OTTAWA—Federal Health minister Jane Philpott says Ottawa now will pay for someone to travel with indigenous women who need to leave their communities to give birth—a change to what she called an “extremely unhelpful” policy.
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Though there are no surviving veterans who fought at Vimy Ridge, Canadians across the country are making sure their legacy is not forgotten on the battle's centennial anniversary.
VIMY RIDGE, France—They came together from coast to coast to coast, by the thousands, to say thank you and to remember.
Canadians of all ages and all walks of life gathered under the soaring pillars of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial yesterday to mark the 100th anniversary of that fateful battle—and reflect on its enduring legacy.
OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Public Services minister Judy Foote is taking an indefinite leave of absence from her job for personal and family reasons.
He says Natural Resources minister Jim Carr will fill in for her during her absence.
OTTAWA—Conservative Sen. Lynn Beyak says her party's decision to sanction her for comments about Canada's residential school history amounts to a threat to freedom of speech.
In a statement released yesterday, Beyak, who was removed Wednesday from the Senate committee on Aboriginal Peoples, says political correctness is “stifling opinion and thoughtful conversation.”
EDMONTON—A freezer malfunction at the University of Alberta has melted some of the world's largest collection of Canadian Arctic ice core samples.
The university says about 12 percent of the collection was damaged when temperature in the storage freezer soared to 40 C over the weekend.
OTTAWA—Conservative Sen. Lynn Beyak, who famously declared “some good” came out of Canada's residential schools, has been kicked off the Senate's committee on Aboriginal Peoples.
Jake Enwright, a spokesperson for interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose, confirmed the decision in a statement late yesterday.
OTTAWA—Thousands of Canadians have started what some are calling a “pilgrimage” to France this week as the country prepares to commemorate the 100th anniversary of one of its most iconic battles: Vimy Ridge.
TORONTO—Liquor Control Board of Ontario staff represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union will be holding a strike vote April 24 and 25.
The union long has railed against the government's move to sell beer, wine, and cider in grocery stores, calling it “creeping privatization.”
TORONTO—Ontario's premier says she isn't buying an argument from the development industry that stricter rent control will do more harm than good for renters in the province.
Kathleen Wynne's comments Tuesday came amid reports of some residents in Toronto seeing their rents double—a situation the premier called “unacceptable.”