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NDP edges toward supporting Liberal minority after changes to COVID-19 benefits

NDP edges toward supporting Liberal minority after changes to COVID-19 benefits

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's minority Liberal government appears poised to survive a confidence vote on its throne speech after introducing legislation Thursday aimed at securing NDP support.
Ontario's new testing strategy highlights complexities of second wave: experts

Ontario's new testing strategy highlights complexities of second wave: experts

Ontario's overhaul of its COVID-19 testing strategy to focus on symptomatic and high-risk individuals highlights the fact that lessons still need to be learned as the country grapples with a second wave, public health experts said Thursday.
Allegations of sexual harassment in Manitoba civil service substantiated: report

Allegations of sexual harassment in Manitoba civil service substantiated: report

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government says there’s been an increase in investigations into sexual harassment complaints made by civil service employees and 20 allegations have been substantiated.
Legislation to set five-year climate targets highest priority this fall: Wilkinson

Legislation to set five-year climate targets highest priority this fall: Wilkinson

OTTAWA — Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says he plans to move quickly this fall to set legislated targets to cut Canada's greenhouse gas emissions that go even further than what has already been promised.
Cities in U.S. erupt in protest as Breonna Taylor decision inflames racial divide

Cities in U.S. erupt in protest as Breonna Taylor decision inflames racial divide

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Man charged in connection with alleged online threats against Quebec premier

Man charged in connection with alleged online threats against Quebec premier

MONTREAL — A 65-year-old Quebec man has been charged after allegedly threatening Premier Francois Legault online. Sylvain Proulx will appear in court on Nov. 9 in Roberval, in the Lac-Saint-Jean region.
Politicians must not pressure Health Canada to approve rapid COVID-19 tests: Freeland

Politicians must not pressure Health Canada to approve rapid COVID-19 tests: Freeland

OTTAWA — The federal government is "lining up advance deals" to buy rapid tests for COVID-19 so as soon as the technology is approved for use in Canada, it can be put to work, says Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland.
'Am I next?': Officer who responded to Fredericton mass shooting testifies at trial

'Am I next?': Officer who responded to Fredericton mass shooting testifies at trial

FREDERICTON — A senior officer with the Fredericton Police Force testified in court Thursday that at one point during the response to the mass shooting on Aug. 10, 2018, he feared he would be the next victim. Sgt.
Liberals promise action on biases in justice system, policing

Liberals promise action on biases in justice system, policing

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is promising legislation and money to address systemic inequities in all phases of the criminal justice system.
N.S. appeals court hears case of woman trying to stop husband's assisted death

N.S. appeals court hears case of woman trying to stop husband's assisted death

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's top court reserved its decision Thursday following a hearing during which an 82-year-old woman tried to stop her husband from receiving a medically assisted death.