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'Systemic racism' rife in Thunder Bay police

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.

Indigenous councillor refuses oath to Queen

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.

CN told to reopen bridge to cars

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.

Ontario PCs quietly release plan online

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.