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Op/Ed: What’s next on corporate crime and remediation agreements?

By Jennifer Quaid; originally published in The Conversation About a year ago, the SNC-Lavalin controversy introduced Canadians to a new way of settling criminal charges — remediation agreements. Added to Canadian law via a budget bill in June 2018, the system was put to the test almost immediately when SNC-Lavalin sought a ...

A letter to Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer from 352 scientists

Hundreds of Canadian scientists sent a letter this morning (August 22, 2019) to Stéphane Perrault, the Chief Electoral Officer, urging Elections Canada to clarify how the science on climate change can be communicated during the election period.  The 352 Canadian scientists who signed the letter take issue with Elections...

Police ask 'entire country' for help finding BC person of interest

Investigators in Nanaimo are asking for the public's assistance in locating a man they believe has information relating to an ongoing murder investigation. Nanaimo RCMP Serious Crime Unit (SCU) Investigators are seeking assistance to locate Steven Michael Bacon, 59, of Nanaimo, who is a person of interest in Makayla Chang’s...

BullyingCanada Needs Your Help—Volunteer to be an SMS Buddy: Help Us Support Our Youth

BullyingCanada is seeking volunteers across the country to help offer our services to the many bullied youth throughout Canada. BullyingCanada receives, on average, more than a thousand requests a day and in order to reach kids where they are—on their smartphones without actually being on the phone—BullyingCanada has launched...

CRA warns residents/explains policy as tax scammers gear up for the season

Scammers posing as Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) employees continue to contact Canadians, misleading them into paying false debt. Their persistency has created so much fear amongst the public, that many people automatically assume that any communication from someone identifying themselves as the CRA is not genuine. With the tax...

Canada’s oldest Postmaster still sorting mail at 91

Eileen O’Krafka, who’ll be 92 this summer, is Canada’s oldest working Postmaster. Five days a week she sorts mail into the 68 post office boxes, collects outgoing mail, sells money orders, weighs packages and keeps the books balanced. She works out of a small post office in a former general store she and her late husband,...

Open Letter: Support for the Immediate Passing of Bill C-262

To The Editor: Dear Senators, The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is calling on each Senator of Canada to support the passage of Bill C-262, An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, without delay. The Truth and Reconciliation...

Canada obliged to protect future generations from climate change, test case on carbon tax hears

Young people ‘will live their entire lives under the mounting environmental, economic, and health stresses’ caused by growing greenhouse gas emissions, coalition argues By Larry Pynn, for The Narwhal When the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan publicly squared off in court in Regina this month over the constitutionality...

Letter: Apology due to Jody Wilson-Raybould

OPEN LETTER: The discriminatory, sexist comments about Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould being spread by government officials and staff are appalling and condemnable   Dear Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, We demand that you immediately and categorically publicly condemn the racist and sexist innuendo about Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould...

A Children's Charter for Canada

Children and youth from across Canada are gathering in Toronto on November 20 for the National Child Day Forum, a day of discussions on the urgent need to invest in Canada’s youngest citizens, culminating with the final release of the Canadian Children’s Charter. The forum was organized by Children First Canada,...