Highlights / challenge

Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

The Supreme Court decides not to hear challenge to Quebec secularism law

Hopes of  Supreme Court ruling to grant an injunction against a controversial Quebec law were dashed today when Canada’s highest court said it will not hear the case. The Supreme Court does not give reasons for decisions not to hear »

International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

More evidence of social media extremes?

It has since been revealed that the incident which caused a plane loaded with vacationers to turn back mid-flight was simply to create a hoped for viral video, a ‘prank’. A passenger holding his cellphone camera stood up and told »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology

It’s Friday. Let’s do something really really stupid.

Remember when did something dumb your friend told you to do and your mom would say, “and if your friend said jump off a bridge would you do that? It seems for a surprisingly large number of people, social media »

Politics, Society

Drunk driving law: Charter of Rights challenge (interview)

Case may eventually make it to the Supreme Court of Canada (public commenting is open on all RCI stories at bottom- comments will be shown after examination) The case begins with an elderly woman who went to a liquor store »

Health, International, Society

The ultra-ultra isolation endurance challenge

Two Canadians and an American are set to embark upon a most unusual physical, and perhaps psychological, endurance challenge. John Witzing, 43, an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer from the city of Peterborough Ontario, and personal trainer Josh Chessman, 28 »

Health

Don’t eat laundry pods, warn officials

As stupid as it sounds, Canadian health officials are having to warn people to stop eating laundry pods and to stop challenging each other to do so. Since 2013, Health Canada issued warnings aimed at preventing very young children from »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

Major League Baseball in Ontario Court today

Alleged racist sports team names, logos challenged Lawyers from Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Cleveland Indians team will plead their case in Ontario Divisional Court today over the team name and mascot/logo. In 2016, the Cleveland Indians baseball team »

Health, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Police ticketing panhandlers, homeless: Legal challenge

It’s a long established practice. Police handing tickets for a variety of minor municipal infractions to street people who are the least able to pay them. That’s now being challenged under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Tickets are given »

Society

Legal clinic challenges panhandling law

A community legal clinic in Toronto is going to court to challenge a law against panhandling in the province of Ontario. Clinic finds law violates rights The Fair Change clinic says the law violates several constitutional rights guaranteed by the »

Health, International, Society

Beat these tough Canadians, if you can

It’s another world record for Ed Whitlock of Milton, Ontario. This past weekend, the 85-year-old set another world record as he finished a marathon in under four hours. The champion runner completed Toronto’s Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon in just three hours, »