Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ontario Update-

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A member of Premier Doug Ford's caucus is criticizing the government's decisions to cancel a planned French-language university and scrap the office of the French-language services commissioner.

Amanda Simard, who represents the mainly French-speaking riding of Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, calls the moves -- quote -- "extremely disappointing."

In a Facebook post yesterday evening, the rookie M-P-P says she had worked internally to have the decisions reversed, including asking Ford himself to reconsider, but was unsuccessful.

Ford's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. (The Canadian Press)



The province's police watchdog has decided not to charge two officers who shot and killed a 70-year-old man in a Cobourg hospital room last year.

The Special Investigations Unit has ruled that police had reason to believe their lives and those of the other hospital patients were in danger.

S-I-U director Tony Loparco says in a statement that the man was pointing his gun at officers after apparently shooting his wife in the head.

The incident happened in October 2017, after the man and his wife were taken to hospital in part because the woman was worried about her husband's suicidal thoughts. (The Canadian Press)



A woman who became the first female Indigenous dean of a Canadian law school has launched a lawsuit against the university, alleging it racially discriminated against her and forced her to resign from the post.

Angelique EagleWoman, a member of an Indigenous community in South Dakota, was appointed head of the law school at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay in May 2016.

She resigned in June, and filed a suit last week in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

In an unproven statement of claim, EagleWoman's lawyers allege the university subjected her to excessive oversight and monitoring that created unsustainable working conditions. …

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