By Allison Jones
THE CANADIAN PRESS

Ontario education workers including librarians, custodians and administrative staff could walk off the job as early as October, after their union set a strike vote. The Canadian Union of Public Employees, which represents 55,000 workers, will open voting for members from Sept. 23 to Oct. 2 on whether to set […]

By Sarah Ritchie
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OTTAWA – It sounds like a caper from a movie: a thief seems to have swapped out the famous portrait of a scowling Sir Winston Churchill, photographed by Yousuf Karsh in 1941, with a signed copy. A staff member at Ottawa’s Chateau Laurier noticed on Friday that the frame in […]

By Brieanna Charlebois
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VANCOUVER – Delegates from the Nisga’a First Nation are in Scotland this week to discuss repatriating a memorial totem pole it says was stolen nearly a century ago. Seven members, including Nisga’a Nation Chief Earl Stephens, have travelled from British Columbia and are scheduled to meet withstaff, curators and politicians […]

By Fakiha Baig
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Decriminalization of some hard drugs in British Columbia could help reduce stigma around psychedelic substances that have medicinal value, but have been caught up in the war on drugs, experts say. “The war on drugs is one of the main drivers of the overdose epidemic and it also may be […]

By Brittany Hobson
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Paris Eakins was 26 years old when he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in November 1940 during the Second World War. He was born in Minnedosa, Man., where he lived until he attended the University of Manitoba, graduating with a bachelor of arts degree. Eakins worked at his town’s […]

By Marie Woolf
THE CANADIAN PRESS

A committee of Canadian MPs is seeking budget approval to make a trade trip to Taiwan this fall despite fears that the plan risks escalating tensions with China. The House of Commons international trade committee is planning to visit Taiwan and Singapore, although the Commons has not yet approved the […]

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The woman who recently accused Quebec Cardinal Marc Ouellet of sexual misconduct has broken a stereotype about church abuse. Universite de Montreal religious studies professor Solange Lefebvre says the fact Ouellet’s alleged victim was an adult could open the door to more people coming forward with allegations against the church […]

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Canada’s environment minister says releasing treated oilsands tailings into the environment isn’t the only solution being considered to clean up the massive, toxic ponds. Steven Guilbeault says that even though his government is developing regulations on how the tailings could be drained into the Athabasca River, other solutions are also […]

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Canada’s year-over-year inflation rate slowed to 7.6 per cent in July, with the deceleration largely driven by a decline in gas prices. The inflation rate hit a nearly 40-year-high of 8.1 per cent in June, but economists were widely expecting inflation to have since slowed. In its latest consumer price […]

By Allison Jones
THE CANADIAN PRESS

Ontario is offering to give education workers who make less than $40,000 raises of two per cent a year, and 1.25 per cent for everyone else in a proposed four-year deal. The proposal, tabled Monday in bargaining with the Canadian Union of Public Employees, marks the first indication of what […]