Crown hopes Quebec mosque shooter's guilty plea brings 'relief'

Crown hopes Quebec mosque shooter's guilty plea brings 'relief'

Alexandre Bissonnette has pleaded guilty to six charges of murder and six charges of attempted murder in last year's Quebec mosque attack. Bissonnette originally pleaded not guilty to the 12 charges Monday.
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Quebec Premier says he’s ‘confident’ soldiers can remain in long-term care homes

Quebec Premier says he’s ‘confident’ soldiers can remain in long-term care homes

Premier Francois Legault said today he sensed Prime Minister Trudeau is open to keeping soldiers inside the province’s long-term care homes until mid-September but there is no commitment yet. The premier says he wants the roughly 1,000 soldiers de...
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Ontario mulls regional reopening approach

Ontario mulls regional reopening approach

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says that increased data coming from a new COVID-19 testing strategy unveiled today has prompted him to consider a regional approach to reopening. Ford has been asked on multiple occasions about the idea and has said it w...
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How risky is carpooling during pandemic?

How risky is carpooling during pandemic?

Whether it's giving your neighbour a ride to the grocery store, or letting a friend borrow your car, health experts generally advise against sharing a vehicle during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Trudeau on U.S. unrest: 'Racism is real'

Trudeau on U.S. unrest: 'Racism is real'

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says racism – including anti-black racism – is real, in both the United States and Canada. He made the remarks in response to the racial unrest and violence roiling in the U.S. following Monday’s police killing of an ...
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Additional $650M pledged in COVID-19 aid for Indigenous communities

Additional $650M pledged in COVID-19 aid for Indigenous communities

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says the federal government is more than tripling the $305 million it has promised to help First Nations and remote Inuit and Metis communities to respond to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Miller says the ...
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Garneau bars cruise ships from Canadian waters until fall

Garneau bars cruise ships from Canadian waters until fall

Transport Minister Marc Garneau says the federal government is banning large cruise ships from Canada until at least October to keep COVID-19 at bay. The move extends and expands a ban that initially extended to July 1. Smaller vessels, such as wa...
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Ontario coroner calls inquest into death of disabled teen at school for the blind

Ontario coroner calls inquest into death of disabled teen at school for the blind

Samuel Brown's parents say they have questions about how their 18-year-old son, who was deaf, blind and non-verbal, died while in care of Ontario's W. Ross Macdonald School for the blind. Now that a coroner's inquest has been called, they're hopin...
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Health rules at Mission prison copied across country

Health rules at Mission prison copied across country

The COVID-19 outbreak at the Mission prison in B.C.'s Fraser Valley has been declared over after more than 130 inmates and staff tested positive. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry also says the B.C. coroner's report that 117 people died o...
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Despite Canada's COVID-19 problems, others need our help: PM

Despite Canada's COVID-19 problems, others need our help: PM

After co-hosting a UN conference on helping poorer countries staggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a global recovery will need international co-operation. A belief in global institutions happens to be one of the re...
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Some inspectors conducted long-term care homes checks by phone: Ford

Some inspectors conducted long-term care homes checks by phone: Ford

Premier Doug Ford said early in the COVID-19 pandemic some government inspectors refused to go into long-term care homes, instead conducting the checks by phone. But a letter from the Ontario Public Service Employees Union to Ford also shows the u...
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Quebec to launch advertising campaign in search of 10,000 orderlies for long-term care homes

Quebec to launch advertising campaign in search of 10,000 orderlies for long-term care homes

Premier Francois Legault says his government is looking to train up to 10,000 people to work as orderlies in the province’s hard-hit long-term care homes. About 65 per cent of Quebec’s COVID-19 deaths have occurred in the province’s understaffed p...
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Meng Wanzhou dispute belongs in the courts: Trudeau

Meng Wanzhou dispute belongs in the courts: Trudeau

Despite China's anger over a B.C. court's finding that Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou's extradition case can continue, the case needs to stay before Canada's independent judiciary, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday. Meng has more legal av...
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Military not a long-term answer to long-term care problems: PM

Military not a long-term answer to long-term care problems: PM

Though the federal government was willing to send the Canadian Forces to assist in long-term care homes hit hard by COVID-19, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said after a UN conference Thursday they can only be a stopgap, not a permanent solution to...
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New Brunswick shows importance of caution, flexibility in reopening: Tam

New Brunswick shows importance of caution, flexibility in reopening: Tam

Dr. Theresa Tam, the chief public health officer, says the COVID-19 cluster that forced New Brunswick to roll back some reopening measures is an example of the caution – and flexibility – needed as jurisdictions across Canada begin to ease restric...
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Manitoba premier wants answers on powwows

Manitoba premier wants answers on powwows

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says he wants answers from the federal government on whether Indigenous powwows are allowed under COVID-19 restrictions. Pallister says he plans to raise the issue in a phone call with the prime minister Thursday e...
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Multi-partisan push for human trafficking victims

Multi-partisan push for human trafficking victims

Members of Parliament from every opposition party have joined together to call on the Liberal government to reverse its decision to allow funding to expire for programs that help victims of human trafficking in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Is it safe to wear masks in high heat?

Is it safe to wear masks in high heat?

Soaring temperatures and thick humid air can cause breathing difficulties for a number of people as summer approaches each year. Add a cloth face mask to the equation and those problems can be further exacerbated.
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B.C. premier says self-isolation rules won't bend for NHL playoffs

B.C. premier says self-isolation rules won't bend for NHL playoffs

Premier John Horgan says he's pleased Vancouver is in the running for a possible NHL playoff hockey site, but the province is not prepared to waive rules requiring people to self-isolate for 14 days when arriving in B.C. from outside Canada. Horga...
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B.C. premier says self-isolation rules won't bend for NHL playoffs

B.C. premier says self-isolation rules won't bend for NHL playoffs

Premier John Horgan says he's pleased Vancouver is in the running for a possible NHL playoff hockey site, but the province is not prepared to waive rules requiring people to self-isolate for 14 days when arriving in B.C. from outside Canada. Horga...
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Pandemic could speed shift to cashless

Pandemic could speed shift to cashless

Some businesses reopening with pandemic protocols in place have said they won't accept cash for the time being, potentially accelerating what the Bank of Canada describes as a decade-long shift away from the banknote.
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Money Monitor: How to put pandemic savings to good use

Money Monitor: How to put pandemic savings to good use

Don’t waste 'found money' savings from working from home, advisers say. Canadian families forced to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic are finding an unexpected side benefit as their expenses drop by hundreds of dollars per month.
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B.C. premier says self-isolation rules won't bend for NHL playoffs

B.C. premier says self-isolation rules won't bend for NHL playoffs

Premier John Horgan says he's pleased Vancouver is in the running for a possible NHL playoff hockey site, but the province is not prepared to waive rules requiring people to self-isolate for 14 days when arriving in B.C. from outside Canada. Horga...
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B.C. premier says self-isolation rules won't bend for NHL playoffs

B.C. premier says self-isolation rules won't bend for NHL playoffs

Premier John Horgan says he's pleased Vancouver is in the running for a possible NHL playoff hockey site, but the province is not prepared to waive rules requiring people to self-isolate for 14 days when arriving in B.C. from outside Canada. Horga...
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Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou loses key decision in extradition case

Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou loses key decision in extradition case

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ruled against Meng Wanzhou, saying the Huawei chief financial officer's extradition case should proceed. The judge says fraud allegations that Meng denies in the United States could constitute a crime in Canada.
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