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Mr. Kenney goes to Ottawa and income inequality; In The News for Dec. 9

Mr. Kenney goes to Ottawa and income inequality; In The News for Dec. 9

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 Dec. 9. What we are watching in Canada ...

Wealth of Canadians divided along racial lines, says report on income inequality

OTTAWA — Canadians who identify as visible minorities do not have the same access to investments and other sources of wealth as non-racialized people, suggests a new report on income inequality that looks at the financial impact of racism beyond jobs
'Kind of lacking:' Injured Bronco wonders why Canada won't fund spinal surgery

'Kind of lacking:' Injured Bronco wonders why Canada won't fund spinal surgery

CALGARY — A hockey player paralyzed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash says it feels good to be home after spending five weeks in Thailand, where he underwent spinal surgery. "It feels good.
Lawyer competence includes knowledge of Indigenous-Crown history: B.C. law society

Lawyer competence includes knowledge of Indigenous-Crown history: B.C. law society

VANCOUVER — The Law Society of British Columbia has moved to require Indigenous cultural competency training for all practising lawyers in the province, in response to gaps in legal education that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission identified.
Federal govt's refusal to provide clean needles in prison to be challenged today

Federal govt's refusal to provide clean needles in prison to be challenged today

TORONTO — An Ontario court is set to hear today a constitutional challenge to the federal ban on needles for drug-using prisoners.
After knife attack on Appalachian Trail, Canadian hiker shares plan to finish trek

After knife attack on Appalachian Trail, Canadian hiker shares plan to finish trek

MONCTON, N.B. — Kirby Morrill has loved sports since she was a young girl. At the University of New Brunswick, she was a rugby star, celebrated for her "off-the-charts" tackling.
Kenney and cabinet ministers in Ottawa to meet federal counterparts

Kenney and cabinet ministers in Ottawa to meet federal counterparts

OTTAWA — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and eight of his cabinet ministers will be in Ottawa today as part of a trip to meet their federal counterparts. Kenney will speak at the Canadian Club this afternoon and later host a reception.
'Parasite' big winner at Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

'Parasite' big winner at Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

TORONTO — The dark social satire "Parasite" was the big winner at this year's Toronto Film Critics Association Awards.
Conservatives urge Morneau to deliver 'urgent' fall economic update

Conservatives urge Morneau to deliver 'urgent' fall economic update

OTTAWA — The Conservatives are calling on Finance Minister Bill Morneau to deliver an "urgent" fall economic update, including a plan to get back to balance.
Rescue dogs come to Canada in search of forever families

Rescue dogs come to Canada in search of forever families

There were dozens of dogs in the back of the van travelling the 1,400 kilometres from Tennessee to the Greater Toronto Area — and one of them was a barker.