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KINGSTON, Ont. – Dozens of academics want Queen’s University to retract a statement defending employees anonymously accused of falsely claiming Indigenous identity. An online letter signed by scholars from Canada and beyond says the university ignored troubling information. It says the school rebutted the allegations without talking to Indigenous faculty […]

By Holly McKenzie-Sutter
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TORONTO – Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives employed a rarely used legislative power on Monday to pass a bill limiting third-party election advertising amid shouts of “shame” from the opposition. The government used the notwithstanding clause to pass Bill 307, which reintroduced amendments to the Election Finances Act that a judge struck […]

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OTTAWA – The Trudeau Liberals say they want to force an end to debate in the House of Commons on their budget bill and bring it to a vote. Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland says the government will move today to put time limits on debate of Bill C-30, which contains […]

LONDON, Ont. – Prosecutors say the attack against a Muslim family in southwestern Ontario that left four dead and one injured was an act of terrorism. Twenty-year-old Nathaniel Veltman had been charged with four counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder in the June 6 incident in […]

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TORONTO – A vote is expected this afternoon on legislation that would limit third-party advertising during Ontario elections. The Progressive Conservative government is using the notwithstanding clause – which lets legislatures override portions of the charter – to reintroduce part of a law declared unconstitutional by a judge last week. […]

By Nicole Thompson
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The Ontario government will allow those who received an initial dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine to get a follow-up shot four weeks sooner than planned, bowing to mounting pressure from residents and experts alike. Ontarians who received a shot of AstraZeneca will now be able to get their second dose […]