Category Archives: Education

Ford says supporter will not get special treatment in school accreditation process

Ontario's premier insisted Thursday that a prominent social conservative wasn't getting special treatment while trying to turn a Christian college into a university, but critics said it was clear Doug Ford was using new legislation to reward one of his...

Unsatisfied with PM’s answer, Blanchet vows to press Trudeau on prof’s use of slur

OTTAWA — Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet says he plans to ask Prime Minister Justin Trudeau later today for his position on a the suspension of a professor who used a derogatory word for Black people in class. On Wednesday, Trudeau

Blanchet vows to press PM on prof’s use of slur, drawing sharp rebukes from Black MPs

OTTAWA — A controversy over a suspended professor who used a notoriously derogatory word for Black people in class has stirred strong emotions on Parliament Hill, over whether, if ever, the term should be used. The heated responses came amid a

More suicide, less education, slower internet: A look at Nunavut’s infrastructure gap

A report commissioned by Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., the land-claim organization that represents Inuit in the territory, outlines ways in which the region falls behind the rest of Canada. Here are some of the highlights:   — Nunavut has the fewest hos...

Adviser suggests Alberta students not learn about residential schools before Grade 4

EDMONTON — Leaked advice on proposed Alberta curriculum changes suggests the legacy of residential schools is too upsetting to be taught to young children, but the chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission says there's nothing to support that...

Quebec human rights commission urges government action on racism, racial profiling

MONTREAL — Quebec's human rights commission is urging the province to act against systemic racism and says the majority of recommendations it made in a 2011 report on the subject have not been implemented. That report studied cases of profiling and

Ford appeals for people with symptoms in COVID-19 hot spots to get tested

TORONTO — Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms who lives in a virus hot spot should get tested, Premier Doug Ford said Tuesday, as Ontario conducted about half the tests it had the capacity for.  Ford said some people in regions where infections

Tories to force debate on anticorruption committee as Liberals warn of consequences

OTTAWA — The Opposition Conservatives are setting Parliament up for another showdown that could trigger a snap election.  The Tories will press ahead Tuesday with a motion that calls for the creation of a special "anticorruption" committee of MPs ...

Top court to examine payment for classroom use of copyrighted works

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will delve into the issue of fair payment for the use of copyrighted works in the classroom. The top court agreed to hear the case in response to appeals from York University in Toronto

Saskatchewan NDP promises smaller class sizes as province further limits gatherings

REGINA — The Saskatchewan NDP is calling for smaller class sizes, as a new limit is to come into effect for private gatherings to curb the spread of COVID-19.  Two NDP candidates running in the Oct. 26 provincial election say if