Liberal Indigenous Rights Bill Rejected by Conservatives and First Nations Critics

A key component of the Liberal government’s reconciliation agenda is resistance from the Conservatives in the House of Commons – and some critics of First Nations outside. Bill C-15, An Act respecting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), is at second reading and is being discussed this week by members of the Standing Committee on […]

Former employee sues MP Yasmin Ratansi, claiming she fired him for attending an abortion

A former employee of Yasmin Ratansi is suing the MP for $ 2 million, claiming that Ratansi verbally assaulted him on several occasions, made a derogatory remark about his girlfriend and fired him for attending an abortion in 2017. The lawsuit is just the latest allegation of abusive workplace behavior against Ratansi. CBC News reported late last year that former […]

Ottawa opens new path to permanent status for essential temporary workers and graduates

The federal government will introduce a new path to permanent residence for foreign nationals working in Canada in essential jobs such as personal support and health services, Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced today. The new policy will allow up to 90,000 international workers and graduates already in Canada to convert their temporary status to permanent status, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship […]

Jays closer Merryweather put on IT with oblique tension

Closer to the Toronto Blue Jays, Julian Merryweather was placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained left oblique. The right-hander felt discomfort in the left side of his abdomen during his last warm-up in the eighth inning of Tuesday night’s 7-3 win over the New York Yankees. Merryweather came in with two runners and two strikeouts and threw […]

Ontario is adding hundreds of beds to intensive care units. But does he have the resources to support them?

As ICU admissions continue to rise in Ontario, ICU doctors and nurses warn the province’s plan to add hundreds of new ICU beds alone will not improve the situation in Ontario. which they are currently facing in this deadly third wave of the pandemic. Staff say the increase in ICU admissions is pushing the system to the brink of collapse […]

Health Canada Says People Should Not Be Shy About Getting AstraZeneca Vaccine After Safety Review

Following reports of rare blood clotting events in some who have received the AstraZeneca vaccine, Health Canada officials today said they still believe the product to be safe – and Canadians should not hesitate to roll up their sleeves when the time comes. Speaking to reporters at a technical briefing, Dr Supriya Sharma, Chief Medical Advisor for Health Canada, said […]