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Montreal council unanimously adopts hand gun ban motion; seeks national ban

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Montreal’s city council unanimously adopted a motion on Monday calling for the federal government to ban the possession of handguns and so-called assault weapons across the country except for members of security forces and other authorities mandated to posses firearms. The resolution follows a similar motion passed by Toronto city…

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Ottawa announces $189M to extend employment insurance for seasonal workers

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ESCUMINAC, N.B. — Seasonal workers in certain areas of the country will get up to five more weeks of employment insurance benefits under a $189 million pilot project announced Monday by Ottawa. Jean-Yves Duclos, the minister of Families, Children and Social Development, made the announcement at a fisheries plant in…

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