OTTAWA—The federal government discriminated against children on reserves in its funding of child welfare services, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruled today.
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TORONTO—A Toronto police officer yesterday was found guilty of attempted murder in the shooting death of a troubled teen on an empty streetcar, a verdict the teen’s mother called a first step in changing the way police deal with people in crisis.
TORONTO—The Guelph Mercury, one of the country’s oldest dailies, will cease publishing its print editions this week—the latest casualty of the deep malaise in Canada’s newspaper industry, its publisher announced yesterday.
The closure will throw 23 full-time and three part-time employees out of work, including eight in the newsroom.
LA LOCHE, Sask.—A 17-year-old boy accused of shooting four people to death in a remote Saskatchewan community described himself as an “outcast” at home and victim of bullying at school, say his friends.
The teen, who made his first court appearance yesterday, was known to hold his emotions inside and rarely spoke—even when hanging out with his high school buddies in La Loche.
OTTAWA—Liberal MP Mauril Belanger is losing his own singing voice but that’s not stopping him from trying—for a second time—to change the English lyrics to “O Canada” to make the national anthem more gender neutral.
LA LOCHE, Sask.—Raw and unspeakable grief consumed residents of a northern Saskatchewan community struggling to deal with a mass shooting and hoping to find forgiveness in prayer.
A government advisory group is calling for significant investment in northern infrastructure that would include tax breaks to companies setting up shop in the territories.
TORONTO—Premier Kathleen Wynne says it is unacceptable to her that two Ontario colleges are operating campuses in Saudi Arabia that don’t admit women students.
Niagara College and Ottawa-based Algonquin College have been operating men-only campuses for a couple of years in two cities in Saudi Arabia, where Sharia law forbids the education of women and men in the same classes.
MONTREAL—The husband of one of the Quebecers killed in the Burkina Faso terrorist attack says hanging up on Justin Trudeau “felt good” after the prime minister called him earlier this week.
Yves Richard told Montreal radio station 98.5 FM yesterday he was frustrated in the hours after last week’s tragedy with what he called Global Affairs Canada’s lack of tact and empathy.
OTTAWA—More than half of Ottawa’s newly-arrived Syrians are under the age of 14, posing a particular challenge to refugee resettlement agencies.
How do you keep the kids busy while trying to help their parents find a place to live?
One child recently proved the point—and in so doing underlined the urgency of finding those homes as fast as possible.