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In the news today, Sept. 26

In the news today, Sept. 26A new report is warning about the federal government's interest in using artificial intelligence to screen and process immigrant files, which it says could lead to discrimination. The use of automated decision-making involving immigration applications could lead to "life-and-death" ramifications for immigrants and asylum-seekers, according to the research from the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab. Terry Willis says his doctor told him he can't fight non-Hodgkin lymphoma while living in the Johnson Street Community building for homeless people because it's not a suitable recovery environment. But Island Health and the B.C. Cancer Agency both took the position that the building is suitable for chemo patients.


The carbon tax breakdown: Understanding the issues around the policy tool

The carbon tax breakdown: Understanding the issues around the policy toolCanadians could come out ahead financially with a federally-imposed carbon tax, or so concludes the latest study on the policy as understanding of emission reduction options continue to evolve. The study by Mark Cameron, executive director of the pro-carbon tax group Clean Prosperity, found individuals in almost all income brackets would take in more money than they pay in carbon taxes because businesses subject to the tax wouldn't get a refund. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has committed to impose a carbon tax on provinces without their own form of emissions pricing, starting at $20 next year, and said he could send the revenues back directly to citizens.


Case of Bruce McArthur, facing 8 murder counts, back in Toronto court today

Case of Bruce McArthur, facing 8 murder counts, back in Toronto court todayThe case of a man facing eight first-degree murder charges following an investigation into the disappearances of men with ties to Toronto's gay village returns to court today. The remains of eight men were found at a Toronto home where 66-year-old Bruce McArthur worked as a landscaper. The remains of seven men were recovered from planters at the property early in the investigation, but police had struggled to find any connected to a man who disappeared in 2012.


Environmentalists ask U.S. regulators to reconsider Enbridge pipeline project

Environmentalists ask U.S. regulators to reconsider Enbridge pipeline projectEnvironmental and Indigenous groups asked Minnesota regulators on Tuesday to reconsider their approval of Enbridge Energy's plans to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. The groups, including the Sierra Club, Youth Climate Intervenors, Friends of the Headwaters and Honor the Earth, filed their requests with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. In June, the commission gave Enbridge the green light to replace Line 3.


Edmonton man charged with threatening PM has charge withdrawn, probation

Edmonton man charged with threatening PM has charge withdrawn, probationEDMONTON — An Edmonton man charged with threatening Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Canadian government has agreed to a peace bond and placed on probation.


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