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Public school teachers’ strike looming in Durham, other boards

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) has threatened to strike across seven school boards, beginning with Durham. Negotiations are still ongoing and will continue into the weekend if necessary. However, in the event that a deal can’t be reached, 24,000 students and their parents will need to plan ahead. The board says they’re working Read More

Canada to provide $3.3 million to fight cyber-crime in Central America, Caribbean

Canada’s government will be putting 3.3 million dollars toward fighting cyber-crime in Central America and the Caribbean. That’s according to Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson, who made the announcement at an Internet security conference in the Netherlands. Nicholson says 2.8 million is for a joint project with Interpol to strengthen Internet infrastructure in the region, Read More

Ontario to revamp beer sales, sell majority stake in Hydro One

Ontario’s government has plans to change the way beer is sold in the province. Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the expansion of beer sales in 450 grocery stores, along with a new tax on beer. Wynne says this is the biggest change to alcohol retail since the end of prohibition in the 1920s. The plan comes Read More

Son of Canadian diplomat charged with murder in Miami drug deal

The teenage son of a Canadian diplomat has been charged with murder following a drug deal in Miami, Florida. 15 year old Marc Wabafiyebazu has been indicted on first degree murder felony charges, in his involvement in a drug related shootout that killed his  17 year old brother in Miami. The son of Consul General Read More

CBC fires two executives in wake of report on Ghomeshi scandal

The CBC has let go of two of its top executives after the release of a report critical of the public broadcaster’s handling of the Jian Ghomeshi scandal. The report, prepared by independent investigator Janice Rubin, showed that much of the inappropriate behaviour was left unchecked, and that little was done to stop it. It Read More

India PM Narendra Modi visits Canada for trade talks

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his first full day of his 3-day visit to Canada. He met with this country’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa to sign a deal to purchase 3,000 tonnes of Saskatchewan uranium over a five-year period. Canada also agreed to partner with India in areas such as railways, civil Read More

Ontario to table provincial budget April 23

Ontario’s government will table its 2015 budget on April 23, just as the province is having trouble dealing with a 10.9-billion-dollar deficit. Finance Minister Charles Sousa, who announced the budget date, says that government can reduce the deficit by 2017/18. This is despite skepticism by opposition parties and financial observers. The Liberals hold a majority Read More

Canada plans to send military aid to Ukraine

Canada is planning to send 200 military training personnel to Ukraine, as part of efforts to help the war-torn country’s troops. Federal Defence Minister Jason Kenney made the announcement today, saying the move follows Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s support for Ukraine as the clashes with Russian forces continue. Kenney also recalled the Prime Minister’s ties Read More

Ottawa unveils new streamlined job search process for newcomers

Thousands of new Canadians trying to get into the job market can now look forward to a new streamlined process for their foreign credentials. New professionally trained immigrants will no longer have to go through the maze of red tape to get their credentials recognized by the government. Minister of Employment and Social Development Pierre Read More

Ontario commits $55 million toward apprenticeship programs

The Ontario government has committed 55 million dollars to the province’s apprenticeship programs. At an announcement today, Premier Kathleen Wynne spoke of the importance of having programs available to youth, should they want to pursue a career in the skilled trades. The apprenticeship enhancement fund which helps colleges train people and invest in equipment is Read More

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