A Quebec man who posted conspiracy theories online that forest fires were being deliberately set by the government has pleaded guilty to starting a series of fires himself that forced hundreds of people from their homes.
A legal challenge to Saskatchewan's new law requiring parental consent if children under 16 want to change their names or pronouns at school is back in court this week. New Brunswick enacted a similar measure last year, and other provinces are looking at doing the same.
The Quebec government has reached tentative agreements on working conditions with all unions in a labour alliance representing 420,000 public sector workers, but negotiations continue on salaries and benefits.
Three union federations representing more than 400,000 public sector workers announced on Sunday, October 29th, 2023, they intend to move forward with strike plans after rejecting a new contract offer from the Quebec government.
The union representing dockworkers at the Port of Montreal says it has ended a long-standing hiring practice that has been criticized for fostering nepotism — to the point where workers' preschool offspring were placed on a list of potential employees.