Parents scramble as walkout by Ontario education workers continues

Parents scramble as walkout by Ontario education workers continues

CUPE Ontario members and supporters demonstrate outside the Queen’s Park Legislative Building in Toronto on Nov. 4, 2022.Cole Burston/The Canadian Press Parents across Ontario once again face having children at home throughout the workday as the impact of labor strife in Ontario schools threatens to spill over into other sectors, including a health care system … Read more

Ontario government, education union testify at labor board as strike action persists

Ontario government, education union testify at labor board as strike action persists

CUPE members picket at Queen’s Park in Toronto when education support workers across Ontario walked off the job on Nov. 4, 2022.Melissa Tait/The Globe and Mail An Ontario labor board hearing to determine the legality of a walkout by education support workers was adjourned in the early morning hours on Sunday, as lawyers for the … Read more

Australian universities sound alarm on fraudulent Ontario diplomas

Australian universities sound alarm on fraudulent Ontario diplomas

Several top universities in Australia will now only accept Ontario diplomas from high schools that have been vetted, after a number of applicants may have used fake documents. At least two schools in Ontario say their names have been found on fraudulent transcripts. The University of Sydney confirmed in a statement that it, along with … Read more

Meet the doctor on a mission to fix Canada’s health care crisis

Meet the doctor on a mission to fix Canada’s health care crisis

Dr. Alika Lafontaine, president of the Canadian Medical Association poses in Mont Tremblant, Que. Oct 21, 2022.Christinne Muschi/The Globe and Mail As an anesthesiologist in a busy northern Alberta hospital, Alika Lafontaine’s professional world is defined by high-pressure situations. But even he was not prepared for the level of intensity he would be taking on … Read more

Two dead, six injured in St. Louis high school shooting

Two dead, six injured in St. Louis high school shooting

Students stand in a parking lot near the Central Visual & Performing Arts High School after a reported shooting at the school in St. Louis on Oct. 24.David Carson/The Associated Press St. Louis police say three people are dead, including the shooter, after a shooting at a high school Monday morning. Speaking at a news … Read more

Olivia Lutfallah’s TikTok videos show the reality of life with ADHD

Olivia Lutfallah’s TikTok videos show the reality of life with ADHD

Olivia Lutfallah uses social media to educate people about ADHD.Geoff Robins/The Globe and Mail Olivia Lutfallah has heard every wrong-headed idea there is about ADHD since she was diagnosed with the condition at the age of seven: It’s something only boys have! Just get more sleep and it’ll go away! But the two assertions that … Read more

Former Toronto public school board leader had financial stake in for-profit private school

Former Toronto public school board leader had financial stake in for-profit private school

Donna Quan attends a trustees public meeting at the Toronto District School Board building in Toronto on Dec. 17, 2014.Mark Blinch/The Globe and Mail Donna Quan, the former executive director of the Toronto District School Board, was part owner of a private school while she was running Canada’s largest public board. Ms. Quan, who presided … Read more

Why a Waterloo, Ont., school board has emerged as a battleground for ideological politics

Why a Waterloo, Ont., school board has emerged as a battleground for ideological politics

jeewan chanicka, Director of Education for the Waterloo Region District School Board, at the Waterloo Collegiate Institute on Sept. 26.Cole Burston/The Globe and Mail Whenever jeewan chanicka got out of his car to visit a school in the last academic year, his first as education director at the Waterloo Region District School Board in Southwestern … Read more

‘It wrecked everything for everybody,’ Calgary mall bans students during the day – Calgary

‘It wrecked everything for everybody,’ Calgary mall bans students during the day – Calgary

Frustration is mounting for hundreds of hungry high school students after a north east Calgary mall barred them from entering during the day. During lunch hour on Monday, students who headed to the Village Square Mall for a bite to eat instead found security guards and a note posted by property management banning their entry, … Read more

Billionaire, philanthropist Michael DeGroote dies at age 89

Billionaire, philanthropist Michael DeGroote dies at age 89

Canadian businessman Michael DeGroote was a prolific philanthropist, and was the first person to have his name attached to a business school in Canada.Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail Michael DeGroote, a businessman and philanthropist well known for his contributions to McMaster University, has died at the age of 89. Mr. DeGroote immigrated to Canada at … Read more