TORONTO — Treatment of a group of psychiatric patients detained at an Ontario facility decades ago amounted to torture that resembled the experimentation Nazis performed on Jews, the opening of a civil trial heard yesterday.
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TORONTO—Strip searches of suspects have become commonplace and are all too often unnecessary—and even illegal—despite sharp criticism of the practice going back almost two decades, one of Ontario's police watchdogs reported today.
The Canadian government is promising more than $10 million to build new homes, repair others, and put portables in place for a remote indigenous community in Northern Ontario where sub-standard, mould-infested housing has sparked a health crisis, according to a framework agreement signed Thursday.
TORONTO—Hundreds of thousands of cash-handling machines across the country have had to be upgraded to handle Canada's distinctive new $10 bill, featuring a vertical portrait of Nova Scotia civil rights advocate Viola Desmond, while some others still awaiting changes are rejecting the banknotes.
Police investigations into the deaths of nine indigenous people in Thunder Bay, Ont. were so problematic—in part because of systemic racism—that they should be reinvestigated, an independent review released yesterday recommends.
The recommendation by Ontario's police watchdog is one of 44 in a report that concludes the city's police service is rife with racist attitudes.
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—Canada Post publicly admitted to a privacy breach involving thousands of Ontario's online cannabis customers yestersday after the province's only outlet for legal recreational marijuana notified clients of the problem.
TORONTO—A major online voting issue that forced more than 50 communities in Ontario to extend municipal election voting hours prompted questions on Tuesday about the integrity of the balloting process.
Toronto Mayor John Tory easily won re-election yesterday after a spirited campaign marked by unprecedented interference from the provincial government while dozens of Ontario communities were forced to extend voting due to widespread technical difficulties.
BATH, Ont.—Serial rapist and killer Paul Bernardo pleaded unsuccessfully for a second chance yesterday, arguing low self-esteem drove him to commit the sexually-twisted crimes he now rues and that he no longer poses any threat to the public.