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NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is well aware of the NDP's priorities if he's looking for a dance partner during the upcoming Parliament. While some ridings are still too close to call, the Liberals will once again form a minority government, meaning that, despite making just incremental gains, the NDP has leverage to push the Liberals on some of the big-ticket policies it proposed during this campaign. While the Bloc and NDP are likely to provide enough votes to pass
A federal judge on Tuesday set May 18 as a tentative date for the start of a trial of four men allegedly affiliated with the "Proud Boys" movement on charges stemming from their participation in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot. U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly said that a May trial slot was the first available for a large courtroom at the Washington D.C. federal courthouse often used on ceremonial occasions. In conversations with defense lawyers, the judge discussed the possibility of a trial running four to six weeks.
Several progressive lawmakers on Tuesday introduced a bill that would reimpose a nationwide eviction moratorium at a time when deaths from COVID-19 are running at their highest levels since early March. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., said the bill would direct the secretary of Health and Human Services to implement a ban on evictions in response to the COVID pandemic. It would also amend a section of the Public Health Service Act to grant permanent authority to Health
CALGARY — Former Liberal MP Kent Hehr has withdrawn from the race to become Calgary's mayor. Hehr, who filed his nomination papers earlier this month, says he is withdrawing over health concerns. "I began feeling ill on Sunday morning. I got a COVID test and have not received the results yet, but I immediately suspended all campaign activities," Hehr said in a statement Tuesday. "What further complicates things is that people with spinal cord injuries are a higher risk for COVID complications. A
The main doors of several public schools in Salmon Arm, B.C., remained locked Tuesday out of concern for the safety of staff and students after an anti-vaccine protest in the small Interior city last week. The school district says it has lifted "hold and secure'' measures in place Friday, when anti-vaccine protesters entered school buildings. A scheduled professional development day kept students out of class Monday, but school doors stayed locked as a precaution. Parents and other adults who ne
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday urged U.S. passenger airlines "to commit to take more action" to address reports of violent or unruly passengers. The FAA said the industry is facing a record number of airline passenger disturbances, and it plans to soon hold similar meetings with representatives from airports and labor. The meeting with groups, including Airlines for America, a group representing American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and others, discussed "ways the industry can work together to reduce the number of unruly passenger incidents," the FAA said, adding it "believes additional action by the airlines and all aviation stakeholders is necessary to stop the unsafe behavior."
Canadians woke up to a virtually unchanged political landscape on Tuesday after an expensive pandemic election they did not want, with many venting their fury at the C$612 million ($477.60 million) cost. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals won the election https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/canadas-trudeau-vows-cooperation-with-opponents-after-bid-majority-fails-2021-09-21, but it was unpopular from the start for its timing, two years ahead of schedule and during a rising fourth wave of COVID-19. Voters gave Trudeau a third term but denied him the parliamentary majority he called the election to win.
SWAC hosted its 2021 Golf Championship on Wednesday, September 15 at the Rock Creek Golf course in Shaunavon. The weather was sunny but high winds made golfing a little more difficult. There were 33 golfers in attendance. The top four boys, Makstr McIntyre, Logan Lenz, Ayden Ross and Cashton Carleton and the top three girls, Mia Regel, Caitlin McGregor and Ashlynn Meyer will be heading to the SHSAA Provincial Championship in Rosthern on Sept. 24-25. See results below: Girls (gr 9-12) Mia Regel (
The Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division approved one of two separate requests allowing two families to keep sending their children to Ecole Debden School, despite living in the Canwood School busing area. The Sask. Rivers board has been dealing with transportation issues in the Debden-Canwood area since last year, including several busing appeals in the last two months. Two families made their appeals before the board Monday after changes changes were made in the French Immersion transpor
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said on Tuesday that he was “disappointed” NDP candidates had not been elected in Quebec, and about the loss of some NDP voices in other parts of the country. He said this was a loss not just for the party, but for Canada.
This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: Yvonne Su, Assistant Professor in the Department of Equity Studies, York University, Canada Summer 2021 saw a succession of record breaking disasters. Wildfires raged in Greece, Turkey, the United States and Canada. Floods hit western Europe and China and have caused hundreds of
Terrace-raised Allyson Kis is a medical student at McGill University who was recently awarded the Dr. Margaret Siber Global Health Scholar Award. As part of this award, she will be working with leaders in her field to research the overall impact of surgical care on Northern Quebec’s population as well as quantifying the impact for future such services. She is currently working with Dr. Evan Wong. Kis spoke to The Terrace Standard from Montreal and explained her research, her inspirations growing
Robin Steenman, an Air Force veteran and white mother of three, is fed up with the way public schools in her community of Franklin, Tennessee are teaching kids about race. She believes that the reading materials and teachers' manuals are biased, specifically the lessons taught to second graders about civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. Kids leave class believing that white people are oppressors and minorities are victims, Steenman claims. While her only school-age child attends private school, Steenman nevertheless wants the public system, Williamson County Schools, to change its approach.
Nearly a dozen school buses are not operating Tuesday because of operational requirements, said the Anglophone West School District in a series of Twitter posts. The bus cancellations impact students in the Fredericton area, Edmundston, Centreville and Plaster Rock. The cancellation of both morning and afternoon runs are as follows: Bus number 200 serving the Skyline Southwood, Lincoln area Bus number 225 serving the Hanwell area Bus number 248 serving the Canada Street area Bus number 266 servi
The board's inquiry follows a Wall Street Journal report last week that Facebook exempts high-profile users from some or all of its rules, raising questions about its enforcement decisions against harmful content. A Facebook spokesperson confirmed the company will brief the board about the system known internally as "cross-check" over the coming days. The cross-check system includes millions of accounts, some of which are "whitelisted," meaning they are immune from Facebook's enforcement decisions, the Journal reported.
Six Native American tribes sued the state of Wisconsin on Tuesday to try to stop its planned gray wolf hunt in November, asserting that the hunt violates their treaty rights and endangers an animal they consider sacred. The Chippewa tribes say treaties give them rights to half of the wolf quota in territory they ceded to the United States in the mid-1800s. But rather than hunt wolves, the tribes want to protect them. The tribal lawsuit comes three weeks after a coalition of wildlife advocacy gro
TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford attempted to allay concerns about Ontario's vaccine certificate system on the eve of its implementation, saying the province needed to do all it could to keep up the fight against COVID-19. Ford said Tuesday he knew many people were worried that the system would impede on their civil liberties, but he noted that the greater concern was experiencing a sudden surge in infections and having to lock down the province again. "This pandemic remains an emergency and there ar
OTTAWA — Several federal ridings may not have an elected member of Parliament until Thursday or even Friday, as Elections Canada begins the arduous task of verifying and counting more than one million mail-in ballots. There are 24 close races where mail-in ballots will likely decide the winner. In Nanaimo-Ladysmith, for example, there are fewer than a thousand votes between the leading NDP candidate Lisa Marie Barron and Conservative candidate Tamara Kronis — with 7,872 mail-in votes still to be
Despite high vaccination rates among Saskatchewan senior citizens, the province has logged COVID-19 cases in 30 personal and long-term care homes in the past two weeks. The cases range from just one or two to outbreaks of 17 and are scattered across the province. Last week Sherbrooke Community Centre, a long-term care home in Saskatoon, notified families that 17 of its residents had tested positive for the virus causing COVID-19. "This kind of scattered smattering of numbers is concerning becaus
VANCOUVER — Jagmeet Singh says he feels secure in his leadership despite the NDP's seat count barely shifting amid a pandemic election in which Canadians consistently ranked him as the most popular leader. The NDP leader says his team will still get work done in Parliament even though they hover within a few seats of their 2019 tally. The New Democrats had 24 seats in the House of Commons at dissolution and while some close races are still being counted it appears they have only gained a seat or