TORONTO—Ontario's premier is double-doubling down on her criticism of Tim Hortons franchisees who cut worker benefits amid the province's minimum wage hike, saying a couple that own a trio of coffee shops east of Toronto shouldn't use employees as pawns to push back against her government's actions.
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MELBOURNE, Australia—Six-time champion Novak Djokovic was stunned in straight sets by Hyeon Chung not long after Tennys Sandgren upset No. 5 Dominic Thiem at the Australian Open.
MONTREAL—A Quebec man whose kid sister was one of 47 people killed in the Lac-Megantic tragedy says the three men acquitted Friday never should have been put on trial.
“I think, very sincerely, that since the day of the accident, these people have been living in purgatory and it must have been extremely difficult,” Bernard Boulet told The Canadian Press.
EDMONTON—A minister in Alberta's NDP government has chastised a tweet by the Opposition's communications chair that slammed women's marches held over the weekend.
Status of Women minister Stephanie McLean was responding to a Twitter post on Saturday from Sonia Kont of the United Conservative Party, who stated that “ideological marches like the one in Washington” do not empower women.
OTTAWA—Shortly before the 2015 election, a group of Liberal policy advisers took a long look at how to create dedicated leave for new fathers—but once in office, opted instead for allowing all new parents extra time off without an increase in benefits.
Now, after that plan received a cool reception, the governing Liberals appear to be going back to their original idea.
PIKANGIKUM, Ont.—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising a remote Northwestern Ontario reserve help with a housing shortage that the chief says is worse than ever.
Trudeau said during a visit to Pikangikum First Nation that Ottawa is serious about working with the community to improve its housing.
OTTAWA—Almost 90 percent of the ships that passed through the Gulf of St. Lawrence over the last five months complied with an emergency speed limit to help protect the whales that plied those same waterways—and the department will reimpose the limit immediately if the whales return this year.
TORONTO—Ontario is considering allowing licensed cannabis consumption lounges in the province once recreational marijuana is legalized this summer, and is asking the public to weigh in on the idea.
VANCOUVER—Whales, dolphins, and porpoises no longer will be kept at Vancouver's aquarium—a move animal advocates say is a step toward the end of cetaceans in captivity.
The Vancouver Aquarium announced yesterday it is ending the display of cetaceans following a long and controversial battle with animal activists and the city's park board over the issue.
EDMONTON—A fireball that lit up the evening sky over parts of Alberta on Wednesday was a meteor.
Frank Florian, an astronomer at the TELUS World of Science in Edmonton, said the meteor streaked across the northeast part of the province.
Corbet Kratko said he captured an image of the ribbon of fire with his dashboard camera as he was driving in the city.