In wake of Nova Scotia killings, Toronto police asked to review public access to uniforms and equipment

In the wake of last month’s deadly Nova Scotia shooting rampage, the Toronto police board has asked the force to review if there are any “vulnerabilities” that could allow a member of the public to access officer uniforms or equipment. As part of a review of the “critical issues” highlighted by the April tragedy, the […]

Ottawa wants equity option from public companies borrowing through new loan program for big businesses

The federal government wants the option to take equity in publicly traded companies that tap into its new loan program for big business, The Logic has learned. On Monday, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced the Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF), through which Ottawa will give credit of $60 million or more to firms with […]

Coronavirus: Scotland’s chief medical officer forced to step back from public briefings after breaking lockdown to visit second home

Scotland’s chief medical officer Catherine Calderwood has been forced to step back from public briefings on the country’s response to coronavirus after she broke her own advice on social distancing. Police issued a warning to Ms Calderwood on Sunday after she ignored lockdown guidance designed to slow the spread of Covid-19 when she visited her […]

‘We are in dire need’: Toronto nurse sends public video plea for supplies from inside a COVID-19 unit

A nurse working in a COVID-19 unit in a Toronto hospital issued stark video pleas for people to make, sew or buy supplies to help her and her colleagues cope with the growing COVID-19 pandemic. “We are in dire need of supplies,” Alex Cane said in a series of short video clips while working the […]

Brexit POLL: Should it be illegal to fly the EU flag from UK public buildings? VOTE HERE | Politics | News

Not all Britons will revel in planned Brexit Day celebrations on Friday, as several cities have vowed to fly the European Union flag from public buildings. Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has ordered officials to keep flying the European Union flag over the Scottish government headquarters even after the UK has left the bloc. Remainers […]

Unions warn of ‘very volatile’ industrial relations climate in public service

Public service unions have warned there will be a “very volatile industrial relations climate” in the months ahead unless the Government agrees to a new process to deal with pay and other issues. Unions representing more than 300,000 State employees have been engaged in preliminary talks with Government officials over recent months on “sectoral bargaining” […]