Ottawa is unlikely to pre-emptively refer Quebec's controversial face-covering law to the Supreme Court, where little evidence could be presented on Bill 62's actual impact on individual Muslim women, federal officials said. Senior government sources said all options are still on the table, but that Ottawa is likelier to intervene in a coming court challenge than refer the matter to the Supreme Court for an immediate ruling on the law's constitutionality.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is openly talking about referring Quebec's face-covering law to the Supreme Court or joining an ongoing court challenge of Bill 62, ratcheting up the rhetoric in what could become a heated federal-provincial battle. Mr. Trudeau said his government is closely monitoring the application of the provincial law adopted by the National Assembly last month, suggesting he will not remain idle if he believes it breaches the Charter rights of Canadians.
The federal government has angered proponents of medical cannabis and the opposition by announcing that its planned excise tax on recreational products will also apply to marijuana that is used to treat various illnesses. A large number of groups had been calling on Ottawa to remove the sales tax that is currently imposed on medical marijuana.
DERNIÈRE HEURE: Les deux parties lui ayant mentionné qu'il y avait impasse, la PM Kathleen Wynne annonce qu'une loi spéciale sera déposée pour mettre fin à la grève qui paralyse 24 collèges de l'Ontario dont La Cité depuis près de 5 semaines. #ledroit
DERNIÈRE HEURE: La grève du personnel scolaire dans les 24 collèges ontariens dont @CollegeLaCite se poursuivra (6e semaine dès lundi) car les syndiqués ont rejeté la proposition patronale (vote) #ledroit
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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