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Calgary brewery pulls 'Karen Cherry Sour' beer from shelves after backlash

On Friday, Calgary’s Common Crown Brewing Company apologized for its Karen Cherry Sour and pulled the beverage after complaints about the name. The brewery named the beer after the Internet-coined ‘Karen,’ used to refer to a entitled white woman utilizing her privilege in public...

Alberta doctors accuse government of searching for scab workers as 200 job applications go online

Locked in a dispute that has already led to some of its physicians leaving the province, the government of Alberta has posted nearly 200 job openings for doctors on a website that caters to international applicants. The 179 postings on international job board medical.careers.global...

Murdered mob boss Pat Musitano symbolized Ontario's Mafia with his gangster chic — and the mayhem that shadowed him

Mafia boss Pasquale (Pat) Musitano, who struggled to push his Hamilton-based mob family to greater underworld power, was shot dead Friday in a parking lot four kilometres from where he will likely be buried alongside his kin. Musitano, 53, knew he was the target of determined enemies....

In Canada, the cases of COVID-19 and deaths are declining. Here's the story behind the numbers

In late June, doctors at the Toronto General Hospital were still placing near-death people with COVID-19 on ECMO, or extra corporeal membrane oxygen machines, medicine’s most extreme form of life support. ECMO works by pumping blood outside of the body, oxygenating it and then...

Pasquale (Pat) Musitano, Hamilton mob boss, shot dead in Burlington

Hamilton mob boss Pasquale (Pat) Musitano who twice survived attempts on his life died Friday, gunned down outside a Burlington strip mall in bright sunshine. Halton, Ont., police were called to reports of gunfire at the small business plaza at 484 Plains Road East at around 1...

A city-by-city breakdown of how Canadians want to defund the police

The call to “defund the police” is reverberating through North American cities, and has prompted several major municipalities to move forward with extensive policing reforms, led by the $1 billion moved from the New York Police Department’s budget, and the commitment of nine city councillors in Minneapolis to dismantling and rebuilding the city’s police...

Critics denounce WE Charity campaign-style ad for Justin Trudeau amid PM's scandal over charity links

A 2017 ad from WE Charity that appears to promote Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government is being highlighted by critics this week as Trudeau faces an ethics investigation over handing a $900-million sole-source contract to the group, which has paid members of his family hundreds of thousands of dollars in speaking fees. ...

Finance Minister Morneau's daughter confirmed to work for WE, another at multiple events

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is not the only Cabinet member whose family is closely tied to WE Charity. One of Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s daughters works for WE and another has spoken at “WE Day” events. Despite his family’s ties to the Toronto-based organization,...

Ottawa needs to curb CERB as it transitions to wage subsidy

OTTAWA — Business representatives are urging the Liberal government to introduce more flexibility to its key COVID-19 wage subsidy program, warning that a failure to usher people back into the workplace would have staggering fiscal consequences. Finance Minister Bill Morneau hinted...

Provinces and the police are cracking down on cross-border travellers who break the COVID-19 rules

EDMONTON — As the number of COVID-19 cases skyrocket south of the border, and with outbreaks flaring up across Canada, the provinces and police forces are ratcheting up their enforcement of quarantine rules against Americans, as well as out-of-province travellers. As of Wednesday,...

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