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Calls mount, frustration grows over Trudeau's promise to help Hong Kong

Calls mount, frustration grows over Trudeau's promise to help Hong Kong

OTTAWA — The federal Liberal government is facing increasingly frustrated and worried calls to help people leave Hong Kong for Canada as China continues to crack down on pro-democracy activists in the former British colony.
Feds 'looking into' alleged bullying by RCMP employee facing security charges

Feds 'looking into' alleged bullying by RCMP employee facing security charges

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Public Safety Minister Bill Blair is "looking into" allegations the RCMP brushed off complaints about a senior director who was later arrested on national-security charges.
Trade minister says she'll keep eye on U.S. probe of Canadian lobster industry

Trade minister says she'll keep eye on U.S. probe of Canadian lobster industry

HALIFAX — International Trade Minister Mary Ng says she's keeping a close watch on a trade investigation into the Canadian lobster industry requested by the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump.
Business rent aid to fall short of budget, PBO says as credit program expands

Business rent aid to fall short of budget, PBO says as credit program expands

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals threw a credit lifeline to small businesses on the eve of rent coming due, extending a loan program as new figures showed a rent-relief effort is going to fall well short of expectations.
Alberta woman pleads guilty to manslaughter in shooting death of partner

Alberta woman pleads guilty to manslaughter in shooting death of partner

EDMONTON — An Alberta woman who was granted a new trial by the Supreme Court of Canada has been sentenced to eight years in prison after she pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the fatal shooting of her domestic partner.
Vancouver Aquarium closes programming amid 'financially challenging' time

Vancouver Aquarium closes programming amid 'financially challenging' time

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Aquarium is closing to the public, putting its programming on pause while it attempts to recover from the financial devastation of COVID-19.

Transit ridership dropped nearly 75% in June compared with 2019: data

New data show public transit systems in Canada were still feeling the hit of the COVID-19 pandemic in June, with subway, train and bus trips dropping nearly 75 per cent compared with last year.
Climate change creating vast new glacial lakes, future flooding risk: research

Climate change creating vast new glacial lakes, future flooding risk: research

CALGARY — Meltwater from shrinking glaciers is creating vast lakes that could eventually pose an enormous flooding threat, says newly published research.
The WE papers and a medical profession gender pay gap: In The News for Aug. 31

The WE papers and a medical profession gender pay gap: In The News for Aug. 31

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 Aug. 31. What we are watching in Canada ...
WE calls latest Conservative request for documents 'politics'

WE calls latest Conservative request for documents 'politics'

OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives are calling on WE Charity to release a series of documents the Toronto-based youth organization promised to hand over to a House of Commons committee before Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prorogued Parliament.