National Newswatch

Ontario will abide by judge’s ruling against carbon tax stickers, minister says

Oct 1 2020 — Adam Burns, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Ontario will not appeal a court ruling against its anti-carbon tax stickers, the government said Thursday, putting an end to an 18-month political and legal battle between Ottawa and the province. Last month, a Superior Court judge struck down a law that forced Ontario gas stations to display the stickers, calling it unconstitutional. Energy Minister […]

Ontario will abide by judge’s ruling against carbon tax stickers, minister says

Oct 1 2020 — Adam Burns, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Ontario will not appeal a court ruling against its anti-carbon tax stickers, the government said Thursday, putting an end to an 18-month political and legal battle between Ottawa and the province. Last month, a Superior Court judge struck down a law that forced Ontario gas stations to display the stickers, calling it unconstitutional. Energy Minister […]

Always ticking: Canada’s population clock shows demographic changes in real time

Jun 28 2019 — Adam Burns, The Canadian Press — A Quebecer moves to the Northwest Territories, a family in Newfoundland and Labrador welcomes a new arrival, another in British Columbia mourns a loss, an immigrant settles somewhere in Ontario. Within the span of just a few minutes, an online tool from Statistics Canada offers an evocative snapshot of the country's ever-shifting population through a series of statistically modelled demographic events. […]

Raptors president Masai Ujiri accused of assaulting sheriff’s deputy in Oakland

Jun 14 2019 — Adam Burns, The Canadian Press — U.S. law enforcement officials allege Raptors president Masai Ujiri assaulted a police officer at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., moments after the Toronto team won its first NBA championship, but an eye witness disputed the authorities' account of what happened. A spokesman for the Alameda County Sheriff's Office said Ujiri was making his way to the court to celebrate […]

Review committee recommends St. Michael’s College School reinstate football

May 30 2019 — Adam Burns, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — An independent committee tasked with investigating systemic cultural issues at a prestigious private school in Toronto has recommended the school's football team be reinstated this fall so long as the institution takes steps to address bullying. St. Michael's College School, an all-boys Catholic institution, announced in November it would undergo a "comprehensive review of student culture" after a […]