Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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A plan to change Saskatchewan's Privacy Act is among the measures listed in today's throne speech, which will be the last for Premier Brad Wall.

The Privacy Act change would allow anyone whose intimate images are shared without their permission to sue for compensation.

The throne speech kicking off the fall legislative session also includes plans for Saskatchewan Government Insurance to offer coverage to ride-hailing companies such as Uber.

Wall, who is retiring early next year, says he wants to encourage municipalities to allow ride-booking services in order to reduce impaired driving. (The Canadian Press)



Alberta Conservative leadership candidate Jason Kenney says Premier Rachel Notley is being too divisive about a plan by Catholic school superintendents to create an alternative sex-ed curriculum.

The school officials say a curriculum that discusses homosexuality, contraception and consent as a primary issue when deciding to engage in sex clashes with their faith-based teachings.

Notley says any proposed curriculum that doesn't address sexual health, that marginalizes sexual minorities, and that doesn't make it clear that consent is paramount will not be taught.

Kenny says Notley has no say in how sex ed is taught in Catholic schools but the premier says Kenney is -- quote -- "dead wrong" on the issue. (The Canadian Press)



Police say while the death of a three-year-old Calgary girl has not been ruled a homicide, pending further testing, the case is being investigated as such.

Ivy Wick died in hospital after emergency crews were called to a home last month for a report of a child in medical distress.

Police say doctors who assessed the girl in hospital do not believe her injuries were consistent with a fall.

Investigators have determined that Ivy was living with her mother and mother's boyfriend, who is not the child's biological father. …

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