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Man in Blackface Attend Toronto Protest; Anti-racism Protests Take Place across Canada

Hundreds of anti-racism demonstrators took their message to Toronto’s city hall and Ontario’s legislature in a pair of protests Saturday, taking a knee in silence at points, amid events across Canada protesting violence against black people.

Crown Wants to Fight Controversial ‘Extreme Intoxication’ Defence Ruling

Canada’s highest court will be asked to weigh in on a ruling that reopened the door for people accused of violent crimes to argue they were so… Read more »

Black Canadians Say Racism in Canada Is Just as Harmful as in the United States

The death of George Floyd in Minnesota following a police intervention has spurred massive protests in both Canada and the United States and societal soul-searching on the… Read more »

Alberta Eyes Business Eviction Protection Tied to COVID-19 Economy Lockdown

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says legislation is coming to help businesses facing eviction due to shutdowns forced by the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are looking very closely at… Read more »

Trudeau Takes a Knee at Anti-racism Protest on Parliament Hill

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau knelt on the ground as part of a crowd gathered on Parliament Hill Friday afternoon, in solidarity with anti-racism demonstrators protesting police killings of black people.

Canadians with Disabilities to Get $300 to $600 One Time Tax-Free Payment

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced support to help Canadians with disabilities deal with extra expenses during the pandemic. This support includes a one-time payment to certificate holders… Read more »

Minister Says Reckoning on Police Violence against Indigenous People Needed

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says Canada needs a reckoning over a repeated and disgusting pattern of police violence against Indigenous people. Miller says he “watched in… Read more »

Trudeau Offers $14B to Provinces for COVID-19 Efforts

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government is offering $14 billion to the provincial and territorial governments for measures to keep COVID-19 at bay. Trudeau says… Read more »

May 2020 Unemployment Rate in Canadian Provinces and Cities

Canada’s national unemployment rate was 13.7 percent in May. The unemployment rate topped the previous high of 13.1 per cent set in December 1982 in more than… Read more »

May 2020 Unemployment Rate Hits New Record Even as Economy Adds Jobs

Statistics Canada reports a record high unemployment rate as the economy added 289,600 jobs in May, with businesses reopening amid easing public health restrictions. The unemployment rate rose to 13.7… Read more »

Alberta Imposing Steep Penalties but No Charges on First-Time Impaired Drivers

Alberta has introduced legislation that would add hefty fines and penalties for first-time impaired drivers but would not have them face a criminal charge. Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer says… Read more »

Nature Conservancy of Canada Releases List of 308 Animals and Plants that Only Exist in Canada

For the first time, Canadian biologists have come up with a list of plants, insects and animals that live only in this country and say many of them are… Read more »

CMHC Tightens Lending Standards, Changes Required Credit Score and Debt Servicing Ratio

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation is tightening its lending standards, making it tougher for Canadians to borrow money to purchase a home. The country’s national housing agency says… Read more »

Limit Gun Capacity to Five Bullets, Victims Group Urges Trudeau Government

As the government prepares new gun-control legislation, a victims group says magazine capacity should be limited to five bullets for all firearms to reduce the damage a… Read more »

Hockey Canada Lifts Ban on Sanctioned Activities, Lets Members Decide on Return

Hockey Canada has lifted its ban on sanctioned activities and is allowing the country’s 13 member organizations to individually determine when it’s safe to return to action. The move is… Read more »

Alberta Opposition Calls on Government to Consult on Provincial Parks

The Alberta Opposition is calling on the government to hold virtual public hearings on a plan to remove dozens of parks and recreation sites from the provincial… Read more »

New Canadian Modelling Shows COVID-19 Waning but Relaxing Restrictions Still Risky

Canada’s top doctor says the country has been successful at slowing the spread of COVID-19 but is warning that relaxing public health restrictions too quickly or too… Read more »

Free Cookbook: Try These 60 Amazing Canadian Cheese Recipes on National Cheese Day

Things are good and gooey for our Canadian cheese lovers during their special day: National Cheese Day. To celebrate, Tre Stelle has released “Say Cheese” a free… Read more »

Anxieties over Racism Heighten for Many Black Canadians in COVID-19 Isolation

Casey Palmer’s hands were already full keeping his family safe from the COVID-19 pandemic when the killing of George Floyd provoked a flurry of emotions he’s still trying to unpack…. Read more »

Seniors to Receive COVID-19 Relief of $200 to $500 in July

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that seniors eligible for the Old Age Security (OAS) pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) will receive their special one-time, tax-free… Read more »

Statistics Canada: Merchandise Trade Deficit More Than Doubles in April as Exports Plunge

Statistics Canada says the country’s merchandise trade deficit in April more than doubled compared with March as exports fell to their lowest level in more than a… Read more »

Alberta Overhauls Real Estate Regulator in Wake of Prior Dysfunctional Board

Alberta is restructuring its real estate regulator, eight months after the government fired the previous board on the grounds it was irredeemably dysfunctional.

Second Phase COVID-19 Relaunch in Alberta Could Be Coming Sooner Than Later

Alberta’s top doctor says the second phase of the province’s relaunch after COVID-19 shutdowns could occur ahead of schedule.

Trudeau Government Given Failing Grade for Lack of Action Plan on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

It was Sonya Nadine Mae Cywink’s 31st birthday when she went missing in Ontario in mid-August of 1994. She was with child. She had been planning to celebrate… Read more »