April 24th, 2014

National News

C.D. Howe report says temporary foreign workers program has boosted joblessness

By The Canadian Press on April 24th, 2014

OTTAWA – A new report by the C.D. Howe Institute is harshly critical of the federal government’s controversial temporary foreign workers program, saying it has spurred a higher unemployment rate in western Canada. The study says that changes to the program, made between 2002 and 2013, made it easier for employers to hire temporary foreign ... Read More »

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Northerners seek more input, relevance in Arctic research

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press on April 24th, 2014

Northerners want scientists to help them prepare for sweeping changes expected in the years ahead from resource development and climate change, suggests feedback collected from across the Canadian Arctic. In dozens of interviews from all three territories, the Canadian Polar Commission found northerners want researchers to focus more on issues relevant to their daily lives ... Read More »

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B.C. Christian university makes pitch to Ontario lawyers to accredit law school

By Allison Jones, The Canadian Press on April 24th, 2014

TORONTO – The president of a Christian university in British Columbia seeking to open a law school says a debate in Ontario over its accreditation comes down to freedom of religion. Trinity Western University, which plans to open a law school in the fall of 2016, requires students to abide by a so-called community covenant ... Read More »

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Supreme Court backs Ontario information commissioner in sex registry case

By The Canadian Press on April 24th, 2014

OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled against the Ontario government in a case involving access to some information from the province’s sex offender registry. A freedom-of-information request asked the ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services to disclose the number of offenders living in each area designated by the first three digits ... Read More »

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Elections commissioner halts robocalls probe, says evidence lacking for charges

By The Canadian Press on April 24th, 2014

OTTAWA – Canada’s elections investigator says there is not enough evidence concerning fraudulent robocalls during the 2011 election to warrant charges by the federal public prosecutor. The long-awaited report from commissioner of elections Yves Cote lays out what he calls the difficulties that investigators faced in gathering evidence in ridings other than Guelph, Ont., where ... Read More »

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Canadian Press NewsAlert: Elections commissioner halting robocalls probe

By The Canadian Press on April 24th, 2014

OTTAWA – The commissioner of Canada elections is calling a halt to his investigation of deceptive robocalls during the 2011 election, saying there is not enough evidence to believe an offence was committed. Yves Cote says as a result, he won’t be referring the matter to the federal director of public prosecutions – a conclusion ... Read More »

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Ontario lawyers to debate, vote on accrediting B.C. Christian law school

By The Canadian Press on April 24th, 2014

TORONTO – Ontario’s law society is set to vote today on whether to accredit a British Columbia law school with a controversial policy on homosexuality. Trinity Western University, which plans to open a law school in the fall of 2016, requires students to abide by a so-called community covenant forbidding intimacy outside heterosexual marriage. The ... Read More »

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