TORONTO—Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne promoted seven backbenchers to an expanded 30-seat cabinet table today while demoting the minister responsible for the autism file that created a public relations nightmare for her Liberal government.
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LONDON—Britain celebrated Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday and her service to the country today with solemn pomp, pageantry, and prayer at St. Paul’s Cathedral ahead of a weekend of festivities.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, set the tone by reminding Britain of the queen’s long life and dedicated service.
VANCOUVER—B.C. Premier Christy Clark says she was 13 years old when an unknown man pulled her off the sidewalk into nearby bushes, but she broke free and ran.
“It was a sunny day and I was walking to work at my first job,” Clark wrote yesterday in a submitted article to the Vancouver Sun.
TORONTO—Ontario’s climate change action plan, which will provide billions of dollars in subsidies and incentives to businesses and homeowners, was greeted with cautious optimism yesterday by environmentalists and businesses.
MONTREAL—The neighbour of a 55-year-old Montreal woman who died after apparently being attacked by a pit bull says he was shocked by what he saw.
Farid Benzenati said he arrived home from work at around 5 p.m. and noticed a dog playing with what he thought was “a large object” in the next backyard.
When he took a closer look, it was clear the object was a woman’s body.
OTTAWA—The Senate yesterday voted to allow suffering Canadians who are not near death to seek medical help to end their lives—knocking out the central pillar underpinning the federal government’s proposed new law on medically-assisted dying.
Senators voted 41-30 to amend Bill C-14, deleting the requirement that a person’s natural death must be “reasonably foreseeable.”
CALGARY — Tough times in the oil and gas industry are being blamed for smaller crowds on the first day of the Global Petroleum Show, an annual event in Calgary considered a bellwether for the energy business.
TORONTO—CTV’s long-running “Canada AM” will be replaced with a new show that offers a “contemporary twist” to morning TV, the network said yesterday in announcing “eTalk”’s Ben Mulroney and former CBC News anchor Anne-Marie Mediwake will co-host “Your Morning” later this summer.
OTTAWA—Every senator will get a chance to propose amendments to the federal government’s proposed new law on medically-assisted dying.
The Senate’s legal and constitutional affairs committee has decided to forgo the usual procedure of recommending amendments to the upper house.
TORONTO—Ontario’s minister of municipal affairs and housing is resigning his cabinet post—a move he says he’s making to help the premier achieve gender parity.
Ted McMeekin wrote in a Facebook post yesterday that he will continue to serve as minister until Premier Kathleen Wynne names a replacement.