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Canada rebuts UN Security Council critics, as Champagne to NYC for final push

Canada rebuts UN Security Council critics, as Champagne to NYC for final push

OTTAWA — Canada is pushing back at critics of its bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council, including the Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg and a pro-Palestinian coalition that opposes Israel.
Frustration grows with no apparent end in sight for Canada-U.S. border ban

Frustration grows with no apparent end in sight for Canada-U.S. border ban

WASHINGTON — The intertwined economies of Canada and the United States demand a more sophisticated solution to the threat of COVID-19 than a simple ban on non-essential travel, say business groups chafing at the prospect of another six weeks of borde
A list of police encounters being questioned and investigated in Canada

A list of police encounters being questioned and investigated in Canada

The death last month of George Floyd, a Black man in Minneapolis who was killed when an officer kneeled on his neck for almost nine minutes, has sparked demonstrations against police brutality and racism around the world.
Scheer wants Champagne, Trudeau to explain minister's two Chinese mortgages

Scheer wants Champagne, Trudeau to explain minister's two Chinese mortgages

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer called Friday for Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne to explain how his two mortgages with a Chinese state bank don't compromise his ability to handle Canada's tense relations with the Peop
Witness said killer in N.S. mass shooting 'recently' acquired gun from estate

Witness said killer in N.S. mass shooting 'recently' acquired gun from estate

HALIFAX — A portion of a witness statement released Friday says the gunman who killed 22 people in Nova Scotia had "recently" acquired one of his firearms in Canada from the estate of a friend who died.
'Egregious' police tactics harming Black and Indigenous people: activist

'Egregious' police tactics harming Black and Indigenous people: activist

Emerging evidence of violent police encounters shows some police tactics are "so egregious" that they're doing more harm than any possible good, says a Canadian activist.

Man who lured officer posing as girl on Internet loses entrapment appeal

TORONTO — A medical student who sought sex with an undercover police officer posing as a 14-year-old girl lost his argument on Friday that he was the victim of entrapment.
Canada encouraging Iran to ship PS752 black boxes to France as soon as possible

Canada encouraging Iran to ship PS752 black boxes to France as soon as possible

OTTAWA — Canada agrees with Iran's new pledge to send the black boxes from a downed Ukraine Airlines jetliner directly to France instead of Ukraine, and wants it to happen as soon as possible, Transport Minister Marc Garneau said Friday.
Air travellers to be checked for fevers at Canadian airports

Air travellers to be checked for fevers at Canadian airports

OTTAWA — Air travellers will need to have their temperatures checked before they're allowed to board planes but the system will take months to set up, Transport Minister Marc Garneau said Friday.
'Systemic racism' in Canada reflected in health, income and other indicators

'Systemic racism' in Canada reflected in health, income and other indicators

MONTREAL — For Louise Delisle, an African Nova Scotian who grew up in the rural town of Shelburne, the racism her community has experienced over the years is reflected in the health of its members. Her father and brother died of cancer.