Scott Moe rejects call for legislative sitting before October election

NDP Leader Ryan Meili penned a letter to Premier Scott Moe requesting legislature members return in September.
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Ryan Murphy, ‘Glee’ creators start college fund for Naya Rivera’s son, Josey
Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan announced that they 'are currently in the process of creating a college fund for the beautiful son Naya loved most of all.'
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How the Canadian TV show ‘Transplant’ is humanizing refugees
CTV’s “Transplant” has somehow managed to attract millions of Canadian viewers to a story that centres the experiences of a Syrian Muslim refugee in Toronto — a first in North American prime-time drama.
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New York couple charged with beating up Black hotel clerk in hate crime
Surveillance cameras show the two suspects punching a woman and throwing her to the ground.
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Ontario government scrapping birth alerts across province starting in October
The Ontario government says research suggests the alerts have disproportionately targeted racialized families, and it's committed to creating a more culturally appropriate child welfare system.
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N.S. Mounties investigate racist letter sent to Pictou Landing First Nation chief
Cpl. Jennifer Clarke, the spokeswoman for the Nova Scotia RCMP, says "the content of the letter is unacceptable."
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Why does Post Malone have a Patrick Mahomes tattoo? Now we know
The Super Bowl MVP talks social justice, social media and beer pong in a revealing GQ feature.
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Cities are the future of reconciliation, Montreal commissioner says
Whether removing racist names from street signs or reforming police, Montreal's reconciliation commissioner has her work cut out for her.
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Ontario scrapping birth alerts across the province starting in October
Ontario is the latest province to do away with the practice of birth alerts. The provincial government announced today it will order an end to the system that sees children’s aid societies send notifications to hospitals if they believe a newborn is at risk. The government says research suggests the alerts have disproportionately targeted racialized […]
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Lindsay police seek suspect after reported armed robbery at store
Lindsay police allege a man brandished a knife and robbed a store on Lindsay St. South on Monday night.
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Heather Mallick: Why the WE charity scandal doesn’t rate with Canadians
We are too busy trying to find sanitizer wipes, face masks, the economic hurt of COVID-19 and dealing with the emotional impact of BlackLivesMatters, to name a few things, to get riled up about a well-meaning charity.
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Pride London received no notice from police on decision to raise flag: president
'To not have a call or an email in the at least 72 hours that they had the letter and then to learn about the media release... was a bit shocking.'
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Should I go to the bar or nah? A microbiologist on the risks of indoor drinking
Dasantila Golemi-Kotra, a microbiologist and associate professor at York University, advises that if you must go to a bar indoors, keep the drinking and dining sessions short.
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‘National solution’ needed to help COVID-19 cities bounce back: Tory
The federal government needs to take a leadership role in ensuring cities are properly prepared to lead Canada out of COVID-19 recovery, insists Toronto Mayor John Tory. The civic leader called on Ottawa to create a national solution to give cash-strapped cities the means to bounce back from the pandemic. “The longer you leave these […]
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Canada, U.S. likely to extend border closure into late August: sources
Officials familiar with the ongoing talks told the Canadian Press another extension is all but inevitable, thanks to a towering wave of new COVID-19 cases in the U.S.
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Free masks to be available to Edmonton transit users as chamber urges use in public
The handout is part of the provincial government's plan to provide 20 million face masks to Albertans.
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Trudeau versus ethics. Again
Susan Delacourt, national political columnist for the Toronto Star, talks to Adrian Cheung about Trudeau’s ethics violations, why he continues to find himself in the middle of controversies and what this means for his ongoing legacy as prime minister.
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Colorado squirrel tests positive for the plague
It’s 2020, so perhaps it isn’t surprising to hear that a squirrel in Colorado has tested positive for the bubonic plague. Health officials say it’s the first case of the plague in the Town of Morrison, Jefferson County, which is about 27 kilometres southwest of Denver. Humans can get the plague through bites from infected […]
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TTC to study offering free Wi-Fi on buses and streetcars
The agency’s board voted Tuesday to study a possible pilot project for wireless internet on routes that serve post-secondary institutions and poorer neighbourhoods.
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Efforts continue to rehome city’s homeless
Hundreds of people experiencing homelessness have been relocated as COVID-19 continues to impact the city’s most vulnerable. On Tuesday, the city announced ongoing measures have, since April, successfully relocated 550 people from 43 encampments around the city into interim housing, city-rented hotel rooms and shelters — including 121 individuals from in and around Moss Park. […]
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Tori Stafford’s Dad calls for kindness to mark what would have been her 20th birthday
'Just reach out and do some random acts of kindness,' said Rodney Stafford in an interview ahead of what would have been a milestone birthday for his murdered daughter.
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Windsor-Essex is one of Canada’s worst coronavirus hotspots. Here’s why
The region is home to an increasing number of new cases — the vast majority among migrant workers in agricultural settings.
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Visitors welcome, says Tourism Kelowna, but research recommended before travelling to Okanagan
Tourism Kelowna says it's welcoming tourists to the Central Okanagan despite a cluster of COVID-19 cases connected to Kelowna.
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City faces dire times without help to pay $1.9-B COVID tab: Tory
The city’s tab for dealing with COVID-19 will soar to nearly $2 billion by the end of the year, according to budget figures released Tuesday. A budget variance report predicts the city will find itself in a $1.9-billion budget hole without help from senior levels of government. “As the report notes, to generate $1.9-Billion in […]
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Model says she’s scored an invite to NBA’s bubble
Will the bubble burst? There have been fears that the NBA’s bubble concept might collapse eventually because of outsiders infiltrating and an Instagram model says she’s already been given an invite by an unidentified player. Anna Mya said she received the request to join the player in Orlando. “I already got invited to the bubble,” […]
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Demand for COVID-19 testing remains consistently high in Alberta’s big cities
Numbers obtained by Global News from AHS show that more than 2,000 tests were booked almost every day for the last week in the Edmonton zone.
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Flights into Regina had passengers who tested positive for COVID-19
The government of Saskatchewan says Air Canada Flight 7947 from Toronto on July 4 and WestJet Flight 296 from Calgary on July 6 had confirmed cases of the coronavirus on board.
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Study asks N.D.G. residents to measure trees in their own backyards
Though Montreal has an excellent inventory of the trees on public land, there is a lack of information about trees on private land.
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Family of Canadian child stuck in Syria taking government to court
The girl known publicly as Amira was found on the side of a road last year after her parents and siblings were killed in an airstrike, and she was taken to a refugee camp.
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Ontario to scrap birth alerts across province starting in October
The government says research suggests the alerts have disproportionately targeted racialized families, and it’s committed to creating a more culturally appropriate child welfare system.
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Coronavirus: YMCA of Central East Ontario delaying reopening until Sept. 1
The YMCA of Central East Ontario will not reopen its fitness facilities in Peterborough, Quinte West and Belleville until Sept. 1
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Changes coming for international students beginning Canadian studies online
The federal government is rolling out a series of measures aimed at making it easier for international students who will be beginning their fall semesters taking online courses from Canadian schools, while COVID-19 restrictions remain in place.
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Pain, heartache continue as families of those killed on downed Ukrainian plane wait for answers
'I don't feel this pain is healing at all. I feel, in the last six months, it has deepened in this anger and this sadness,'
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Vinay Menon: The smearing of Anthony Fauci is beyond disgusting, even for Donald Trump
Going on the attack against Fauci is classic Trump, writes Vinay Menon.
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Cards granting medical exemptions from wearing face masks are bogus, feds warn
Canada's human rights watchdog says no Canadian should use what it describes as fake cards claiming to grant medical exemptions from wearing face masks in public.
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NS Power’s application for time-of-day tariffs could give residents lower pricing options
If approved in November, NS Power customers would be able to monitor the cost of power and decide when to do laundry or run the dishwasher to save on their bills.
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