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'I wasn't afraid of death,' kidnapped British diplomat James Cross said upon release

'I wasn't afraid of death,' kidnapped British diplomat James Cross said upon release

OTTAWA — Just two days after he was freed, a British diplomat kidnapped by Quebec nationalists told Canadian officials he did not fear being killed in captivity.
President's positive COVID-19 tests underscores perils of campaigning in a pandemic

President's positive COVID-19 tests underscores perils of campaigning in a pandemic

WASHINGTON, Wash. — The perils of America's fractured, partisan approach to the COVID-19 pandemic finally caught up Friday with U.S.
Family of Indigenous woman subjected to slurs in Quebec hospital announces lawsuit

Family of Indigenous woman subjected to slurs in Quebec hospital announces lawsuit

JOLIETTE, Que. — The family of an Indigenous woman subjected to insults as she lay dying in hospital said Friday it will hit back hard against a racist system it accuses of killing her.

COVID-19 aid bill now law after clearing Senate due to compromise on hybrid sittings

OTTAWA — A bill authorizing new benefits for workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic received royal assent Friday, assuring continued financial support now that the Canada Emergency Response Benefit has come to an end.
Nova Scotia court rejects woman's appeal in bid to stop husband's assisted death

Nova Scotia court rejects woman's appeal in bid to stop husband's assisted death

HALIFAX — A bid by a Nova Scotia woman to stop her 83-year-old husband from receiving a medically assisted death was rejected Friday by the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.
Siblings, grandparents among those to be let in to Canada under new COVID-19 rules

Siblings, grandparents among those to be let in to Canada under new COVID-19 rules

OTTAWA — People desperate to bring extended family members to Canada as the world remains locked down due to COVID-19 are being given some hope by the federal government.
Tory says Liberals will back her for international post only if their man bows out

Tory says Liberals will back her for international post only if their man bows out

OTTAWA — Conservative Sen. Salma Ataullahjan says Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne has apologized for not returning her calls as she's sought support for her bid to head an international diplomatic body.
Electronic payment, legion masks: poppy campaign adapts to COVID-19

Electronic payment, legion masks: poppy campaign adapts to COVID-19

The lead-up to Remembrance Day will look a little different this year as the Royal Canadian Legion adapts its poppy campaign to the pandemic.
Joyce Echaquan's death highlights systemic racism in health care, experts say

Joyce Echaquan's death highlights systemic racism in health care, experts say

MONTREAL — The fate of Joyce Echaquan, an Indigenous woman who died in a Quebec hospital after filming staff insulting her, is a tragic example of the systemic racism many Indigenous people face when accessing health services in Canada, advocates and

RBC announces new restrictions on financing coal, oil developments

Canada's largest bank is putting new restrictions on lending to some fossil fuel developments.