Day: July 21, 2020

Cambridge MPP booted from PC caucus after voting against pandemic emergency powers bill

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford has removed a Cambridge, Ont., legislator from the Progressive Conservative caucus for voting against a controversial government bill. Ford issued a statement today saying Belinda Karahalios will no longer sit as a member of the Progressive Conservative caucus. Karahalios voted against a government bill that grants it powers to …

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Wolastoqi scholar says Indigenous language bill will just sap scarce resources

A new bill on Indigenous language education is sparking concern for St. Thomas University professor emeritus Andrea Bear-Nicholas.  Bear-Nicholas, who was the chair of the Native Studies department at St. Thomas University for 20 years, says the new bill undermines the critical need for Wolastoqey immersion classes for Indigenous students. “I’m concerned, because it will require …

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Two new COVID-19 cases reported in Durham on Tuesday, active cases fall to 40

Durham is reporting just two new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and no new deaths. Tuesday’s update from the Durham Health Department shows the number of active case is five lower than the day before– down to 40. None of those cases are currently in hospital. All are isolating at home. The death toll remains …

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Ontario wedding videographer facing allegations of denying service to same-sex couples

A wedding videographer is coming under fire on social media after a Facebook post suggested she denies service based on sexual orientation. Shortly after 1 p.m. Monday, Kelly Roberts posted on Facebook a screenshot of an email she says she received from Cara Hamstra of Caramount Pictures. According to the screenshot, the email explicitly stated, …

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Trump Doesn’t Want Undocumented Immigrants To Count In Deciding How Many Seats States Get In Congress

President Donald Trump signed a memo Tuesday that would exclude millions of undocumented immigrants from being counted when congressional districts are revised following the 2020 Census. The move marks the latest attempt by the Trump administration to use the census to target undocumented immigrants, and is expected to face legal challenges. Excluding undocumented immigrants from …

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Your GST/HST Credit Comes With an Expiry: Here’s How to Maximize its Benefits

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has taken prudent steps and announced several emergency plans to add an extra bit of cash in citizens’ wallets amid this difficult time. Among the other benefits, the CRA’s Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) came as a big boon, enabling Canadians who were left unemployed due to the pandemic to …

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Chief says pressure on Higgs for inquiry into justice system won’t let up

George Ginnish, chief of Natoaganeg First Nation near Miramichi, says the push for an inquiry into systemic racism in the justice system and policing in New Brunswick will continue until Premier Blaine Higgs agrees to one. Calls for an independent provincial inquiry have increased since police officers shot and killed Chantel Moore and Rodney Levi in separate …

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GoFundMe helping support Whitby man who needs to find a new liver

An online fundraiser is helping support a Whitby father who urgently needs a new liver because of a rare disease. According to family, Dan White was diagnosed with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) a couple of years ago. PSC is a progressive liver disease that isn’t linked to alcoholism or drug abuse. At the time, White …

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