Former OPP interim commissioner Blair describes being fired from role, suing Ontario government

Former Ontario Provincial Police interim commissioner Brad Blair, accompanied by his lawyer Julian Falconer, described on Sept. 13 how he was “abruptly” and “unlawfully” fired from his role after 33 years with the force. He has commenced a $15-million lawsuit…

Only way for accountability is to file lawsuit against Ontario government, says former OPP commissioner’s lawyer

Former Ontario Provincial Police interim commissioner Brad Blair filed a $15-million lawsuit against the provincial government for wrongful termination on Sept. 13, to which his lawyer Julian Falconer said was the only way to hold the government accountable for this…

Former OPP interim commissioner files $15-million lawsuit against province, says lawyer

On Sept. 13, former Ontario Provincial Police interim commissioner Brad Blair filed a $15-million lawsuit against the provincial government for wrongful termination, abuse of public office and breaches of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, said his lawyer, Julian…

Sex ed curriculum changes were never going to be drastic: Ford

Ontario Premier Doug Ford said on Aug. 23 that the province-wide consultation with parents on education and sexual education was never going to result in extreme curriculum changes, and he said he had previously told this to the media. Ford…

Ontario premier announces funding plan for municipalities after announcing cuts to public health, child care

Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced on Aug. 19 in Ottawa a decade-long investment plan to give $144 billion in local projects across the province over time. This announcement came hours after Ontario said it would move ahead with some of…

Trudeau criticizes Conservative party for ‘commitment’ to ‘roll back’ gun protection laws

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Aug. 13 that the current Liberal federal government has put in stronger gun protections, and criticized the Conservative government and Andrew Scheer for their “commitment” to “roll back” a number of those gun…

Canadian federal government, Ontario government to invest $4.5 million in funding for Toronto Police Service

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Aug. 13 that the Canadian federal government, along with the Ontario provincial government and the Toronto municipal government, have come together to invest $4.5 million in funding to the Toronto Police Service with the…

Toronto mayor calls on Canadian federal government for stricter gun control

August 13 2019 11:41am Toronto Mayor John Tory called on the Canadian federal government on Aug. 13 to implement stricter gun control laws, as well as stronger laws in areas like bail and sentencing. ‘ }); } else { var…

Canadian federal government to invest $26.8 million in Ontario legal aid funding for immigrants, refugees

August 12 2019 2:24pm Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Aug. 12 in Toronto that the federal government will be investing $26.8 million this year into legal aid for immigrants and refugees. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id…

Premier Doug Ford wants answers on mental health detainee who fled, calls man a ‘nutcase’

TORONTO — Ontario’s premier says he wants to get to the bottom of how a patient detained at a mental health hospital managed to flee, calling the man a “nutcase.” The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health says Zhebin Cong,…