News U.S. university spending over $500K on security for speech by 'radical white separatist' 2017-10-19T08:41:19.000000000-04:00 Hundreds of police will be deployed at the University of Florida today as thousands are poised to protest a speech by an avowed white nationalist. The event prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency. Governments grappling with how to keep minors from buying pot online once it's legal 2017-10-19T05:00:22.000000000-04:00 The Liberal government's point man on pot legalization says strict safeguards will be put in place for home delivery of the drug once it is available for purchase online as planned. Politics: the latest fashion accessory for the super-rich 2017-10-19T05:00:00.000000000-04:00 You're a billionaire. What next? Why not run a country? Politics at the top — the latest fashion accessory for the very rich. Take the Czech Republic's Andrej Babis, who is poised to become the country's next prime minister. Sears managers, execs will still pocket big cash bonuses even though retailer is closing 2017-10-19T05:00:00.000000000-04:00 Sears Canada will pay a final $2.8 million in retention bonuses to 36 head office staff, even though the retailer’s restructuring efforts failed and the company is closing its remaining 130 stores. Could data be the new oil in Calgary? 2017-10-19T05:00:00.000000000-04:00 The lofty days of $100-a-barrel oil are a distant memory, and thousands of skilled people are out of work in Calgary. The city thinks it can engineer a rebound by transforming Canada's energy capital into a high-tech hub. Quebec law banning face coverings is neither neutral nor constitutional 2017-10-19T05:00:00.000000000-04:00 To meet the Charter's requirements, the benefit of a law needs to outweigh the harms imposed, and here religious freedoms will be violated for entirely illusory benefits. Trudeau celebrates his second anniversary on the defensive: Aaron Wherry 2017-10-19T05:00:00.000000000-04:00 "Sunny ways, my friends," the new prime minister said in October 2015. "Sunny ways." Two years later, Trudeau sat in the House of Commons and listened as the leader of the Opposition lamented: "Another day, another scandal for the finance minister." Spanish government moves to take control of Catalonia after independence threat 2017-10-19T04:22:53.000000000-04:00 Spain's government rejects a threat by Catalonia's leader to explicitly declare independence unless talks are held, and calls a special weekend cabinet session to activate measures to take control of the region's semi-autonomous powers. 'Irreparable damage': Russia reacts as Canada's Magnitsky law gets royal assent 2017-10-18T22:04:41.000000000-04:00 Two private member's bills, one protecting journalists' sources and another that allows Canada to get tough on human rights abusers, received royal assent Wednesday. Just For Laughs president steps down after misconduct allegations surface on social media 2017-10-18T21:24:52.000000000-04:00 Gilbert Rozon, president of Just For Laughs, vice-president of the Chamber of Commerce Metropolitan Montreal and the man in charge of the Montreal's 375th anniversary celebrations, is stepping down from all his functions.