Category Archives: Social

Allegations of sexual harassment in Manitoba civil service substantiated: report

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government says there’s been an increase in investigations into sexual harassment complaints made by civil service employees and 20 allegations have been substantiated. A report for 2019-2020 says those cases resulted in discipl...

Cities in U.S. erupt in protest as Breonna Taylor decision inflames racial divide

WASHINGTON, Wash. — America's streets are again pulsing with anger and frustration, this time over the deadly police shooting of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor ⏤ and a survey suggests the racial reckoning appears more popular in Canada than in the United

Throne speech promises on tackling systemic racism earn mixed reactions

OTTAWA — Direct talk in the Liberal government's throne speech about the problem of systemic racism is a welcome break with the past but needs to be followed by rapid action, advocates on the issue say. "This is the first positive,

New Democrat, Green alliance fractures on the B.C. election campaign trail

MAPLE RIDGE, B.C. — The gap between the NDP and its former Green allies widened Thursday, as the focus of their campaigns shifted from the necessity of a snap election to child care. NDP Leader John Horgan recommitted to bring

With throne speech pledge, Liberals signal new approach on child care

OTTAWA — It was in a recent meeting with child-care experts that Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland made some heads turn. For years, advocates of broader federal involvement in a provincially regulated sector have been used to hearing questions about f...

New Airbnb portal allows local governments to closely monitor listings

VANCOUVER — Airbnb is launching a new program for cities and tourist organizations aimed at helping them ensure compliance with local rules. Vancouver and Calgary are among the 10 North American cities included in the new portal, which Airbnb says will...

RCMP investigating after far-right groups disrupt anti-racism rally in Alberta

RED DEER, Alta. — RCMP are investigating after far-right protesters disrupted what was to be a peaceful anti-racism rally in central Alberta last weekend, but local advocacy groups say officers should have been better prepared to stop the violence.&nbs...

Majority of Canadians support wearing masks during COVID-19, oppose protests: poll

OTTAWA — A new survey suggests the recent rise in new COVID-19 cases across Canada comes with a similar increase in support for the mandatory wearing of masks in public places. The online survey by Leger and the Association for Canadian

Liberals pledge $1 billion for cities to buy motels, hotels for rapid-housing program

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals plan to spend $1 billion over the next six months so cities and housing providers can buy properties being sold because of the COVID-19 pandemic and use them to keep people from becoming homeless. The details

Federal Court hears certification arguments this week in MMIW lawsuit

REGINA — A mother who alleges the federal government and RCMP took a a "negligent" and "lackadaisical" approach to investigating missing and murdered Indigenous women will attend a hearing this week that will determine if her lawsuit moves fo...