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Two patients tested for Ebola symptoms in London, Ontario hospital


Ontario reforms sex-ed curriculum for first time in 17 years


New federal laws may force refugees back to homeland

New federal laws may force refugees back to homeland

New immigration laws legislated by the government has hundreds of refugees in Canada fearing they may be kicked out of the country. In 2012 the federal government implemented new changes to  immigration laws that now allows them to revoke the protection status and permanent residency of former refugees. In a Toronto Star article, documents show Read More

Confusion over pardon fee could send Peterborough man back to SVG

A mix-up over a 50-dollar fee could force a Vincentian immigrant to be deported from Canada. 28-year-old Oniko Bailey moved to Peterborough from St. Vincent and the Grenadines when he was 17, working as a carpenter. In 2009, Bailey was convicted for assault during a breakup with a girlfriend. During a bid for a pardon Read More

Ontario reforms sex-ed curriculum for first time in 17 years

Ontario’s government has unveiled new changes to the sex education curriculum, in the first update since 1998. This is part of the province’s health and physical education program for elementary and secondary schools. The changes will include new concepts such as consent, “sexting” and responsible internet use, as well as updated information about puberty and Read More

SNC-Lavalin and subsidiaries charged with corruption, says RCMP

The RCMP says the Montreal-based company SNC-Lavalin and two subsidiaries are facing corruption and fraud charges related to business dealings in Libya. The Mounties believe that between 2001 and 2011, the company handed over 47 million dollars to Libyan government officials in a bid to influence political decisions there. It’s also alleged that SNC-Lavalin defrauded Read More

Quebec to review controversial strip-search policy in schools

Quebec’s Education Minister Yves Bolduc has come under fire after saying in the National Assembly that strip-searches are necessary for the security of students, as long as they are “very respectful”. He was responding to reports that a 15-year-old girl was strip-searched several times at her Quebec City high school on suspicion of selling drugs. Read More

New Democrats slam anti-terror bill from ruling Tories

The federal Conservative anti-terrorism bill has been criticized by the official opposition. NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair says he would fight the proposed Bill C-51, which would grant more powers to Canada’s spy agency CSIS. The bill was introduced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper last month. Along with granting CSIS more powers, the bill would make Read More

Tammy C. Yates appointed to major position for Canada’s HIV resopnse

On Monday, the Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation (CWGHR) will introduce the appointment of the first Black woman to serve as executive director of a national partner organization in Canada’s response to HIV. Tammy C. Yates was chosen by the CWGHR’s board of directors as the group’s new executive director. Board co-chair Glyn Read More

Canadian Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy freed on bail

After spending more than a year in an Egyptian prison, Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy has been released on bail. A court in Cairo released Fahmy and his Egyptian colleague Baher Mohamed. The two men, along with Australian Peter Greste, were working for Al Jazeera English when they were arrested on terror-related charges in December 2013. Read More

Two patients tested for Ebola symptoms in London, Ontario hospital

Two patients are in isolation at a London, Ontario hospital after they were found to have Ebola-like symptoms. Authorities say a woman and child from the Kitchener-Waterloo area were screened for the deadly virus in a negative pressure room at Victoria Hospital late last night. Region of Waterloo Public Health says the unidentified patients had Read More

Parliament cabinet shuffle sends Nicholson to foreign affairs, Kenney to defence

Ottawa has announced the shuffling of two ministers in cabinet. Prime Minister Stephen Harper has named Rob Nicholson as the new foreign affairs minister, replacing the outgoing John Baird. Jason Kenney will take on Nicholson’s former role as national defence minister, and Pierre Poilievre will replace Kenney as the minister of employment and social development. Read More

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