It is a historic opportunity for Ontario’s 8.5 million registered voters to change the face of representation at Queen’s Park. But with less than two weeks until the Oct. 10 vote, the referendum on electoral reform seems to be relatively unnoticed by the public.
Like millions in this country, Cheikh Ahmed practises his religion. He is Muslim and though his three sons attend a French public school in Ottawa, he sends two of them for religious study on Sundays because it is free. He cannot afford to send them to a Muslim private school.
After a year of serving pedestrians, the footbridge over the Rideau Canal, newly designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, finally has a name.
The Ottawa District Parole office has yet to pinpoint a new location away from the neighbouring Elgin Street Public School, and that has some parents concerned that it might not move.