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Watchdog calls for modernized privacy laws following Statistics Canada data collection investigation

A report from Canada’s privacy commissioner is calling for an overhaul of the country’s privacy laws following several data privacy investigations, including two on projects from Statistics Canada to collect financial and credit information from millions of Canadians.Privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien is urging lawmakers to adopt rights-based privacy laws to better protect Canadians amid an increase in data-driven technologies that pose serious privacy risks. WATCH: Statistics Canada hits pause on plan to obtain banking…

Finland swears in Sanna Marin, world’s youngest sitting prime minister

By Staff The Associated Press Posted December 10, 2019 10:18 am Updated December 10, 2019 10:56 am Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Finland’s parliament chose Sanna Marin as the country’s new prime minister Tuesday, making the 34-year-old the world’s youngest sitting head of government. Marin is heading a five-party, centre-left coalition. The four other parties in the coalition are headed by women — three of whom are in their early 30s. READ MORE: Dirty diapers…

2 articles of impeachment formally unveiled against Donald Trump

House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment Tuesday against U.S. President Donald Trump — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — pushing toward historic votes over charges he corrupted the U.S. election process and endangered national security in his dealings with Ukraine.Speaker Nancy Pelosi, flanked by the chairmen of the impeachment inquiry committees, stood at the Capitol for what she called a “solemn act.″ Voting is expected in a matter of days in the Judiciary Committee and by Christmas in the full…

Jason Kenney bringing 5 demands to Justin Trudeau: ‘We are simply asking for a fair deal’

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are set to meet face-to-face Tuesday, for the first time since voters in that province threw out all of its Liberal MPs.Kenney had made the case for months leading up to the federal election that the Liberals were — at their peril — ignoring the concerns of the West but the election result brought the reality of that anger to the fore. READ MORE: Western frustration fuels Wexit separatist movement Now Kenney is seeking to channel it for good, bringing…

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