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The rights of LGBTQ students would become enshrined in federal law and victims of campus sexual assault would gain new protections under new rules proposed by the Biden administration on Thursday. The proposal, announced on the 50th anniversary of the Title IX women's rights law, is intended to replace a set of controversial rules issued during the Trump administration by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. President Joe Biden's education secretary, Miguel Cardona, said that even though there have
In 1976, Harvey Weber drew a picture of himself in a Team Canada jersey. It was for a school assignment about what he wanted to be when he grew up. The Montreal Olympics had inspired Weber, who was 10 at the time, to become a runner. When Weber received an "F," his Grade 5 teacher explained running was not a career. "So that stuck in my brain," Weber said, "and what it did is it made me work harder. I got actually most, almost all, my tuition paid for by being a runner." Running did not become W
Billboards advertising Prince Edward Island to potential tourists are in heavy rotation in Toronto and other cities across the country as the tourism industry gears up for the first summer season following the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions. The Tourism P.E.I. summer marketing blitz started at the end of March and will continue until mid-December, with urban advertisements costing the province about 25 per cent of its $5-million budget for the campaign. "There are nine [messages] in rotation r
The company that operated a Kentucky candle factory leveled by a deadly winter tornado plans to ramp up production with a $33 million investment at a nearby plant, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday. Mayfield Consumer Products LLC, a maker of candles and other home fragrance products, plans to employ more than 500 people full time in the next five years at its factory in Hickory as it builds back production. The company's plant in Mayfield took a direct hit from the tornado that devastated the
A prominent former lawyer in Surrey, B.C., has been banned from practicing law for more than a decade after misusing $450,000 in funding sent for his client, who was then trying to immigrate to the province. Mohammud Massood Joomratty has agreed not to practice law in the province for 12 years as of July 29. In announcing his suspension Thursday, the Law Society of B.C. — which oversees the profession — said Joomratty had violated professional boundaries while handling his client's immigration a
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A wind-stoked wildfire that has been raging near a popular resort in southwestern Turkey has been largely brought under control, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday. The blaze erupted Tuesday in the Bordubet region, near Marmaris on the Aegean Sea coast, and spread rapidly, blackening swaths of pine forest and driving hundreds of people from their homes. Speaking to reporters after an inspection of the area, Erdogan said an estimated 4,000 hectares (nearly 9,900 acre
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un doubled down on his nuclear arms buildup to overwhelm “hostile forces” at a key meeting where military leaders approved unspecified new operational duties for front-line army units. Members of the ruling Workers’ Party’s Central Military Commission decided to supplement an “important military action plan” on the duties of front-line troops and further strengthen the country’s nuclear war deterrent, state media said Friday. North Korea has
Record international immigration and an historic movement of people from Ontario were the two major factors tipping New Brunswick population over 800,000 earlier this year, new estimates show. In March, Statistics Canada's "real time" population clock for New Brunswick struck the 800,000 mark, which was seized on by Premier Blaine Higgs as an important moment for the province. "People across the country and around the world are seeing the value, the opportunity and the reward of choosing to live
On the same day she lost her cabinet post, recently re-elected Nepean MPP Lisa MacLeod announced she's taking some time off to address her mental and physical health. In a statement posted on social media Friday afternoon, MacLeod said she's following the advice of her doctor and medical support team. "The last couple of years have been difficult for many people. I know I am not alone in this regard. In my case, my mental and physical health and well-being has been greatly impacted," the stateme
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is in the U.S. capital to promote a multibillion-dollar project to capture and store carbon emissions from the province's oilsands. He says protests like the one staged by F1 driver Sebastian Vettel during the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal only make his case stronger.
OTTAWA — Patrick Brown's leadership campaign is the latest to raise concerns about what it calls "misleading" emails sent to party members by his main rival. Brown's national campaign co-chair John Reynolds sent a letter today to the party's leadership election organizing committee requesting it investigate emails sent by Pierre Poilievre's campaign ahead of last month's deadline to sell $15 memberships to supporters. To vote for the next leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, the party had
Quebec residents are celebrating the provincial St-Jean Baptiste Day in-person for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic forced organizers to cancel most festivities over the past two years. About 5,000 activities across 650 locales in Quebec are planned for the long weekend, including several musical performances from the province's top talent.
OTTAWA — Crown-Indigenous Relations Marc Miller has tabled a bill that would create a national council for reconciliation — a recommendation the Truth and Reconciliation Commission made in 2015 and the Liberal government included in the 2019 budget. The TRC, which investigated the history and legacy of residential schools, called for an independent, Indigenous-led council to monitor the progress of reconciliation in Canada over the long term and evaluate and report on the implementation of its 9
Prince Charles told Commonwealth leaders in Rwanda that it is up to each member country to decide whether to keep the Queen as head of state, and that constitutional arrangements can change 'without rancor.'
People in P.E.I.'s fishing industry are raising concerns about fish being imported to be used as bait or in the production of some types of alternative bait. In March, the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans put a moratorium on commercial fishing for herring in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and mackerel across the East Coast, saying urgent action is required to allow those fish stocks to recover. That moratorium led to fears of a shortage of bait for use in the lucrative Maritime lobster fishe
If NATO does not seize its historic opportunity to stop Vladimir Putin in his tracks, it will face war on its own territory, says long-time Kremlin opponent Mikhail Khodorkovsky.View on euronews
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attempted to win over a divided group of Commonwealth leaders in a series of executive and bilateral meetings with his international counterparts. He sat down for meetings with the leaders of Rwanda, Zambia and Antigua and Barbuda, hoping to bring countries onside with Canada's climate goals and its view of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
While Saskatchewan has the lowest inflation rate in Canada, residents are still feeling the negative financial effects of skyrocketing inflation, and the province's food banks are among those hardest hit. "All of our food banks, from rural to urban, are all in a crunch right now, and we've been slowly seeing this get worse and worse," said Michael Kincade, who oversees 36 food banks across the province as the executive director for Food Banks of Saskatchewan. "It's not just affecting the poorest
The highest American judiciary body made a decision on Friday to overturn the decision made almost five decades ago that granted constitutional protection to abortion rights.View on euronews
A tornado touched down near Morris, Sask., Thursday afternoon, Environment and Climate Change Canada has confirmed. As hail, rain and dramatic cloud formations filled the sky on Thursday, ECCC issued several broadcast-intrusive alerts throughout the night for the second time in a week. "We had one confirmed tornado touched down near Morris at 5:38 p.m. CST," ECCC meteorologist Terri Lang said Friday. "As for the reports that we've received, it just touched down in a field and didn't do any damag