Day: April 5, 2022

What is real reason behind bringing back Clarence?

News Yvonne Webb An Hour Ago Former agriculture minister Clarence Rambharat. FILE PHOTOS – OPPOSITION Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar wants to know the real reason behind government bringing back Clarence Rambharat for an “imaginary job” weeks after he resigned as Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries. Speaking the UNC’s virtual platform meeting on Monday, Persad-Bissessar said, […]

Housing activist who died hours after hospital release ‘wasn’t a nobody,’ says Ontario family seeking answers

WARNING: This story contains reference to a possible suicide. It’s been five days since Brandy Schlemko learned her daughter died after reportedly falling from a building under construction in downtown Toronto, and she’s still searching for answers. The Ontario Provincial Police knocked on Schlemko’s door in Jarvis, Ont., about 50 kilometres south of Hamilton, to […]

Pimicikamak Cree Nation begins investigating former residential school site

WARNING: This story contains distressing details. A First Nation in northern Manitoba is investigating what was once the main Roman Catholic-run residential school in the area. Pimicikamak Cree Nation Chief David Monias says the community has identified 85 children who died there. He says in a release that the St. Joseph’s Residential School was the main […]

2 Alberta paramedics sanctioned for forcing drug on unconscious patient in RCMP custody

WARNING: This story contains distressing details. Two paramedics have been sanctioned for unprofessional conduct after using forceps to insert an oral drug into the rectum of an incapacitated man in RCMP custody in northeastern Alberta. Documents from a hearing tribunal provide details on the October 2020 incident in Elk Point, and how the Alberta College […]

Kamla accuses government of spying on politicians, media, trade unions, business

News Yvonne Webb 2 Hrs Ago UNC political leader and Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar. – THE Opposition has accused Government of engaging in a massive illegal spying ring by monitoring phone messages of key members of society. On the radar are the media, judiciary, business, trade unions, political opponents and politicians within the ruling party, […]

Charities in Canada stretched thin as donations drop, demand rises, report says

Canadian charities are facing “unprecedented strain” due to a projected decline in donations and an expected growth in demand due to the pandemic, according to a new report. The Giving Report 2022, released on Tuesday by a group called CanadaHelps, says one in four Canadians, or 26 per cent, expect to use or are already using charitable services […]

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