TORONTO—Taxpayers would have saved $1.8 billion if the Ontario government had taken on traditional debt to fund infrastructure projects instead of partially privatizing Hydro One to pay for the work, the province's fiscal watchdog said yesterday.
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OTTAWA—Parks Canada is launching a new initiative in Nunavut to collect and share the testimony of Inuit elders who have knowledge of the doomed Franklin expedition of 1845.
The project is seeking a contractor to conduct archival research and record interviews with Inuit elders with historical knowledge of the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror shipwreck sites.
OTTAWA—Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh says he is considering whether his party should push to abolish the use of so-called peremptory challenges in the jury selection process.
The practice, which allows Crown and defence lawyers to exclude jurors without offering reasons, is at the centre of the controversy raging over the acquittal of Gerald Stanley.
OTTAWA—Ontario Progressive Conservative party leadership candidate Christine Elliott says if her predecessor can clear his name, he should be able to run for the party in the next election.
Patrick Brown resigned as Ontario PC leader late last month after being accused of sexual misconduct in incidents dating back years.
TORONTO—Ontario Progressive Conservatives who want to help choose the party's next leader will have to prove their identity before they can participate in the vote.
The party said it is putting in place a two-step verification system to ensure the transparency of the online ballot, which is scheduled for early March.
OTTAWA—People shouldn't “jump to conclusions” about when they'll be able to buy marijuana legally as a key federal bill makes its way through Parliament, Public Safety minister Ralph Goodale says.
There will be an implementation phase that takes a “short period of time” after passage of the bill legalizing recreational marijuana use, Goodale noted yesterday.
OTTAWA—It may have a scary name but it's intended to help—not frighten—already traumatized children.
“Project Arachnid” is an automated system that crawls like a spider through online links to detect child sexual abuse images and videos, helping ensure prompt removal.
BATTLEFORD, Sask.—The fate of a Saskatchewan farmer charged in the shooting death of an indigenous man soon will be in the hands of a jury.
Gerald Stanley, 56, was charged with second degree murder in August, 2016.
OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau put Justice Department lawyers on notice yesterday for their response to a proposed class-action lawsuit on military sexual misconduct, saying their arguments are out of line.
The lawsuit was brought forward last year by three former service members who say they were harassed or assaulted while in uniform.
VANCOUVER—From growing the perfect crop to marketing within restrictive rules, Canadian colleges and universities are cultivating courses for those wanting to work in the booming marijuana industry.