Taliban bans forced marriages of women in Afghanistan

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – The Taliban on Friday decreed a ban on forced marriages of women in the war-torn country, in what appears to be a move to meet criteria that developed nations see as a precondition for recognizing their government and restoring aid. The move announced by Supreme Leader Hibatullah Akhunzada came as poverty grows … Read more

Taliban bans forced marriages of women in Afghanistan

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – The Taliban on Friday decreed a ban on forced marriages of women in the war-torn country, in what appears to be a move to meet criteria that developed nations see as a precondition for recognizing their government and restoring aid. The move announced by Supreme Leader Hibatullah Akhunzada came as poverty grows … Read more

Dramatic rise in drug prices shakes patients

Sodium cromoglycate is a safe, effective, no longer commonly used drug that has been around for more than 50 years. Suddenly, it has become very expensive for those who use it. For patients like Robyn Fernandez, it has been a lifesaver – literally. “It basically gave me back my quality of life,” the 24-year-old told … Read more

The Supreme Court’s ruling could change the way human rights law is applied in Quebec

MONTREAL – After Marco Ayotte’s uncle used a homophobic insult against him in July 2018 and said he should commit suicide, Ayotte did not just shake about a vulgar, insensitive relative. He lodged a complaint with the Quebec Commission on Human Rights. In April, the province’s human rights court, which hears cases brought by the … Read more

Ontario adopts new rules that will change the work-life balance for employees

The Ontario government has enacted new laws that it says will help employees disconnect from the office and create a better work-life balance. On Tuesday, the government said it passed the “Working for Workers Act,” which requires companies with 25 people or more to have a written policy on employee rights when it comes to … Read more

The Supreme Court’s ruling could change the way human rights law is applied in Quebec

MONTREAL – After Marco Ayotte’s uncle used a homophobic insult against him in July 2018 and said he should commit suicide, Ayotte did not just shake about a vulgar, insensitive relative. He lodged a complaint with the Quebec Commission on Human Rights. In April, the province’s human rights court, which hears cases brought by the … Read more

Ontario adopts new rules that will change the work-life balance for employees

The Ontario government has enacted new laws that it says will help employees disconnect from the office and create a better work-life balance. On Tuesday, the government said it passed the “Working for Workers Act,” which requires companies with 25 people or more to have a written policy on employee rights when it comes to … Read more

Ontario offers loan guarantees for non-profit long-term care development

Ontario offers loan guarantees to help non-profit long-term care homes acquire development loans. The government says it is allocating $ 388 million in loans from Infrastructure Ontario, the Crown agency that manages infrastructure loans, to the program. It says that approved borrowing costs, non-profit housing will also be reduced. Long-term care minister Rod Phillips says … Read more

Ford welcomes Canada’s latest travel rules, saying the new variant gives cause for concern but not panic

TORONTO – Ontario Premier Doug Ford welcomed the federal government’s recent travel restrictions and test requirements in response to the Omicron variant, saying local cases are “a cause for concern but not a cause for panic.” The premiere made the remarks at a news conference on Wednesday about the provinces ‘long-awaited plans to rebuild Trillium … Read more

Suspect allegedly pushing man onto subway tracks surrenders to Toronto police

A suspect who allegedly pushed a man onto the tracks at Bloor-Yonge subway station last week has reported to Toronto police. The officers were called to the station in the center approx. at 17:22 on November 26 for a report on unknown issues. Police said a 36-year-old man was carrying a large box on the … Read more

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