Day: March 21, 2021

First Nations advocate accuses Winnipeg police of mistreating suicidal woman in bridge incident

An Indigenous woman was mistreated by Winnipeg police during a mental health crisis earlier this week, an organization representing First Nations people in southern Manitoba says, and they are asking for a full investigation. The Southern Chiefs Organization alleges two women were driving on the Redwood Bridge on Monday afternoon when they saw a woman in …

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Supreme Court to rule on whether carbon tax is constitutional next week

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada says it will issue its ruling on the fate of the national carbon tax next week. The court decision expected Thursday will determine the fate of the central pillar of the Liberal climate change plan. In 2019 Ottawa imposed a price on pollution on provinces without one of …

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‘Folks are dying’: Community rallies for depopulation of Ontario jails after COVID-19 outbreaks

One year after the first cases of COVID-19 were detected from Canadian jails, community activists say those behind bars are still not being protected from the virus. With signs reading “Free them All,” roughly 50 people rallied outside of Maplehurst Correctional Complex in Milton. Through a car caravan, the group then made their way to …

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