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Supreme Court will not hear from St. Anne’s residential school survivors
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Supreme Court will not hear from St. Anne’s residential school survivors

The Supreme Court of Canada said Thursday it will not to hear a case of residential school survivors who have fought a years-long battle against Ottawa to release thousands of records. The group of survivors from St. Anne’s residential school in northern Ontario had looked to the country’s highest court after spending the last decade fighting...

Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard sentenced to five years, granted bail pending appeal
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Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard sentenced to five years, granted bail pending appeal

Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard was sentenced to five years behind bars on Thursday in the sexual assault of an Ottawa woman, an offence the presiding judge called a “particularly degrading rape.” In delivering her sentence in a downtown Toronto courtroom, Ontario Superior Court Justice Gillian Roberts said Hoggard’s offence involved “gratuitous degradation” and “gratuitous violence.”...

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson expected to testify about ‘Freedom Convoy’ at public inquiry
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Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson expected to testify about ‘Freedom Convoy’ at public inquiry

OTTAWA, 2022 October 18: The inquiry into the federal government’s use of the Emergencies Act during February’s “Freedom Convoy” protest continues today with the anticipated appearance of Ottawa’s mayor. Outgoing mayor Jim Watson is expected to give long-awaited testimony on municipal efforts to handle the three-week demonstration, after his chief of staff and Ottawa’s city...

As provinces hand out cash, advocates say inflation help should be more targeted
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As provinces hand out cash, advocates say inflation help should be more targeted

2022 October 10–As provincial governments hand out one-time cash payments to help residents cope with inflation, anti-poverty advocates say the efforts are a missed opportunity to help those most in need. Doug Pawson, the executive director of Newfoundland-based anti-poverty group End Homelessness St. John’s, says that while every dollar helps, the one-time nature of the...

Five things to know as the Emergencies Act public inquiry gets underway
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Five things to know as the Emergencies Act public inquiry gets underway

The inquiry into the federal government’s unprecedented use of the Emergencies Act during “Freedom Convoy” protests last winter will start public hearings on Thursday. Here are five things to know about it: 1. A longtime judge is leading the commission Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named Ontario Appeal Court Justice Paul Rouleau as the inquiry’s commissioner....