Dan Mulligan, like many Canadians, is in favour of legalizing marijuana. Big deal, right? It is to his employer: the Ontario Provincial Police.
The idea to charge a toll for drivers who use two commuter roadways in Toronto is sure to spill over into the rest of the province, especially now that Premier Kathleen Wynne says she has no objections.
The Ontario government does, it seems, practically nothing to recover money when doctors bill inappropriately for services.
The Justin Trudeau government has delivered some good news for Canadians who want a prosperous economy -- the kind that has the money to support programs the public relies on. The approval of two pipeline projects offers hope that Canada can reduce its dependence on the United States as essentially its only oil customer and fetch a better price fro
Too many of us drive distracted. The consequences are deadly, as our attention leaves the road with every ping, buzz and ring.
Asbestos has no place in a society as modern as Canada's, and yet the federal government has made little visible progress in its elimination.
Garfield Dunlop was never a prototypical politician. He often went off-script - if he even had a script. His plain-spoken, everyman, common-sense approach resonated with his neighbours in Coldwater, who first elected him to village council in 1980.
One might assume that when a staffer leaves his employ at the City of Orillia, he is automatically replaced. But thankfully that is not always the case.
You may not have noticed, but the Oxford English Dictionary has declared "post-truth" the word of the year for 2016.
Fear coursed through a north-ward neighbourhood Wednesday evening as dozens of OPP officers and several cruisers converged on Canice Street, just east of Laclie Street, shortly after 6 p.m.
"There's no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation," then-justice minister Pierre Trudeau famously declared in 1967 when he introduced legislation to decriminalize homosexuality in Canada.
Apologies by elected officials have become more common in recent years, but the public can be forgiven for wondering if such exercises are sincere or if they are a calculated strategy to leverage political advantage.
A few days ago, the body of a 42-year-old woman was discovered in a wooded area just north of the intersection of Bayfield and Hanmer streets in Barrie.
Somehow, in recent years, the Black Plague has crossed the border and taken root. It started in border cities and seeped inward; large, urban centres soon welcomed the insidious invader and its spread has been quick and prolific.
The federal government, again, is attempting to buy Canadians' adoration with our own money. That there is so little outrage over this says something dismaying about our collective sense of complacency and entitlement.
When proceedings are stayed in criminal trials, nobody gets justice. That's what a judge bluntly admitted last week as she allowed Adam Picard, accused in the June 2012 killing of Fouad Nayel, to walk free from the Ottawa courthouse.
When proceedings are stayed in criminal trials, nobody gets justice.
Almost seven in 10 young people in Orillia don’t expect to live in the Sunshine City once they attain their high-school diplomas or post-secondary school education. “That seems to be an alarmingly high number,” said James Maxwell, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orillia and District (BBBS), which spearheaded the survey that result
We’re sorry, but this decision seems so … bird-brained.