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  • U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs: Quebec firms not banging down the doors for aid

    September 19, 2018 10:58 PM 6

    “With our partners, we are following very closely the impact of the tariffs on our economy,” said Guillaume Bérubé. Jean Simard, president of the Aluminium Association of Canada, said the number of requests for assistance may climb if Canada and the United States fail to settle their trade dispute. “Everyone is just finding out what the possible impacts

  • Potential replacements for Phoenix pay system to start testing soon, Treasury Board president says

    September 19, 2018 8:23 PM 5

    The government earmarked $16 million in its last budget to search for a replacement for Phoenix, which has caused massive headaches for more than half of the country’s federal workers, many of whom have been overpaid, shortchanged or not paid at all. Brison said it is not yet known how much a replacement HR system will cost. It’s estimated that Phoenix

  • Editor of the New York Review of Books is out amid outrage over Ghomeshi’s #MeToo essay

    September 19, 2018 6:14 PM 6

    The editor of the New York Review of Books is out at the magazine, days after the publication published a controversial essay by former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi. A spokesperson at the review, who would not give her name, confirmed Wednesday afternoon Ian Buruma is no longer editor. It was not immediately clear whether he had been fired or had resigned

  • Queens Quay streetcar derails after colliding with ambulance

    September 19, 2018 2:28 PM 5

    A TTC streetcar derailed on Queens Quay W. at York St. after a collision with an ambulance Wednesday morning. The collision occurred at 9:55 a.m. after the Queens Quay streetcar and an ambulance collided. Toronto police spokesperson Katrina Arogante said no obvious injuries have been reported at this time, adding that the driver sustained zero injuries

  • Chrystia Freeland monitoring suspected poisoning of Canadian Pussy Riot member

    September 18, 2018 10:19 PM 7

    Freeland said Tuesday that she spoke with Verzilov’s mother on Friday and assured his family he will have the government’s full support because he is a Canadian citizen. “Pyotr’s situation is one that our government is following with very close interest and it is one that I am personally very closely engaged in,” she said Tuesday. “This is something

  • Toronto residents oppose Ford’s use of notwithstanding clause: Poll

    September 18, 2018 10:00 AM 9

    Most Toronto residents strongly oppose Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s use of the notwithstanding clause to try to slash the size of city council by nearly half, a new Mainstreet Research poll shows. With just over a month before the Oct. 22 municipal election, the Progressive Conservatives are pushing to pass Bill 31, the Efficient Local Government Act, that would

  • B.C. man charged in death of Belgian tourist

    September 17, 2018 11:35 PM 6

    Jang has not said how Sakkalis died or why Crown lawyers laid the first-degree charge. First-degree murder can apply when a homicide is planned and deliberate, or when death occurs during a sexual assault or kidnapping. “We will be supporting the prosecution in the days ahead, but we are still open to speaking with people, especially if they have information

  • Mulroney attacks are sexist, says Ontario’s women’s issues minister

    September 17, 2018 10:10 PM 6

    Caroline Mulroney has faced sexist attacks that are “beyond the pale” in recent days over her role as attorney general and the government’s use of the notwithstanding clause, says the minister responsible for women’s issues. Lisa MacLeod told reporters that from Queen’s Park protesters to a city councillor’s tweets to media reports and other social media

  • Second human rights case to challenge government over sex-ed curriculum

    September 17, 2018 9:13 PM 6

    Two transgender teens are part of a second human rights case launched against the Ontario government for its use of an outdated sex-ed curriculum. Ryan and Noah, both 15, say using the two-decade-old lessons — which don’t explicitly mention LGBTQ youth — means teens like them are no longer reflected in the classroom. They say that could lead to an unwelcoming

  • Alberta private schools coming around to gay-straight alliances: minister

    September 17, 2018 7:58 PM 7

    Alberta’s public, Catholic and francophone school boards along with charter schools are complying. Gay-straight alliances are support groups set up by students to help LGBTQ students feel accepted and reduce bullying or abuse. It is a political wedge issue in Alberta. The Opposition United Conservatives say while all children must be treated fairly and equally