council member, will be hosting a TV…

Toronto Mayor Won’t Step Down

So what if he’s smoked crack? Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is “not going anywhere, guaranteed.” Ford reaffirmed his refusal to step down, despite admitting to smoking crack cocaine, after giving a Remembrance Day speech in honor of Canada’s veterans. The scandalous mayor was questioned by reporters about a city council motion to enact a law…