‘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

Does the tip spread or disappear? Canadian Customers See Both Happening

Hassel Aviles thinks it’s time to tip our hats. “You give guests so much power, and often times that’s problematic,” says Aviles, who has worked in frontline service for decades. In her experience, tipping was a source of worker sexualization – she was personally encouraged by co-workers and managers to dress and act a certain … Read more

Papua New Guinea women’s soccer team looking to qualify for World Cup

The Papua New Guinea women’s national football team are ready to make their country’s dreams come true – and they just might. Dubbed the “Football Queens of the Pacific”, they are campaigning to qualify for the World Cup and, as five-time Pacific Games gold medalists, the pressure is mounting. The first step to achieving their … Read more

BoC set to outline financial system risks and vulnerabilities as inflation weighs

OTTAWA – The Bank of Canada will outline what it considers to be the key vulnerabilities and risks to the Canadian financial system later this morning. The central bank’s annual review of the financial system comes as decades-high inflation rates are straining deeply indebted households following a sharp rise in the housing market. The Bank … Read more

Do cows like potatoes? Inflation makes an Ontario farmer discover

On his 500-acre farm in Blyth, Ontario, Lieven Verschaeve serves up something new. The Ontario dairy farmer and his son, Ward, fed their Holstein cows dry corn grown on their farm, where they also harvested hay, soybeans and winter wheat. But seeing the prices rising, Lieven, who started the farm 20 years ago after he … 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

Paid menstrual leave for female workers could be on the way in Spain. Should Canada do the same?

Periods make people uncomfortable, as Karina Mohammed knows very well. The Scarborough resident recalls a ‘horror story’ from her university days, when she started having her period hours before an evening class where she was due to give a presentation. “I had immense period pains. I clearly remember rolling on the floor and dreading having … Read more