Ottawa parents want more information on school absence rates

New data released by the province shows the absentee rate amongst staff and students at Osgoode Township High School was 42.8 percent on Friday. (Shaun Vardon/CTV News Ottawa) New data released by the province shows the absentee rate amongst staff and students at Osgoode Township High School was 42.8 percent on Friday. (Shaun Vardon/CTV News Ottawa)

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New federal firearms bill will be introduced on Monday: Lametti

Federal Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino will table new firearms legislation on Monday, according to his colleague Justice Minister David Lametti. In an interview with CTV's Question Period that will air on Sunday, Lametti pointed to the advance notice given to the House of Commons, and confirmed the plan is to see the new bill unveiled shortly after MPs return to the Commons on May 30.

'Died of a broken heart': Can it really happen?

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, more commonly known as 'broken heart syndrome' or stress-induced cardiomyopathy, is an actual medical condition triggered by severe emotional or physical stress and is different from a heart attack.