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Second B.C. grant program facing scrutiny amid conflict concerns

One of the B.C. government’s most recognizable programs is facing scrutiny, amid concerns about possible conflicts of interest in provincial grant administration. Opposition parties are calling for a probe of the Buy BC program, an initiative meant to help promote local agricultural products. The grant program is being administered by …

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Toronto police urge caution as more Mideast conflict rallies take place – Toronto

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Police are urging caution as planned rallies in relation to the Israel-Hamas conflict take place Sunday in downtown and central Toronto. The advocacy group Ceasefire Now is holding a demonstration in Nathan Phillips Sqaure. Police said there is an estimated 15,000 people …

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‘Emotions are very raw:’ Trying to ease Montreal tensions amid Israel-Hamas conflict

Shaheen Ashraf says she’s very worried about the escalation of violence in Montreal and warns that tensions related to the Israel-Hamas conflict need to be tempered. “Oh my god,” she exclaimed. “You know, provocations and then retaliation and then re-provocations and re-retaliations. It’s not good.” On Thursday, bullet holes were …

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Ontario MPP Jama subject of censure motion for comments about Israel-Hamas conflict

Ontario Progressive Conservatives are set to introduce a censure motion against Hamilton MPP Sarah Jama in connection with a statement on the Israeli-Hamas conflict in the Middle East. Housing Minister Paul Calandra says his motion would give the Speaker permission not to recognize Jama in the house until she apologizes …

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Rallies held around the world for Palestinians, Israel as conflict deepens

Tens of thousands of protesters rallied across the Middle East and in parts of Asia, Europe, Canada and the United States on Friday in support of Palestinians and condemnation of Israel as it intensified its strikes on Gaza in retaliation for Hamas assaults. Jewish communities in the U.S., France and …

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Israel-Hamas conflict: Increased patrol in Winnipeg for communities affected, police say – Winnipeg

Descrease article font size Increase article font size In the aftermath of the attack in Israel by Hamas militants, Winnipeg police have increased patrols of areas across the city. Officers will be patrolling cultural centres, schools, synagogues, mosques and other places of worship, the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) said in …

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Toronto to see ‘high visibility’ of officers due to safety concerns amid Israel-Hamas conflict – Toronto

Toronto police Chief Myron Demkiw says his force has been directed to “ensure a high-visibility presence of officers across the city” following community safety concerns due to the Israel-Hamas conflict. Demkiw made the comments at a press conference on Thursday. He said all officers have been advised since the past …

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Israel attack: Another rally held in Montreal as conflict continues – Montreal

Ayellet Tzur couldn’t hold back her tears during a rally in front of the Israeli consulate in the Westmount suburb of Montreal to remember Jewish victims of the conflict between Israel and Hamas, which began Saturday. “I just lost my cousin in the battle in Israel,” she sobbed, “on Shabbat.” …

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Ontario MPP faces calls to step aside over Hamas-Israel conflict comments

The leader of Ontario’s NDP is ordering one of her members to withdraw a statement she made about conflict in the Middle East, saying it does not align with the party’s values. Sarah Jama, who was elected in March, came under fire for a statement on fighting between Israel and …

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Canada’s drug pricing conflict sparked by health minister letter, emails show – National

Internal emails from the agency tasked with regulating the price of patented drugs in Canada shows discord and division was sparked by a letter from the health minister, culminating in an indefinite pause on major drug-price reforms and several resignations. Emails released to the House of Commons committee on health …

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