National Newswatch

Class action alleging RCMP abuse of Indigenous people in Northern Canada certified

Jun 23 2021 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — A lawsuit alleging RCMP systematically brutalized Indigenous people in Northern Canada can proceed as a class action despite objections from the government, Federal Court ruled on Wednesday. In her decision, Judge Glennys McVeigh rejected the government's arguments that the proposed suit failed to meet the legal grounds for certification although individuals could sue […]

Class action alleging RCMP abuse of Indigenous people in Northern Canada certified

Jun 23 2021 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — A lawsuit alleging RCMP systematically brutalized Indigenous people in Northern Canada can proceed as a class action despite objections from the government, Federal Court ruled on Wednesday. In her decision, Judge Glennys McVeigh rejected the government's arguments that the proposed suit failed to meet the legal grounds for certification although individuals could sue […]

Teen killer and serial rapist Paul Bernardo again denied parole

Jun 22 2021 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — Teen killer and serial rapist Paul Bernardo failed in his second parole bid on Tuesday after the parents of two of his victims recounted the enduring pain of his twisted crimes and warned he should never be released from his life sentence. The hearing officers of the Parole Board of Canada took about […]

Queen’s U staff, associates accused of falsely claiming Indigenous identity

Jun 15 2021 — Colin Perkel — Queen's University has become embroiled in an increasingly public dispute over whether some of its faculty and other associates are falsely holding themselves out to be Indigenous, thereby harming the cause of First Nations people. An anonymous report into the identity claims posted on social media earlier this month takes specific aim at six academics […]

Your Ward News antisemitic and misogynist hatemongers lose conviction appeal

Jun 14 2021 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — Two men in charge of an extremist publication lost their appeal Monday of a conviction for promoting hatred against women and Jews, with the judge also upholding their sentences. In his ruling Ontario Superior Court Justice Peter Cavanagh rejected arguments from James Sears, editor of Your Ward News, and its publisher, LeRoy St. […]

Your Ward News antisemitic and misogynist hatemongers lose conviction appeal

Jun 14 2021 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — Two men in charge of an extremist publication lost their appeal Monday of a conviction for promoting hatred against women and Jews, with the judge also upholding their sentences. In his ruling Ontario Superior Court Justice Peter Cavanagh rejected arguments from James Sears, editor of Your Ward News, and its publisher, LeRoy St. […]

Frustration in Ontario over lack of spots for 2nd COVID-19 vaccinations

Jun 14 2021 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — Residents in one of Ontario's COVID-19 hot spots expressed frustration Monday at their inability to book vaccinations close to home amid a crush of demand after the province accelerated second doses in areas where the Delta variant is spreading. The province had said people in seven regions who got their first dose on […]

Ontario targets Delta hot spots but won’t shorten AstraZenica dose interval

Jun 10 2021 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — Ontario is accelerating second shots of COVID-19 vaccines for people in Delta variant hot spots but health authorities said on Thursday they would not shorten the 12-week dosage interval for those who initially received an Oxford-AstraZeneca jab. Starting Monday, residents in seven designated areas who had first inoculations on or before May 9 […]

Travel quarantine rules set to ease for fully vaxed Canadians, permanent residents

Jun 9 2021 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — Fully vaccinated Canadian citizens and permanent residents who test negative for COVID-19 will likely soon be exempt from two weeks quarantine on return to Canada, the government announced Wednesday, as millions of doses of the Moderna vaccine were expected to arrive. Starting early next month, the travellers who have received federally approved shots […]

Travel quarantine rules set to ease for fully vaxed Canadians, permanent residents

Jun 9 2021 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — Fully vaccinated Canadian citizens and permanent residents who test negative for COVID-19 will likely soon be exempt from two weeks quarantine on return to Canada, the government announced Wednesday, as millions of doses of the Moderna vaccine were expected to arrive. Starting early next month, the travellers who have received federally approved shots […]