National Newswatch

Pro-oil and gas shirt incidents highlight lack of clarity in legislatures’ rules

Sep 17 2019 — Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Two recent incidents that saw visitors wearing pro-oil and gas shirts banned from touring the Senate have industry watchers questioning the clarity of rules at legislatures across Canada. Twice this month, visitors to parliament buildings were asked to remove items of clothing sporting the slogan "I love Canadian Oil and Gas." In both cases, the men involved said […]

Pro-oil and gas shirt incidents highlight lack of clarity in legislatures’ rules

Sep 17 2019 — Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Two recent incidents that saw visitors wearing pro-oil and gas shirts banned from touring the Senate have industry watchers questioning the clarity of rules at legislatures across Canada. Twice this month, visitors to parliament buildings were asked to remove items of clothing sporting the slogan "I love Canadian Oil and Gas." In both cases, the men involved said […]

New study shows spike in violent incidents in Ontario’s elementary schools

Sep 11 2019 — Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — A study from the University of Ottawa suggests there has been a sharp increase in the level of violence teachers face while working in Ontario's elementary schools. A team of researchers surveyed more than 1,600 educators last year to gauge the number of times they encountered violence from students, parents or administrators during the 2017-18 […]

Financial literacy classes welcomed in schools, experts suggests courses start sooner

Aug 28 2019 — Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — A course in financial securities seemed like just the class to round out Anjana Somasundaram's final semester of high school. With years worth of economic reading and workshops under her belt, and an application to Western University's Ivey Business school in progress, the 18-year-old felt the lessons would complement her education while equipping her with the tools […]

GO Transit drivers to spit out gum to accommodate austic man, service committed to inclusivity

Aug 24 2019 — Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press — The operator of Ontario's GO Transit service is asking bus drivers to accommodate an autistic man by spitting out their chewing gum if asked, a directive meant to encourage employees to meet the needs of those with invisible disabilities. Metrolinx says a regular passenger, who is autistic, has extreme sensitivity to the sounds and scents of […]

Judge dismisses suit against doctors accused of ignoring man’s wishes to stay alive

Aug 23 2019 — Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Two doctors were acting within the rules and providing adequate care to an elderly patient when they imposed a "do not resuscitate" order on the man without notifying him or his substitute decision maker, an Ontario judge ruled this week. Ontario Superior Court Justice Peter Cavanagh defended the actions of Dr. Donald Livingston and Dr. Martin […]