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In The News for Dec. 6 : Consumer debt climbing in Canada

In The News for Dec. 6 : Consumer debt climbing in Canada

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Dec. 6 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
B.C.'s Julia Levy is Canada's first trans woman Rhodes Scholar

B.C.'s Julia Levy is Canada's first trans woman Rhodes Scholar

British Columbia’s newest Rhodes Scholar will pursue a master’s degree in computational chemistry, but she says it’s also an “incredible opportunity” as a trans woman to give back to her community.
Major biodiversity conference opens in Montreal amid hope of hard conservation target

Major biodiversity conference opens in Montreal amid hope of hard conservation target

MONTREAL — A major international conference on preserving the world's biodiversity is to open Tuesday with speakers including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
Events planned to honour victims of École Polytechnique shooting on 33rd anniversary

Events planned to honour victims of École Polytechnique shooting on 33rd anniversary

MONTREAL — Tributes are planned today in Montreal to commemorate victims of the École Polytechnique shooting on the 33rd anniversary of the tragedy. On Dec.
Auditor general probes COVID-19 vaccine procurement, pandemic benefits

Auditor general probes COVID-19 vaccine procurement, pandemic benefits

OTTAWA — Canada's auditor general is expected to release two highly anticipated reports on the government's handling of the COVID-19 crisis in 2021, including access to vaccines and pandemic benefits.
Quebec minister plans to introduce bill making oath to King optional for legislators

Quebec minister plans to introduce bill making oath to King optional for legislators

Quebec's governing Coalition Avenir Québec is scheduled to introduce a bill today making the oath to the monarch optional for members of the provincial legislature.
Security breach detected in October, believed to be sponsored by the Chinese state

Security breach detected in October, believed to be sponsored by the Chinese state

The Canadian branch of human rights organization Amnesty International says it was the target of a cyberattack it believes was sponsored by the Chinese state.
Flu surges on heels of RSV, COVID-19 to overwhelm children's hospitals in Canada

Flu surges on heels of RSV, COVID-19 to overwhelm children's hospitals in Canada

A flu season that started early, hospitalized far more children than usual and overwhelmed emergency departments has revealed that Canada's health-care system is chronically underfunded when it comes to the most vulnerable citizens, a pediatric infec
Civil rights group says Vancouver has at least one secret police station

Civil rights group says Vancouver has at least one secret police station

VANCOUVER — A Spanish civil rights group says Vancouver has at least one secret police station operated by Chinese authorities.
'Bumbling and stumbling': Alberta's UCP caucus votes for changes to sovereignty bill

'Bumbling and stumbling': Alberta's UCP caucus votes for changes to sovereignty bill

EDMONTON — Alberta's governing United Conservative caucus says it wants changes to fix a bill that grants sweeping, unchecked powers to Premier Danielle Smith and her cabinet to pass laws behind closed doors without the scrutiny and approval of the l