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Kenney rejects NDP call to fire speechwriter over residential school comments

Kenney rejects NDP call to fire speechwriter over residential school comments

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he disputes comments made by his speechwriter in 2013 that questioned the severity of the effects of residential schools on Indigenous peoples, but is resisting Opposition demands to fire him.
Numbers of large wild Atlantic salmon dipped to near historic lows in 2019

Numbers of large wild Atlantic salmon dipped to near historic lows in 2019

HALIFAX — A group advocating for the conservation of wild Atlantic salmon says the number of adult salmon returning to North America rivers fell to near historic lows last year.
COVID-19 increases risk for Canada's 'invisible' homeless women: study

COVID-19 increases risk for Canada's 'invisible' homeless women: study

OTTAWA — A new research project shows women experiencing homelessness in Canada are largely invisible and falling through major gaps in support systems — and into dangerous situations.
Senate regrets, will explore compensation, for employees harassed by ex-senator

Senate regrets, will explore compensation, for employees harassed by ex-senator

OTTAWA — Some staff working for then-senator Don Meredith suffered harassment, including sexually, and the Senate's administrative committee regrets that, it said Thursday.
It makes no sense for Mountie facing charges to be on the streets: criminologist

It makes no sense for Mountie facing charges to be on the streets: criminologist

A criminologist with Mount Royal University in Calgary is questioning why a Mountie facing criminal charges was working on the streets during the violent arrest of a prominent First Nations chief.
Privacy commissioners in B.C., Ontario order LifeLabs to improve security

Privacy commissioners in B.C., Ontario order LifeLabs to improve security

VICTORIA — One of Canada's largest medical services companies failed to put in place reasonable safeguards to protect the personal health information of millions of Canadians, say the privacy commissioners in B.C. and Ontario.
New trade deal raises duty-free limits for private couriers, not Canada Post

New trade deal raises duty-free limits for private couriers, not Canada Post

OTTAWA — Canadians who buy online from stores in the United States or Mexico will get a bit of reprieve from taxes and duties next week but only if their packages are delivered by a private courier.
Mother and three daughters laid to rest as charges brought in fatal crash

Mother and three daughters laid to rest as charges brought in fatal crash

A 20-year-old man was speeding when he crashed into and killed a mother and her three daughters, police alleged Thursday, just hours after the four family members were laid to rest. Peel Regional Police allege Brady Robertson of Caledon, Ont.
Mother of teen boy targeted in racist video files Quebec human rights complaint

Mother of teen boy targeted in racist video files Quebec human rights complaint

MONTREAL — The mother of a 15-year-old Montreal-area boy who was the target of a widely circulated racist video is filing a human rights complaint against the alleged perpetrators and asking that blackface be declared a hateful symbol, she announced
A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

Provinces and territories have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19.