Christie Blatchford: Sham hiring for Ontario’s top cop ill served all applicants, most of all Taverner

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`Just shoot me, I want to die` accused erratic driver told police after uOttawa van mayhem

Moments after blazing a terrifying trail behind the wheel of a stolen van that crashed into two cars, only to speed onto the University of Ottawa pedestrian walkway and nearly hit several students as they ran for their lives, the driver begged responding police officers to kill him. “Just shoot me, I want to die,” […]

Christie Blatchford: Sham hiring for Ontario’s top cop ill served all applicants, most of all Taverner

Nowhere is it ever explained how or why it was that early in his mandate, one of Doug Ford’s first jobs was to find a job — any big job — for his old friend

New city police bureau will aim to divert vulnerable from criminal justice system

When Dale McFee was selected as Edmonton’s 23rd police chief, he vowed to change how police deal with vulnerable populations. In particular, he said police need to work more closely with the social service and health-care sectors to give people “off ramps” before they become involved with the criminal justice system. At a police commission […]

Experts dispute testosterone test for top female athletes

Paris - Barring South African runner CAS delays Semenya verdict until April Having unusually elevated levels of the hormone - known to boost muscle strength and bone mass - is not enough to m

New immigration programs for migrant caregivers ‘good news,’ KAIROS advocate says

KAIROS Canada says it is “greatly encouraged” by new government of Canada pilot programs for migrant caregivers that promise an assured pathway to permanent residency for workers, which the justice organization in a statement called “good news for migrant caregivers.” On Feb. 23, 2019, the government of Canada announced the details of two new pilot […] The post New immigration programs for migrant caregivers ‘good news,’ KAIROS advocate says appeared first on Anglican Journal .

UBC researchers create robot to help sooth pain of NICU babies

"Calmer" was created to mimic "hand-hugging," a treatment in which a premature baby is gently held in a curled position to manage pain.

Braid: Attacks on Kenney`s social record coming from left and right

Thursday’s full-bore attack on Jason Kenney’s record of anti-gay marriage activism didn’t just come from the NDP. Derek Fildebrandt, leader of the new Freedom Conservative Party, pitched in without restraint. Fildebrandt first sounded mild when asked about the UCP leader’s role in a movement that helped prevent gay men from seeing their dying spouses in […]

Alberta Politics Insider: Special newsletter edition for the petro-province’s election

Subscribers in Alberta will get exclusive election insight from Jason Markusoff straight to their inboxes The post Alberta Politics Insider: Special newsletter edition for the petro-province’s election appeared first on Macleans.ca .

President Trump will sign an executive order promoting free speech on college campuses

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RAITT: Maybe it’s Justin Trudeau who ‘experienced it differently’

BY LISA RAITT Over the course of the SNC-Lavalin affair, Justin Trudeau’s feminist credentials have been seriously challenged — and rightly so. Every time the Prime Minister has had the opportunity to do the right thing and support the women in his caucus who are speaking truth to power – he fails. Let’s look at […]

Dead serial rapist cleared in 1983 murder, killer executed in 2017 did it

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — For almost 40 years, no one doubted serial rapist Ronald Stewart murdered Regina Harrison in a South Florida park — not police, not prosecutors and not her family. He pleaded guilty in Fort Lauderdale to three rapes, was convicted of other attacks in Mississippi and when accused of Harrison’s 1983 slaying, […]

Export slump deepens for American whiskey producers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — American whiskey producers are suffering a worsening hangover from the Trump administration’s trade disputes. Overall exports of bourbon, Tennessee whiskey and rye whiskey fell 11 per cent… The post Export slump deepens for American whiskey producers appeared first on Canadian Business - Your Source For Business News .

Turtle Beach documentary follows understudied sea turtles in Costa Rica

Prepare to be shell-shocked. A new documentary airing on CBC’s The Nature of Things will give viewers a rare look into the mass nesting behaviour of sea turtles. Every year, tens of thousands of them come ashore in Costa Rica […]