News: Canada

Inmates allege systematic negligence at southern Ontario prison

Sunday  05:36,   19 november 2017
Toronto Star

A class action lawsuit alleging a pattern of “cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment” toward more than 9,000 inmates at a Southern Ontario prison has been slowly making its way through the court system. The $325-million class action is the [...]

Jagmeet Singh takes shot at Jason Kenney in swing through Alberta

Sunday  05:36,   19 november 2017
Calgary Herald

Jagmeet Singh takes shot at Jason Kenney in swing through Alberta“(Jason Kenney) is very divisive in terms of his policies. Maybe he’s united two parties, but he’s not someone that puts out policies that are bringing people together in general,”[...]

Thousands expected at fallen cop's memorial

Sunday  04:20,   19 november 2017
MSN

The streets of Abbotsford, B.C., will be lined with blue on Sunday as thousands of police officers from across the country and around the world march in remembrance of their slain colleague. Police estimate about 12,000 people — including[...]

How a Facebook lie about Thunder Bay woman killed by trailer hitch spread

Sunday  00:06,   19 november 2017
CBC

Tia Nicholaichuk said she was struck by how quickly the rumours spread on Facebook about Barbara Kentner, the Anishinaabe woman who died this summer after she was struck by a trailer hit thrown from a moving car.The 34-year-old social work student[...]

One dead, 5 to hospital in Kingston, Ont., crash

Saturday  20:21,   18 november 2017
MSN

KINGSTON, Ont. - A man who was checking the damage on his vehicle after a minor crash is dead after another car rammed into him, Ontario Provincial Police said. Early indications suggest an SUV crashed into the guardrail on the highway and was[...]

Canada highway throws lifeline to Arctic hamlet

Saturday  15:22,   18 november 2017
AFP

Life can be tough in Tuktoyaktuk, a Canadian hamlet on the Arctic Ocean where one in three are jobless. But things are looking up thanks to a new highway linking the tiny community to the rest of the country and bringing with it the promise of[...]

Head of NATO tells Canada to gear itself up for Russian cyber threats

Saturday  15:22,   18 november 2017
CBC

Canada and other NATO countries must do more to counter Russia's growing and ever-evolving cyber threats, says the head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. ​"This is a constantly evolving threat, and we have to constantly adapt,"[...]

Charity with ties to Trudeau excluding Quebecers from contest

Saturday  15:22,   18 november 2017
CBC

A high-profile Canadian charity with close ties to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife is excluding youth from Quebec, Trudeau’s home province, from a nationwide contest to win tickets to an event featuring former U.S. first lady Michelle[...]

MMIWG inquiry lacked family aftercare plan, HR staff, says fired health manager

Saturday  15:22,   18 november 2017
CBC

Over a year into its mandate, the National Inquiry Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls has still not developed an aftercare protocolJodie Millward, the inquiry's former manager of health responsible for Alberta, British Columbia and[...]

Ontario Legislature set for weekend debate on bill to end college strike

Saturday  14:20,   18 november 2017
CBC

The Ontario Liberal government's second attempt to push through legislation to end the province's college strike on Friday did not get unanimous consent, but the bill was introduced and will be debated starting on Saturday. The NDP again[...]

Toronto father imprisoned for life for the murder of severely malnourished 4-year-old son

Saturday  13:16,   18 november 2017
CBC

Joel Roberto was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 18 years after a jury found him guilty in July of second-degree murder. His son, Jaelin Roberto Colley, died from blunt force trauma and aspiration on his vomit in 2014 Joel[...]

Thompson tragedy should be “tipping point” for police: harm-reduction worker

Saturday  13:16,   18 november 2017
Toronto Star

Toronto harm-reduction advocates are calling on the police and government to do more to prevent opioid overdoses, in the wake of news that the April death of respected Toronto cop, Const. Michael Thompson, was ruled a fentanyl overdose.“Overdose[...]

Kidnapping scam targeting Chinese students has community worried

Saturday  13:16,   18 november 2017
Toronto Star

Two weeks ago, Yiheng Feng received a chilling phone call. The person on the other line warned him, in a calm but concerned voice, that he was in imminent danger and must go into hiding immediately. But it’s all a scam. Toronto police have reported [...]

'Disturbing' child adoption ads removed following criticism from Indigenous people

Saturday  11:06,   18 november 2017
CBC

​The B.C. government has removes online child adoption advertisements that allowed prospective parents to search children by race, after criticism from Indigenous people across Canada, in response to a recent CBC News article.The B.C. government has [...]

Nebraska government says latest pipeline leak won't affect Keystone XL decision

Saturday  11:06,   18 november 2017
CBC

Nebraska state officials say an oil spill from the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota this week won't affect their imminent decision to approve or deny a route for the related Keystone XL project.The decision will be based solely on testimony and [...]