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Ottawa predicts system delays, backlogs unless court extends life of refugee pact

Ottawa predicts system delays, backlogs unless court extends life of refugee pact

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government says there will be upheaval at the Canada-U.S. border early next year if a refugee pact between the two countries is allowed to expire.
Victim of Markham, Ont., homicide identified as Iranian-Canadian activist Mehdi Amin

Victim of Markham, Ont., homicide identified as Iranian-Canadian activist Mehdi Amin

TORONTO — An Iranian-Canadian human rights advocate found dead in his home north of Toronto this week was a kind, polite gentleman who never argued with anyone, friends of his said Friday as police asked for help with the investigation.
B.C. snap election coloured by pandemic recovery, candidate gaffes

B.C. snap election coloured by pandemic recovery, candidate gaffes

VANCOUVER — Voters go to the polls Saturday to determine who will lead British Columbia through the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery, marking the end of a campaign unlike any in the province's recent history.

Some facts on British Columbia politics as the province heads to the polls Saturday

VANCOUVER — Voters in British Columbia go to the polls on Saturday. Here's some of what you need to know about B.C.
Nunavut politicians vote to remove minister from cabinet over social media post

Nunavut politicians vote to remove minister from cabinet over social media post

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut's legislature members have voted former housing and Nunavut Arctic College minister Patterk Netser out of cabinet over a post he made on social media.
Montreal archdiocese says priest found guilty of sexual assault has been defrocked

Montreal archdiocese says priest found guilty of sexual assault has been defrocked

MONTREAL — A priest sentenced in 2019 for abusing two boys has been formally stripped of his priesthood, Montreal's archdiocese said Friday.
For Mi'kmaq fishers, dreams of a peaceful harvest on N.S. waters repeatedly dashed

For Mi'kmaq fishers, dreams of a peaceful harvest on N.S. waters repeatedly dashed

HALIFAX — Mi'kmaw fisherman Robert Syliboy says he dreams of peacefully trapping lobster off the shores of southwestern Nova Scotia.
Federal study details workers hit hardest by tax, benefit system for extra earnings

Federal study details workers hit hardest by tax, benefit system for extra earnings

OTTAWA — Newly released documents show Finance Department officials calculated that workers near the bottom of the income ladder are dinged hardest for extra earnings than anybody else, including those at the top.
Ottawa police investigating hate-motivated graffiti incident at National War Memorial

Ottawa police investigating hate-motivated graffiti incident at National War Memorial

OTTAWA — Police in Ottawa are investigating an incident of hate-motivated graffiti at the National War Memorial.
Hospitals, long-term care homes have little room for second-wave surge, inquiry hears

Hospitals, long-term care homes have little room for second-wave surge, inquiry hears

Hospitals and long-term care homes are nearly at capacity and won't be able to handle a surge in COVID-19 patients during the second wave of the pandemic, an independent commission has heard.