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Hunger strike held for death of Somali migrant in Canadian custody

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Ottawa sparked major security overhaul, say new documents

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Ex-MP Dean Del Mastro jailed for one month for Elections Act breaches

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Ontario plans to crack down on “phantom offers”

The game has changed when it comes to the real estate war in Toronto. The Real Estate Council of Ontario is now taking measures to eliminate what it calls “phantom offers” – fake bids used by agents to push up the selling price of a home. The new law prevents agents from indicating they have Read More

What’s open and closed for Canada Day 2015

Canada Day is coming tomorrow, and as we observe the nation’s 148th birthday, here’s what will be open and closed in the GTA: * Banks, libraries and government offices will be closed. The Beer Store and LCBO will close their doors as well. There will also be no mail delivery. * Tourist attractions and City Read More

Body in Ottawa’s Rideau River identified as cell phone murder suspect

The body of a man pulled from the Rideau River in Ottawa last week has been identified as that of a murder suspect sought by police. 23-year-old Muhab Sultanaly Sultan of Calgary was wanted for second-degree murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Jeremy Cook of Brampton. Cook was killed in London, Ontario on June Read More

Ex-MP Dean Del Mastro jailed for one month for Elections Act breaches

Today, former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro was sentenced to one month in prison, followed by four months house arrest for violating the Federal Elections Act. The sentence which included probation of 18 months, was handed down by a judge in Peterborough, which was Del Mastro’s riding. The former MP was convicted of exceeding spending Read More

Hunger strike held for death of Somali migrant in Canadian custody

A hunger strike was held last week in memory of a Somali refugee who died while in the custody of Canadian border officials. 39-year-old Abdurahman Ibrahim Hassan was being held at the Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay, and was set to be deported for criminal offences in Canada. The Special Investigations Unit is looking Read More

Worries grow of potential teachers’ strike at Ontario elementary schools

The threat of a September teachers’ strike is looming at public elementary schools across Ontario, right on the last day of classes. The ETFO and the school boards are caught up in a contract dispute, and elementary teachers began their job action in May. However, Premier Kathleen Wynne is confident that things will be back Read More

Ottawa sparked major security overhaul, say new documents

The federal government appears to have been the driving force behind recent changes to Canadian security laws. Documents obtained by the Canadian Press show that the Tories pushed for “significant improvements” to the information-sharing laws under “existing legislative framework.” It was earlier this year that laws were introduced, which provide the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Read More

CRA phone scam spreading across Canada

A new phone scam is targeting Canadians across the country, deceiving them into thinking they’re in trouble with their taxes. The fraudulent caller pretends to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), and tells people they owe tax money. The caller says if they don’t pay up soon, they will be arrested. The real CRA Read More

RCMP officer in Vancouver Airport Taser death jailed for 30 months

The RCMP officer who Tasered a Polish immigrant at Vancouver International Airport on the night of his death was sentenced to 30 months in prison. Constable Kwesi Millington was convicted of perjury at an inquiry into the death of Robert Dziekanski in 2007. Dziekanski was Tasered by RCMP after officers responded to calls about a Read More

Loblaws strike looms as negotiations fall apart

A strike at Loblaws could be on the horizon, after unionized workers rejected a tentative agreement with the grocery chain. A series of meetings were held across Ontario by members of UFCW Canada Local 1000A, who says they being doing more to prepare for strike action this week, including the choice of picket captains. The Read More

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