Jury selection changes part of feds planned justice reforms

Jury selection changes part of feds planned justice reforms

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says new legislation aimed at overhauling the justice system proposes changes to make juries "more representative" of the population, and to increase penalties for intimate partner violence.
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Brazilian cowboy finishes journey from Alaska to Calgary

Brazilian cowboy finishes journey from Alaska to Calgary

It wasn't quite the parade that Brazilian long rider Filipe Masetti Leite was expecting but he was happy to reach the finish line in Calgary today.The 33-year-old completed a journey on horseback from Alaska to Calgary today, the same day the Calg...
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Deputy chief public health officer says home games at Rogers Centre would carry risk

Deputy chief public health officer says home games at Rogers Centre would carry risk

The Blue Jays have been cleared to train at Toronto's Rogers Centre, but Canada’s deputy chief public health officer, Dr. Howard Njoo, says playing regular-season games there would carry risk.
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Ontario deploys emergency management agency to address Windsor-Essex farm outbreak

Ontario deploys emergency management agency to address Windsor-Essex farm outbreak

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says a team from the province's emergency management agency has been deployed to Windsor-Essex to help address a large COVID-19 farm outbreak. He says Emergency Management Ontario will help coordinate care and housing for...
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Nova Scotia to track arrivals from outside Atlantic Canada

Nova Scotia to track arrivals from outside Atlantic Canada

With an increasing number of Nova Scotians complaining on social media about seeing cars with American plates entering the province, Premier Stephen McNeil has pledged to keep a closer watch on those showing up at the border from outside Atlantic ...
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Gatecrasher taken quietly because of RCMP's care, deputy commissioner says

Gatecrasher taken quietly because of RCMP's care, deputy commissioner says

An armed man who crashed his truck into the grounds of the Governor General's residence was arrested unhurt because the RCMP always seeks to end tense situations peacefully, Deputy Commissioner Mike Duheme said Friday. The arrest is a contrast to ...
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Child care a priority in federal COVID-19 help for provinces, PM says

Child care a priority in federal COVID-19 help for provinces, PM says

The national economy can't recover fully from COVID-19 closures until parents are confident they have safe places for their children to be while they're at work, Justin Trudeau said Friday. He said some of the $14 billion his government has offere...
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New security law in Hong Kong changes relationship with Canada: Trudeau

New security law in Hong Kong changes relationship with Canada: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada is suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and restricting exports there as a new security law reduces the territory's autonomy from Beijing. Canada says Hong Kong's special status depends on Chin...
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Three children killed in Quebec tractor accident

Three children killed in Quebec tractor accident

Three children killed, seven injured after being thrown from the front loader of a tractor on Canada Day.
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Alaska 'queue jumpers' not welcome to stop in B.C.

Alaska 'queue jumpers' not welcome to stop in B.C.

B.C. Premier John Horgan says Americans crossing the border on their way to Alaska should not stop in the province while COVID-19 cases continue rising in the United States. He says he's spoken with Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland about di...
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Ford accuses migrant workers of 'hiding' from COVID-19 testing

Ford accuses migrant workers of 'hiding' from COVID-19 testing

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says migrant workers are "hiding" from COVID-19 testing in the Windsor-Essex region, hindering efforts to ramp up on-farm screenings. Ford says the government is working with local health officials and municipalities to a...
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Armed man arrested at Rideau Hall: RCMP

Armed man arrested at Rideau Hall: RCMP

An armed man has been arrested on the grounds of Rideau Hall, where Gov. Gen. Julie Payette and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau live. The RCMP announced the arrest hours after many police officers descended on the sprawling estate Thursday morning. ...
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Trudeau's message for Canada Day

Trudeau's message for Canada Day

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spent part of Canada Day with his family harvesting broccoli at a farm operated by the Ottawa Food Bank. Speaking afterward, Trudeau noted the difficult circumstances many people found themselves in this year, such as...
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Canadians chose ‘compassion and solidarity’: GG

Canadians chose ‘compassion and solidarity’: GG

Gov. Gen. Julie Payette says in a Canada Day message that the COVID-19 pandemic put people to the test this year, but she believes Canadians chose to care about each other during pain and economic hardship. She says she is confident Canadians will...
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Brazilian cowboy who criss-crossed dozens of countries nearing journey's end

Brazilian cowboy who criss-crossed dozens of countries nearing journey's end

A Toronto-raised Brazilian cowboy will finish his final journey on Friday as he arrives in Calgary after leaving Anchorage, Alaska in May of last year. Filipe Masetti Leite will arrive in time for a ceremony after he was named parade marshal for t...
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B.C. allows visits at long-term care homes

B.C. allows visits at long-term care homes

B.C. is allowing visits at long-term care facilities after months of families trying to stay in touch with relatives virtually or by phone. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says the visits will be restricted to one designated person to s...
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Quebec makes masks mandatory on public transit

Quebec makes masks mandatory on public transit

Quebec Premier Francois Legault says masks will be mandatory for everyone 12 and older as of July 13. Legault says there won't be any fines, but those not wearing one won't be permitted to board. Legault says masks are not a sign of fear, but rath...
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Up to cities to determine mask rules: Ford

Up to cities to determine mask rules: Ford

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says it is up to individual communities to set their own mandatory mask policies. Ford made the comment after mayors in the Greater Toronto Area said Tuesday they would not wait for the province to create a uniform rule, ...
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Alessia Cara emerged the top winner at this year's Juno Awards, scooping up three trophies

Alessia Cara emerged the top winner at this year's Juno Awards, scooping up three trophies

Alessia Cara emerged the top winner at this year's Juno Awards, scooping up three trophies. In a pre-recorded ceremony, celebration was paired with an acknowledgment that more needs to be done to represent the diverse voices of Canadian artists.
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B.C.'s health minister wants to see proof airline changes areCOVID-19 safe

B.C.'s health minister wants to see proof airline changes areCOVID-19 safe

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix says he'll be asking his federal counterparts for evidence that it's OK for Air Canada and WestJet to drop physical distancing requirements on flights. Dix says the reasons can't be just economic and safety to preve...
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Alberta implements business tax cuts, $10 billion for infrastructure to rebound from COVID-19.

Alberta implements business tax cuts, $10 billion for infrastructure to rebound from COVID-19.

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says his government will spend $10 billion on infrastructure right away to help lift the province out of the economic slump caused by low oil prices and the COVID-19 pandemic. He is also accelerating previously announc...
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Ontario announces task force to review ways to revamp tow truck industry

Ontario announces task force to review ways to revamp tow truck industry

Ontario is setting up a task force that will examine ways to reform the province's tow truck industry. The Monday afternoon announcement comes as two police forces conduct major investigations linked to tow truck operations. Premier Doug Ford says...
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Lack of diplomats in Syria means little help for Canadians stuck after fall of ISIL: PM

Lack of diplomats in Syria means little help for Canadians stuck after fall of ISIL: PM

Human Rights Watch says dozens of Canadians left behind after the defeat of the Islamic State terror group in the Middle East deserve more help getting back. They include some who should face justice for their acts abroad, but also an estimated 26...
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COVID-19 trends 'moving in the right direction': Trudeau

COVID-19 trends 'moving in the right direction': Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says new federal public health models are showing that the many restrictions Canadians have suffered with to suppress COVID-19 have worked. But he says the country still has "hotspots" and any of them could explode in...
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Canadian companies join Facebook ad boycott

Canadian companies join Facebook ad boycott

Canadian companies are joining a growing list of top international brands vowing not to advertise on Facebook Inc. in July because of the company's refusal to deal with the spread of hateful content on its platform.
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