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TTC board approves significant discount for post-secondary students

The proposal would automatically charge $280 per semester - which adds up to $70 per month - to students through their student fees and they would not be able to opt-out of the program.

March 21, 2018

Feds pledge to fund mercury treatment facility in Grassy Narrows First Nation

The federal government has committed to funding a treatment centre for an Ontario community plagued by mercury contamination, says Grassy Narrows Chief Simon Fobister.

November 30, 2017

Widow takes feds to appeals tribunal after CPP benefits denied due to her age

Anyone under age 35 who loses a spouse receives CPP survivor benefits only if they have children or a disability. Jilian, who was 10 weeks shy of her 35th birthday when Derksen died, has neither.

May 01, 2017

Anticipated Canadians with Disabilities Act to focus on employment: minister

Carla Qualtrough says removing accessibility barriers will be crucial to tackling long-standing low jobless rates among people with disabilities in Canada.

February 07, 2017

Senior Toronto cop appealing G20 protest conviction, sentence

A senior Toronto cop found guilty of ordering mass detentions and "kettling" of demonstrators at the 2010 G20 summit in Toronto is appealing his conviction and sentence.

July 26, 2016

Scorching temperatures prompt city to open cooling centres

The hot and humid weather forecast for Toronto today has prompted the city’s medical officer of health to open seven cooling centres across the city.

June 20, 2016

Rights groups want to know if police use 'Stingray' device to collect cell data

A police department in B.C. is refusing to either confirm or deny their use of a mass-surveillance device that monitors cell data, say civil-rights groups.

March 30, 2016

OHRC report strongly links mental illness to poverty, unemployment

People with mental illness or addiction are much more likely to be poor, unemployed, and living in inadequate housing, a new report finds.

January 28, 2016

Durham cop facing discipline over threatening tweets

A Durham cop will face charges under the police services act after allegedly using a fake Twitter account to send a inappropriate tweets to Ontario's Ombudsman and a Toronto city councillor.

August 27, 2013

Ontario judge strikes down mandatory minimums for firearms trafficking

An Ontario Court judge has struck down part of the federal government's tough-on-crime agenda.

July 09, 2012