Bill to make Orange Shirt Day a stat holiday in Manitoba fails in legislature

Orange Shirt Day, which honours the victims of residential schools, takes place every Sept. 30. Orange Shirt Day, which honours the victims of residential schools, takes place every Sept. 30.

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Landmark same-sex marriage bill wins Senate passage

The Senate passed bipartisan legislation Tuesday to protect same-sex marriages, an extraordinary sign of shifting national politics on the issue and a measure of relief for the hundreds of thousands of same-sex couples who have married since the Supreme Court's 2015 decision that legalized gay marriage countrywide.