Category Archives: Human Interest

Murray Sinclair honoured with Order of Canada at Rideau Hall ceremony

OTTAWA — Murray Sinclair received the Order of Canada Thursday for dedicating his life to championing Indigenous Peoples' rights and freedoms. Sinclair held his wife's hand as the award was announced in Rideau Hall, and was met with a standing ovation

Quebec drops section of assisted-death bill to ensure it gets adopted quickly

QUEBEC — The Quebec government is removing a section of its end-of-life care bill that would have allowed quadriplegics and people with cerebral palsy to receive an assisted death. Health Minister Christian Dubé told reporters Thursday he is making the...

Quebec bill would give Alzheimer’s patients access to medical aid in dying

MONTREAL — Quebec has tabled a bill that would extend the province's assisted death legislation to people with Alzheimer's disease. Health Minister Christian Dubé said today that Bill 38 would allow people with severe and incurable diseases to consent ...

‘A light of hope’: first of three flights bringing Ukrainians lands in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG — Kseniia Zinenko stepped outside of the Winnipeg airport Monday evening after a nine-hour flight from Poland to Manitoba's capital city. The 30-year-old is one of more than 300 Ukrainian nationals who were on a federally chartered flight to b...

Prime minister should have lieutenant-governor shortlists, constitutional lawyer says

OTTAWA — The COVID-19 emergency and a recent court ruling in New Brunswick show why the prime minister should have a succession plan for lieutenant-governors, one constitutional lawyer says. “The weirdest aspect of the Canadian constitution is that if ...

Prince Charles and Camilla wrap Canadian tour, but calls for reconciliation continue

YELLOWKNIFE — The Dene drum dance features the rhythmic pounding of caribou hide drums, singing, and dancers moving in a clockwise circle following the sun.  In the 220-person Northwest Territories community of Dettah on Thursday, the drum dance also f...

Prince Charles acknowledges suffering of residential school survivors

YELLOWKNIFE — Prince Charles says he and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, were departing Canada with "heavy hearts" and a deeper understanding of residential schools after their royal visit wrapped in the Northwest Territories. Charles said he was de...

Animal welfare advocates ask court to stop white-tailed deer cull south of Montreal

MONTREAL — A Quebec lawyer will ask the Superior Court next month to block a cull of white-tailed deer living in a suburban park south of Montreal and approve an alternative plan to relocate them. Anne-France Goldwater, a lawyer and animal-rights

Prince Charles urges Canada to act on climate as Ukraine war hastens need for change

OTTAWA — The Russian invasion of Ukraine has hastened the urgent need to transition to a green economy, Prince Charles said Wednesday during a whirlwind tour of Canada’s capital, where he also met with displaced Ukrainians and lit candles in

Prince Charles nods to ‘darker’ past, need for reconciliation as Canadian tour begins

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, began a three-day Canadian tour Tuesday in St. John’s, N.L., where the prince shared his views on reconciliation with Indigenous people before the couple took part in an