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Canada’s Police Chiefs Call for Decriminalization of Personal Drug Use

Canada’s police chiefs are calling for decriminalization of personal possession of illicit drugs as the best way to battle substance abuse and addiction. The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police… Read more »

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Alberta Politicians Swap Charges of Bullying, Misogyny After Member Ejected

Alberta’s Opposition NDP tried and failed Thursday to censure the deputy speaker for evicting one of their members from the house in a day that saw both sides accuse each other of belittling and marginalizing women in politics.

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WE Details Thousands in Fees for Trudeaus as Volunteers Await Revamped Program

The WE organization has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in speaking fees to members of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s family, it acknowledged Thursday, as organizations that… Read more »

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July 9: Three More Patients Die From COVID-19 Outbreak at Edmonton Hospital

Three more patients linked to a COVID-19 outbreak at an Edmonton hospital have died. Catholic health provider Covenant Health, which runs the Misericordia Community Hospital in the city’s… Read more »

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DavidsTea Closing 82 Stores in Canada and All 42 Stores in the U.S. Market

Insolvent beverage retailer DavidsTea is closing 82 stores in Canada and all 42 of its stores in the U.S. as it focuses on its e-commerce business and supplying… Read more »

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Confusion, Frustration Abound as Feds Weigh Options for $900M Student Program

Anxious students and non-profit groups say they’re frustrated over a lack of answers from the federal government as they wait to hear what will happen to the $900-million… Read more »

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Changes Being Made to Make It Easier for Parents to Pass on Canadian Citizenship

The Liberal government is updating a legal definition of “parent” to make it easier for some parents to pass their Canadian citizenship onto their children. Previously, children… Read more »

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U.S. Policy Triggers Harvard Lawsuit, Could Expel Thousands of Canadian Students

Questions over whether thousands of international students could be deported from the U.S. under a new Trump administration policy are causing consternation among school officials and anxiety among Canadians studying south of the… Read more »

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Lafarge Fires Employee After Noose Allegedly Found Near Parking Spot of Black Worker

Construction materials giant Lafarge Canada says it fired an employee after a discriminatory and hateful act took place at a Montreal work site. The company said today… Read more »

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Young, BIPOC Canadians Face Biggest Financial Setbacks From COVID-19

A new poll shows young Canadians and those who are Black, Indigenous or people of colour face the hardest hit to their finances from COVID-19. The poll commissioned… Read more »

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Canada Not Ready for Second Wave of COVID-19, Senate Committee Says

Canada is ill-prepared for a second wave of COVID-19, says a Senate committee, calling on the federal Liberals to deliver a plan by Labour Day to help people and… Read more »

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Woman Who Talked to Unconscious Husband for 30 Years Gets Solace From B.C. Study

For 30 years, Hilary Jordan talked to her husband about the goings on in their family and the world but she wasn’t sure if the police officer… Read more »

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A List of Some of the Companies That Have Filed for Bankruptcy Since the Pandemic

A list of some of the companies that have filed for court protection from creditors under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act since the beginning of the pandemic::… Read more »

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Calls Grow for News Outlets Reporting on Systemic Racism to Address Own Failures

Journalists have not had to go far to uncover searing stories of racism in Canada — they’re finding them in their own newsrooms, among their co-workers and… Read more »

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AG: Canada’s Border Agency Lost Track of Almost 35,000 People Pegged for Removal

Canada’s border agency has failed to promptly remove most of the people under orders to leave the country, and in tens of thousands of cases it has… Read more »

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Combating Anti-Black Racism Will ‘Take More Than a Village,’ Black Youth Say

Zimman Yousuf and Imaan Hyman hadn’t even left high school before they realized the importance of fighting anti-Black racism in schools. The women grew up hundreds of… Read more »

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Via to Temporarily Layoff About 1,000 Workers as Pandemic Impacts Its Business

Via Rail is temporarily laying off 1,000 unionized employees as the company copes with reduced demand for travel amid COVID-19. The Montreal-based company says in a statement that… Read more »

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Feds Promise Recovery Will Focus on People Hurt Most by COVID-19 Economic Crisis

Fixing the social and economic gaps that left women, young people and racialized Canadians to suffer the biggest economic blows from the COVID-19 pandemic is a top… Read more »

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High Unemployment, Historic $343B Deficit Projected in Liberals’ Fiscal Snapshot

Nearly two million Canadians could be without jobs this year under forecasts released by the federal government in its long-awaited “fiscal snapshot.” The document released Wednesday details how… Read more »

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Federal Job Bank Website Advertising Hundreds of Non-Existent Student-Volunteer Positions

The federal website advertising volunteer positions for students hoping to earn money for their educations through a $900-million government aid program contains hundreds — if not thousands… Read more »

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Ban on Vaping Ads That Can Be Seen by Youth to Take Effect Next Month

Ottawa’s new rules restricting the promotion of vaping products in places young people can access are set to come into effect next month. Health Canada published regulations Wednesday prohibiting vaping… Read more »

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Cancer Trial to Focus on Protecting Patients From COVID-19 Infection

A national clinical trial this summer will focus on protecting cancer patients from developing severe COVID-19. Researchers from The Ottawa Hospital say the goal is to strengthen… Read more »

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Alberta Air Force Base to Use Goats, Sheep to Chew Down Unwanted Vegetation

A Canadian Forces base in Alberta is recruiting a new battalion of lean, mean, eating machines for a mission that will require limited action this summer. The Department… Read more »

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Jagmeet Singh Says President Trump Has Done More Than Trudeau to Address Police Brutality

If the Rideau Hall intruder had been a person of colour, the outcome of last week’s events in Ottawa would have been very different, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh… Read more »