TORONTO—Ontario is taking a go-slow approach to one of its plans to ease traffic congestion, announcing a pilot project for a toll lane on a short stretch of the Queen Elizabeth Way between Oakville and Burlington.
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OTTAWA—The Trudeau government yesterday unveiled its plan for transforming the Senate into an independent, non-partisan chamber—the first major reform to the scandal-plagued upper house in 50 years and arguably the biggest change since its inception in 1867.
ST. JOHN’S, N.L.—A school board in Newfoundland and police now are investigating a case of cyberbullying involving an anonymous poll ranking girls at a high school based on their looks.
Lynelle Cantwell, a student at Holy Trinity High School in Torbay, is getting national attention for her response to the creators of the online poll, called “Ugliest Girls in Grade 12.”
OTTAWA—Canada’s 42nd Parliament began with the requisite nods to history and tradition that happen on the first day, but also offered plenty of signs that the class of 2015 has its own fresh chemistry and look.
TORONTO—The Ontario government is adjusting the province’s electoral map to bring it in line with the one used for federal elections.
The government said population changes in southern Ontario have prompted it to add 15 new ridings to that part of the province, bringing the total up to 122.
PITTSBURGH—Lords a-leaping is the U.S. economy ever slow to recover!
The cost of 10 lords a-leaping increased three percent over last year, but nine of the other 12 gifts listed in the carol, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” stayed the same price as last year, according to the 32nd-annual PNC Wealth Management Christmas Price Index released Monday.
BURNABY, B.C.—British Columbians soon may be able to buy recreational bud along with their beer in local liquor stores—if two groups have their way.
The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union and the B.C. Private Liquor Store Association have joined forces to call for legal marijuana to be sold through the existing alcohol retail system.
OTTAWA—Driving distractions, speed, and roadway configuration were among 15 factors that led to a fatal 2013 collision in Ottawa between a city bus and a Via Rail train, the Transportation Safety Board concluded in its final report on the crash.
OTTAWA—The Liberals are trying to put a lid on concerns raised about two taxpayer-funded nannies who provide care for Justin Trudeau’s three young children.
Dogged with questions about the caregiver controversy, Kate Purchase, Trudeau’s director of communications, released a statement yesterday indicating the prime minister will adjust his staff complement to suit his family’s needs.
The federal government has declared dozens of streams and rivers in a scenic section of southwestern Alberta as critical habitat for an endangered trout species.
Yesterday’s announcement was welcomed by environmentalists, but it might complicate plans for a mountaintop coal mine proposed for the area.