A Canadian paramedic responding to a horrific car crash treated a passenger who was injured beyond recognition—only learning the girl’s identity hours later.Read More »
Canada’s Supreme Court has ruled that removing a condom during sexual intercourse without the explicit permission of a partner is a crime.Read More »
British Columbia will become the first province in Canada to decriminalize possession of small amounts of hard drugs such as fentanyl, heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine after receiving an exemption from federal drug laws.Read More »
CANADA: Nigerian-Canadian Justice Minister Suspended Over Call To Police Chief To Discuss Driving Ticket
Nigerian-born minister of justice and solicitor-general of Alberta, a province in Western Canada, has been asked to step aside from his ministerial position after he called the police over a traffic offence ticket served him.Read More »
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says “incentives and strong measures” have worked in the fight against COVID-19, in a nod to Quebec’s proposed tax on unvaccinated residents.
“As we’ve said, incentives and strong measures, whether it’s vaccine passports, whether it’s requirements for travellers, whether it’s the requirement for public servants to be fully vaccinated, we have taken very strong measures in the past and they have worked in terms of keeping Canadians safe,” he said.
“We will continue to look and work with the provinces and look at measures put forward.”
Quebec announced on Tuesday that it will introduce a financial penalty in the coming weeks for those refusing to get the jab as the health-care system there continues to feel the strain of mounting COVID-19 cases.
Premier François Legault said $50 or $100 wouldn’t be “significant” enough for him.
Trudeau said the province assured the federal government that the key principle of the Canada Health Act – that everyone has equal access to health care without financial or other barriers – would be respected.
The federal government announced in August it would require vaccination in the federal workforce and the federally regulated transportation sector.
A Canadian official and academic specialising in Indigenous health issues has been placed on administrative leave as the scientific director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health and from her university after an investigation that challenged her claims of Indigenous ancestry.Read More »
A Guinean graduate student in Canada wrongly arrested and detained for six days may have his permeant residency fast tracked following support parliament.Read More »
A 57-year-old Canadian woman has won $60 million in a lottery ticket using numbers her husband dreamed up 20 years ago.Read More »
A nurse has been fired from a Canadian hospital following an outcry over a video showing a dying indigenous woman screaming in distress and being racially insulted by staff.Read More »