Tag: National

Kenney calls Wet’suwet’en rail shutdown ‘national economic crisis’ — blames ‘some angry fringe groups’

EDMONTON—Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says the widespread shutdown of Canadian rail operations this week is a full-blown economic crisis. “Why?” he said to reporters in Edmonton on Friday. “Because some angry fringe groups are ignoring the democratically expressed wishes of every First Nation in northern British Columbia.” “I think Canadians are losing patience with this,”…

Margaret Atwood’s ‘MaddAddam’ books to be translated into dance in National Ballet of Canada’s new season

The work of Margaret Atwood will get yet another interpretation in a new ballet getting its world premiere from the National Ballet of Canada. “MADDADDAM,” inspired by Atwood’s “MaddAddam Trilogy” of books, is being choreographed by Wayne McGregor for the Canadian company with original music by Max Richter as part of its 2020-21 season. It…

‘Surviving R. Kelly Part II’ leads to 40% increase in calls to national sexual assault hotline

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – The first installment of last year’s Lifetime docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly” accomplished what decades of reporting, legal action and often-overlooked public outcry did not: New charges and incarceration for the singer, who has had dozens of allegations of sexual misconduct levelled against him over the past 25 years. While Kelly awaits…

Exclusive: U.S. opens national security investigation into TikTok – sources

NEW YORK/BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government has launched a national security review of TikTok owner Beijing ByteDance Technology Co’s $ 1 billion acquisition of U.S. social media app Musical.ly, according to two people familiar with the matter. FILE PHOTO: The logo of TikTok application is seen on a mobile phone screen in this picture…