National Newswatch

Canadian Blood Services facing criticism over ending mask mandate this week

Jul 27 2022 — Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Cindy Wilinski, her husband and their four adult children all had upcoming appointments to donate blood but cancelled them this week after learning that Canadian Blood Services had suspended mandatory masking at its facilities. Wilinski said she and her family donate blood regularly – something they started doing after her granddaughter was diagnosed […]

Ontario government facing calls for permanent sick day program to fight monkeypox

Jul 26 2022 — Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Ontario's government faced a call Tuesday to establish a permanent 10-day paid sick leave program in light of rising cases of monkeypox. Public Health Ontario reported 326 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the province as of Monday, up from 288 on Thursday. Those figures came as the Opposition New Democrats said a permanent […]

Ombudsman: Toronto must treat people in homeless encampments with dignity

Jul 14 2022 — Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — The City of Toronto must treat people living in homeless encampments with dignity and respect as it clears temporary dwellings from local parks, the city's ombudsman said Thursday.  Ombudsman Kwame Addo is conducting an investigation into the clearing of encampments last year and released an interim report with recommendations he said the city […]

Zelenskyy calls on students to pressure their leaders to further support Ukraine

Jun 22 2022 — Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Students should pressure their political representatives to provide more support to Ukraine to help fight the ongoing Russian invasion, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Wednesday, speaking virtually to an in-person audience at the University of Toronto. Zelenskyy said Ukraine needs more weapons, financial support, humanitarian aid, and permanent sanctions on Russia. "It's very […]

Zelenskyy calls on students to pressure their leaders to further support Ukraine

Jun 22 2022 — Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Students should pressure their political representatives to provide more support to Ukraine to help fight the ongoing Russian invasion, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Wednesday, speaking virtually to an in-person audience at the University of Toronto. Zelenskyy said Ukraine needs more weapons, financial support, humanitarian aid, and permanent sanctions on Russia. "It's very […]

Trudeau joins London march marking anniversary of deadly attack on Muslim family

Jun 5 2022 — Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian Press — LONDON, Ont. — Relatives, community members and dignitaries called for an end to racism and Islamophobia on Sunday during an emotional tribute marking the one-year anniversary of a deadly attack on a Muslim family in London, Ont. Leaders from the Muslim community and friends of the victims called on all levels of government for action […]

Trudeau joins London march marking anniversary of deadly attack on Muslim family

Jun 5 2022 — Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian Press — LONDON, Ont. — Relatives, community members and dignitaries called for an end to racism and Islamophobia on Sunday during an emotional tribute marking the one-year anniversary of a deadly attack on a Muslim family in London, Ont. Leaders from the Muslim community and friends of the victims called on all levels of government for action […]

Trudeau joins London march marking anniversary of deadly attack on Muslim family

Jun 5 2022 — Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian Press — LONDON, Ont. — Relatives, community members and dignitaries called for an end to racism and Islamophobia on Sunday during an emotional tribute marking the one-year anniversary of a deadly attack on a Muslim family in London, Ont. Leaders from the Muslim community and friends of the victims called on all levels of government for action […]