Day: March 28, 2022

How the $10-a-day child-care deals will work in your province or territory

Ontario on Monday signed onto a national child-care agreement with the federal government to bring $10-a-day child care to every province and territory by 2026, making it the last jurisdiction to do so.  Here’s a look at the deals signed across the country: British Columbia  The province reached an agreement last year that stipulates Ottawa will work with […]

Disgraced fashion mogul Peter Nygard faces sexual assault charges in Montreal

Disgraced Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard is now facing charges of sexual assault and forcible confinement in Montreal, according to Radio-Canada. The offences were allegedly committed more than two decades ago, between Nov. 1, 1997 and Nov. 15, 1998. The identity of the alleged victim, who was an adult at the time, has not been revealed. The 80-year-old man has […]

In a pitch to cryptocurrency investors, Poilievre says he wants Canada to be ‘blockchain capital of the world’

Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre said Monday a government led by him would do more to normalize cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ethereum in Canada to “decentralize” the economy and reduce the influence of central bankers. Since bitcoin’s advent in 2013, a number of right-leaning and libertarian-minded investors have championed cryptocurrency — a financial instrument that is largely unregulated […]

MPP Randy Hillier facing 9 more charges after Ottawa convoy protest

An eastern Ontario provincial politician has surrendered to police and is facing more charges, this time related to the convoy protest and occupation in downtown Ottawa this winter. Ottawa police announced nine charges against Independent Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston MPP Randy Hillier in a Monday morning news release, saying they had complaints “about social media posts and other activities of […]

First 3 officers on scene of N.S. mass shooting set to testify at inquiry

The public inquiry examining Nova Scotia’s April 2020 mass shooting will hear for the first time Monday live testimony from police officers who were on the ground in Portapique, N.S., where the killings began. Some officers have criticized command decisions in interviews with the commission heading the inquiry, with one saying there seemed to be “too many cooks […]

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