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Blanchet's choice to block critics on Twitter limits free speech: experts

Blanchet's choice to block critics on Twitter limits free speech: experts

OTTAWA — Dozens of people — including some MPs — say Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet has blocked them on Twitter after they criticized his statements about Transport Minister Omar Alghabra, with some arguing they have a right to be heard
'Schitt's Creek' up for five Critics Choice Awards, including best comedy series

'Schitt's Creek' up for five Critics Choice Awards, including best comedy series

TORONTO — "Schitt's Creek" continues to flood the awards circuit. The Canadian CBC series, which swept the Emmys' comedy categories with seven trophies last September, is now up for five Critics Choice Awards.
Private broadcasters' group argues CBC is disrupting the market by selling ads

Private broadcasters' group argues CBC is disrupting the market by selling ads

TORONTO — A review of the CBC's licence renewal applications entered its second phase Monday, with some organizations and individuals presenting their call for greater accountability and transparency from the public broadcaster.

Heavy metal guitarist photographed at Capitol riot charged

INDIANAPOLIS — A heavy metal guitarist who was photographed with the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol and is accused of spraying police officers with a pepper-based bear spray irritant has been arrested, the FBI said.
Sen. Josh Hawley has new publisher for 'Big Tech' book

Sen. Josh Hawley has new publisher for 'Big Tech' book

NEW YORK — Sen. Josh Hawley has found a new publisher after his book was dropped by Simon & Schuster in the wake of the siege of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.
Phil Spector's death resurrects mixed reaction from skeptics

Phil Spector's death resurrects mixed reaction from skeptics

LOS ANGELES — Phil Spector was viewed as a man with two distinct personas: The late music producer was regarded as a rock ‘n’ roll genius who elevated the genre with his “Wall of Sound” style in the 1960s and created hits for several big names from t
Michelin France stars awarded in virtual ceremony

Michelin France stars awarded in virtual ceremony

PARIS — France's Michelin Guide, which has long served as a bible for foodies, is adapting its awards ceremony in Paris for the year that was like no other - 2020.
Liz Weston: How to make budgeting as painless as possible

Liz Weston: How to make budgeting as painless as possible

Budgeting is a pain. But what’s more painful is a bill you can’t easily pay, debt that costs a fortune or not having enough money to retire. Fortunately, you can have a useful, working budget without watching every penny.
Patient hopes Canada will introduce regulations for treatment with 'magic mushrooms'

Patient hopes Canada will introduce regulations for treatment with 'magic mushrooms'

As the first terminally ill cancer patient in Canada to legally use so-called magic mushrooms to treat anxiety, Thomas Hartle is hopeful that more temporary approvals from the federal government signal a permanent regulatory regime may be in the work
Phil Spector, famed music producer and murderer, dies at 81

Phil Spector, famed music producer and murderer, dies at 81

LOS ANGELES — Phil Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his “Wall of Sound” method and who later was convicted of murder, has died. He was 81.