Ontario NDP pledges to reverse cut in size of Toronto city council if elected

Ontario’s NDP would repeal legislation by the Doug Ford government that slashed the number of Toronto council seats during the last municipal election, a party candidate said on Sunday. Kristyn Wong-Tam, a former city councilor running for the NDP in Downtown Toronto, promised that the NDP, if elected, would repeal the Better Local Government Act … Read more

Amtrak Cascades service to Canada delayed until December

Transportation officials in Washington, Oregon protest move, call for ‘partial service’ An Amtrak Cascades train approaches the Chambers Bay Bridge in Steilacoom, Wash., on June 26, 2018. Citing staffing shortages, Amtrak says it will not resume waterfalls service between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia, through December. (Trains: David Lassen) SEATTLE — Transportation officials in Washington … Read more

Today’s Letters: OC Transpo; the Ottawa jail; and medically assisted death

Breadcrumb Trail Links Opinion Letters Monday, May 16: You can also write to us at letters@ottawacitizen.com Publication date: May 16, 2022 • 12 minutes ago • 2 minutes of reading • join the conversation An OC Transpo bus rumbles near Tunney’s Pasture. Photo by Errol McGihon /post media article content The numbers don’t add up … Read more

Dutton ‘playing politics’ with his Chinese spy ship comment

Former Labor Senator Stephen Conroy says Defense Minister Peter Dutton’s comment about a Chinese spy ship loitering off the coast of Western Australia was “extremely stupid”. Dutton called China’s behavior an “act of aggression”, which in turn led Mark McGowan, Western Australia, to call Dutton’s language “incendiary and unnecessary”. “His bottom line is that Dutton … Read more

West Coast injury crisis deepens ahead of trip to face Sydney’s Great West

Adam Simpson has dashed any hopes that West Coast will receive a wave of reinforcements for their clash against Greater Western Sydney this weekend, confirming that none of the injured Eagles are sure to be available. The Eagles’ injury crisis left them with just 23 fit players to choose from against Melbourne on Sunday and … Read more

Ukraine releases video of soldiers ‘near Russian border’

Ukraine’s Defense Ministry released a video on Sunday (May 15) that it said showed soldiers in the Kharkiv region and near the Ukraine-Russia border gathering near a blue and yellow border marker. Reuters was unable to independently verify the location of the cairn or the time the video was released, while the ministry did not … Read more

Bulldogs coach Trent Barrett resigns, NRL news 2022: Phil Gould tells ‘lies’

New revelations and extraordinary accusations are swirling across the NRL with Phil Gould under fire for telling “lies”. Former Bulldogs star Braith Anasta has accused Phil Gould of telling “lies” in another extraordinary development following Trent Barrett’s departure from Canterbury. The club is in crisis following Barrett’s decision to resign on Monday following their Magic … Read more