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Lack of police co-operation 'slowed' work for MMIWG inquiry, says chief commissioner

Some police services, including the RCMP, were unco-operative when it came to handing over files to the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and “it slowed us down,” says the inquiry’s chief commissioner. The commissioners will submit their final report to the federal government on April 30.  Chief commissioner Marion Buller, along with…

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Out of Blue

Writer/director Joseph Mankiewicz famously said that the difference between movies and life is that movies have to make sense. The arc of a storyline with a beginning, middle and end, with actions and consequences, is itself a way of imposing order on chaos. Crime is a disruption of the order we attempt to impose through…

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'What didn't I do?' After New Zealand shootings, father of Canadian extremist speaks out about grief, guilt

Every time Wayne Driver hears about a terror attack, he’s immediately transported back to 2016 — when his son was killed, allegedly on his way to carry out a suicide bombing. “It will come up the rest of my life. Every shooting, every attack, every bombing of whatever nature, wherever in the world, will have an impact on us…

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Trump questioned on Jared Kushner's use of WhatsApp with foreign officials

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he knew nothing about son-in-law and White House adviser Jared Kushner’s use of the WhatsApp encrypted messaging tool, a day after a top U.S. Democratic congressman questioned the unofficial communications. On Thursday, U.S. House of Representatives’ oversight committee chairman Elijah Cummings asked the White House about Kushner’s use…

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Hotel Mumbai

How do we establish a proper ethics code around a narrative film that dramatically recreates an act of real-life terrorism? How much time do we need to allow between the tragedy’s actual occurrence and its Hollywood-ized on-screen reflection, with which people would eventually fill their entertainment-hungry eyeballs while munching on their popcorn? When should these…

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