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Quebec introduces 'telewarrant' system as Ontario releases new COVID-19 modelling

Quebec introduces 'telewarrant' system as Ontario releases new COVID-19 modelling

MONTREAL — Quebec's premier promised to crack down on those who violate public health orders and Ontario released sobering COVID-19 projections as leaders of Canada's two hardest-hit provinces on Wednesday grappled with how best to flatten a growing
New benefits for workers hurt by pandemic hits speed bump in Senate

New benefits for workers hurt by pandemic hits speed bump in Senate

OTTAWA — After being rushed through the House of Commons in a single day, a bill authorizing new benefits for workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic has hit a speed bump in the Senate. Sen.

Four Quebecers charged in connection with suspected kidnapping of New York couple

MONTREAL — Four Quebecers were arraigned by phone on Wednesday in connection with the alleged kidnapping of a couple in their 70s from New York state. James Helm Jr.
Court should intervene to remedy Canada's alleged failure on climate change: lawyer

Court should intervene to remedy Canada's alleged failure on climate change: lawyer

VANCOUVER — The courts have a definite role in helping to determine if Canada has breached the constitutional rights of 15 youths who are suing the government for its alleged failures on climate change policies, a lawyer for the group says.
Blanchet, O'Toole return to Parliament, urge Canadians to guard against COVID-19

Blanchet, O'Toole return to Parliament, urge Canadians to guard against COVID-19

OTTAWA — A sombre Yves-Francois Blanchet reflected Wednesday on his own experience with COVID-19, saying he was lucky to have caught a mild case of the illness but that many Canadians are not so fortunate.
Missing ballots, donations, last-minute rule changes undermine Green race: candidates

Missing ballots, donations, last-minute rule changes undermine Green race: candidates

OTTAWA — Missing ballots and donations, combined with last-minute rule changes, have two contenders for the federal Green party's leadership questioning the legitimacy of the race.
Racism common in health system says head of Native Women's Shelter of Montreal

Racism common in health system says head of Native Women's Shelter of Montreal

MONTREAL — The executive director of the Native Women's Shelter of Montreal says racism against Indigenous people is so common at local hospitals that her organization escorts clients to medical visits.
Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole lambastes Liberals' handing of pandemic

Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole lambastes Liberals' handing of pandemic

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole used his first speech in the House of Commons as party leader to lambaste the Liberal government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Another First Nation in Nova Scotia set to start self-regulated lobster fishery

Another First Nation in Nova Scotia set to start self-regulated lobster fishery

HALIFAX — A First Nation in southern Cape Breton is set to become the second Indigenous band in Nova Scotia to launch a self-regulated commercial lobster fishery that will operate outside the regular season.

Lack of funding hampering aid to domestic violence survivors, report says

OTTAWA — A study on shelters helping survivors of domestic violence become independent says a lack of funding is getting in the way of providing programs and retaining quality staff.