TORONTO—Survivors of Canada’s notorious residential school system have the right to see their stories archived if they wish, but their accounts otherwise must be destroyed in 15 years, Ontario’s top court ruled in a split decision yesterday.
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MONTREAL—Quebec is standing tall and the world should make space for the new country, the late premier Jacques Parizeau said in a speech prepared in the event of a “Yes” victory in the 1995 sovereignty referendum.
Parizeau’s comments—made in English and French—were destined for media organizations but were not aired because of the “No” side’s win on Oct. 30, 1995.
SWIFT CURRENT, Sask.—Premier Brad Wall started his third term in office right where he left off—pushing Ottawa to support pipelines and energy-sector workers who are out of a job.
Wall and his Saskatchewan Party resoundingly delivered another majority election win yesterday, taking 51 seats in the 61-seat legislature.
Edmonton police say some of the calls they get for 9-1-1 are so ridiculous, they are launching a campaign reminding citizens of when not to phone the emergency line.
They say one of the worst ones was a call from a driver at West Edmonton Mall who had nosed his vehicle part-way into a parking stall and was annoyed another woman wouldn’t give up challenging him for the spot.
TORONTO—Students in Ontario elementary schools soon will be required to have one full hour a day of math instructions.
Education minister Liz Sandals said the province will spend $60 million to help students improve their test results in math, and some of the money will pay for professional development for teachers who specialize in the subject.
TORONTO—Ontario’s Liberal government is backtracking on changes announced in its recent budget that would have increased drug costs for most seniors.
The government proposed in the budget to raise the Ontario Drug Benefit low-income threshold for single seniors from $16,018 to $19,300, and for senior couples from $24,175 to $32,300.
CALGARY—International superstar the Weeknd is going to need a bigger trophy shelf.
The Toronto-born hit-maker won five Juno awards this weekend—three at a gala event held in Calgary on Saturday night and another two handed out during last night’s televised show.
SWIFT CURRENT, Sask.—Saskatchewan voters head to the polls today after a 27-day campaign that featured few spending promises and lean party platforms.
It’s widely considered to be a two-way race between the incumbent Saskatchewan Party, led by Brad Wall, and the Opposition NDP, under Cam Broten.
OTTAWA—Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz is appointing a seven-member advisory council to develop a short list of Canadian women who could appear on the next series of bank notes.
The bank already has issued an open call for nominations, which runs to April 15 and has had more than 18,000 submissions.
OTTAWA—Once a year, the fools on the Hill let their hair down and this April 1, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair appeared poised to do the real thing.
Mulcair posted a photo on the social media site Twitter showing his signature bearded face covered in shaving cream, a straight razor hovering over the lather.