Canada

Vancouver artist's cartoon of Florida school shooting resonates

A Vancouver illustrator said she’s overwhelmed by the social media response to her cartoon depicting a victim of the recent school shooting in Florida. Pia Guerra’s “Hero’s Welcome” shows a young girl leading the school’s football coach Aaron Feis by the hand to meet a crowd of other people killed in school shootings. Feis was one of 17 victims who ...

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Hedley fans turn out to Manitoba concert despite sexual misconduct allegations

Sexual misconduct allegations swirling around Canadian pop band Hedley didn’t prevent many Manitoba fans from heading to see the band perform live at Brandon’s Keystone Centre on Friday night. The allegations against the Juno award-winning band — comprising Jacob Hoggard, Dave Rosin, Tommy Mac and Jay Benison — gained mainstream attention earlier this week. A flurry of claims were made by anonymous users ...

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3 key moments from the 1st Ontario PC leadership debate

Tanya Granic Allen ripped Patrick Brown, Doug Ford and Caroline Mulroney suggested pot should be sold on the private market and Christine Elliott was needled on a past vote.  And this was only the first debate of the Ontario PC leadership race. Here are three of the more heated exchanges between the four candidates during the hour-long debate in Toronto. Tension ...

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Ottawa rescues military disability insurance plan with $622 million bailout

The Liberal government is spending more than $622 million to bail out the Canadian military’s long-term disability insurance plan, newly tabled federal budget documents reveal. The enormous infusion of cash comes almost five years after the former Conservative government settled a class-action lawsuit with disgruntled veterans who were angry that their payments were being clawed back. Supplementary budget estimates for the ...

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'Another kind of pain': Survivors, family members share grief at MMIWG hearings in N.B.

The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls is in Moncton, N.B., today for the start of two days of community hearings. About 30 family members and survivors are expected to speak through a variety of formats — public and private hearings, sharing circle testimonies and artistic expression panels — during sessions at the Four Points by Sheraton ...

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