Former prime minister Brian Mulroney has waded into the debate over screening newcomers for “anti-Canadian values,” saying he sees no need to toughen the immigration process as one Conservative leadership contender is suggesting. Ontario MP Kellie Leitch has floated the idea of testing potential immigrants for “Canadian values.” Mulroney said that’s unnecessary.
Closing arguments will take place today at the trial of Emil and Rodica Radita, who are charged with first-degree murder in the 2013 death of their 15-year-old son, Alexandru. The teen died of starvation and untreated diabetes. He weighed less than 37 pounds at the time of his death, court has heard.
RCMP officers will soon be carrying naloxone nasal spray to protect themselves against accidental contact with opioids such as the potentially deadly fentanyl. Commissioner Bob Paulson says he cannot overstate the danger of the powerful synthetic drug that has already killed thousands. “It’s spreading across the country, leaving a trail of misery and death,” he said Tuesday.
Drywall prices across Western Canada have shot through the roof after the federal government imposed preliminary anti-dumping tariffs of up to 276 per cent on gypsum board products imported from the United States. Builders and suppliers fear the ruling could disrupt the supply of the boarding used in walls and ceilings and threaten the completion of residential, commercial and public projects. The tariffs also risk bankrupting contractors who operate under fixed-priced contracts.