TORONTO—School principals in Ontario asked the provincial government yesterday to halt some standardized testing and elementary school report cards as teachers' unions wage an ongoing work-to-rule campaign.
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OTTAWA—Quebec's Chantier Davie shipyard is on track to win potentially billions of dollars in federal work after the Liberal government announced this morning that it was the only yard to qualify to join Ottawa's massive shipbuilding strategy.
OTTAWA—Canada's election watchdog said the NDP did nothing wrong when it used the national voters list to send Christmas cards from Jagmeet Singh.
Still, a spokesman for the NDP leader is apologizing and said it won't happen again.
Under the Canada Elections Act, parties are authorized to use the list of electors to communicate with voters, including to solicit donations.
GUELPH, Ont.—Police in Guelph, Ont., say they've charged a man with aggravated assault after he allegedly attacked his roommate with a glass bong last night.
Investigators say the roommates got into a fight over one of the men playing video games too loudly at around 11 p.m.
They say the smoking pipe shattered during the attack.
Police say one man was taken to hospital.
TORONTO—Government privacy commissioners are investigating a data breach at LifeLabs, one of Canada's largest medical services companies, after hackers gained access to the personal information of up to 15 million customers.
Most of its customers are in B.C. and Ontario, with relatively few customers in other locations, the company said Tuesday.
TORONTO — A prominent Toronto psychiatric hospital vowed Wednesday to implement all recommendations made by an external panel that probed recent cases of patients with a violent history escaping the facility.
Catherine Zahn, president of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, said the hospital will build new infrastructure and change its system of patient passes.
OSHAWA, Ont.—The last pickup trucks rolled down the line yesterday at General Motor's Oshawa Assembly Plant as an era of vehicle production comes to a close for the Ontario motor city.
“This has been coming in slow motion, and suddenly it's here,” said Joel Smith, a union organizer with Unifor Local 222.
MONTREAL—A Quebec legislature member who has highlighted the online hate and abuse faced by female politicians has taken her complaints to police, saying she wants to encourage other victims to do the same.
Quebec solidaire member Christine Labrie announced on Facebook that she filed the complaints in her Sherbrooke riding on Friday.
EDMONTON—Allowing Ottawa's carbon tax law to stand would give the federal government a tool it could use to repeatedly chip away at provincial powers, lawyers for the Alberta government argued yesterday.
“If you uphold this legislation, you're opening the door to exactly that type of thing,” Peter Gall told a panel of five Alberta Court of Appeal judges.
TORONTO—A light-rail project in Hamilton was cancelled yesterday after the provincial government said the project would cost more than five times its original price tag, in a decision critics called a “betrayal” of the city.