Skip to content
Join our Newsletter

National News

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 26

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 26

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 6:17 p.m. EDT on Aug. 26, 2020: There are 126,417 confirmed cases in Canada.
No grounds for charges in death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet, SIU director says

No grounds for charges in death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet, SIU director says

TORONTO — Officers who were in the home of Regis Korchinksi-Paquet when she fell to her death from a Toronto balcony were cleared of wrongdoing by Ontario's police watchdog on Wednesday, bringing to a close what the woman's family called a flawed inv
Feds to give provinces $2B to bolster safe reopening of schools this fall

Feds to give provinces $2B to bolster safe reopening of schools this fall

OTTAWA — The growing level of anxiety experienced by parents and teachers over reopening schools during a global pandemic have reached the ears of highest level of government — shortly before children head back to the classrooms.
Ottawa must act first to secure release of detained Canadians: China

Ottawa must act first to secure release of detained Canadians: China

OTTAWA — Beijing has pushed back against Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne's most recent call for the release of two Canadians detained in China, saying it is up to Canada to make the first move to secure their release.
Appeal heard in case of N.S. woman who wants to stop husband's doctor-assisted death

Appeal heard in case of N.S. woman who wants to stop husband's doctor-assisted death

HALIFAX — Lawyers for a Nova Scotia woman who is trying to stop her husband from receiving a doctor-assisted death told an appeals court judge Wednesday that the health-care workers who approved the man's request had conflicting opinions about whethe
'I thought I did something wrong:' Video shows Mountie entering home with axe

'I thought I did something wrong:' Video shows Mountie entering home with axe

STANLEY MISSION, Sask. — The RCMP in Saskatchewan is reviewing the behaviour of an officer captured on video yelling, swearing and carrying an axe into a home where a man inside had self-harmed.
'I'm angry': some parents, teachers anxious as Quebec schoolkids head back to class

'I'm angry': some parents, teachers anxious as Quebec schoolkids head back to class

MONTREAL — Olga Maria Ruiz is reluctantly sending her 11-year-old daughter back to school in Montreal this year, armed with a few extra masks and reminders not to hug her classmates and teachers.
Bank of Canada eyes effect on wealth, income distribution in review: Wilkins

Bank of Canada eyes effect on wealth, income distribution in review: Wilkins

OTTAWA — The second-in-command at the Bank of Canada said Wednesday that any changes to the underpinning of its monetary policy will be judged against how it affects the distribution of income and wealth in this country.
Panel overseeing alternative to solitary confinement blocked from doing its job

Panel overseeing alternative to solitary confinement blocked from doing its job

OTTAWA — An independent panel tasked with overseeing the segregation of inmates in federal prisons says the Correctional Service of Canada blocked it from doing its job.
'Game of inches': New Brunswick parties fighting for that elusive majority

'Game of inches': New Brunswick parties fighting for that elusive majority

FREDERICTON — When Progressive Conservative Leader Blaine Higgs called a snap election last week, he said he wanted to bring political stability to New Brunswick following two years of a minority Tory government — but a look at the province's elector