OTTAWA—The Canadian Armed Forces is facing calls to drop what experts say is a reactive approach to racism and hate in the ranks, and instead launch a concentrated, proactive effort campaign to root out extremist beliefs and behaviours.
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TORONTO—Ontario's information and privacy commissioner says the government is going to court to prevent the release of Premier Doug Ford's mandate letters to his cabinet ministers, which outline their key priorities.
Former premier Kathleen Wynne began making those documents public in 2014, but the current government is fighting an order from the commissioner to release them.
TORONTO—The Ontario government has released the new sexual-education curriculum, replacing a much-criticized teaching plan brought in after the Progressive Conservatives took power last year.
The province says the curriculum for Grades 1 to 8 has been updated following feedback from the public and consultation with experts.
SASKATOON—The City of Saskatoon may be getting back most of the $1 million it mistakenly sent an online fraudster.
City manager Jeff Jorgenson told a news conference yesterday that nearly all the money has been traced to between 10 and 15 bank accounts, which have been frozen by court order.
OTTAWA—Neither the governing Liberals nor the Opposition Conservatives expressed enthusiasm yesterday for trying to secure the release of the overseas prisoner dubbed “Jihadi Jack” by the British media.
Questions once again emerged about the fate of Jack Letts, the British-Canadian man held in a Kurdish jail in Syria, following word that London recently revoked his citizenship.
TORONTO—Ontario will go ahead with some of its controversial municipal funding cuts for public health and child care next year, with Premier Doug Ford telling a gathering of municipal leaders yesterday that the government was making the move after listening to their concerns.
QUEBEC—For the second month in a row, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made a billion-dollar funding announcement for public transit in Quebec, a province whose support he badly needs to maintain power come election time in October.
THOMPSON, Man.—A judge says he believes that a northern Manitoba RCMP officer genuinely feared for his life when he repeatedly shot at a drunk driver coming at him during an attempted arrest.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand—A grieving Canadian woman is focusing on the memories she shared with her Australian fiance before he was murdered Friday in a seemingly random attack, police said yesterday.
OTTAWA—The Federal Court has approved a settlement agreement for survivors of so-called Indian day schools.
Under the terms of the settlement, survivors will be able to apply for individual compensation for harms, including physical and sexual abuse, linked to attending one of the federally run institutions.