TORONTO—Ontario's bid to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour—a move that is feared by businesses but has the support of some prominent economists—is being put to the public this week.
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TERREBONNE, Que.—A neighbour who rushed to the scene of a deadly fire in a Quebec seniors' residence yesterday said he could hear trapped residents calling out before he turned the corner and saw the building in flames.
“There were police officers running, firefighters, too. The house was in flames,” Terrebonne resident Nicolas Martel said in a phone interview.
MONTREAL—The Quebec government is hoping to offer free abortion pills later this year.
“We believe women in this province do have a choice,” Health Minister Gaetan Barrette said yesterday.
“We've always been in favour of women having the right to decide for themselves and today we have a new option available.”
TORONTO—More than 500 Ontarians aged 27 to 101 have chosen medically assisted death since it became legal in Canada a little over one year ago, according to new statistics from Ontario's chief coroner.
MONTREAL—A Sunwing Airlines flight bound for Cuba had to return to Montreal's Trudeau International Airport yesterday evening under a fighter jet escort due to an “unruly customer.”
An airline spokeswoman said flight WG604 had departed for Cayo Coco but turned around due to the passenger making “non-specific threats.”
TORONTO—More than a dozen Toronto students on an ill-fated high school trip to Algonquin Park are still making their way back home after the death of a classmate who disappeared while swimming in a lake.
CALGARY—A man high on fentanyl or some similar powerful opioid caused a series of hit-and-runs on a Calgary expressway and almost overdosed before being revived, city police said yesterday.
INNISFIL, Ont.—Police say four people are facing charges after an incident in which death threats were allegedly made at gunpoint and an officer was bitten by the mother of one of the accused.
South Simcoe police allege two teens were harassing a young woman and boxed her car in at a park in Innisfil, Ont., early this morning.
CALGARY—Canada's veterans affairs minister is urging patience from injured ex-soldiers growing frustrated waiting for a government plan that would give them pensions for life.
The Liberal government promised in the budget it would announce plans by the end of this year for the option of life-long pensions for those injured in uniform.
EDINBURGH, Scotland—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked Canada's 150th birthday with the Queen yesterday by giving her the Canadian flag that flew on the Peace Tower on Canada Day.