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Quebec votes: Legault says Conservative leader an 'agitator,' compares him to Trump

Quebec votes: Legault says Conservative leader an 'agitator,' compares him to Trump

MONTREAL — Coalition Avenir Québec Leader François Legault went on the offensive Friday, comparing rival Éric Duhaime to former United States president Donald Trump and saying the Conservative leader's stance on COVID-19 restrictions is disqualifying
Court of Appeal upholds sharing of Canadian bank account info with U.S. authorities

Court of Appeal upholds sharing of Canadian bank account info with U.S. authorities

OTTAWA — The Federal Court of Appeal has affirmed the constitutionality of legislation that allows account information held by Canadian financial institutions to be shared with U.S. authorities. Two U.S.
Follow Canada's lead on easing COVID-19 travel restrictions, U.S. lawmakers urge

Follow Canada's lead on easing COVID-19 travel restrictions, U.S. lawmakers urge

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers from the northern United States are cheering reports that Canada is poised to abandon COVID-19 vaccination rules for foreign visitors, and want President Joe Biden's administration to follow suit. Montana Sen.
Trudeau taps career diplomat Jennifer May to be Canada's new ambassador to China

Trudeau taps career diplomat Jennifer May to be Canada's new ambassador to China

OTTAWA — A career diplomat with three decades of experience in foreign service was named Canada's ambassador to China Friday by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
RCMP 'did their best' in response to N.S. mass shooting: federal Justice Department

RCMP 'did their best' in response to N.S. mass shooting: federal Justice Department

HALIFAX — The RCMP’s response to the 2020 shooting rampage that left 22 Nova Scotians dead was far from perfect, but police did their best, the federal Justice Department said Friday.
Hearing-impaired N.L. student awarded $10,000 after prof refused to wear microphone

Hearing-impaired N.L. student awarded $10,000 after prof refused to wear microphone

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Memorial University is appealing a human rights ruling that found a student with a hearing disability had been discriminated against when one of his professors refused to wear a microphone in class, citing her religious beliefs.
COVID-19 outbreak reported at care centre in Nunavut

COVID-19 outbreak reported at care centre in Nunavut

GJOA HAVEN, Nunavut — Health officials in Nunavut have declared a COVID-19 outbreak at a continuing care centre home in Gjoa Haven. The territory's Department of Health says all eight residents and one staff member have tested positive for COVID-19.
Nunavut review board recommends temporary production increase for iron ore mine

Nunavut review board recommends temporary production increase for iron ore mine

POND INLET, Nunavut — An environmental assessment agency in Nunavut has recommended that an iron ore mine on the northern tip of Baffin Island be allowed to increase its production by roughly two million tonnes this year, staving off expected job los
Temporary EI measures set to expire with no timeline for program reform

Temporary EI measures set to expire with no timeline for program reform

OTTAWA — Workers applying for employment insurance benefits will have to qualify based on pre-pandemic rules starting Sunday, when temporary measures are set to expire.
Watching hurricane Fiona, crime gun tracing: In The News for Sept. 23

Watching hurricane Fiona, crime gun tracing: In The News for Sept. 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 Sept. 23 ... What we are watching in Canada ...