TORONTO—As most students returned to class today, a major teachers' union says it is taking legal action to fight the Ontario government's decision to repeal a modernized version of the province's sexual-education curriculum.
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OTTAWA—In the past, public health campaigns warning of the harmful effects of drugs delivered one resounding message: don't do it.
But now that the federal government has decided to legalize marijuana, Health Canada has undertaken new strategies to try and land on teens' screens and in the places they hang out.
Toronto Blue Jays' starter Marcus Stroman and his ailing finger pointed the blame at himself for his most recent outing.
“I just had no feel today," he said. ”I didn't make the pitches I needed to and I kind of paid the price.
“I didn't execute.”
OTTAWA—Federal MPs on the natural resources committee were to meet this afternoon for an emergency session to discuss last week's game-changing court decision to tear up federal approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.
The meeting comes at the request of the three Conservatives and one New Democrat MP who sit on the committee.
TORONTO—Marchers in Toronto's annual Labour Day parade broke tradition yesterday, opting not to end the procession at Exhibition Place to show solidarity with stagehands who have been locked out of the venue since July.
“We're not going to cross that picket line,” stressed Naureen Rizvi, Unifor's regional director for Ontario.
OTTAWA—Maxime Bernier's closest caucus ally says he has no plans to join the renegade Quebec MP's new party.
Conservative MP Alex Nuttall played a key role in Bernier's unsuccessful Conservative leadership campaign last year that saw him lose by the narrowest of margins to Andrew Scheer.
And he's continued to be a close ally of Bernier's since then.
NEW YORK—Milos Raonic felt he stepped up in the second round of the U.S. Open—and the scoreline indicates the Canadian did just that.
After an inconsistent performance in a four-set win over qualifier Carlos Berlocq to open the final Grand Slam of the year, the No. 25 seed downed France's Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 on a hot and humid Wednesday at Flushing Meadows.
RIVERS, Man.—Police in southern Manitoba had to get down and dirty when they were called this week about five puppies trapped in a tunnel.
Officers from the police service in Rivers, about 40 kM northwest of Brandon, found four males and one female in an underground burrow that had been dug out by the mother dog.
One pup had managed to escape but it was dehydrated.
PORTLAND, Ore.—It took a while for Brooke Henderson's win at the CP Women's Open to sink in.
The 20-year-old from Smiths Falls, Ont. made history Sunday when she became the first Canadian to win the national women's golf championship in 45 years.
MILTON, Ont.—Premier Doug Ford says his government will remove the cost of the now-repealed cap-and-trade system from natural gas bills but opposition critics counter the Tory government is not telling people the true impacts of cancelling the system designed to fight climate change.