National Newswatch

Deletion of gas-plant emails illegal act to keep sensitive info secret: Crown

Sep 22 2017 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — The deletion of thousands of documents related to the politically explosive decision to cancel two gas plants near Toronto was a deliberate act that breached the public trust, the trial of two former top aides in the Ontario premier's office heard Friday. The long-awaited and delayed trial began with the prosecution outlining the […]

Deletion of gas-plant emails illegal act to keep sensitive info secret: Crown

Sep 22 2017 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — The deletion of thousands of documents related to the politically explosive decision to cancel two gas plants near Toronto was a deliberate act that breached the public trust, the trial of two former top aides in the Ontario premier's office heard Friday. The long-awaited and delayed trial began with the prosecution outlining the […]

Canada border agent detentions of Mexicans surge to highest levels in decade

Sep 21 2017 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — Detentions of Mexican nationals by Canadian border agents have surged dramatically this year to levels not seen in a decade, new figures obtained by The Canadian Press show. According to Canada Border Services Agency, the total number of detentions from Jan. 1 into the first week of September hit 2,391 — roughly six times […]

Canada border agent detentions of Mexicans surge to highest levels in decade

Sep 21 2017 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — Detentions of Mexican nationals by Canadian border agents have surged dramatically this year to levels not seen in a decade, new figures obtained by The Canadian Press show. According to Canada Border Services Agency, the total number of detentions from Jan. 1 into the first week of September hit 2,391 — roughly six times […]

Charges laid in traffic-snarling motorcycle stunts on Toronto-area highways

Sep 20 2017 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — An investigation into a series of dangerous motorcycle stunts that snarled traffic on major highways in and around the Toronto area this summer has led to 48 charges, provincial police announced Wednesday. In announcing the charges against more than 10 people, police displayed video and some of the five motorbikes they seized during search warrants […]

Not fake news: Program aims to enhance media literacy among younger Canadians

Sep 19 2017 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — A classroom program aimed at teaching Canadian elementary and high school students how to detect fake news in an era in which almost anyone can publish information is under development, groups behind the initiative said Tuesday. Called NewsWise, the idea is to enhance general news literacy among students aged nine to 19, an […]

Not fake news: Program aims to enhance media literacy among younger Canadians

Sep 19 2017 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — A classroom program aimed at teaching Canadian elementary and high school students how to detect fake news in an era in which almost anyone can publish information is under development, groups behind the initiative said Tuesday. Called NewsWise, the idea is to enhance general news literacy among students aged nine to 19, an […]

Doctors angry at opposition to planned tax changes urge Ottawa to forge ahead

Sep 17 2017 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — Doctors across Canada who support Finance Minister Bill Morneau's proposed tax reforms say they want their voices to be heard above the din of criticism from colleagues and medical societies. To make their point, they have been putting signatures on a letter they plan to send to Morneau this week. "We were really […]

Doctors angry at opposition to planned tax changes urge Ottawa to forge ahead

Sep 17 2017 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — Doctors across Canada who support Finance Minister Bill Morneau's proposed tax reforms say they want their voices to be heard above the din of criticism from colleagues and medical societies. To make their point, they have been putting signatures on a letter they plan to send to Morneau this week. "We were really […]

Ex-Hudbay Minerals’ security guard to be retried for murder in Guatemala

Sep 15 2017 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — A former security guard for a Canadian-owned mining company accused of killing an Indigenous activist and leaving another paralyzed will have to face a new murder trial, an appeal court in Guatemala has ruled. The ruling against Mynor Padilla, who was initially acquitted of murder and aggravated assault in April, comes amid an ongoing landmark […]

Ex-Hudbay Minerals’ security guard to be retried for murder in Guatemala

Sep 15 2017 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — A former security guard for a Canadian-owned mining company accused of killing an Indigenous activist and leaving another paralyzed will have to face a new murder trial, an appeal court in Guatemala has ruled. The ruling against Mynor Padilla, who was initially acquitted of murder and aggravated assault in April, comes amid an ongoing landmark […]