Candidates are set to take part in debates ahead of the Canadian federal election in October, but a new addition has become a divisive issue for politicians. The People’s Party of Canada (PPC) leader Maxime Bernier, who did not qualify last month, now meets the criteria to participate, according to the debates commissioner.
The Canadian federal election campaign officially kicked off on Wednesday, with party leaders giving speeches across the country. As well as discussing their platforms, they answered questions that centred around Quebec’s secularism law, known as Bill 21.
Patients who take opioids, like oxycodone and tramadol, are susceptible to addiction. Many doctors don’t want to stop prescribing opioids because of their effectiveness, while patients are left with a lack of resources to overcome addiction.
Last week, Ontario’s Conservative government revealed its sex education curriculum, which will be in effect at the start of the school year. Some of the notable changes include pushing discussions of gender identity from Grade 6 to Grade 8, while sexual orientation will be discussed a year earlier in Grade 5.
If you think that Rob Ford Road has a nice ring to it, then you can vote on it. The City of Toronto is letting locals pick the names of three new streets in Etobicoke, and the controversial late mayor made the cut.