OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will begin consultations today with opposition leaders about next week's throne speech, which could theoretically bring down his minority Liberal government if no opposition party supports it.
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TORONTO - Ontario is reporting 293 new cases of COVID-19 today, and three new deaths related to the coronavirus.
Health Minister Christine Elliott says Toronto is reporting 85 new cases, with 63 in Peel Region and 39 in Ottawa.
She says 70 per cent of the new cases are in people under the age of 40.
The Métis Manitoba Federation (MMF) recently purchased a historic building in Winnipeg, the Bank of Montreal, on the south-east corner of Portage and Main St., one of Canada's most popular intersections.
Toronto police say they’re investigating the possibility that the stabbing death of a volunteer caretaker at a west-end mosque is linked to another recent homicide in the city.
Insp. Hank Idsinga, head of the force’s homicide unit, says both cases involve brown-skinned victims who died of stab wounds after sudden, vicious attacks that took place within kilometres of one another.
MONTREAL–A teachers’ union is suing Quebec to obtain documents used to prepare the province’s back-to-school plan, claiming authorities are not being transparent about the number of infections in schools.
MONTREAL–Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole said following a meeting Monday with Quebec Premier Francois Legault that he supports the province’s right to pass legislation banning religious symbols and he wouldn’t challenge it in court.
TORONTO–Parts of Ontario could see another lockdown if the province cannot get a handle on increasing rates of COVID-19, Premier Doug Ford warned Monday as the government reported a daily increase of new cases not seen since early June.
ASBESTOS, Que.–The town of Asbestos, Que., looking to shed its link to the hazardous substance, has narrowed the search for a new name to four contenders.
Mayor Hugues Grimard announced on Monday that the four possibilities residents will vote on next month are Apalone, Jeffrey, Phenix and Trois-Lacs.
TORONTO - Parents can now access data on COVID-19 outbreaks in Ontario schools and child-care centres through a website launched by the provincial government on Friday.
The province said the website will be updated every weekday and include a summary of cases, as well as more detailed information on where the numbers come from.
OTTAWA - Federal officials are ironing out the details of a program to help cities buy properties left vacant due to the pandemic so they can quickly create affordable housing.
The government has considered the property acquisition program for months as it looks to keep people from falling into homelessness heading into the winter with temporary shelter measures set to expire.