Day: January 25, 2022

Ontario officials tell Windsor’s top doctor that now-rescinded pause on migrant workers was ‘discriminatory’

Top Ontario officials say Windsor-Essex’s acting medical officer of health went beyond his mandate and acted in a “discriminatory” manner when he ordered a halt to the arrival of temporary foreign workers as the region was dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks. Separate letters from Minister of Citizenship and Multiculturalism Parm Gill and the province’s chief medical officer of health, […]

Canada’s public safety minister calls for removal of Hillier ‘hate’ tweet about Alghabra

Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino is calling on Twitter to remove a tweet from an Ontario politician who labelled federal Transport Minister Omar Alghabra a “terrorist.” Mendicino said Tuesday the tweet from Independent MPP Randy Hillier is “Islamophobic” and amounts to “hate speech” that should have no place on Twitter. Mendicino was responding to a Hillier […]

Ontario’s solicitor general requests investigation into Thunder Bay police leadership

Ontario’s solicitor general has requested an external investigation of Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) leadership after several human rights complaints were filed by officers and a member of its oversight board. A spokesperson confirmed Sylvia Jones has asked the Ontario Civilian Police Commission (OCPC) to investigate police Chief Sylvie Hauth and Deputy Chief Ryan Hughes, along […]

‘It’s discriminatory’: Students of Ontario school for the blind urge province to end virtual learning

In a video circulating online, blind and low-vision students of W. Ross Macdonald School in Brantford, Ontario urged the provincial government to reopen lodging so they can return to in-person learning. “Everyone else is allowed to go back to school right now, I feel like it’s discriminatory,” said student Megan Myers. “Being online means we […]

Scotiabank wins environmental sustainability award

News Ken Chee Hing 25 Minutes Ago Scotiabank TT Managing Director Gayle Pazos. PHOTO COURTESY SCOTIABANK – SCOTIABANK TT has been recognised by the Sustainability, Environmental Achievement and Leadership (SEAL) Awards for its innovation, and commitment to sustainable business practices. The SEAL Awards, according to a release from the bank, celebrate the companies and leaders […]

$1B orphaned oil and gas well cleanup bill estimate leaves out ‘most expensive part,’ critics say

The parliamentary budget officer has found the cost of cleaning up orphaned oil and gas wells in Alberta and Saskatchewan already dwarfs the money collected from industry to pay for it. But critics immediately called Yves Giroux’s estimated $1 billion by 2025 price tag a massive underestimate. “It’s a great disappointment,” said Regan Boychuk of […]

Lawson study looking at how deep brain reorienting can treat PTSD – London

A new study from Lawson Health about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is looking at a more personalized approach to treating patients with the condition. The study, done in collaboration between Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, involves scientists looking at a form of treatment called deep brain reorienting (DBR) […]

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