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Online harms: Liberals seek to create digital safety commission, new ombudsperson

Online harms: Liberals seek to create digital safety commission, new ombudsperson

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is planning to create a "digital safety commission of Canada" to regulate social media companies to take steps to reduce the risk of online harms to their users.
Groups bring allegations of racism at Canadian Human Rights Commission to global body

Groups bring allegations of racism at Canadian Human Rights Commission to global body

OTTAWA — A coalition of federal unions and organizations representing Black workers has filed an international complaint against the Canadian Human Rights Commission.
Real estate association economist asks if B.C.'s flipping tax is worth the trouble

Real estate association economist asks if B.C.'s flipping tax is worth the trouble

VANCOUVER — The chief economist of the British Columbia Real Estate Association says the incoming tax on flipping houses may not generate as much revenue as the government expects and might only impact a small number of properties.
Saskatchewan father who killed toddler in police neglect case sentenced to 16 years

Saskatchewan father who killed toddler in police neglect case sentenced to 16 years

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — A judge has sentenced a Saskatchewan father to 16 years for manslaughter in the beating death of his toddler. Kaij Brass of Prince Albert, Sask.
Liberal government wants voting health breaks for MPs after Opposition 'obstruction'

Liberal government wants voting health breaks for MPs after Opposition 'obstruction'

OTTAWA — The Liberal government wants to impose "health breaks" to eliminate overnight voting in the House of Commons and to combat what they say is Opposition Leader Pierre Poilievre's personal agenda to "obstruct and create chaos.
Five things to know about Canada's proposed law to guard against online harms

Five things to know about Canada's proposed law to guard against online harms

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government has tabled its long awaited legislation to better protect Canadians, and particularly youth, against online harms. Here are five things Bill C-63 proposes to do. 1.
Some cellphone plans not as cheap as they were before Rogers-Shaw merger: watchdog

Some cellphone plans not as cheap as they were before Rogers-Shaw merger: watchdog

OTTAWA — Certain cellphone plans in Western Canada are not as cheap as they once were prior to the Rogers-Shaw merger, Canada's competition watchdog says.
Canadian cities 'not gatekeepers': Head of mayors' group pushes back on Poilievre

Canadian cities 'not gatekeepers': Head of mayors' group pushes back on Poilievre

OTTAWA — Mayors are community builders, not gatekeepers, Canada's municipal governments said Monday as their spokesman pushed back against language Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre often uses to attack city leaders.
Labour, environment groups make plea for sustainable jobs bill to pass

Labour, environment groups make plea for sustainable jobs bill to pass

OTTAWA — Environmental groups and labour organizations are pleading with the federal government to end a political stalemate over its forthcoming sustainable jobs bill.
More than 70 per cent of people in jails awaiting bail or trial, report says

More than 70 per cent of people in jails awaiting bail or trial, report says

TORONTO — The crisis in Canada's bail system has worsened over the last decade, with more people in pre-trial custody and some spending weeks in detention before being released on bail, according to a new report that calls for major reforms.