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Conservatives Keep Calgary Seat in By-Election

The Conservatives easily held the riding of Calgary Heritage in a federal by-election on July 24. Conservative candidate Shuvaloy Majumdar took the riding early, with a commanding lead nearly five times greater than his nearest challenger. And that lead did not change much the entire evening, hovering around 66 percent of total votes. His victory…


Calls for Public Inquiry Into Toronto School Principal’s Suicide After Bullying

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is facing calls for a public inquiry into events that might have contributed to the suicide of Richard Bilkszto, a former principal who was suing the board for alleged bullying during a diversity, equity, and inclusion training (DEI) workshop. The Toronto School Administrator’s Association (TSAA) issued a July 24…


John Robson: Ottawa’s Neglect of RCMP and Armed Forces a Case of Bad Policy Driving Out Good

Commentary Once upon a time bell-bottoms, mullets, and “Gestalt” theory were trendy. Until someone realized two fashion blunders didn’t cancel out and people had always seen patterns. Like this one where the RCMP is desperately understaffed. As the National Post reported, “The force provides police to provinces across the country, but it is missing [recruiting]…


Approving Authority on COVID-19 Vaccines Says Underreporting of Adverse Events a ‘Common Problem’

The senior Health Canada official who had final authority for the approval of the COVID-19 vaccines says the surveillance system to monitor its adverse events falls far short on providing an accurate picture of the situation. “We do expect there to be a lot of underreporting,” said Dr. Celia Lourenco, acting associate assistant deputy minister…


Toronto Trustee Calls for Pause on DEI Training Pending Probe Following Principal’s Suicide

A Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) trustee is calling for a pause to all diversity, equity, and inclusion training (DEI) workshops until an investigation is conducted into the events that may have contributed to the suicide of a former principal who was suing the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). In a Twitter post on…


Feds Release Framework to Phase Out Fossil Fuel Subsidies

The federal government has released its framework to phase out fossil fuel subsidies, saying it will make Canada the first G20 country to follow through on a 2009 pledge to phase out government support for the sector. “By eliminating inefficient fossil fuel subsidies, we are encouraging smart and efficient government investment decisions that can increase…


Barbara Kay: The Bullying of Late Toronto Principal a Feature of DEI Training, Not a Bug

Commentary The untimely death by suicide of school principal Richard Bilkszto, 60 years of age, came as a shock even to observers closely engaged with his workplace difficulties and their multi-faceted fallout over the last two years. Once retired in 2019, Bilkszto did freelance work for the Toronto District School Board. In April 2021, TDSB…


Accidental Cannabis Poisoning in Kids Up Since Legalization: Federal Records

The number of children hospitalized for accidental cannabis poisoning has grown since Parliament legalized the drug in 2018, according to federal records. “Between January 2020 and September 2021 when the full range of cannabis products were accessible including edible cannabis the hospitalization rate among children in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario was 7.5 times higher…


RCMP Say Body Found of One Missing in NS Floods, as Well as Remains of Another

RCMP in Nova Scotia said Monday they had found the body of a missing man and what they believe are remains of a second person swept away in massive flooding that hit the province on the weekend. Police said they recovered the body of a 52-year-old man from Windsor, N.S., in a search area northwest…


RCMP Say Body Found of One of Four People Missing in Nova Scotia Floods

RCMP in Nova Scotia say they have found the body of one of the people who went missing over the weekend during massive flooding across the province. Police say they recovered the body of a 52-year-old man. They say a person’s remains were also found in a different part of the search area and they…