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The minimum wage would hit $15 and then be tied to inflation, and an NDP government would require employers to offer full-time employees a minimum of three weeks paid vacation, up from the currently mandated two weeks. Hydro bills would be cut by 30% through measures such as an end to mandatory time of use, free electricity delivery for First Nations communities and ending the differential between rural and urban delivery rates while buying back Hydro One using its dividends to the Ontario government.
The Progressive Conservative leader says he would dump Mayo Schmidt because the head of the partially privatized utility presided over a dramatic increase in rates and earned a $6.2 million salary last year.
Wynne was quick to blast Ford for his absence, but soon drew jeers from the audience of about 250 as she defended her government’s decision to restrict carding – criticized as a form of racial profiling – but not to do away with it altogether.
The divisive debate in Quebec about the clothes Muslim women choose to wear is back in the spotlight, less than six months before the fall provincial election.
Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante suggested last week she is open to city police officers wearing a Sikh turban or an Islamic headscarf, known as the hijab, as part of the official uniform — a practice not uncommon in Canada outside Quebec.
Around the same time, Eve Torres, a 44-year-old Muslim mother of three who proudly wears a hijab, announced she was seeking the nomination in a Montreal-area riding for Quebec solidaire, the legislature’s most left-leaning party.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says will face real consequences for its aggression on the world stage and here in Canada, where he said intelligence agents have used social media and propaganda to meddle in democracy.
It’s hard to grasp the level of contempt Premier Kathleen Wynne and her downtown Toronto-centric Liberal inner circle, desperate to hold onto their cushy positions after the June 7 election, must hold for this province’s taxpayers.
Doug Ford’s Tories enjoy the support of 50.3% of decided and leaning voters. In comparison, Kathleen Wynne’s tired Liberal government is at 23.9% support. The Andrea Horvath lead NDP have the support of 18.3% of voters with the remainder of the vote going to the Greens.
In what many fear is a first sign of things to come in Western Europe, a Muslim political party (founded in 2012 in Brussels) has presented its program today for the upcoming communal elections in October of this year. The party called ‘Islam’ standing for “Intégrité, Solidarité, Liberté, Authenticité, Moralité” (or Integrity, solidarity, liberty, authenticity and morality) will present candidates in 40 different cities in Belgium.
Ontario’s Liberal government, which is trailing in the polls ahead of a spring election, will deliver a throne speech outlining its priorities on Monday, as the opposition accuses it of attempting to hit the reset button before the June vote.