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Ontario court reverses ruling allowing Canadian ex-pats to vote


Ontario Catholic teachers’ union returns to bargaining table with province


Winnipeg to host two-day summit to combat racism

Canada to help Guyana with long-delayed local government elections

The Canadian government has offered to help Guyana with their local government elections, which have not taken place since 1994. Canadian High Commissioner to Guyana Pierre Giroux talked with Guyanese Minister of State Joseph Harmon, and they agreed on a Sovereign Wealth Fund from Ottawa as well as training for public servants. Harmon says that Read More

Ontario school support staff steps up job action

Thousands of school support staff across Ontario began phase two of their work-to-rule campaign, as they await further contract negotiations with the province. 55,000 members of CUPE Education Workers will not be attending unpaid meetings or training sessions. Also as part of the campaign, custodians will not be cleaning the grounds, and there will be Read More

Carding in Ontario is “wrong and illegal”, says ex-ombudsman’s report

A report from Ontario’s Ombudsman’s office calls police carding “wrong and illegal”, saying it violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The report by former ombudsman Andre Marin was made public Thursday, but it was submitted to the Ministry of Community Safety in late August. Marin says the practice of street checks are a form Read More

OPP charges prominent Liberal in Sudbury by-election scandal

The OPP has laid criminal charges against a prominent Liberal party fundraiser in Sudbury amid a provincial by-election scandal earlier this year. Gerry Lougheed has been charged with counselling an offence not committed, and with unlawfully influencing or negotiating appointments. A police probe began after allegations from Andrew Olivier, the Liberal candidate for Sudbury in Read More

Journalist Mohamed Fahmy pardoned, freed from Egypt jail

Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, who was jailed in Egypt on terror-related charges, is now free after being granted a presidential pardon. This was one of 100 pardons to be issued by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. A lawyer for Fahmy confirmed the release, and Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs says they will be securing his return Read More

Via Rail terror plotters sentenced to life in prison

The two men found guilty of a plot to derail a Via Rail train have both been sentenced to life in prison. Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier were convicted in March on numerous terrorism charges, and while 31-year-old Esseghaier was found guilty of all charges against him, 37-year-old Jaser was guilty of all except one Read More

4 kidnapped at southern Philippine resort, including 2 Canadians

Two Canadians were among four people abducted by gunmen at a resort in the southern Philippines. Officials with the national military cited security footage, saying at least 11 men with pistols entered the resort on Samal Island by motorboat before midnight on Monday. Government forces conducted a search in and around the island, located in Read More

Alberta judge eases bail conditions for Omar Khadr

An Alberta court judge has relaxed bail conditions for former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr. The judge says Khadr can now visit his grandparents in Toronto, as long as his lawyer is with him. He can also speak in a language other than English, and can now remove his monitoring bracelet. 28-year-old Khadr was captured Read More

Queen’s Park agreement with Catholic elementary teachers ratified

Ontario’s Catholic elementary teachers have ratified their agreement with the province, ending a lengthy series of negotiations. The OECTA reached a tentative agreement last month, and it’s said that the deal includes a 1.5 per cent raise plus a one per cent bonus. But the union’s president Ann Hawkins says talks at the local level Read More

Ottawa seeks stay on court decision to scrap niqab ban

The federal government wants a recent court decision lifting the ban on face veils during citizenship ceremonies to be stayed pending an appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. Quebec Conservative candidate Denis Lebel issued a statement, saying the government believes most Canadians take offence to concealing one’s identity while attaining citizenship. The case stems Read More

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