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Toronto BDS activist demands proof 'Free Palestine' is a call to destroy Israel, his followers oblige

In what can only be described as an epic self-own, Toronto activist Desmond Cole took to Twitter incensed by suggestions that the slogan 'Free Palestine' is a call for the destruction of Israel. He demanded proof or what he thought was a baseless accusation, his own followers obliged.

Adam Dobrer / Sep 27, 2021

Canadian News, News Analysis

With 'Two Michaels' back home, Foreign Minister Garneau outlines new government approach to China relations

As the Two Michaels touched down on Canadian soil, ending a standoff which put Canada-China relations in a deep freeze, Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garenau said his government is under "no illusions" when approaching a normalization of relations with China.

Adam Dobrer / Sep 26, 2021

Canadian News, News

Utica Resources sues Quebec government over denial of exploratory oil drilling permit

No new permits for exploration or drilling have been issued since the Legault government came to power in 2018. Quebec imports $8.5-billion in oil annually to meet its energy needs.

Adam Dobrer / Sep 25, 2021

Canadian News, News

Ontario MPP proposes bill to 'protect workers jobs, privacy' on COVID vaccine disclosure

MPP Baber is continuing his efforts advocating a private members bill, the "Jobs and Jabs Act," to prevent employers from firing or suspending employees for not getting vaccinated against COVID.

Adam Dobrer / Sep 25, 2021

Canadian News, News

BC, Quebec consider legislation restricting where anti-vaccine protests can take place

Quebec's Bill 105 fines individuals $1000 to $6000 for protesting within 50 metres of essential infrastructure. It rises to $12000 for any individual who "threatens [or obstructs] people."

Adam Dobrer / Sep 25, 2021

Canadian News, News

BC steps up enforcement of COVID rules against non-compliant businesses

Only one percent of licensed, table-service BC restaurants ordered to check for proof of vaccination are choosing to defy the rules.

Adam Dobrer / Sep 25, 2021

Canadian News, News

Cabinet hopeful George Chahal under police investigation for alleged 'flyer-swap' incident

Calgary Police have launched an investigation into an alleged 'flyer-swap incident involving Liberal-MP elect George Chahal, who defeated Conservative incumbent Jag Sahota in Calgary-Skyview on Monday.

Adam Dobrer / Sep 25, 2021

Canadian News, News

Quebec offers bonuses to bolster nursing retention, recruitment, gives 'unfavourable hours' to nurses from private agencies

Premier Francois Legault announced his government will offer between $12,000 and $18,000 in bonuses. He will also offer unfavourable time slots to nurses working for private agencies to entice public recruitment.

Adam Dobrer / Sep 25, 2021

Canadian News, News

Kingston hospitals place 136 employees on unpaid leave for not receiving COVID vaccine

The Kingston Health Science Centre (KHSC) placed 136 employees on two-week, unpaid leave for failure to comply with its vaccine mandate.

Adam Dobrer / Sep 25, 2021

Canadian News, News

Ontario residents could face fines up to $100,000 for violating COVID public health orders

The consequences for non-compliance in Ontario's pandemic response have gotten more severe as authorities ramp up enforcement to combat the province's Delta variant-driven case surge.

Adam Dobrer / Sep 25, 2021

Canadian News, News

Advocacy group for sexual misconduct survivors receives 'no answers' from federal leaders

The founder of an advocacy group for survivors of sexual misconduct is speaking out after prominent party leaders dodged questions on their commitments to addressing issues of assault and harassment in the workplace.

Adam Dobrer / Sep 18, 2021

Canadian News, News

Conservative leader Erin O'Toole receives endorsement from retired Vice-Admiral Mark Norman

Norman says, "we need to choose a leader of substance, a leader who will face these challenges with courage, integrity, reason and a solid plan for what's in the best long-term interest of this country."

Adam Dobrer / Sep 18, 2021

Canadian News, News

BC businesses defy province's proof of vaccination program

After BC launched its "vaccine passport" program for a myriad of "non-essential" services, several businesses defied the public health order requiring them to check customers for proof of vaccination.

Adam Dobrer / Sep 18, 2021

Canadian News, News

Trudeau hints at electoral reform if re-elected

Trudeau first raised the possibility of electoral reform in 2015, promising it would be the last to use the first-past-the-post method — a promise he ended up breaking.

Adam Dobrer / Sep 18, 2021

Canadian News, News

Trudeau Liberals drop second Ontario candidate over past sexual assault charge

After dodging questions about Spadina-Fort York candidate Kevin Vuong, the Trudeau Liberals announced Saturday morning they asked him to "pause" his campaign over a past sexual assault charge.

Adam Dobrer / Sep 18, 2021

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