OTTAWA – A Senate committee says forced and coerced sterilization should be a criminal offence and those subjected to it need an apology and compensation. The human rights committee says in a report today that forced and coerced sterilizations persist in Canada today and both legal and policy responses are […]

By Maan Alhmidi
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TORONTO – The city of Toronto must treat people living in homeless encampments with dignity and respect, Ombudsman Kwame Addo said Thursday. Addo is conducting an investigation into the city’s clearing of encampments in Toronto last year and has released an interim report with recommendations for the city. The city […]

By Allison Jones
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Parents in some parts of Ontario are already receiving rebates under the national $10-a-day child-care program while operators elsewhere can’t apply yet to be part of the system, leaving a municipal patchwork of daycare pricing across the province.  Child-care operators in many communities have recently been able to start opting […]

By Jordan Omstead
THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Municipal leaders in small Ontario communities are sounding the alarm over the temporary closures of hospital emergency rooms, saying action is needed to ensure local residents and visitors to those areas can get the care they need. Hospitals have cited critical staff shortages for the closures and organizations […]

By Jessica Smith and Allison Jones
THE CANADIAN PRESS

Ontario is not seeing rapid growth in cases of monkeypox and its vaccination strategy appears to be working, the province’s top doctor says. Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore said monkeypox will likely be around for “many, many months” due to its lengthy incubation period of up to […]

By Michael MacDonald
THE CANADIAN PRESS

The Nova Scotia denture maker who killed 22 people in April 2020 was long known to be a violent man, especially among disadvantaged people who owed him money, newly released documents show. In a summary of evidence released Tuesday, the inquiry investigating the mass shooting shared details about Gabriel Wortman’s […]

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Canada’s premiers are meeting again today in Victoria after a day of talks dominated by health care. Affordability issues and economic recovery are among the other topics on the table during the Council of the Federation’s summer meetings, which wrap up today. On Monday, the premiers called on the federal […]

By Allison Jones and Holly McKenzie-Sutter
THE CANADIAN PRESS

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is planning to raise immigration and skilled labour shortage issues at a meeting of premiers from across the country next week in Victoria. The meeting is set to largely focus on health-care issues, with premiers hoping to press the government for increased Canada Health Transfer Funding. […]

By Fakiha Baig
THE CANADIAN PRESS

Cultures collide each Sunday morning at Edmonton’s Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples, with sage burning alongside candles and hymns and Indigenous drumming resounding through congregations. The century-old religious institution, located in the vibrant and diverse McCauley inner-city neighbourhood, routinely blends Catholic and Indigenous rituals in its services, making […]

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A young southern resident killer whale spotted swimming in the waters off the west side of Vancouver Island now has a name. The Center for Whale Research based in Washington state says it has dubbed the latest addition to the K Pod as K45 after staff spotted it in a […]