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Not everyone has AC, but do you have a legal ‘right to cooling’ in Canada? – National

As many parts of Canada reeled under hot weather, a group representing migrant farm workers wrote a letter to Ontario Premier Doug Ford on Monday, urging him to put protections in place for those toiling in the fields. “Farmworkers are 35 times more likely than the general public to die …

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Toronto staff looking into Ontario’s legal duties, if any, to operate science centre

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 28, 2024 1:22 pm 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size Toronto city staff are looking into what legal requirements the province may have to operate or maintain the Ontario Science Centre, after Premier Doug Ford’s government abruptly shuttered the …

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Ontario’s top doctor calling for restrictions on legal substances, decriminalization

Ontario’s top doctor is calling on the province to immediately enact policy that will restrict access to alcohol, vapes and cannabis as the number of people who have died or visited a hospital due to using multiple substances has spiked in recent years. But Dr. Kieran Moore, the province’s chief …

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Elon Musk’s X to pay legal bills for Brampton, Ont., doctor chastised over COVID-19 tweets

Elon Musk’s X said it’s funding legal bills for a Canadian doctor previously chastised by regulators for her tweets about COVID-19. In a post to the X News account on Sunday morning, the company formerly known as Twitter wrote that it’s “proud to defend” Dr. Kulvinder Kaur Gill against what …

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More Canadians buying cannabis only from legal sources, citing safety: StatCan – National

Nearly six years since cannabis became legal for sale in Canada, new data shows a majority of those using the products available are exclusively buying from legal sources. The data released Monday found almost 72 per cent of Canadians who used cannabis in the 12 months before the national cannabis …

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Ontario plans legal changes to tolls, licence renewals

As the Progressive Conservatives prepare for the house to return, the Minister of Transportation has unveiled more details of the government’s new, campaign-style legislation. At an announcement on Thursday morning, Minister Prabmeet Sarkaria said he would propose a law to ban tolls on provincial highways and freeze the cost of …

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Sarah Jama’s censure an ‘abuse of power,’ NDP tried to muzzle her: legal docs

Hamilton Centre Independent MPP Sarah Jama says the motion that effectively censured her at Queen’s Park is an “abuse of power” by the province and alleges that her then-party, the Ontario NDP, failed to support her right to free speech, forbade her from further comment and even accused her of …

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Calgary legal support group calls on candidates to focus on people who can’t afford lawyers

A Calgary organization that offers free legal services to people who don’t qualify for legal aid in Alberta is calling on candidates in the provincial election to remove barriers to accessing justice. “We have political parties talking specifically about crime in our downtown area and on our trains, and there …

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What happened when COVID-19 skeptical legal cases made it to court in Ontario?

In October 2021, a handful of protesters loyal to the QAnon conspiracy movement gathered outside a public health building in eastern Ontario. “You are interfering with them being served,” a security guard standing in front of the Peterborough Public Health building was told by one protester in a video posted …

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Inquiry to probe legal advice government received on Emergencies Act as justice minister testifies

Justice Minister David Lametti is expected to field questions about the legal advice the federal government got before invoking the Emergencies Act to deal with anti-public health measure protests last winter when he testifies before the public inquiry later today. The attorney general is one of three federal ministers before …

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