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Parliament creates day to remember Tamil genocide in Sri Lanka

Parliament creates day to remember Tamil genocide in Sri Lanka

OTTAWA — Canada's Parliament has created a day to recognize the genocide of Tamil people in Sri Lanka. Parliament unanimously adopted the motion to make May 18 of each year Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day.
Joly heads to UN to mobilize action on food crisis sparked by invasion of Ukraine

Joly heads to UN to mobilize action on food crisis sparked by invasion of Ukraine

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly kicked off two days of meetings Wednesday at the United Nations to help mobilize a global response to the food security crisis resulting from Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
'It's the only option': Some Finnish people in Canada in favour of NATO bid

'It's the only option': Some Finnish people in Canada in favour of NATO bid

Some Finnish people living in Canada say they support Finland's recent historic decision to seek NATO membership after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Aeroplan-funded flights bringing Ukrainians to Canada expected to begin in June

Aeroplan-funded flights bringing Ukrainians to Canada expected to begin in June

OTTAWA — The first free commercial flights to Canada for Ukrainian refugees offered through a fundraising drive involving Aeroplan points won't be available until June. On April 20, U.S.
Animal welfare advocates ask court to stop white-tailed deer cull south of Montreal

Animal welfare advocates ask court to stop white-tailed deer cull south of Montreal

MONTREAL — A Quebec lawyer will ask the Superior Court next month to block a cull of white-tailed deer living in a suburban park south of Montreal and approve an alternative plan to relocate them.
Canada's COVID-19 infections among adults tripled in early 2022 due to Omicron: study

Canada's COVID-19 infections among adults tripled in early 2022 due to Omicron: study

TORONTO — The number of Canadian adults infected with COVID-19 tripled during the fifth wave of the pandemic compared with the total number of adults infected in the previous four waves, according to a new study led by Toronto researchers.
Former RCMP staff sergeant describes spotty radio, lack of resources in N.S. shooting

Former RCMP staff sergeant describes spotty radio, lack of resources in N.S. shooting

HALIFAX — A Mountie who led much of the response to the 2020 Nova Scotia mass shooting testified Wednesday that spotty radio service and the lack of an RCMP helicopter were among the equipment problems that hampered the manhunt.
Chantel Moore shot by N.B. police officer in chest, abdomen and leg, inquest hears

Chantel Moore shot by N.B. police officer in chest, abdomen and leg, inquest hears

FREDERICTON — Chantel Moore, a 26-year-old Indigenous woman killed by police in New Brunswick in June 2020, was shot twice in the chest, once in the abdomen and once in her left leg, the pathologist who conducted an autopsy on her said Wednesday. Dr.
Canada on 'upward trajectory' on NATO spending, modernizing Norad: defence minister

Canada on 'upward trajectory' on NATO spending, modernizing Norad: defence minister

WASHINGTON — The federal government is on an "upward trajectory" when it comes to meeting NATO spending targets and modernizing Norad, but Defence Minister Anita Anand stopped well short Wednesday of committing Canada to any firm timelines.
Russia shuts down CBC/Radio-Canada Moscow bureau, removes journalist accreditations

Russia shuts down CBC/Radio-Canada Moscow bureau, removes journalist accreditations

OTTAWA — Russia's Foreign Ministry says it is shutting down CBC/Radio-Canada's Moscow bureau and revoking the accreditations and visas of its journalists.