Environment Canada is calling for another hot humid day with a high of 30C. There is a 40 per cent chance of showers this morning. The low tonight is expected to reach 18C under clear skies.
Ottawa police are investigating after a man’s body was found behind a Catholic school in the east-end of the city. The body was discovered behind the Collège catholique Samuel-Genest on Carsons Road on Monday evening, CBC reports. Police are treating the death as suspicious. They have yet to release details regarding the cause of death or the name and age of the victim. As well, Ottawa police informed the public via a tweet that many different sections of the force are involved in the investigation, including the homicide unit.
Less than one per cent of the conduct complaints levelled against Ottawa police officers in 2019 from both within the force or a civilian police watchdog led to a formal disciplinary hearing, the professional standards section’s annual report from last year states. In 2019, the number of public complaints about the service and the actions of Ottawa police officers increased by 20 per cent compared to 2018 as the force received 230 complaints. More than half of those 230 complaints were then sent to the professional standards section for investigation while 100 of the complaints were dismissed as “frivolous, vexatious, over the six months limitation, or no further action as it is not in the best interest of the public to proceed.” As well, there were 212 complaints from within the force against its own officers and only one led to a disciplinary hearing. The Ottawa Citizen has more.
New documents show that at least 20 organizations were in contention to work on the Canada Student Service Grant before WE Charity was chosen. Many of these organizations report that they were never informed they were being considered for the grant program. New documents seen by the House of Commons finance committee show that calls were made to organizations in mid-April including the Boys and Girls Club of Canada and the YMCA while other groups such as the Canadian Red Cross and United Way were “assessed” for the program. The documents don’t divulge what the assessment progress entailed. “At no point did the government contact YMCA Canada about delivering that program,” Peter Dinsdale, president and CEO of YMCA Canada, informed CTV News.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to testify before the House of Commons finance committee regarding the WE Charity controversy on Thursday, Global News reports. Trudeau’s chief of staff Katie Telford is also scheduled to speak. WE Charity was chosen for a sole-sourced contract to oversee the Canada Student Service Grant. It was then revealed that members of Trudeau’s family – his mother, brother and wife had previously been paid by the organization for appearances at different WE events.
Ottawa’s top doctor says the public health unit is looking at ways to cut down on long lines for bars on busy nights in an effort to reduce chances for COVID-19 to spread, and making bars appointment-only is one suggestion. CTV has more.