OTTAWA—Conservative leader Andrew Scheer says the Ontario government is well within its legal rights to use the Constitution's notwithstanding clause to cut the size of Toronto's city council but would not say whether he thinks it is a good move—or whether he would ever use the clause himself.
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TORONTO—Ontario's legislature plunged into chaos yesterday as protesters and most of the Opposition were ejected for disrupting the government's efforts to revive a bill slashing Toronto's city council nearly in half just days after a judge found the legislation unconstitutional.
WINNIPEG—First Nation families say they struggled to get wheelchairs, beds, and other health-care services for their children before Ottawa adopted Jordan's Principle.
The principle, which requires that kids get access to services without delays caused by jurisdictional issues, is named after Jordan River Anderson.
OTTAWA—The federal government has agreed to pay $100 million to settle a four-year legal battle with disabled veterans, who had launched a class-action lawsuit after some of their financial benefits were clawed back.
WINNIPEG—A Winnipeg man has won a $2-million lottery prize—five months after he won $1.5 million.
Melhig Melhig, a double winner with a double name, said he's amazed and happy by his good fortune.
His first win came in April with a scratch ticket bought at a Winnipeg convenience store.
He then moved his family out of their small apartment and into a new home.
TORONTO—Ontario Premier Doug Ford yesterday took the unprecedented step of invoking a rarely-used charter provision known as the notwithstanding clause to push ahead with his plan to slash the size of Toronto's city council in the middle of an election—despite a court deeming the move unconstitutional.
OTTAWA—A dragon, a marijuana activist, and a former Tory MP who backed maverick MP Maxime Bernier's leadership campaign now are throwing their weight behind his fledgling new political party.
TORONTO—A plant that can take about a decade to produce a flower that emits a scent akin to rotting flesh is set to bloom this week at the Toronto Zoo—years ahead of schedule.
WINNIPEG—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is sounding a cautionary note about the recreational use of marijuana, saying that consuming it could have consequences for Canadians crossing the border into the United States.
Trudeau made the comment during an interview on CBC Manitoba hours before a visit to Winnipeg.
WINNIPEG—Even Saskatchewan Roughriders' head coach Chris Jones had a hard time believing how his team's 32-27 victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers unfolded on Saturday.
The Roughriders scored a pair of touchdowns and three field goals off Winnipeg interceptions while the Bombers recorded a pair of TDs after a Saskatchewan pick and fumble.