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Ottawa firm to review Rideau Hall complaints

OTTAWA–An Ottawa-based consulting firm with a history of reviewing allegations of workplace harassment on Parliament Hill is being tasked to do so again at Rideau Hall.

The Privy Council Office says it has hired Quintet Consulting Corp. to conduct a third-party investigation into allegations of a toxic work environment at the office of Gov. Gen. Julie Payette.

Ontario programs to curb sex trafficking and educate youth

BRAMPTON, Ont.–The Ontario government unveiled two new programs on Monday as part of a province-wide crackdown on sex trafficking.

Provincial cabinet members said at a news conference that the initiatives will address the growing rate of the sex trade industry and teach children how to recognize the signs if they are ever targeted by a trafficker.

Positive COVID-19 tests at two Calgary- area schools derail start of year for some

Positive COVID-19 tests at two Calgary-area schools have derailed the start of the year for some, while in northern Alberta an entire school division has chosen to delay return to classes.

Meadows Ridge School in Okotoks, south of Calgary, did not open as planned today after a staff member was diagnosed with COVID-19.