Hanes: Family-friendly federal budget adopts Quebec daycare model

After nearly 25 years serving generations of children and families, there are also many social, feminist and economic arguments in favour of the Quebec daycare model.
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First inmate death in history of Manitoba women’s jail reported over the weekend
Manitoba Justice has reported the first death of an inmate at the Women's Correctional Centre in the Headingley-area jail's nine-year history.
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Quebec City’s proposed third link tunnel to cost $7B, take 10 years to build
Premier François Legault told reporters the final price tag could rise by as much as 35 per cent when borrowing and other unexpected construction-related costs are factored in.
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Shoppers Drug Mart selling rapid COVID-19 tests at stores in Ontario and Alberta
Customers are asked to make an appointment to get a test, which costs $40, Loblaw said.
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Watch: Auston Matthews eager for Leafs to join playoff action after opening games
Matthews talks about the opening days of the NHL Playoffs and why he wants to hit the ice.
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Fire danger rating set to high for Muskoka
A high fire rating means residents should avoid campfires and use "extreme caution" will all fires.
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11-year sentence upheld for Kelowna trafficker who sold carfentanil on dark web
At the time, police called the drug operation one of the most significant and sophisticated operations ever uncovered in Canada.
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COVID-19: 1 death, 26 new cases in London-Middlesex; all adults vaccine-eligible Tuesday
The smaller increase is an undercount and is being attributed to an outage Sunday evening of the provincial reporting system, the health unit said.
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Coroner investigating death of Côte St-Luc blue collar worker
Silvio Pietrangelo reportedly took his life after filing a complaint about harassment in the workplace five years ago.
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Stop blaming individuals for the perils of a global pandemic and global warming and demand more of our leaders
The “inconvenient truth” is that individual actions will never solve a global issue. There is power in the people but only when our actions are met with resources and institutional investment.
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Photo of Jeep believed to be involved in fatal crash released by Saskatoon police
Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle believed to have been involved in a fatal collision last week in Saskatoon.
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Police identify male victim in Sunday’s daylight shooting in Etobicoke
Odale Leslie, 28, of Missisauga, has been identified as the victim of the city’s 23rd homicide
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Leylah Fernandez honoured for Billie Jean King Cup heroics
The award is for players who have represented their country with distinction, demonstrated exceptional courage on the court and shown outstanding commitment to their team.
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Waterloo Regional Police arrest 4 people, seize 5 vehicles after Kitchener car rally
Waterloo Regional Police say they have laid 26 charges, arrested four people, and impounded five cars in connection to a car rally which was held in Kitchener over the weekend.
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Cambridge, Ont., man facing more than a dozen new charges in child pornography investigation
Waterloo Regional Police say a Cambridge man is now facing more than a dozen charges in connection to a child pornography investigation.
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Victoria Day 2021: 75 Beer Stores across Ontario to open Monday, LCBO stores closed
While there are limited options on what you are allowed to do on Victoria Day in Ontario, you will still be able to buy a few wobbly pops at the Beer Store.
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COVID-19: 9 new cases in Peterborough area; second workplace outbreak in Peterborough County
On Sunday, the health unit reported the 18th death due to COVID-19 since the pandemic was declared in March 2020.
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Kingston man faces weapons, drugs, assault charges following weekend arrest
A Kingston man was arrested Sunday for alleged possession of drugs, weapons and for reportedly assaulting a police officer during an arrest.
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Vancouver police apologize for handcuffing retired Black B.C. judge
Selwyn Romilly said he doesn’t intend to file a complaint, but said the incident has made clear that officers still need better training.
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Put a stop to quadmesters, please — they are causing serious harm to our high school education
‘I tense at the idea of a quad next year because right now all I know is that I am not prepared. Quads are not sustainable for more than one year. The stress of a course I haven’t even started to take yet is having a toll on my mental health,’ writes Julie Mesha.
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COVID-19: 141 new cases, 2 additional deaths confirmed in Simcoe Muskoka over weekend
Meanwhile, 39.8 per cent of the region’s population has received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 3.7 per cent has received both necessary doses.
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News Roundup: Ford Lightning, VW and Mazda crossover updates and more
Ford announced that we’ll be seeing its first all-electric pickup truck this week.
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Study indicates Indigenous peoples 30 per cent more likely to die after surgery, though data is lacking
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Montreal woman, 74, in critical condition after being struck by garbage truck
The garbage truck was heading south on Honoré-Beaurgrand and attempted a right-hand turn onto Souligny when the pedestrian, who was crossing Souligny, was struck. 
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Ontario’s personal care sector demands fair treatment from provincial government
Small businesses across the board are struggling, some more than others and that includes those in the personal care industry.
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Riverfest Elora cancelled for 2nd straight year because of COVID-19
Organizers of the annual music festival in Bissell Park announced on Monday that the 12th instalment will be pushed back again to August 2022.
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Identity of woman in hospital since March 25 remains a mystery: Hamilton police
Police say they found the woman in the area of Highway 5 and Moxley Road in Flamborough on the evening of March 25.
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COVID-19: Saskatchewan government lifts travel advisory for Regina and area
The Saskatchewan government said Monday that that is lifting the travel advisory for Regina and area effective immediately.
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Canadian man sentenced to 32 months in U.S. human smuggling case
Canadian Srikajamukam Chelliah was sentenced to 32 months in prison in Florida for his role in a human smuggling operation.
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Montreal's Wide the Brand creating a home for plus-size men's fashion
"Everything we do around our brand and lifestyle is there to enhance the wide man's physique, not hide it," says the company's co-founder and creative director.
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COVID-19: Saskatchewan reports 2 new deaths, active cases back below 2K
There are 178 new COVID-19 infections in Saskatchewan as of Monday, according to health officials.
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Pokemon card sales spiked amid COVID-19. Now, stores are taking them off the shelves
The value of Pokemon cards has also soared online, with one rare Pikachu illustrator card selling on Ebay for more than $3.6 million.
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Analysis of Saskatoon’s wastewater points to decline in COVID-19 cases
Numbers released Monday by the University of Saskatchewan team said there was a 31 per cent decrease in the viral RNA load in the Saskatoon’s wastewater.
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Fred Sasakamoose, Indigenous NHL trailblazer, details his life in a new memoir
The first treaty Indigenous player in the NHL, Fred Sasakamoose, will tell his story in his own words in a posthumous memoir released this week.
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