MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The group that regulates family doctors in Canada is calling for an end to solitary confinement in correctional facilities.
The College of Family Physicians of Canada says in a statement that the practice should be abolished for inmates with medical conditions or mental illness, and should be prohibited as a form of discipline.
TORONTO – The number of Canadians registered to purchase medical marijuana from licensed producers has exploded since the federal commercial-access program was introduced almost four years ago, reaching nearly 130,000 by the end of last year, the most recent Heath Canada figures show.
TORONTO – A man who allegedly drove his SUV into a streetcar tunnel on Thursday, bringing traffic in downtown Toronto to a halt for several hours, reportedly told transit officials he was following his GPS instructions when his vehicle got stuck.
Toronto Transit Commission spokesman Brad Ross had no information on where the man was travelling when he drove into the tunnel at one of the city’s main downtown transit hubs in the middle of the night.
VAUGHAN, Ont. – Ontario Provincial Police say 18 people have been charged in a cross-border investigation into illegal guns and drugs, including the deadly opioid fentanyl.
The investigation began by targeting multiple criminal groups trafficking firearms and drugs along the Highway 401 corridor between the Greater Toronto Area through to Montreal, and revealed drug trafficking to the U.S. as well, said OPP Deputy Commissioner Rick Barnum.
TORONTO – Canada’s competition watchdog says it is suing Hudson’s Bay Co. over alleged deceptive pricing practices — an accusation the retailer denies.
The Competition Bureau claims HBC misled customers over the prices of mattresses and box springs sold together since at least March 2013 until now, according to a notice of application filed to the Competition Tribunal.
TORONTO – The parent company of Tim Hortons and Burger King is making a move to add fried chicken to its repertoire with an offer to buy Popeyes in a friendly deal.
Restaurant Brands International (TSX:QSR) said Tuesday it will pay US$1.8 billion for the Louisiana-style fried chicken chain. That translates to US$79 per share in Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc., which trades on the Nasdaq composite.
OTTAWA – They are the marketing darlings of the Second Cup franchise, and bureaucracy nearly killed them.
The tale of the two Piaggio three-wheeled vehicles that were given life in Italy, overhauled in Ireland and then put to work in Canada appears to have come to an end after a last-second political plea spared the vehicles from the scrap yard.