Ottawa has neglected some of Canada’s problems – and now we’re all paying the price

Call it political indolence, or over-promising and under-promising – this was the week when it caught up with us all. Slow progress in tackling climate change made our infrastructure vulnerable on the Atlantic coast. By rolling up our sleeves for years about the affordability of housing, our economy is vulnerable to a recession. And step-by-step … Read more

Ottawa has neglected some of Canada’s problems – and now we’re all paying the price

Call it political indolence, or over-promising and under-promising – this was the week when it caught up with us all. Slow progress in tackling climate change made our infrastructure vulnerable on the Atlantic coast. By rolling up our sleeves for years about the affordability of housing, our economy is vulnerable to a recession. And step-by-step … Read more

Ottawa works to regulate drug supply as overdose deaths continue to rise

The federal government is working on a regulated safe supply of drugs, the addictions minister said Wednesday, as new data showed an increase in overdose deaths in the first three months of this year compared to the same period last year. “I think people are right that we want to go to a place where … Read more

Few school boards have dress codes for teachers

Students say it’s unfair that they have to follow a dress code when few Ontario school boards have such rules for teachers. The problem is what teenagers in Halton were talking about after a video of a translation teacher at Oakville Trafalgar High School went viral showing her in store class wearing oversized breast forms … Read more

Ottawa appoints crime victim ombudsman after years of vacancy

After leaving the position vacant for nearly a year, the federal government has announced a new Ombudsman for Crime Victims. Attorney General David Lametti announced Tuesday the appointment of Benjamin Roebuck, Algonquin College professor of victimology and public safety since 2010 and founding member and research chair of the Victimology Research Center. “Dr. Roebuck is … Read more

Ottawa appoints crime victim ombudsman after years of vacancy

After leaving the position vacant for nearly a year, the federal government has announced a new Ombudsman for Crime Victims. Attorney General David Lametti announced Tuesday the appointment of Benjamin Roebuck, Algonquin College professor of victimology and public safety since 2010 and founding member and research chair of the Victimology Research Center. “Dr. Roebuck is … Read more

Small publishers warn Ottawa’s online news account could leave them out in the cold

OTTAWA – Indigenous, independent and small media are raising red flags over Ottawa’s online news account, arguing that the proposed legislation could freeze them from deals designed to throw them a lifeline in Canada’s shrinking media landscape. The Liberal government’s bill, known as C-18 or the Online News Act, would force tech giants like Google … Read more

Small publishers warn Ottawa’s online news account could leave them out in the cold

OTTAWA – Indigenous, independent and small media are raising red flags over Ottawa’s online news account, arguing that the proposed legislation could freeze them from deals designed to throw them a lifeline in Canada’s shrinking media landscape. The Liberal government’s bill, known as C-18 or the Online News Act, would force tech giants like Google … Read more

Small publishers warn Ottawa’s online news account could leave them out in the cold

OTTAWA – Indigenous, independent and small media are raising red flags over Ottawa’s online news account, arguing that the proposed legislation could freeze them from deals designed to throw them a lifeline in Canada’s shrinking media landscape. The Liberal government’s bill, known as C-18 or the Online News Act, would force tech giants like Google … Read more

Ottawa appoints crime victim ombudsman after years of vacancy

After leaving the position vacant for nearly a year, the federal government has announced a new Ombudsman for Crime Victims. Attorney General David Lametti announced Tuesday the appointment of Benjamin Roebuck, Algonquin College professor of victimology and public safety since 2010 and founding member and research chair of the Victimology Research Center. “Dr. Roebuck is … Read more