By Nicole Thompson
THE CANADIAN PRESS

A “frenzied and sleep-deprived” Ontario Labour Relations Board hearing to determine the legality of a strike by education workers stretched into a third and final day on Sunday, with a government lawyer arguing it doesn’t matter whether the contract that now binds 55,000 employees was negotiated with their input or […]

By Stephanie Taylor
THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – The mayor of Windsor, Ont., will testify today at a public inquiry into the federal government’s use of the Emergencies Act to clear ‘Freedom Convoy’ protesters blockading streets around Parliament Hill and several border crossings. The scheduled testimony from Drew Dilkens comes as a piece of evidence shows […]

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VANCOUVER – Canada’s health ministers are set to meet in British Columbia this week, four months after premiers from across the country gathered in Victoria to show a united front of frustration over what they called a “crumbling” health-care system. All 13 provincial and territorial health ministers are expected to […]

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MONTREAL – Quebec’s highest court is set to begin hearing appeals on the constitutionality of the province’s secularism law, known as Bill 21. Both the Quebec government and groups opposing the law are challenging an April 2021 court decision that largely upheld the controversial religious symbols law, while striking down […]

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The Ontario Public Service Employees Union says its 8,000 education workers will walk off the job Friday in solidarity with the Canadian Union of Public Employees, whose 55,000 education workers are set to strike. OPSEU represents education workers such as educational assistants and early childhood educators at several boards in […]

By Bill Graveland
THE CANADIAN PRESS

A new study from the University of Calgary says getting the annual flu shot may have a major health bonus other than fending off the latest strain of influenza — it may also lower the risk of having a stroke. Researchers from the Cumming School of Medicine evaluated the health […]

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The deadline for child-care operators in Ontario to opt-in to the national $10-a-day program is today. Ontario extended the deadline from Sept. 1 to Nov. 1 to allow operators more time sign up for the program, which will reduce child care fees for parents. About 85 per cent of operators […]

By Allison Jones
THE CANADIAN PRESS

A union representing approximately 55,000 Ontario education workers said Monday its members will walk off the job on Friday despite the government tabling legislation to impose contracts and ban a strike. Laura Walton, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employee’s Ontario School Board Council of Unions, said whether workers […]

By Allison Jones
THE CANADIAN PRESS

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is criticizing the Ontario government’s use of the notwithstanding clause in legislation to impose contracts on education workers and ban them from striking. Trudeau made the comments a day after Ontario tabled a bill meant to avert a planned strike by 55,000 education workers. Using the […]

By Lee Berthiaume
THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – We’ll see you at Christmas. It was October 2011 and Candy Greff was standing outside a restaurant in Morinville, Alta.,saying goodbye to her son Byron Greff. Little did she know that it would be the last time she would see him alive. A 28-year-old master corporal with the […]

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OTTAWA – Lawyers for Ontario Premier Doug Ford and a top provincial minister are set to argue in court today in an effort to get the pair out of testifying at the federal Emergencies Act inquiry. The Public Order Emergency Commission summoned Ford and then-solicitor general Sylvia Jones last week […]

By David Fraser
THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – “Freedom Convoy” organizers are expected to testify at the public inquiry into the federal government’s use of the Emergencies Act starting today. The witnesses are expected to shed light on the conception of the weeks-long demonstrations that gridlocked Ottawa streets last winter. Several of the protest organizers, including […]