Month: May 2022

Canada’s competition commissioner to oppose $26B Rogers-Shaw merger, say companies

Canada’s commissioner of competition intends to oppose Rogers Communications Inc.’s proposed $26-billion merger with Shaw Communications Inc., the companies said in a statement released early Saturday. The telecom giants said they were notified of the commissioner’s plan to file an application to the Competition Tribunal aimed at preventing the deal, following the close of trading on Friday. […]

House passes Sexual Offences Bill

News Clint Chan Tack 9 Hrs Ago Attorney General Reginald Armour, SC. Photo by Jeff Mayers ATTORNEY General Reginald Armour SC said there must be continued vigilance to protect people in Trinidad and Tobago from becoming prey to sexual offenders. He said this while opening debate on the Sexual Offences Amendment Bill 2021 in the […]

Mother’s Day visits at care homes should go ahead, even for residents in outbreak zones: SHA

Seventy-five-year-old Betty Lindsay is staying on a special rehab unit at Pioneer Village, a long-term care home in Regina, while she undergoes intensive chemotherapy for Stage 3 ovarian cancer. Her daughter, Heidi Lindsay, said Betty had been looking forward to a Mother’s Day family gathering this weekend with her four children, including a daughter who lives in […]

Federal COVID-19 supports expire today as Ottawa says ‘extraordinary’ measures no longer needed

Canada’s last remaining COVID-19 emergency benefits expire today and the federal government says it has no plans to renew its unprecedented support programs, created in response to the pandemic. Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland’s office says Canada’s surging job growth and record-low unemployment rate is evidence that ongoing pandemic support will not be needed beyond May […]

Ottawa medical school partnership aims to train more Inuit health-care professionals

The University of Ottawa medical school will have two spots specifically for Nunavummiut, beginning in September 2023.  It’s the result of a partnership between the Government of Nunavut, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) and the university’s medical school.  The partnership aims to increase the number of Inuit physicians in the health-care system and promises “targeted supports” […]

Sandbagging continues in flood-ravaged Peguis First Nation, as evacuee count nears 1,600

Angie Flett is frantically trying to save her 86-year-old auntie’s house. Volunteers piled sandbags in front of the elder’s home on Peguis First Nation, in Manitoba’s Interlake region, on Friday — even though the floodwaters were already lapping against the home’s foundation. “She woke up Sunday morning, she said she was surrounded by a lake,” said Flett. Her […]

Discipline, punishment not the same

News Rhianna Mc Kenzie 2 Hrs Ago San Fernando Central Secondary School students. FILE PHOTO – Counselling psychologist Sonji Harris-Guppy has said Caribbean parents need to understand the distinction between discipling and punishment. Harris-Guppy was speaking during a panel discussion on Thursday hosted by the Faculty of Law, UWI, on Child Abuse or Discipline: An […]

‘Canada benefits from families like yours,’ Justin Trudeau tells Afghan refugees in Hamilton

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Hamilton on Friday to meet some of the families who are among the over 400 Afghan refugees who have resettled in the Ontario city. Trudeau and his son Xavier visited the Eastern Food Market on Upper Wentworth Street, where Hamilton Mountain MP Lisa Hepfner introduced the prime minister to two families. Trudeau met with Ahmad […]

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