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Bill 124 retroactive pay costs Ontario government nearly $1B

Descrease article font size Increase article font size The Ford government has been forced to give health-care workers nearly a billion dollars in back pay after a court struck down the province’s controversial wage suppression legislation. The 2019 law, known as Bill 124, capped wage increases for nurses and other public …

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O’Toole says Canadian intelligence found “active” voter suppression by Beijing – National

Former Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole says Canada’s intelligence found an “active campaign of voter suppression” against him and his party in the 2021 election. O’Toole made the comments Tuesday from the floor of the House of Commons, within which MPs are protected by parliamentary privilege from civil or criminal prosecution …

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Métis Nation of Ontario accused of recasting First Nations’ ancestors as Métis

Across the country, there has been a growing dispute within the Métis Nation over who is, and isn’t, Métis. “The Red River Métis and the historic Métis Nation need to stand up for what we actually are,” said Will Goodon of the Manitoba Métis Federation. “We’re not just a mixture, …

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Kingston MPP becomes 2nd official candidate in Liberal leadership race

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 28, 2023 4:11 pm Descrease article font size Increase article font size OTTAWA — Ontario MPP Ted Hsu is officially a candidate for the provincial Liberal leadership. Hsu launched his campaign in Kingston, Ont., alongside hometown music hero Rob Baker of the Tragically …

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24 Sussex closure: Ottawa was warned of risks in delaying PM home decision

Almost a year before the closure of 24 Sussex Drive due to disrepair and an infestation of rodents, the chairman of the National Capital Commission’s board of directors warned that further delaying a cabinet decision on the fate of the residence would put the whole structure at risk. The mansion, …

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Top Toronto mayoral candidates set to debate vision for Scarborough – Toronto

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 24, 2023 6:13 am Descrease article font size Increase article font size TORONTO — The six leading Toronto mayoral candidates are set to square off in a debate today where they’ll get a chance to outline their vision for Scarborough, the east-end region …

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Manitoba Crown corporation head ousted after review, board chair says – Winnipeg

The chief executive officer of Manitoba’s auto insurance Crown corporation was let go on the long weekend after an internal review of his conduct, officials said Tuesday. Eric Herbelin’s dismissal from the top post at Manitoba Public Insurance is the latest in a string of moves following cost overruns and plans by the …

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Will Ontario fund Toronto’s World Cup plan? Inside the provincial deliberations

Toronto’s plans to host five games as part of the 2026 World Cup could be in jeopardy as provincial officials continue painstaking deliberations over whether or not to pitch in and help pay for the event, something the city expects them to do. During increasingly detailed discussions about how to …

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau set to spend day in Winnipeg – Winnipeg

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 24, 2023 9:01 am Descrease article font size Increase article font size Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to be in Winnipeg Wednesday. Trudeau is set to meet with Indigenous high school students in the morning before making an announcement about protecting …

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Bloc Leader Yves-François Blanchet scores 97.25 per cent in confidence vote – Montreal

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 21, 2023 6:59 pm Updated May 21, 2023 7:03 pm Descrease article font size Increase article font size DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. — Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet scored 97.25 per cent in a confidence vote at his party’s national convention on Saturday. It was …

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