On September 5 voters in Quebec elected a new Parti Quebecois (PQ) minority government, and on September 6 the people of Ontario denied the Dalton McGuinty government a desired majority after voting against the Liberals in two by-elections.
Canada’s leading union is questioning why a foundation that trumpets “freedom, democracy and human rights” as “fundamental values” has chosen Stephen Harper as their pick for the 2012 World Statesman of the Year. The Award, doled out annually, is the creation of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, an American group started in 1965 as an “interfaith coalition of business and religious leaders that promotes peace, tolerance and ethnic conflict resolution.”
The Ontario Ministry of Labour is investigating the workplace death of a Mexican migrant agriculture worker who was fatally injured on September 10, at an orchard operation near Belleville. FaustoMartinez-Izazaga, 38, died when an industrial water tank at the agriculture complex fell and crushed him.