Transport Minister Marc Garneau on Monday announced the creation of a task force to look into the possibility of outfitting school buses with seatbelts. Garneau said that while the federal government has juridiction to force all new buses to have seatbelts, it's up to the provinces to retrofit existing buses and the decision was made…
Just as an intense snowstorm swept into Montreal early Sunday morning, an alarm at Hélène Rowley Hotte's luxury seniors' residence sent her out into the bitter cold. Locked out, the 93-year-old mother of former Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe was found dead seven hours later. Rowley Hotte's death has prompted an outpouring of support for Duceppe…
It was called a "fix" that was supposed to solve problems created by an emissions scandal Volkswagen acknowledged it had intentionally created. Instead, it has left one owner declaring: "They broke my car." Adriannea Smith of Mount Uniacke, N.S., told CBC she took her 2013 Touareg XL in to be fixed in June. Smith was part of a class action settlement approved…
Ice is melting in an unexpected region of Greenland at a rate that is unprecedented in the past century, according to a study published Monday, which could lead to rising sea levels and increasingly wild weather on the East Coast. Scientists found that the ice sheet in southwest Greenland was melting nearly four times faster in 2012…
Premier Doug Ford ratcheted up his rhetoric on Ottawa's climate change plan Monday, warning that the federal government's carbon tax will plunge the country into recession. During a speech at the Economic Club of Canada, the Ontario premier said there are warning already signs of difficult economic times ahead and a carbon tax will kill…
There have been at least 29 homicides in Ontario's long-term care homes in six years as a result of resident-on-resident incidents and that number may under-report the problem, according to the head of the Ontario Health Coalition. "We've been very concerned because increasingly we're getting reports in from family members and from workers and health…
Long-time Inuit advocate Mary Simon's petition to get suicides in Nunavik recognized as a crisis by Canada and Quebec has gathered 51,500 signatures, nearly reaching its goal of 55,000. Simon was moved to start the campaign at the end of last year after attending the funeral of her 22-year-old niece Natalie May, who was among…
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is unveiling her new plan to break Britain's Brexit deadlock — one expected to look a lot like the old plan decisively rejected by Parliament last week. May was shceduled to brief the House of Commons on Monday afternoon on how she plans to proceed. There were few signs she…
Kamala Harris, a first-term U.S. senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump's nominees, on Monday entered the Democratic presidential race. Vowing to "bring our voices together," Harris aims to become the first woman and the second African-American to hold the presidency. Harris, a daughter of immigrant parents who…
"If you just say 'vote for me because I'm Chinese-Canadian', it didn't work. It hasn't worked, and it won't work." Former NDP MP Olivia Chow is a seasoned politician who has strong connections to the Chinese-Canadian community. She reflects on ex-Liberal candidate Karen Wang's race-based comments against NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, and the role of…
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