A quiet neighborhood in Canada's capital is still reeling after a Somali-Canadian man died after being arrested by Ottawa police. An external investigation will determine whether the officers were at fault.
Even though the Canadian government has promised to stop locking up migrants in provincial jails, the policy hasn't ended yet.
The move to strike high-potency opioids from the public drug benefit plan is the latest attempt by Ontario to get a grip on opioid-related overdoses and overdose deaths, which have skyrocketed in recent years.
A national inquiry into the reasons why more than a thousand Indigenous women have disappeared or been killed hasn't yet begun, but it's already causing fraustration.
That's the scathing assessment from an Ontario judge that once again puts a spotlight on rampant violence, overcrowding, and dysfunctional security measures that plague prisons across Canada.
As health officials across Canada scramble to get a grip on a rampant opioid crisis, addictions experts in Ontario say they are at a serious disadvantage because the latest data they have is two years old.
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"Sometimes the best way for a man to advance the equality of women may be to step back and make room at the table," said Ted McMeekin. He is resigning his position as an Ontario cabinet minister to help achieve gender parity.
More Than 300 People in This Community Have Been Poisoned By Mercury, And Ontario Isn't Cleaning It Up
In the 1960s and 1970s, a pulp and paper mill dumped chemicals into the river system relied upon by Indigenous communities in northern Ontario. It's all still there.
The Standing Up Against Anti-Semitism in Ontario Act would have prohibited any public body from entering into contracts with people and entities that support or participate in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.
The plan reportedly includes $3.8 billion in subsidies to retrofit buildings and make them more energy efficient. And after 2030, Ontario would require all new homes and small buildings to be heated without fossil fuels.
Azraya Kokopenace was arrested by the local Kenora police, in northern Ontario. Just weeks later, after a second arrest, she was found dead steps away from the local hospital.
If parents want to exempt their kids from school vaccinations, the Ontario government is now forcing them to consult with a doctor and understand the science behind why that's a dumb idea.
Things got so bad that prisoners of the Maplehurst Correctional facility in Milton, Ontario, resorted to pulling water sprinklers in their cells just to get a shower.
They're taking matters into their own hands, by joining a handful of communities across Canada who have formed volunteer patrols in response to the more than 1,200 Aboriginal women who have gone missing or been murdered since 1980.
"A report should clarify more discrepancies than create them," said Janaya Khan of Black Lives Matter Toronto, which has been pushing for the release of a report into the death of Andrew Loku last summer.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has accused him of traveling to Turkey in 2014 to join Jabhat al Nusra, a branch of al Qaeda located in Syria.
"In my heart I believe that we all need to work together to make sure we get this right. The reason I'm out here is I want you to understand that," Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne told protesters on Monday.
The Ontario government has promised to end the "absolutely appalling" practice and to form a task force to address the issue of overcrowding in provincial jails.
By Justin Ling
The 23-year-old Ontario man was arrested on terrorism and weapons charges by Canadian cops on Friday, as Canadian cops try to stem the flow of foreign fighters.