Category: Politics

Ontario bureaucrat accused of scamming $11M now accused in alleged $30M fraud
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Ontario bureaucrat accused of scamming $11M now accused in alleged $30M fraud

TORONTO — A senior provincial employee alleged to have embezzled at least $11 million from the Ontario government is now accused of kickbacks in an alleged fraud worth at least $30 million, court documents show. In an amended statement of claim approved on Friday, the province alleges Sanjay Madan received $10 million in secret commissions...

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Most minorities disproportionately dropped from civil service hiring process: audit

OTTAWA — A new report says Black Canadians and people from most other minority groups tend to disproportionately lose out on federal civil service jobs they apply for compared with other Canadians. The audit report on the representation of employment equity groups in public service recruitment appears to back a push by the Trudeau government...

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Sighs of relief accompany a sense of unease as Biden takes oath, Trump departs D.C.

WASHINGTON — Relief, apprehension and a touch of pandemic-tinged festivity washed over the U.S. capital as Donald Trump finally ceded the White House to Joe Biden and his heartfelt message of reconciliation and recovery. “America has been tested and we’ve come out stronger for it,” Biden told his battered, divided country and the world after...