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Canada bringing back visa requirements for Mexico to slow asylum claims

Canada bringing back visa requirements for Mexico to slow asylum claims

OTTAWA — New visa requirements Ottawa is imposing on Mexican nationals are meant to curb the number of asylum claims in Canada as well as stem the flow of people crossing into the United States, Immigration Minister Marc Miller said Thursday.
Ottawa repurposing $10.5B to hike spending on health care, housing over three years

Ottawa repurposing $10.5B to hike spending on health care, housing over three years

OTTAWA — The federal government will repurpose $10.5 billion over the next three years from the budgets of 69 departments, agencies and Crown corporations, Treasury Board President Anita Anand said Thursday.
Fair treatment of African Nova Scotians at the centre of new prosecution policy

Fair treatment of African Nova Scotians at the centre of new prosecution policy

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Crown prosecutors were handed new tools Thursday to root out systemic anti-Black racism long embedded within the province's justice system.
Ottawa adds funding to CBC, despite executives' claims it was asked to cut its budget

Ottawa adds funding to CBC, despite executives' claims it was asked to cut its budget

OTTAWA — Canada's public broadcaster is getting an increase in funding, despite executives insisting that a request to cut CBC/Radio-Canada's budget for the next fiscal year was one reason they announced layoffs for 10 per cent of staff.
Newfoundland constable can't appeal rape conviction, ending case that shook province

Newfoundland constable can't appeal rape conviction, ending case that shook province

ST. JOHN'S, N.L.
2022 killing spree: Quebec coroner makes call for specialized mental-health tribunal

2022 killing spree: Quebec coroner makes call for specialized mental-health tribunal

MONTREAL — A Quebec coroner has issued a final report into the violent deaths of three people who were shot at random in the Montreal area by a mentally ill man in 2022, recommending the province look at creating a dedicated court to deal with mental
Bill 21: Five things about the province's contentious secularism law

Bill 21: Five things about the province's contentious secularism law

MONTREAL — Quebec's secularism law, known as Bill 21, has faced numerous court challenges since it was adopted nearly five years ago, with the Quebec Court of Appeal the latest to weigh in. Here's a look at the law.
Tribunal wraps first 'junk fee' case over online fees for Cineplex movie tickets

Tribunal wraps first 'junk fee' case over online fees for Cineplex movie tickets

OTTAWA — The Competition Tribunal heard a second day of arguments Thursday in a case that could decide whether Cineplex can keep charging customers an extra fee for buying movie tickets online.
Highlights from Nova Scotia's 2024-25 provincial budget

Highlights from Nova Scotia's 2024-25 provincial budget

HALIFAX — Highlights of the Nova Scotia government's provincial budget presented Thursday: — The province is bringing in a $16.5-billion budget, with a projected deficit of $467.4 million. --- — Health-care spending is expected to reach $7.
Competition Bureau gets court order for investigation into Google's ad practices

Competition Bureau gets court order for investigation into Google's ad practices

GATINEAU, Que. — The Competition Bureau says it's obtained a court order in an ongoing investigation into Google's advertising practices in Canada. The order requires Google to produce records and written information relevant to the investigation.