National Newswatch

Bill Blair says prison segregation oversight panel will get the data it needs

Aug 27 2020 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Bill Blair is stepping in to ensure an advisory panel tasked with overseeing the segregation of federal inmates will get the data it needs to do its job. His move follows a report circulated earlier this week by Anthony Doob, a noted criminologist who chaired the advisory panel struck to oversee the implementation of […]

Feds to give provinces $2B to bolster safe reopening of schools this fall

Aug 26 2020 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The growing level of anxiety experienced by parents and teachers over reopening schools during a global pandemic have reached the ears of highest level of government — shortly before children head back to the classrooms. The federal government will provide up to $2 billion in additional funding to help provinces and territories prepare for a safe return of children to […]

Feds to give provinces $2B to bolster safe reopening of schools this fall

Aug 26 2020 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The growing level of anxiety experienced by parents and teachers over reopening schools during a global pandemic have reached the ears of highest level of government — shortly before children head back to the classrooms. The federal government will provide up to $2 billion in additional funding to help provinces and territories prepare for a safe return of children to […]

Feds to give provinces $2B to bolster safe reopening of schools this fall

Aug 26 2020 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The growing level of anxiety experienced by parents and teachers over reopening schools during a global pandemic have reached the ears of highest level of government — shortly before children head back to the classrooms. The federal government will provide up to $2 billion in additional funding to help provinces and territories prepare for a safe return of children to […]

Panel overseeing alternative to solitary confinement blocked from doing its job

Aug 26 2020 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — An independent panel tasked with overseeing the segregation of inmates in federal prisons says the Correctional Service of Canada blocked it from doing its job. Anthony Doob, the noted criminologist who chaired the panel, said its work was stymied by the inability to get usable information from the federal corrections service about its use of structured […]

Panel overseeing alternative to solitary confinement blocked from doing its job

Aug 26 2020 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — An independent panel tasked with overseeing the segregation of inmates in federal prisons says the Correctional Service of Canada blocked it from doing its job. Anthony Doob, the noted criminologist who chaired the panel, said its work was stymied by the inability to get usable information from the federal corrections service about its use of structured […]

Panel overseeing alternative to solitary confinement blocked from doing its job

Aug 26 2020 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — An independent panel tasked with overseeing the segregation of inmates in federal prisons says the Correctional Service of Canada blocked it from doing its job. Anthony Doob, the noted criminologist who chaired the panel, said its work was stymied by the inability to get usable information from the federal corrections service about its use of structured […]

Feds will help First Nations schools guard against COVID-19: Miller

Aug 25 2020 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says Ottawa will be there to help First Nations schools protect against COVID-19 following calls for more dedicated funding. The Nishnawbe Aski Nation has accused the federal government of ignoring its urgent requests for supplies and funding needed for a safe back-to-school plan for its nearly 9,000 students […]

Feds will help First Nations schools guard against COVID-19: Miller

Aug 25 2020 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says Ottawa will be there to help First Nations schools protect against COVID-19 following calls for more dedicated funding. The Nishnawbe Aski Nation has accused the federal government of ignoring its urgent requests for supplies and funding needed for a safe back-to-school plan for its nearly 9,000 students […]

Feds will help First Nations schools guard against COVID-19: Miller

Aug 25 2020 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says Ottawa will be there to help First Nations schools protect against COVID-19 following calls for more dedicated funding. The Nishnawbe Aski Nation has accused the federal government of ignoring its urgent requests for supplies and funding needed for a safe back-to-school plan for its nearly 9,000 students […]

Feds will help First Nations schools guard against COVID-19: Miller

Aug 25 2020 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says Ottawa will be there to help First Nations schools protect against COVID-19 following calls for more dedicated funding. The Nishnawbe Aski Nation has accused the federal government of ignoring its urgent requests for supplies and funding needed for a safe back-to-school plan for its nearly 9,000 students […]

Ottawa giving $82.5M for Indigenous mental health support during COVID-19

Aug 25 2020 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The federal government is pledging $82.5 million to improve access and address growing demand for mental health services in Indigenous communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Access to many mental health services within Indigenous communities have been disrupted due to the pandemic, while some services have shifted to virtual and telehealth treatment options, creating obstacles for those […]