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Indigenous group files legal challenge over 'inadequate' COVID-19 funding

Indigenous group files legal challenge over 'inadequate' COVID-19 funding

OTTAWA — A national Indigenous organization that represents First Nations, Inuit and Metis living off-reserve and in urban centres is taking the federal government to court over what it alleges is "inadequate and discriminatory funding" for the COVID
Nova Scotia premier waiting for feds before determining mass shooting inquiry

Nova Scotia premier waiting for feds before determining mass shooting inquiry

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's premier is still not committing to a public inquiry into the shooting rampage that claimed 22 lives last month, saying the province is waiting to see what federal authorities ultimately decide.
FBI offers US$1M reward in kidnapping of Coleman and Boyle

FBI offers US$1M reward in kidnapping of Coleman and Boyle

OTTAWA — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a reward of up to US$1 million for information directly leading to the arrest or prosecution of those responsible for the abduction of Caitlan Coleman and spouse Joshua Boyle. Coleman, a U.S.
NDP calls for universal sick-leave benefits as people return to work

NDP calls for universal sick-leave benefits as people return to work

OTTAWA — All Canadians need access to two weeks of sick-leave benefits as provinces start moving to reopen their economies while fighting COVID-19, and the federal government should pay for it, the federal New Democrats say.
PM wants answers from China, other countries on early days of COVID-19

PM wants answers from China, other countries on early days of COVID-19

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there are many questions for countries, particularly China, around the origins of COVID-19 and how they reacted in the early days of the pandemic.

Trudeau taps Karen Hogan to replace the late Michael Ferguson as auditor general

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tapped Karen Hogan to be Canada's next auditor general. Hogan is currently assistant auditor general and has worked in that office since 2006.
Officials failed to protect Montreal's vulnerable neighbourhoods, activists say

Officials failed to protect Montreal's vulnerable neighbourhoods, activists say

MONTREAL — Some of Montreal's most disadvantaged neighbourhoods appear to be bearing the brunt of the city's COVID-19 numbers, leading community organizers to question why more wasn't done to protect them.
Canada wants to extend U.S. travel ban; PM not yet ready to consider future plan

Canada wants to extend U.S. travel ban; PM not yet ready to consider future plan

WASHINGTON — Canada is not yet prepared to confront the challenges inherent in reopening the shared border with the United States, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday, stopping short of confirming that a ban on non-essential travel will be e
Trudeau cites uncertainty around pandemic as reason for budget delay

Trudeau cites uncertainty around pandemic as reason for budget delay

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau isn't saying when his government will provide a budget or fiscal update, citing economic uncertainty around COVID-19.
Judge finds abuse, but Calgary man acquitted in death of four-year-old daughter

Judge finds abuse, but Calgary man acquitted in death of four-year-old daughter

CALGARY — A judge has ruled that a four-year-old girl who died was clearly a victim of child abuse but there's not enough evidence to convict her father of second-degree murder.