‘Freedom movement’ rallies planned for Ottawa all summer: organizer

OTTAWA – Events are set to take place in Ottawa in late June through Canada Day and the rest of the summer for what organizers say are to protest remaining COVID-19 pandemic-era restrictions. 19. Veterans for Freedom steering committee member Andrew MacGillivray said in an interview posted on YouTube that he will be holding a … Read more

Ottawa urged to act amid ongoing privacy leaks in military sexual misconduct deal

Ottawa is facing calls to respond to a growing number of privacy breaches involving service members who have been victims of sexual misconduct in uniform, with experts and opposition parties calling the mistakes unacceptable. Epiq Class Action Services has admitted to leaking the personal data of more than 100 current and former members of the … Read more

A man seeking historical records said it would cost the federal government $21 million to process the request

OTTAWA – A researcher seeking documents about an RCMP investigation in the National Archives of Canada has been told it will cost the government more than $21 million to process his request under the Access to Information Act. ‘information. The man filed an access request with Library and Archives Canada in January after learning that … Read more

Supreme Court of Canada to rule on Quebec mosque shooter’s sentence

OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada is set to rule Friday on the sentencing of a man who carried out a deadly shooting at a Quebec mosque. The decision in the Alexandre Bissonnette case will determine the constitutionality of a key provision on parole eligibility in multiple murder cases. As a result, this will … Read more

Hedley frontman’s sexual assault trial set to resume in Toronto today

TORONTO – The sexual assault trial of Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard is set to resume in Toronto today. The Crown finished presenting its case early last week, and the defense is expected to begin arguing its case today. Hoggard, the leader of the Hedley band, pleaded not guilty to two counts of sexual assault causing … Read more

Ottawa to conduct public interest review of WestJet-Sunwing deal

OTTAWA – The federal government will conduct a public interest assessment of WestJet Airlines Ltd.’s deal. to purchase Sunwing Airlines and Sunwing Vacations. In a statement, Ottawa says the review will be done with input from the competition commissioner, who will assess the impacts on competition. The assessment will include consultations with industry and other … Read more

Remains found in Uxbridge identified as those of missing Toronto man

Durham Region police say the remains found in Uxbridge, Ont., are those of a 32-year-old man who went missing in Toronto last year. The force said a homeowner in the Uxbridge area located a bag containing a person’s body floating in a pond on May 10. Police say the remains were sent to Ontario Forensic … Read more

Parks Canada recovers 45 fossils stolen from the Burgess Shale and imposes a $20,000 fine

LAKE LOUISE, ALBERTA — A Quebec resident has been fined $20,000 for taking 45 fossils from three Rocky Mountain national parks, including an internationally renowned fossil site. Parks Canada says in a news release that park rangers in Lake Louise, Alberta, received a tip in 2020 from a member of the public about fossils being … Read more

Toronto planned camp clearing operation for months, built resident profiles

TORONTO — The City of Toronto has spent months developing plans to evacuate about two dozen people from a homeless encampment in a popular park last summer, building files on those living there and involving hundreds of city workers in the process, internal documents reveal. The details are contained in thousands of pages obtained by … Read more

Convoy organizer warns of ‘chance for all’ if police ban demonstration in downtown Ottawa

OTTAWA – One of the organizers of a planned motorcycle convoy warns of a “chance for all” on Friday if Ottawa police do not allow hundreds of protesters to take their bikes to the streets around the Parliament Hill. The “Rolling Thunder Ottawa” convoy plans to loop through downtown next weekend, with a scheduled stop … Read more