Ontario walks back new pandemic police powers following widespread backlash

TORONTO — Ontario reversed course on sweeping new police powers Saturday, just one day after Premier Doug Ford announced the measures that triggered a swift and furious backlash. Officers will no longer have the right to stop any pedestrian or driver to ask why they’re out or request their home address, Solicitor General Sylvia Jones […]

Superior court judge rules elderly couple can be mask free in their condo building

Have mask mandates gone too far when people are restricted access to their condo buildings without masks? A superior court judge in Burlington ruled that no proof is required for medical exemptions, but lawyers and corporations are attempting to go against it. Ontario Superior Court judge ruled that a Burlington couple age 72 and 68 […]

Former Liberal MP hired sister with public funds

Members of Parliament are demanding former Liberal MP Yasmin Ratansi to reimburse the House of Commons C$9,391.27, as decided by the Board of Internal Economy. Ratansi had violated a parliamentary bylaw by employing her sister in her constituency office for over three years, using public funds. The denomination includes termination and severance pay amounts given […]

Bill to mandate sexual-assault law training for judges passes House of Commons

Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian PressMon Nov 23 2020 OTTAWA — A long-awaited bill that would require judges to commit to take training in sexual assault law has passed unanimously in the House of Commons. The proposed legislation originated as a private member’s bill from former interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose, which the Liberal government supported. […]