Use of restraints on palliative-stage man at Whitehorse hospital ‘barbaric,’ widow says

Gayle Crawford says her dying husband, Ken Crawford, was put in a multi-point restraint at the Whitehorse General Hospital after he became restless overnight following a routine procedure. She believes the stress of the situation accelerated his death.

Fatal derailment prompts petitions urging feds to end private railway policing

Two petitions aimed at holding rail companies accountable for the safety of its employees, the public and environment were presented in the House of Commons on Monday by NDP MP Niki Ashton, who cited CBC’s recent coverage of issues within Canadian Pacific and the Transportation Safety Board.

Why this Sudbury teacher isn’t delivering sex education to her students this year

Teaching sex education during the pandemic has put some Ontario educators in a quandary over how to deliver the course, given the remote learning model. One Sudbury teacher says she’s skipping the curriculum because she’s not assured her students are in a private place. However, the Ministry of Education told CBC that school boards are responsible for… Continue reading Why this Sudbury teacher isn’t delivering sex education to her students this year

Minister Miller and Indigenous Services Canada officials to hold a news conference on coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Ottawa, Ontario — Please be advised that the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, Valerie Gideon, Associate Deputy Minister of Indigenous Services Canada, and Dr. Tom Wong, Chief Medical Officer of Public Health, will hold a news conference to provide an update on coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Fuelling election speculation, Trudeau says Parliament afflicted by ‘toxicity’ and ‘obstruction’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is painting Parliament as a place of “toxicity” and “obstructionism” opposed to his minority government’s agenda, fuelling growing speculation about a possible election call later this year.

Singapore agrees to zoning arrangement to allow for safe trade from Canada in the event of an African swine fever outbreak

Today, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food announced that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Singapore Food Agency have agreed to an African swine fever (ASF) zoning arrangement to allow for the safe trade of swine products from disease-free zones in Canada in the event of an ASF outbreak.

PS Serré to Announce Support for Local Green Initiatives in Southwestern Ontario (Virtual)

Marc G. Serré, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, and Joanne Vanderheyden, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, will virtually announce support for local green initiatives in Southwestern Ontario.

Trudeau taps a former labour leader and a mayor to fill Senate vacancies

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced three new Senate appointments today — a former national union leader, the current mayor of Cornwall, Ont. and the CEO of Port Saint John — as he chips away at the 15 vacancies that have piled up in the Red Chamber over the past two years.

Minister Ng reinforces importance of made-in-Canada hardware and semiconductor products at ventureLAB’s HardTech conference

Today, at ventureLAB’s virtual HardTech Conference, Canada’s premiere hardware and semiconductor event, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion and Member of Parliament for Markham–Thornhill, highlighted the importance of made-in-Canada semiconductor and hardware-related products, including nano and micro chips.

Media Advisory – Inuvik, Northwest Territories

Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Diane Archie, Northwest Territories’ Minister of Infrastructure; and Her Worship Natasha Kulikowski, Mayor of the Town of Inuvik.

Canada and the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations announce approach to locate and commemorate residential schools missing children

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) executive says very important work has begun to find and commemorate the unmarked graves of thousands of First Nations children who were forced to attend Indian residential schools in Saskatchewan and did not make it home.

Canadian Coast Guard begins 2021 Arctic Season

The Government of Canada is committed to maritime safety, providing essential services to mariners, and ensuring the health and safety of all Canadians. The Canadian Coast Guard’s annual Arctic icebreaking season allows the safe and efficient movement of vessels and goods in northern waters, which is key to community resupply. Coast Guard’s presence in Canada’s… Continue reading Canadian Coast Guard begins 2021 Arctic Season

Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan invest in pulse starch research

Today, Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau and Saskatchewan Minister of Agriculture David Marit announced $2.5 million in funding for research led by the University of Saskatchewan into new opportunities for starches from pulse crops.

Crew, McBride believe skipping athletics Olympic trials to rest, rehab injuries may give them edge in Tokyo

Canadian medal contenders Brittany Crew and Brandon McBride won’t risk an injury setback by competing at the track and field Olympic trials later this week in Montreal, where they would have tried to defend their respective Canadian titles in shot put and 800 metres, respectively.