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Majority of Canadians support wearing masks during COVID-19, oppose protests: poll

Majority of Canadians support wearing masks during COVID-19, oppose protests: poll

OTTAWA — A new survey suggests the recent rise in new COVID-19 cases across Canada comes with a similar increase in support for the mandatory wearing of masks in public places.
Independent senators renew pressure on Liberals to enshrine Senate reforms into law

Independent senators renew pressure on Liberals to enshrine Senate reforms into law

OTTAWA — Independent senators are renewing their calls for the Liberal government to move forward with legislation to officially change how the Senate functions.
Public Healthy Agency of Canada gets new president as current one steps down

Public Healthy Agency of Canada gets new president as current one steps down

OTTAWA — The Public Health Agency of Canada is getting a new president as the country heads into the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Federal, provincial battle over carbon tax goes before Supreme Court this week

Federal, provincial battle over carbon tax goes before Supreme Court this week

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's carbon tax is going on trial Tuesday.
Feds reluctantly approve Ontario and New Brunswick carbon prices for big emitters

Feds reluctantly approve Ontario and New Brunswick carbon prices for big emitters

OTTAWA — The federal government has reluctantly given green lights to both Ontario and New Brunswick to use their own carbon-pricing systems for big industrial emitters, rather than have a federal program imposed on them.
Liberals pledge $1 billion for cities to buy motels, hotels for rapid-housing program

Liberals pledge $1 billion for cities to buy motels, hotels for rapid-housing program

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals plan to spend $1 billion over the next six months so cities and housing providers can buy properties being sold because of the COVID-19 pandemic and use them to keep people from becoming homeless.
"Schitt's Creek" makes history and the ricin affair: In The News for Sept. 21

"Schitt's Creek" makes history and the ricin affair: In The News for Sept. 21

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 Sept. 21. What we are watching in Canada ...
AP sources: Woman accused of sending ricin letter arrested

AP sources: Woman accused of sending ricin letter arrested

WASHINGTON — A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin, which was addressed to White House, has been arrested at New York-Canada border, three law enforcement officials told The Associated Press on Sunday.
Federal Court hears certification arguments this week in MMIW lawsuit

Federal Court hears certification arguments this week in MMIW lawsuit

REGINA — A mother who alleges the federal government and RCMP took a a "negligent" and "lackadaisical" approach to investigating missing and murdered Indigenous women will attend a hearing this week that will determine if her lawsuit moves forward, h
Addressing anti-mask protests poses a challenge for leaders, experts say

Addressing anti-mask protests poses a challenge for leaders, experts say

MONTREAL — Quebec's COVID-19 case numbers hit their highest numbers since the end of May this weekend, but Alexandre Laberge-Ayotte wasn't worried.