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.
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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.
TORONTO—One of the country's foremost railway companies will have to ensure cars can use a bridge in Thunder Bay, Ont. under terms of an agreement signed more than a century ago, Ontario's top court ruled yesterday.
In its decision, the Court of Appeal found a lower court ruling that allowed Canadian National Railway Co. to escape its obligation was unreasonable.
After vowing for weeks to deliver a fully-costed platform, Ontario's Progressive Conservatives yesterday quietly released a compilation of their campaign promises without saying how they would pay for them.
The updated “Plan for the People,” posted on the party's website, lays out how much each initiative is expected to cost but not where the money will come from.
TORONTO—A decision by police officers in Thunder Bay, Ont. to rule out foul play just hours after the body of an indigenous man was found floating in a river was the result of a grossly-inadequate investigation tainted by racism, an independent review has determined.