Tag: Support

Government backbencher won’t support N.B. nighttime emergency room closures

FREDERICTON—Just a day after New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs conceded that a growing backlash to his government’s health-care reforms could hurt him politically, one of his own backbenchers spoke out against the changes. Bruce Northrup issued a statement Thursday to say he cannot support the decision to eliminate the overnight emergency hours at the Sussex…

Dozens gather in Toronto to support protesters in Iran after deadly air crash

Several dozen Iranian-Canadians gathered in Toronto Monday to show solidarity with those in Iran who are protesting their country’s government in the wake of the deadly downing of a passenger jet. The protesters in Toronto want to see regime change in Iran and the installation of a democratic system. Iran has said its forces accidentally…

Actors, popstars raise funds to support victims of Australian bushfires

MELBOURNE — Actors, popstars and Britain’s royal family have stepped in to offer support for victims of Australia’s unprecedented bushfires, helping to raise millions for firefighting services and wildlife shelters. On Sunday, Australian actor Nicole Kidman pledged a $ 500,000 donation on behalf of her family to New South Wales state Rural Fire Service, without…

Consumers support U.S. economy as business spending slumps

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. economic growth slowed less than expected in the third quarter as a further contraction in business investment was offset by resilient consumer spending, further allaying financial market fears of a recession. The Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the third time this year on Wednesday amid lingering threats to the longest…

Widespread support for Liberal-NDP co-operation in Parliament, poll says

After a divisive election campaign that saw the Liberals reduced to a minority government, a new Broadbent Institute-commissioned poll suggests that a majority of Canadian voters either want or could at least accept the Liberals and the New Democrats working together. In a post-election survey conducted by Abacus Data of 1,517 people aged 18 and…