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Singh condemns Trudeau's silence over Trump's 'reprehensible' actions - Wed, 3 Jun 2020 10:45:00 EDT
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NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has condemned Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's failure to call out the "reprehensible" actions of U.S. President Donald Trump as protests escalate over anti-black racism.

Regina teacher says social post suggesting he was stealing from his own car highlights racial bias - Tue, 2 Jun 2020 21:02:32 EDT
Christian Mbanza

Christian Mbanza said he's usually the type of person to "let it slide" if he endures racism, but the Regina teacher said he couldn't let it go this time when someone recorded him trying to get something out of his own car and posted the video to a neighbourhood Facebook group warning people to lock their doors.

Indigenous women's organization gives Ottawa failing grade on its MMIWG response - Wed, 3 Jun 2020 11:00:00 EDT
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The most prominent Indigenous women's organization in Canada is handing the federal government a failing grade for its response to the recommendations of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, as critics condemn the delay in releasing a national action plan.

Amid COVID-19, the safest place is often your own home — until the virus finds a way in - Wed, 3 Jun 2020 04:00:00 EDT
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While hunkering down can keep you safe, households are also hot beds for COVID-19 transmission once one person gets infected — particularly in a city like Toronto where crowded apartment units and multi-generational housing is a common facet of life in certain neighbourhoods.

Bank of Canada holds rate steady, saying COVID-19 economic impact 'appears to have peaked' - Wed, 3 Jun 2020 10:34:02 EDT
CANADA-CENBANK/GOVERNOR

The Bank of Canada held its benchmark interest rate steady at 0.25 per cent on Wednesday and said it thinks the economic impact of COVID-19 on the world's economy "appears to have peaked."

Saskatoon girl's spinal surgery in B.C. cancelled due to COVID-19, and her window is shrinking - Tue, 2 Jun 2020 16:52:52 EDT
BRONWYN JOANIS

Bronwyn Joanis, 13, was sent letters and stuffed animals from Grade 7 classmates who wanted to celebrate her recovery from life-changing spinal surgery. But the surgery never happened.

Kelowna Mountie under investigation after video surfaces of violent arrest - Tue, 2 Jun 2020 20:33:03 EDT
Kelowna RCMP incident

Kelowna RCMP have launched an internal investigation into the actions of an officer seen during a brief video repeatedly punching a suspect while the man is being restrained by two other officers.

Ontario Superior Court approves interim payments for Sixties Scoop survivors - Wed, 3 Jun 2020 14:30:03 EDT
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Survivors who have already received an eligibility letter for the settlement can expect to receive the interim payment in the next few weeks and months.

N.W.T. accountant turned 911 operator helps deliver baby over phone - Wed, 3 Jun 2020 07:00:00 EDT
Morgan Gerbauer and Danika Morin

A Yellowknife accountant who took a secondment as a 911 operator during the COVID-19 pandemic helped deliver a baby over the phone last month.

Son who lost both parents to COVID-19 joins class-action suit against Quebec nursing homes - Wed, 3 Jun 2020 05:00:00 EDT
Frank Peres and Doris Peres

Ian Peres was still reeling from the death of his mother at a Montreal long-term care home when his father became infected after being isolated in his room for two months, unable to say even goodbye to his wife. Now with both parents gone, Peres hopes the class-action lawsuit he has joined will lead to much-needed reform.

Hibernia layoffs about to begin 'with heavy hearts,' drilling company says - Wed, 3 Jun 2020 04:30:00 EDT
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The contractor that directs drilling on the Hibernia oil platform will begin laying workers off June 12, in the wake of a decision to suspend drilling for up to 18 months.

Review ordered into Vancouver police investigation of officer's alleged domestic assault - Wed, 3 Jun 2020 00:32:58 EDT
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Vancouver police investigators were wrong to dismiss allegations that a constable slapped his ex-girlfriend in the face multiple times while he was drunk on a vacation in the States, according to B.C.'s police complaint commissioner.

RCMP officer removed from Nunavut community after video surfaces of arrest - Tue, 2 Jun 2020 16:35:26 EDT
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RCMP have removed an officer from Kinngait, Nunavut, after a video surfaced on social media showing what appears to be a police officer using the door of a police vehicle to run down an intoxicated man late Monday night.

In their own words: political leaders in Canada weigh in on Trump's response to U.S. protests - Tue, 2 Jun 2020 20:25:01 EDT
MINNEAPOLIS-POLICE/PROTESTS-WASHINGTON

Canadian political leaders are weighing in on U.S. President Donald Trump's handling of the anti-racism protests sweeping across the United States in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of law enforcement.

Internal documents show CBSA scenarios to decide who gets across the border — and who doesn't - Tue, 2 Jun 2020 15:29:32 EDT
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Several Canadian families have told CBC News of the heartbreak they have experienced being separated due to travel restrictions because of COVID-19 at the Canada-U.S. border.


'Like a bad dream': Sister convinced online romance scam took more than her brother's savings - Wed, 3 Jun 2020 17:03:00 -0400
A B.C. woman whose brother was found dead in his apartment shortly after they reconnected says she's convinced an online romance scam is to blame.
Nunavut RCMP to consider body cameras as tension between police, Inuit grows - Wed, 3 Jun 2020 17:04:45 -0400
Nunavut RCMP are considering whether to use body cameras as tension grows between police officers and the largely Inuit communities they serve.
Defence Department accused of using pandemic to withhold info from Parliament - Wed, 3 Jun 2020 04:50:38 -0400
The Department of National Defence stands accused by Opposition Conservatives of trying to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to withhold information from Parliament and Canadians.
Facing criticism, Ontario Premier Doug Ford backpedals comments on racism in Canada - Wed, 3 Jun 2020 18:40:00 -0400
Ontario Premier Doug Ford says racism does exist in this country, less than 24 hours after saying that Canada doesn't have the same “systemic, deep roots” of racism as the United States.
Is the pandemic an 'act of God'? Legally, it depends - Wed, 3 Jun 2020 19:12:49 -0400
Lawyers across Canada are closely analyzing force majeure clauses, a relatively obscure area of contract law that describe so-called 'acts of God,' as physical distancing measures force large events like weddings and conferences to be cancelled.
Alberta government moving to defend against federal 'gun grab' - Wed, 3 Jun 2020 09:30:00 -0400
The Alberta government is taking steps it says will protect the rights of gun owners and strengthen the justice system's ability to prosecute gun crimes.
No difference between racism in Canada and the U.S., activists say - Wed, 3 Jun 2020 14:50:55 -0400
Some of Canada's leaders have said that systemic racism does not exist in the country the way it does in the U.S. However, Canadian activists say the racism black people face in each country is no different.
Ontario city considered COVID-19 hot spot warns 'reckless' backyard parties need to stop - Wed, 3 Jun 2020 14:04:00 -0400
The mayor of Brampton, Ont. is urging residents to stop the "reckless" behaviour after more than a dozen charges were laid in relation to "backyard parties" over the past week.
'Alberta, we love you': B.C.’s Columbia Valley woos back Albertans - Wed, 3 Jun 2020 20:03:00 -0400
As the pandemic wanes in Western Canada, neighbourly signs are springing up near the border of Alberta and B.C.
Federal aid for care home systems needed ahead of second wave, advocates say - Wed, 3 Jun 2020 04:31:55 -0400
The federal government must do more to help provinces prepare long-term care homes for the next wave of COVID-19, the Ontario Long Term Care Association says.





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