WASHINGTON—U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly offered more soothing words yesterday for Canadians concerned about border security when he appeared before a Senate committee and was asked what concerns he had about security along the Canada-U.S. frontier.
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TORONTO—The Ontario Autism Coalition is calling on the Liberal government to boost supports for the 20,000 children with autism in the province's schools.
In a report released Tuesday, the group recommends the province review special education funding, and provide more training for teachers and educational staff who work with children on the autism spectrum.
PORT COQUITLAM, B.C.—The mother of a B.C. teenager who took her own life after enduring cyberbullying says it's “just surreal” that the Dutch man charged in her daughter's case has been approved for extradition to Canada.
“Today is my birthday and this is the best birthday present ever,” Amanda Todd's mother, Carol, said from her home in Port Coquitlam.
OTTAWA—Upstart Conservative and New Democrat candidates gave their heavily-favoured Liberal rivals a bit of a scare yesterday in a pair of byelections in Ontario where some of Justin Trudeau's policies and promises played a central role.
VANCOUVER—The national missing and murdered indigenous women's inquiry has failed to adequately reach out to loved ones and survivors, says a coalition of advocacy groups and families less than two months before hearings are set to begin.
OTTAWA—The Trudeau government should tread carefully on a Liberal promise to find a new way of making sure elderly benefits keep pace with rising costs, newly—released documents suggest.
TORONTO—Ontario is setting up a new service for people seeking medically-assisted death that will allow them to reach out for help directly, bypassing health-care providers who object to assisted suicide on conscience grounds.
Health minister Eric Hoskins says a “care co-ordination service” for medically-assisted death will be up and running as early as May.
OTTAWA—One of the perceived front-runners in the Conservative leadership race is calling Sen. Lynn Beyak's comments about residential schools “unfortunate.”
But Kevin O'Leary is stopping short of saying he would kick her out of caucus.
EDMONTON—An Alberta Mountie has been charged with sexual assault and other offences following an investigation by the province's police watchdog.
Susan Hughson, with the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team, said the allegations involve three women in separate incidents.
TORONTO—A new institute for artificial intelligence research opened yesterday in Toronto, with funding from the federal and Ontario governments and the private sector.
The Vector Institute will specialize in the fields of machine learning and deep learning, which uses software and algorithms to simulate the neural circuits of the human brain.