TORONTO—Ontario is weakening environmental oversight at a time when the province is changing gears on fighting climate change, advocacy groups said yesterday as they urged the government to cancel proposed changes to the environmental watchdog.
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TORONTO—The Ontario government said yesterday it was looking into rules requiring all municipal councillors to pledge allegiance to the Queen after an indigenous councillor-elect refused to do so on Monday.
The issue arose in Hearst, Ont., where Gaetan Baillargeon said he was forced to vacate the seat he recently won in a general election because he wouldn't take the oath.
TORONTO—Ontario's legislature is rising for its winter break today—a week earlier than scheduled.
The recess comes as the Progressive Conservative government is dealing with criticism on several fronts.
QUEBEC—The medical team treating boxer Adonis Stevenson in a Quebec City hospital said yesterday it is too early to say anything definitive about his prognosis as he continues to receive treatment for a severe traumatic brain injury.
WINNIPEG—Manitoba's cannabis regulator says stores in the province are following the rules of legalized recreational marijuana.
The Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba said no retailers have been fined and only two cautions have been issued since sales were legalized in October.
One caution was for a broken lock on a storage unit, which was fixed.
MONTREAL—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government plans to limit access to handguns and assault weapons to confront gun violence in the country.
Speaking to Montreal radio station 98.5 FM today on the anniversary of the 1989 Ecole Polytechnique massacre, Trudeau did not rule out a full ban when asked by the host.
TORONTO — The Competition Bureau says it has obtained a court order to interview current and former Torstar Corp. employees as part of its investigation into a deal between the company and Postmedia Network Canada Corp.
OTTAWA—Conservative leader Andrew Scheer is promising more money for police to combat gun and gang violence and says he will audit Canadian jail programs to make sure inmates are ready to rejoin society when their sentences are up.
Scheer released the third and final part of his public-safety policy yesterday.
Half the country's chinook salmon populations are endangered and most of the rest are in decline, according to a science committee that monitors the health of wildlife populations.
The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada reported yesterday that of Canada's 16 Chinook populations, eight are endangered, four are threatened, and one is considered of special concern.
TORONTO—The Toronto Raptors were seven seconds away from possibly salvaging a bad game—and potentially capturing their ninth-consecutive victory.
Instead, Nikola Jokic had three free throws in the dying seconds and Toronto's eight-game winning streak came to an end at the hands of Jokic, Canadian Jamal Murray, and the Denver Nuggets.