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International students call for COVID-19 immigration changes in Toronto

Sep 12 2020 — Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Current and former international students called for changes to Canada's immigration rules on Saturday as they face a job market still recovering from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dozens of demonstrators gathered at Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland's office in Toronto in the first of two events scheduled this weekend. A second event in Mississauga, […]

International students call for COVID-19 immigration changes in Toronto

Sep 12 2020 — Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Current and former international students called for changes to Canada's immigration rules on Saturday as they face a job market still recovering from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dozens of demonstrators gathered at Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland's office in Toronto in the first of two events scheduled this weekend. A second event in Mississauga, […]

International students call for COVID-19 immigration changes in Toronto

Sep 12 2020 — Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Current and former international students called for changes to Canada's immigration rules on Saturday as they face a job market still recovering from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dozens of demonstrators gathered at Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland's office in Toronto in the first of two events scheduled this weekend. A second event in Mississauga, […]

School bus routes cancelled across Ontario as COVID-19 worsens driver shortage

Sep 9 2020 — Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press — The COVID-19 pandemic is placing Ontario's already precarious school bus industry under additional strain, parents and advocates argued Wednesday amid mounting reports of masse route cancellations and overcrowded vehicles. They said the growing list of problems, emerging just two days into the province's return to school, come on top of a long-standing bus driver shortage […]

Indigenous women’s group says police too quick to label missing girls as runaways

Aug 26 2020 — Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press — The president of an Indigenous women's group says Amber Alert policies across Canada should be reviewed in light of a recent case involving a missing teenager from Cape Breton. RCMP in Nova Scotia issued a localized emergency alert a week after the 14-year-old girl went missing with a 47-year-old man she knew. That man was arraigned Monday on one count […]

More storms, more rain: St. John’s planning for impacts of climate change

Aug 25 2020 — Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press — ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — St. John's is making changes to city infrastructure in preparation for a wetter, warmer future with more intense storms. A report on climate models for the coastal Newfoundland and Labrador capital was presented at city hall earlier this month, predicting rainier winters, warmer summers and more frequent storms leading up to 2050. The […]

Newfoundland and Labrador premier takes office, now has to win over the public

Aug 23 2020 — Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press — ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — As Newfoundland and Labrador's newly minted premier gets to work addressing the province's economic problems, he must turn his attention to another pressing political hurdle: winning a seat in the legislature. Andrew Furey assumed office last week after winning the Liberal leadership race. According to provincial law, he now has 12 months to […]

Newfoundland and Labrador premier takes office, now has to win over the public

Aug 23 2020 — Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press — ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — As Newfoundland and Labrador's newly minted premier gets to work addressing the province's economic problems, he must turn his attention to another pressing political hurdle: winning a seat in the legislature. Andrew Furey assumed office last week after winning the Liberal leadership race. According to provincial law, he now has 12 months to […]