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Beyak suspended from Senate over refusal to delete racist letters from website

OTTAWA—Lynn Beyak cast herself as a defender of free speech and a victim of political correctness moments before senators voted summarily yesterday to suspend her without pay from the Senate for refusing to delete derogatory letters about Indigenous people from her website.

Funds scrapped for problem gambling research agency

TORONTO—The Ontario government has eliminated funding to an organization that researches problem gambling, ordering it to wind down operations by the summer.

Gambling Research Exchange Ontario was told last month that its entire $2.5 million annual budget had been cut by the province.

It will have to cease operations by mid-July and 14 staff members will lose their jobs.