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Rift between Metis leaders widens ahead of meetings with premiers, PM Rift between Metis leaders widens

By Teresa Wright

The Canadian Press

OTTAWA — The vice-president of the Metis National Council is stepping up his rhetoric against three provincial Metis leaders, accusing them of striking a “backroom deal” that allows new members into the nation he believes are not Metis.

Creating a healthier, more supportive work environment for officers and civilian staff

ORILLIA—Today, Solicitor General Sylvia Jones, and Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Commissioner Thomas Carrique, announced how Ontario is improving the workplace culture of the OPP to create a healthier, more inclusive work environment where members feel supported and are able to thrive.

Liberals poised to legislate a ban on conversion therapy Liberals set to ban conversion therapy

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is poised to introduce a bill that would outlaw therapy intended to alter a person's sexual orientation or gender identity.

Justice Minister David Lametti and Diversity Minister Bardish Chagger plan to discuss the proposed amendment to the Criminal Code at a news conference later today.

Officials continue to announce new cases of novel coronavirus in Ontario Ontario coronavirus cases continue to rise

TORONTO —The number of Ontario residents infected with the novel coronavirus continued to climb on Friday as public health officials recorded six new cases in the past 36 hours, bringing the total in the province to 28 by late afternoon.

Police charge woman, teen in alleged homicide in Thunder Bay, Ont. Woman, teen charged in Thunder Bay homicide

A 15-year-old boy and 20-year-old woman in Thunder Bay, ON, are facing murder charges.

Police say they were called to the scene of a fight early Tuesday morning, where they found two injured women near the street.

Both were taken to hospital, where one later died of undisclosed injuries. Police say the other victim remains in hospital.

Freight train derails in Kingston

KINGSTON, Ont.—Police say crews are still working to repair and remove parts of a train that derailed in an industrial area of Kingston, Ont., on Wednesday.

Local police have said several rail cars left the tracks around midday, but there were no reports of injuries.

Police say residents in the area were initially asked to stay indoors, but they can now leave their homes.