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The blockade stays put and Teck withdraws; In The News for Feb. 24

The blockade stays put and Teck withdraws; In The News for Feb. 24

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 Feb. 24. What we are watching in Canada ...

Rail blockade by Tyendinaga Mohawk remains after police deadline passes

TYENDINAGA MOHAWK TERRITORY, Ont. — Ontario Provincial Police reportedly gave protesters until midnight Sunday to clear a rail blockade on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, or face an investigation and possible criminal charges.
CRA puts focus on paper returns as tax-filing season opens

CRA puts focus on paper returns as tax-filing season opens

OTTAWA — The Canada Revenue Agency is sending an unlikely message to kick off tax season: Paper-filers, we have not forgotten you.
New presumptive case of novel coronavirus in Toronto, health officials say

New presumptive case of novel coronavirus in Toronto, health officials say

TORONTO — A woman who arrived in Toronto from China last week has a presumptive case of the novel coronavirus, health officials said Sunday, days after announcing the last of three people previously diagnosed in Ontario had been cleared of the illnes
Teck withdraws application for Frontier mine, citing discourse over climate change

Teck withdraws application for Frontier mine, citing discourse over climate change

VANCOUVER — Teck Resources Ltd. has withdrawn its application for a massive oilsands mining project just days ahead of an expected government decision, citing the political discourse over climate change.
Alberta Court of Appeal to rule on whether federal carbon tax should stand

Alberta Court of Appeal to rule on whether federal carbon tax should stand

EDMONTON — The Alberta Court of Appeal is to release its decision today in the province's challenge of the federal government's carbon tax.
Statistics Canada set to reveal new data on poverty rates

Statistics Canada set to reveal new data on poverty rates

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada will lay out today how many Canadians live below the country's low-income threshold as part of an updated portrait of poverty.
Police give Tyendinaga Mohawk protesters deadline to clear rail blockade: reports

Police give Tyendinaga Mohawk protesters deadline to clear rail blockade: reports

TYENDINAGA MOHAWK TERRITORY, Ont. — Protesters were reportedly given until the end of Sunday night to clear a blockade on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory that's crippled the country's rail network.
Quebec education minister apologizes to McGill prof barred from ethics forum

Quebec education minister apologizes to McGill prof barred from ethics forum

MONTREAL — Quebec's education minister has formally apologized to a renowned McGill University ethics professor for removing him from consultations based on false information.
Violent ends to past Indigenous protests haunt Trudeau government

Violent ends to past Indigenous protests haunt Trudeau government

OTTAWA — The ghosts of Indigenous protests past have hovered over Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as his government struggles to bring a peaceful end to blockades that have disrupted traffic on rail lines and other major transportation routes across th