TORONTO—When Raquel Grand’s wife was in the middle of a difficult childbirth five years ago, Grand realized that if she lost her partner that day, she would not have the legal right to take their daughter home from the hospital.
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HAIDA GWAII, B.C.—First Nations’ art and a coastal fishing trip are on the itinerary for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they spend their final full day in Canada at the remote West Coast archipelago of Haida Gwaii.
KELOWNA, B.C.—The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit a university and get a taste of British Columbia’s culinary scene today on their visit to Kelowna.
William and Kate will begin the next leg of their tour with a stop at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, where they’ll unveil a plaque marking the 10th anniversary of the campus.
WASHINGTON—Donald Trump made a gracious entrance for the first one-on-one presidential debate of his life, exchanging pleasantries with his opponent last night and cordially referring to her as, “Secretary Clinton.”
Then she began needling him.
TORONTO—It seems like madness now but six years ago, a fiery debate about the future of the Canadiens’ crease raged in Montreal.
Carey Price had not yet become the top goalie in the sport, nudged aside for playing time that spring by Jaroslav Halak—a hotshot ninth-round pick from Slovakia.
OTTAWA—The mandatory long-form census returned this year—a decade after it was last seen.
If things go as planned, the short-form census won’t be seen again a decade from now.
VANCOUVER—The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s promise to meet with all kinds of Canadians took them to Vancouver’s gritty Downtown Eastside yesterday, where they met with mothers recovering from addiction who said the visit helped show them they are respected despite their struggles.
TORONTO—The bottled water industry in Ontario is coming under renewed government scrutiny after a small township was outbid by multinational giant Nestle in its attempt to purchase a well to secure water supply for its growing community.
Premier Kathleen Wynne said today her government will look for ways to put community needs ahead of bottled water corporations.
CALGARY—Canada’s position as a big player in the global diamond industry will be further crystallized today when it formally opens Gahcho Kue, estimated to be one of the 10 biggest diamond mines in the world.
The site will be the sixth diamond mine opened in Canada in the 18 years that the country has mined the precious stone.
OTTAWA—Auditor general Michael Ferguson has been asked to determine how a move to modernize the federal government’s payroll system turned into a fiasco in which more than 80,000 public servants were paid too much, too little, or not at all.
Public Services minister Judy Foote said Ferguson has agreed to conduct an audit of the problem-plagued transition to the Phoenix pay system.