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‘I was going to get raped’: Former soldier speaks out about his being sexually assaulted in Canada’s military

Warning: Story contains details of a sexual assault When he was 24 years old, Colten Skibinsky was sexually assaulted in the showers of a military base. Although he didn’t call it that back in 2013, when he says two fellow male soldiers came into his… Read More »‘I was going to get raped’: Former soldier speaks out about his being sexually assaulted in Canada’s military

Poll suggests Ontarians feel ‘more depressed’ and ‘upset’ after a year of COVID-19

After a year of COVID-19, most Ontarians are feeling more depressed and more upset than they were before the pandemic, a new poll suggests. The Campaign Research survey for the Toronto Star found 50 per cent of respondents feel “more depressed” than they did before… Read More »Poll suggests Ontarians feel ‘more depressed’ and ‘upset’ after a year of COVID-19

Ottawa’s drug law reform doesn’t do enough to tackle systemic racism, advocates say

Ottawa must repeal drug possession laws if it is serious about cracking down on systemic racism in the justice system, researchers and advocates say. Last week, the federal government tabled Bill C-22, which was hailed for the most part as a progressive piece of criminal… Read More »Ottawa’s drug law reform doesn’t do enough to tackle systemic racism, advocates say

Metrolinx knew Hamilton LRT would cost far more than $1 billion years before it was cancelled, auditor general says

Three years before Premier Doug Ford’s government cancelled the Hamilton LRT over what it described as skyrocketing costs, Metrolinx and the Ministry of Transportation knew the project would be significantly more expensive than the $1 billion public estimate, according to Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk.… Read More »Metrolinx knew Hamilton LRT would cost far more than $1 billion years before it was cancelled, auditor general says

Highlights of the auditor general’s annual report to the legislature

This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies of Toronto Star content for distribution to colleagues, clients or customers, or inquire about permissions/licensing, please go to: www.TorontoStarReprints.com By Queen’s Park Bureau Mon., Dec. 7, 2020timer2 min. read Here are some… Read More »Highlights of the auditor general’s annual report to the legislature

Ontario needs better consumer oversight on everything from condos and coffins to cannabis, auditor general says

Cannabis, condominiums, and coffins. In her annual report to the legislature, auditor general Bonnie Lysyk argued that the Ontario needs better oversight of the marijuana trade, the financial implications of condo fees, and the funeral industry. The watchdog also expressed concern about blood and treasure.… Read More »Ontario needs better consumer oversight on everything from condos and coffins to cannabis, auditor general says

Justin Trudeau promised action ‘very soon’ to tackle systemic racism. Seven weeks later, where is it?

OTTAWA—It has been seven weeks since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised action “very soon” to address systemic racism in Canadian policing and other institutions. For Matthew Green, an NDP MP and member of the cross-party Parliamentary Black Caucus, “very soon” is now long past due… Read More »Justin Trudeau promised action ‘very soon’ to tackle systemic racism. Seven weeks later, where is it?