Ontario government ignored warnings ahead of botched blue license plate deployment, documents say

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation was warned of the visibility issues as the Ford government tested its now-discontinued blue license plates and received clear recommendations to improve readability that were not acted upon, according to documents obtained by CBC News Show. The plaques were removed after being widely criticized by police and the public after people realized they were nearly […]

Video of mounted police ordering journalist to “shut up” at protest raises press freedom concerns: human rights groups

Legal experts say they are concerned about a widely shared video showing an RCMP officer telling a reporter to shut up while covering protests against ancient logging on Vancouver Island “where you are gone.” Ora Cogan, who reports on the protests for Teen Vogue, posted the video to Twitter earlier this week. He shows her talking with a constable as […]

Record number of Indigenous students begin medical studies at University of Manitoba

Entering their first year of medical school, two Métis women aspire to help Indigenous people access better and more equitable health care in Manitoba. Kirsten Fleury, 24, and Caitlin Wachal, 32, took part in the white coat ceremony on Wednesday as the Max Rady College of Medicine at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg welcomed its largest cohort of students […]

Ryerson University changes its name

The Ryerson University Board of Trustees voted to change the name of the Toronto school over concerns about the man named after the institution and his connection to residential schools in Canada. In an article published on the school’s website Thursday, President and Vice-Chancellor Mohamed Lachemi announced that change was imminent as part of the 22 recommendations made by the […]

Donald Trump and his allies pursued by Capitol Police officers caught in January 6 attack

U.S. Capitol Police officers who were attacked and beaten in the Capitol Riot filed a complaint Thursday against former U.S. President Donald Trump, his allies and members of far-right groups, accusing them of ‘intentionally sending a violent crowd on January 6 to disrupt Congress’ certification of the election. The lawsuit in federal court in Washington alleges that Trump “worked with […]

Pentagon confirms explosion outside Kabul airport, no word on casualties

The latest news on Afghanistan: Pentagon spokesperson said on twitter the explosion at Kabul airport “was the result of a complex attack which left a number of American and civilian victims”. The Pentagon confirmed that there was an explosion Thursday outside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, where thousands of people flocked as they tried to flee the Taliban takeover […]