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OTTAWA – The inquiry into the Liberal government’s historic choice to invoke the Emergencies Act to quell weeks-long demonstrations against COVID-19 mandates last winter is now moving into its public policy phase. The Public Order Emergency Commission is expected to hear this week from about 50 experts who will share […]

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For the first time since 2019, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will make its annual journey through Canada and the U.S. to bring live music and raise holiday spirits. Over the next four weeks, the train decorated with hundreds of thousands of LED lights will head out to raise money […]

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More than 50,000 education workers in Ontario began voting Thursday on whether they want to accept a tentative deal their union struck with the provincial government over the weekend. The Canadian Union of Public Employees has said the four-year contract comes with a $1-per-hour raise each year, or about 3.59 […]

By Cassandra Szklarski
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TORONTO – The Canadian Paediatric Society has ditched a hard-and-fast time limit for screen use among toddlers and preschoolers, encouraging instead that parents prioritize educational, interactive and age-appropriate material. New guidance released Thursday morning still urges no screens at all for kids younger than age two, except to video-chat with […]

By Stephanie Taylor and Lee Berthiaume
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Four days before Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government invoked the Emergencies Act to clear last winter’s “Freedom Convoy” blockades, a key White House official made it clear the United States wanted Canada to get the situation under control, a public inquiry heard Thursday. The Public Order Emergency Commission was told […]

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The federal government has released a climate adaptation strategy that includes $1.6 billion in new spending to help communities faced with risks that range from extreme heat and wildfires to floods and storms. Bill Blair, the minister of emergency preparedness, made the announcement in Prince Edward Island, where hurricane Fiona […]

By Allison Jones
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Ontario’s education minister has his eye on negotiations with teachers’ unions, a day after the government reached a tentative deal with education workers to avert a strike – though developments are likely far off. Stephen Lecce said Monday that talks with the four major teachers’ unions have progressed throughout the […]

By Dirk Meissner
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VICTORIA – The British Columbia government has introduced sweeping changes to boost the housing supply, and while local governments say they want to do their part, they’re concerned about effects the laws will have on their communities. Jen Ford, the president of the Union of B.C. Municipalities, which represents local […]

By Allison Jones
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A union representing 55,000 Ontario education workers reached a tentative deal with the provincial government Sunday, averting a strike that had been planned for today. The Canadian Union of Public Employees said the deal was no different than what the province offered last week before the union issued a five-day […]

By Cindy Tran
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As Transgender Awareness week draws to a close, some advocates say they are filled with a mixture of hope and fatigue after seeing politicians making social media statements with little action to back them.  “A company, or politicians, will post something about trans awareness and they’ll have a picture of […]

By Cassandra Szklarski
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Health-care advocates say they are preparing a possible constitutional challenge to an Ontario law that allows some discharged elderly hospital patients to be forced into a nursing home they did not choose. Natalie Mehra, executive director of the Ontario Health Coalition, describes the More Beds Better Care Act as “fundamentally […]

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DJERBA, Tunisia – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has arrived in Africa for a gathering of French-speaking countries grappling with chaos in Haiti, soaring food prices and anxiety over the language’s role in the digital age. Members of the International Organization of the Francophonie are gathering this weekend in Tunisia to […]