OTTAWA—Statistics Canada says more women are in leadership roles in the public sector, where pay equity is the law, than in the private sector, where similar rules don't apply.
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TORONTO—Ontario's Progressive Conservatives on Tuesday called for a moratorium on school closures in the province and a review of the guidelines that determine them.
The Liberal government is trying to find savings on the backs of students by putting schools on the chopping block, charged PC leader Patrick Brown.
SASKATOON—Thirty children from across Canada are being recruited to take part in a new pilot study at the University of Saskatchewan looking at the safety and tolerability of cannabis treatment for childhood epilepsy.
OTTAWA—Liberal backbenchers have defied Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, voting in favour of a bill that would bar health and life insurance companies from forcing clients to disclose the results of genetic testing.
BRANDON, Man.—A Winnipeg truck driver is thanking a woman who jumped on her horse and brought him coffee and a hot meal while he was stranded on Highway 10 south of Brandon during this week's nasty storm in Manitoba.
TORONTO—Ontario's budget watchdog will examine the Liberal government's plan to lower hydro bills, with the opposition parties questioning its estimated $25-billion in interest costs.
OTTAWA—More money for child and youth services would boost Canada's economy and patient health, a new report from the Mental Health Commission of Canada suggests, buttressing Ottawa's push for targeted mental health investments.
OTTAWA—After a flurry of intense lobbying from insurance companies, health charities, a handful of provinces, and the justice minister herself, the fate of a controversial genetic testing bill now is in the hands of Parliament.
OTTAWA—The top Mountie has decided the time has come for him to retire.
In a message to the force yesterday, RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson said he will leave at the end of June to focus on his family more after spending 32 years with the force, including the last five as commissioner.
He called it a profound honour and privilege to have served with the Mounties.
VANCOUVER—A first-responder training centre in British Columbia is looking to help emergency crews reduce and manage post-traumatic stress through a new online course.
The self-directed program was developed by the Justice Institute of B.C. in New Westminster, which trains paramedics, corrections officers, and other law enforcement officers.