Tensions around Bill 21 on full display ahead of an upcoming provincial election

MONTREAL—The {photograph} on the Montreal enterprise faculty’s web site was meant to exhibit a younger girl’s chance and her tutorial success. “A rewarding worldwide presence,” reads the blurb beside the picture, written in a black font to match the black fabric hijab wrapped across the head and neck of the lady’s smiling face. There’s not way more that will stand out as uncommon within the promotional picture of the Algerian trade pupil on the HEC Montréal — a picture the varsity makes use of to tout its worldwide applications, a deep and necessary income stream for the establishment, as it’s for many different Canadian universities. However when Jean-François Lisée, a outstanding Quebec tutorial, author and former politician, seen the picture … Read more

Polio is back on the radar of Canada and other countries. Here’s why

Polio, an infectious illness that was eradicated in Canada almost three a long time in the past, has re-emerged in some Western nations regardless of broadly accessible and efficient vaccines in opposition to the sickness. And though Canadians are largely vaccinated in opposition to the illness that may trigger paralysis or loss of life, the disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic which have led to kids lacking routine immunizations, or vaccine hesitancy fuelled by pandemic misinformation, might go away some susceptible to an sickness that was lengthy regarded as in our rear-view mirror, consultants say. On Thursday, the Public Well being Company of Canada introduced it plans to check wastewater throughout the nation for traces of the polio virus. Different international … Read more

Ontario to disabled teen: lose funding or independence

KINGSTON, ONT.—Maggie Hickey doesn’t communicate, however to those that know her, she’s simple to know. When she’s excited, she squeals and giggles, punctuating her delight by clapping her fingers. When she’s anxious, she paces or faucets the again of her hand below her chin. Her household and caregivers can inform when she’s hungry, or when she has a migraine approaching. They discover a disapproving side-eye, and may distinguish between when she’s feeling distressed or merely irritated. They know when she feels protected and cozy. “As soon as you realize Mags, her cues are fairly clear,” stated Sarah Bonham, one in every of Maggie’s longtime private help staff. “She’s very opinionated. It’s nearly realizing how she communicates.” Maggie, who will flip … Read more

Ford government offered to meet Ambassador Bridge protesters

OTTAWA — Protesters who shut down the very important commerce hall over the Ambassador Bridge to denounce COVID-19 well being measures earlier this yr rejected a proposal from the Ontario authorities to fulfill and focus on their issues in the event that they lifted their blockade, newly launched paperwork say. The paperwork additionally reveal that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and prime officers within the federal authorities thought-about negotiating with so-called “Freedom Convoy” protesters in Ottawa — one thing demonstrators themselves repeatedly demanded throughout their three-week occupation of the streets round Parliament Hill. The revelations come from closely redacted assembly minutes and agendas the federal government filed in Federal Courtroom final week, as civil liberties teams problem Ottawa’s use of the … Read more

Trudeau government was told of ‘potential for a breakthrough’ with protesters a day before it used Emergencies Act, cabinet documents reveal

OTTAWA — The evening earlier than the Liberal authorities invoked the Emergencies Act to take care of so-called “Freedom Convoy” protesters, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s nationwide safety adviser instructed the federal cupboard “there was potential for a breakthrough” with the occupation round Parliament Hill, newly launched paperwork present. In a press release to the Star on Thursday, Public Security Minister Marco Mendicino’s workplace stated the adviser was referring to negotiations with protesters led “principally” by town of Ottawa. However these talks had been in the end unsuccessful, Mendicino’s workplace stated, and their failure was an element within the authorities’s unprecedented choice to invoke the Emergencies Act lower than 24 hours later. The cupboard assembly the place the adviser made the … Read more

Brampton man’s mom fends off son’s machete-wielding attackers

As Joti Singh Mann’s mom, Jasmail, rushed from her Brampton dwelling that morning to confront three strangers on the finish of her driveway, she didn’t understand it was her son’s life within the steadiness. Safety footage exhibits the girl working down the interlocking stone in direction of three assailants in darkish clothes within the Mayfield Rd. and Hurontario St. neighbourhood. One was wielding an axe over her son, one other, a machete. Peel Regional Police supplies an replace on an Try Homicide investigation. This incident occurred on August 4, 2022 at a residence within the space of Hurontario Avenue/Mayfield Street in Brampton. Within the agonizing 66-second lead-up to that second, seen on the widely-circulated footage that has introduced the Aug. … Read more

Ontario school support staff to consider strike vote

The union representing college help workers plans to satisfy later this month to debate holding a strike vote — a transfer Training Minister Stephen Lecce known as “regrettable” and requested it to halt. Particulars in a memo from CUPE’s Ontario College Boards’ Council of Unions, first reported by the Star, cite Aug. 22 for a gathering with native leaders to supply an replace from the most recent talks — held Aug. 8 and 9, with extra on Aug. 15 and 16 — in addition to discussions round “province-wide central and native strike votes and the organizing plan to attain excessive participation.” Laura Walton, president of the council of unions, informed the Star any transfer to carry a strike vote should … Read more

Eligible for the $300 LIFT credit? Here’s how to find out

With the provincial legislature sitting once more after a post-election hiatus, the Ontario authorities is shifting forward on some tax credit introduced in April. Inside the sweeping 2022-23 price range, which was formally tabled after Tuesday’s throne speech, are a number of attainable tax credit for Ontarians, starting from an prolonged credit score for low- to mid-income earners, a credit score for seniors to make their properties safer, and a subsidy for child-care prices for fogeys with kids beneath the age of 13. MPPs nonetheless must vote on the price range earlier than it’s handed. The credit might supply some reduction to households hard-hit by the ballooning price of dwelling amid historic inflation. Right here is a few of what’s … Read more

John Tory meets with Cycle Toronto over High Park feud

As biking advocates push for a string of energetic transportation-focused retrofits, together with a car-free pilot, at a preferred west finish park, Mayor John Tory positioned the microscope on drivers on Wednesday throughout talks held to quash conflicts between cyclists, police and park customers. Tory mentioned throughout the assembly with biking advocate group Cycle Toronto he expressed his openness to options tailor-made in the direction of making certain all park customers get alongside whereas sharing the services. This included “particular methods by which town can work with Cycle Toronto to assist improve public schooling efforts,” as a part of the Excessive Park Motion Technique, a assessment supposed to reshape the realm’s transportation community, it says will scale back conflicts and … Read more

678,000 Conservatives were sent leadership ballots. For the contenders, the final battle is now underway

OTTAWA — Irrespective of what number of clicks a candidate has on social media or {dollars} they’ve within the financial institution, what it’s going to take to win the Conservative management race is votes. However each the likes and the bucks are a part of getting that vote out. Get-out-the-vote efforts on behalf of all 5 campaigns are shifting into excessive gear with only a month remaining within the contest, and even much less time to get ballots again to get together headquarters to be counted. “It takes an enormous quantity of labor,” stated Chris Rougier, a veteran campaigner on the helm of Jean Charest’s effort to guide the get together. “It’s way more tactical than every other degree of … Read more

New Langya virus found in China, dozens infected

Researchers have found a brand new, seemingly animal-borne virus in jap China that has contaminated not less than 35 individuals thus far. The illness, a novel virus named Langya henipavirus (LayV), seems to trigger flu-like signs and is at the moment being monitored by the Taiwan CDC. Specialists say animal-borne viruses like LayV, monkeypox and COVID-19 are on the rise, partially on account of local weather change. LayV was first recognized on Aug. 4 in a report revealed within the New England Journal of Medication. The investigation recognized 35 sufferers contaminated with LayV in China’s Shandong and Henan provinces. In keeping with researchers, there was no clear proof of human-to-human transmission. Of the 35, 26 had been contaminated with simply … Read more

Looking for details about Ontario’s new $225M child benefit? You’re going to have to wait

Will or not it’s a tax credit score? Or a payout to oldsters? And the way a lot? Households on the lookout for particulars about Ontario’s new youngster profit must wait to seek out out. The provincial authorities introduced the profit as a part of Monday’s up to date price range, however has but to launch particulars of the two-year, $225 million fund that unions and boards argue would higher be spent on faculties. “Not each pupil goes to want the identical sort of help,” mentioned Cathy Abraham, president of the Ontario Public Faculty Boards’ Affiliation. “And I’m pondering if dad and mom are getting (cheques), with $225 million which means $100 per youngster. And if you happen to took … Read more