Ontario NDP Leader in Kingston to address school reopening plans

Ontario NDP and Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath says that school boards across the province should set the return-to-school budget, and the government should pay up.  Ontario schools are currently preparing to reopen as safely as possible in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. “All of the boards will know

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What is the Nothwithstanding Clause?

Section 33 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms of 1982 (or the Notwithstanding Clause) gives parliament, at either the provincial or federal level, the ability to override decisions of the courts on certain fundamental rights for a period of five years. Why does it exist? Two reasons: first, Canada

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MPP Ian Arthur eager to take on new role as environment and sustainability critic

Kingston and the Islands’ MPP Ian Arthur will certainly be busy in Queen’s Park having recently been appointed the environment and sustainability critic for the Ontario New Democrats. Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath named the deputy leaders and critics for the party on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. Rather than assigning

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