OTTAWA – Survivors of a period in the 1960s that saw Indigenous children taken from their homes and placed with non-Indigenous families hope an agreement in principle with the federal government will put a stop to Aboriginal children being separated from their language, culture and identity.
Beaverhouse First Nation Chief Marcia Brown Martel, who was herself placed in the foster system as a child only to suffer emotional, physical and sexual abuse, said she has “great hope” now that a deal has been reached including $750 million in compensation for victims.
Canadians rattled by the massive Equifax data breach may turn to credit monitoring and anti-identify theft services for peace of mind, but in most cases they’ll be paying more for what is presently available for little or no cost, according to experts.
Consumers can already contact the two main credit bureaus, Equifax and TransUnion, by mail, fax or telephone to receive a physical copy of their credit report, or access it online, usually for a fee. The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada recommends requesting from one bureau, then waiting six months before ordering from the other.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Braden Matejka, a Canadian who was shot in the head in the weekend attack on a country music festival, left Las Vegas Wednesday on a 22-hour road trip back home.
Matejka, a heavy duty mechanic and welder from Lake Country, British Columbia, told The Associated Press in a hospital interview on Wednesday that his ongoing symptoms prevent him from flying for 10 days.