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TORONTO — A prominent Toronto psychiatric hospital vowed Wednesday to implement all recommendations made by an external panel that probed recent cases of patients with a violent history escaping the facility.
Catherine Zahn, president of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, said the hospital will build new infrastructure and change its system of patient passes.
MONTREAL—A Quebec legislature member who has highlighted the online hate and abuse faced by female politicians has taken her complaints to police, saying she wants to encourage other victims to do the same.
Quebec solidaire member Christine Labrie announced on Facebook that she filed the complaints in her Sherbrooke riding on Friday.
EDMONTON—Allowing Ottawa's carbon tax law to stand would give the federal government a tool it could use to repeatedly chip away at provincial powers, lawyers for the Alberta government argued yesterday.
“If you uphold this legislation, you're opening the door to exactly that type of thing,” Peter Gall told a panel of five Alberta Court of Appeal judges.
TORONTO—A light-rail project in Hamilton was cancelled yesterday after the provincial government said the project would cost more than five times its original price tag, in a decision critics called a “betrayal” of the city.
TORONTO—Ontario is asking the federal government to double the number of economic immigrants to the province in order to deal with a skilled labour shortage.
Economic development minister Vic Fedeli says an expansion of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program would respond to the labour market needs of the province's employers.
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C.—Anger, not a mental disorder, was among the reasons behind a man's actions when he stabbed a student to death with a hunting knife inside a British Columbia high school, a Crown attorney said during closing arguments yesterday.
OTTAWA—Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau will provide his first update for Canadians today on the state of the economy-and the government's books-since the October election.
TORONTO—The number of opioid-related deaths and emergency department visits continued to rise in Ontario in the first three months of this year, the latest government data shows.
Public Health Ontario said 435 people died from opioid overdoses between January and March—a 40 percent increase from the same period in 2018 when 307 deaths were reported.
TORONTO—High school teachers in 10 school boards across Ontario will hold a one-day strike this week-the third in a series of strikes amid tense contract talks.