Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin denies assaulting fellow student at college, says he’s taken a polygraph test

Maj.-Gen.  Dany Fortin denies assaulting fellow student at college, says he’s taken a polygraph test

Warning: This story contains details of an allegation of sexual assault. Saying he’s been treated as a “pariah” by the Canadian military, Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin denied at his sexual assault trial Tuesday that he assaulted a fellow student when they were at military college in the 1980s, and said he’s undergone a polygraph test. The … Read more

Muslim homebuyers flock to halal financing options as new companies emerge to serve market

Muslim homebuyers flock to halal financing options as new companies emerge to serve market

Nadeem Rahman with his son Abdulmalik Nadeem, 6, at home in Edmonton on Aug. 5. Mr. Rahman and his family were able to buy their home thanks to halal financing.Amber Bracken/Amber Bracken Canada’s housing market is in retreat, but in some provinces there’s an emerging niche where demand for home loans is still booming: Halal … Read more

Pierre Poilievre promises new law against government jargon

Pierre Poilievre promises new law against government jargon

Pierre Poilievre, contender for the leadership of the federal Conservative party, speaks at a rally, in Charlottetown PEI, on Aug. 20.Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press Pierre Poilievre is waging one of his final battles in the Conservative leadership race – one in which even his main rival is onside. His latest target? The jargon used by … Read more

Quebec cardinal Marc Ouellet accused of sexual assault in class-action lawsuit

Quebec cardinal Marc Ouellet accused of sexual assault in class-action lawsuit

Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet leads a mass at the Santa Maria in Traspontina church in Rome on March 10, 2013.FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images A prominent Vatican cardinal from Quebec, considered a top candidate for the papacy, is one of dozens of clergy members facing allegations of sexual assault as part of a class-action lawsuit against his … Read more

As more Canadians choose common-law relationships, experts urge estate planning

As more Canadians choose common-law relationships, experts urge estate planning

With nearly one in four Canadian couples now living in a common-law relationship, estate planning experts are urging the ever-growing number of nonmarried couples to draw up a will to ensure their life partners aren’t forgotten once they’re gone. Since 1981, the number of Canadians living in common-law relationships has risen by 447 per cent, … Read more

My insurance company wants to write off my car. With used car prices soaring, can I make them repair it?

My insurance company wants to write off my car.  With used car prices soaring, can I make them repair it?

Our 2007 Buick was hit by a flatbed truck while parked in a shopping plaza. I did all the right things: I filed a police report, I called Intact, our insurance company, and I even found video footage showing the accident. The car was assessed at Intact’s preferred body shop as needing approximately $3,800 in … Read more

Quebec climber Richard Cartier dies while climbing K2, world’s second highest peak

Quebec climber Richard Cartier dies while climbing K2, world’s second highest peak

A Quebec mountaineer has died while climbing K2, the world’s second highest mountain. Richard Cartier, an experienced climber in his 60s from St-Jerome, north of Montreal, died climbing the 8,611-metre high mountain located in Pakistan. The discovery of Cartier, a physician, and fellow climber and teammate Australian Matt Eakin was first reported by the Himalayan … Read more

Clash over whether US officers can be armed in Canada keeps Nexus centers closed

Clash over whether US officers can be armed in Canada keeps Nexus centers closed

MONTREAL – A dispute over legal protections for American customs officers has kept Nexus enrollment centers closed in Canada more than three months after they reopened south of the border — due in part to a clash over US agents’ right to carry guns on Canadian soil. The standoff has led to a massive backlog … Read more

Near-record $1.7-billion poured into Montreal in first half of 2022

Near-record .7-billion poured into Montreal in first half of 2022

Montreal’s skyline on March 25, 2020.Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press Canadian and international companies continue to make record investments in the Montreal area this year as the region shakes off the effects of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, but a slowdown looms in the months ahead amid the prospect of recession. Quebec’s most sweeping language overhaul in … Read more

Ontario expanding fourth dose eligibility for COVID shots

Ontario expanding fourth dose eligibility for COVID shots

TORONTO – Ontario is expanding eligibility for fourth doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to include all adults but the province’s top doctor says healthy residents under the age of 60 can choose to wait until the fall for a new shot that’s expected to better target Omicron variants . Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. … Read more