OTTAWA—The notion that Canadian volunteers fighting with Kurdish forces in northern Iraq and Syria could face prosecution under the former Conservative government’s tough anti-terror laws has one human rights group calling for stricter supervision of the country’s military training mission in the war-torn region.
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CALGARY—Calgary’s Mount Royal University is giving students a new way to learn about the world around them.
Along with checking out books, students can sign out a speaker at the university’s “Living Library” for a 15-minute one-on-one discussion.
LA LOCHE, Sask.—The northern Saskatchewan school where a mass shooting occurred won’t open for at least another week.
And when it does, it may have security.
The Northern Lights School Division has told parents that classes at the La Loche Community School won’t resume for seven-10 days, Donna Johnson of the Education Ministry said yesterday.
OTTAWA—The Trudeau cabinet is expected to “very soon” debate the size and scope of the country’s re-organized mission against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.
But precisely how much latitude those military trainers will get is going to be one of the most divisive elements of the discussion.
OTTAWA—The federal government discriminated against children on reserves in its funding of child welfare services, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruled today.
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.