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  • Ford government prepares next round of legislation to build 1.5M homes by 2031
    Paul Calandra, who replaced Steve Clark as housing minister in 2023 after the Greenbelt scandal, said he expects to introduce his new bill “very soon.”
    Politics
    Mar 12
  • Manitobans urged to flick the switch for Earth Hour
    Earth Hour will be observed on March 23, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and the Manitoba government is urging Manitobans to turn off their lights to acknowledge the climate crisis.
    Environment
    Mar 23
  • Saskatchewan World War II veteran honoured at statue unveiling Saturday
    Saskatchewan veteran Nick Kazusa, who participated in the liberation of France during the Second World War, has been honoured with the French Legion of Honour medal. Kazusa is 104.
    Canada
    Apr 6
  • Governor General to make 1st official visit to Saskatchewan next week
    Gov. Gen. Mary Simon will be making her official visit to Saskatchewan with stops in Regina and Saskatoon from April 22 to 24.
    Canada
    Apr 18
  • Ontario spending $310K on new ‘communications centre’; critics say will limit access
    The Progressive Conservative government used its new 'communications centre' this week for the finance minister's budget press conference and a technical briefing for journalists. 
    Politics
    Mar 28
  • Scott Moe promises ‘largest increase in school operating funding’ in Sask. history
    As fights between the provincial government and the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF) continue to escalate, the province is making their next move.
    Canada
    Mar 6
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  • On 2nd anniversary of war, Ukrainian refugee in Saskatchewan recalls leaving home
    Ukrainian refugee Alla Kuranda, who currently lives in Saskatchewan, recalls the emotions of being forced to leave her home two years ago after the Russian invasion began.
    Canada
    Feb 24
  • Manitoba honours Louis Riel with new portrait designation as first premier
    In celebration of Louis Riel Day in Manitoba, the provincial government honoured Riel with a new portrait designation recognizing him as the first premier of the province.
    Canada
    Feb 19
  • Ontario is changing what developers pay to build. Feds say it means ‘higher taxes’
    Tensions between the Ford and Trudeau governments are continuing on the housing file. Now, Ottawa says changes to development charges amount to higher taxes.
    Politics
    Apr 17
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  • Ford government unveils sweeping new changes to housing rules
    A new omnibus housing law tabled in Ontario will remove parking minimums for some developments and give universities special powers to build.
    Economy
    Apr 10
  • B.C. government announces first land buy for housing near transit
    As a part of its housing plan, B.C.'s NDP government has already unveiled new rules for cities that will require them to allow increased density near transit hubs. 
    Economy
    Apr 8
  • B.C. introduces legislation targeting systemic racism in government, public service
    The legislation applies to public services like hospitals, schools and courts, aiming to eliminate policies that discriminate against Indigenous and racialized people.
    Crime
    Apr 11
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  • Gravy sent to Premier Doug Ford briefly shuts down Ontario government building
    Toronto police said they were called to Queen’s Park in downtown Toronto just after 11:30 a.m. after a suspicious package was found.
    Politics
    Apr 16
  • B.C. industry leaders sound alarm about wide scope of public health accountability act
    Greg Wilson, the director of government relations for B.C. for the Retail Council of Canada, told Global News that they support the government's goal of protecting residents.
    Canada
    Apr 4
  • ‘Huge loss’: Fire destroys band office in northern Ontario First Nation
    Nishnawbe Aski Police says its crime unit is now investigating Thursday's early morning fire at the North Spirit Lake band office and a nearby abandoned home.
    Fire
    Apr 6
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  • Alberta seeks to intervene in Saskatchewan pronoun change law appeal
    The Alberta government announced Tuesday that it is seeking intervenor status in a legal challenge against the Saskatchewan government's pronoun change law.
    Canada
    Apr 9
  • Alberta says Ottawa is overstepping by funding municipalities directly for housing projects
    Alberta's Social Services Minister Jason Nixon told reporters on Friday provinces are best equipped to deal with local housing issues.
    Politics
    Apr 5
  • Ontario Liberals push for policy allowing fourplexes as-of-right across province
    The Ontario Liberals are set to try and force the government's hand on four-unit homes in the province with the introduction of a bill to greenlight the policy.
    Politics
    Mar 19
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  • Hamilton’s Horwath to use ‘strong mayor powers’ to develop housing over Stoney Creek parking lots
    Mayor Andrea Horwath is set to push through a housing initiative that will see the existence of a pair of much debated parking lots transformed into affordable housing.
    Politics
    Mar 27
  • B.C. government introduces new home-flipping tax legislation
    Under the proposal, first announced in the 2024 budget, anyone who buys a home and then sells it within two years of purchase will be taxed.
    Canada
    Apr 3
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