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Alberta commits $8 million to locate and honour victims at residential school sites

Alberta commits $8 million to locate and honour victims at residential school sites

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is contributing $8 million in grants to assist First Nations and Métis communities locate the remains and honour the memories of residential schoolchildren.
Boost to seniors benefit this summer and beyond could cost $10.7 billion, PBO says

Boost to seniors benefit this summer and beyond could cost $10.7 billion, PBO says

OTTAWA — The parliamentary budget officer is estimating the Liberals' plan to send one-time payments this summer to seniors over 75 and then boost their old-age benefits thereafter will cost slightly less than the government estimates.
Halifax police constable defends actions in cell death of man wearing spit hood

Halifax police constable defends actions in cell death of man wearing spit hood

HALIFAX — A Halifax police constable who helped arrest a man who died of suffocation in a lockup cell in 2016 told a hearing Wednesday he left a spit hood on the detainee's head because he feared the man would remove it and spit on him. Const.
Watchdog calls rate of child sexual abuse in Nunavut a crisis

Watchdog calls rate of child sexual abuse in Nunavut a crisis

IQALUIT — Nunavut's representative for children and youth says the territory's high rate of child sexual abuse amounts to a crisis. Jane Bates testified this week before legislature members to discuss her office's 2019-2020 annual report.
New restrictions for Quebec TV producer Luc Wiseman charged with sex crimes on minor

New restrictions for Quebec TV producer Luc Wiseman charged with sex crimes on minor

MONTREAL — Quebec television producer Luc Wiseman, facing charges including sexual assault against a minor, has to abide by new bail conditions imposed Wednesday during his arraignment in Montreal.
Class action alleging RCMP abuse of Indigenous people in Northern Canada certified

Class action alleging RCMP abuse of Indigenous people in Northern Canada certified

TORONTO — A lawsuit alleging RCMP systematically brutalized Indigenous people in Northern Canada can proceed as a class action despite objections from the government, Federal Court ruled on Wednesday.
Indigenous billboard artwork, second vaccine dose expansion: In The News for June 23

Indigenous billboard artwork, second vaccine dose expansion: In The News for June 23

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 June 23 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, June 23, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, June 23, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Some provinces and territories do not report daily case numbers. There are 1,410,206 confirmed cases in Canada.
A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 482,991 new vaccinations administered for a total of 33,049,022 doses given.
Indigenous artwork to be displayed on billboards to honour residential schoolchildren

Indigenous artwork to be displayed on billboards to honour residential schoolchildren

Cree artist Betty Albert woke in the middle of the night after learning remains of possibly 215 children had been found at the site of a former residential school in British Columbia and looked at a canvas in her house.