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Stephen Lewis says Trudeau ran superficial Security Council campaign for Canada

Stephen Lewis says Trudeau ran superficial Security Council campaign for Canada

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government's superficial foreign policy hamstrung its diplomats and caused Canada's defeat in the first round of voting for a seat on the United Nations Security Council, says the former Canadian ambassador who helped battle Sout
Accused must knowingly breach bail conditions to be found guilty: Supreme Court

Accused must knowingly breach bail conditions to be found guilty: Supreme Court

OTTAWA — A person accused of breaching bail must knowingly or recklessly violate conditions in order to be found guilty of straying from them, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled.
Border rules mean gruelling drive for Quebecers headed to Iles-de-la-Madeleine

Border rules mean gruelling drive for Quebecers headed to Iles-de-la-Madeleine

MONTREAL — Quebecers hoping to vacation on the Iles-de-la-Madeleine learned this week they will not be able to stop in New Brunswick overnight because of restrictions on interprovincial travel.
N.S. inmates worry housing during COVID-19 could end unless funding extended

N.S. inmates worry housing during COVID-19 could end unless funding extended

HALIFAX — Several advocacy groups in Nova Scotia say 20 provincial inmates who shifted to community housing during the COVID-19 crisis could lose their residences by the end of the month unless a fresh source of funding can be found.
Civil servants to resume talks with federal government in the midst of COVID-19

Civil servants to resume talks with federal government in the midst of COVID-19

OTTAWA — Contract talks are expected to resume next week for about 70,000 federal government employees, many of whom have been delivering emergency financial aid to millions of Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Brunswick legislators defeat controversial mandatory vaccination bill

New Brunswick legislators defeat controversial mandatory vaccination bill

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick legislators have voted down a controversial bill that would have made vaccinations mandatory for children in the province's schools and daycares.
Federal deficit could hit $256 billion, PBO says in new report

Federal deficit could hit $256 billion, PBO says in new report

OTTAWA — The federal deficit could be on track to hit $256 billion this fiscal year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Parliament's budget watchdog says in a new estimate that doesn't account for this week's extension to a cornerstone benefit for workers.

N.S. mass shooting inquiry 'mechanism' done as province, Ottawa finalize details

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's justice minister says most details of a joint federal-provincial inquiry into a mass killing in the province have been finalized.

Prices faced by consumers rising faster than inflation rate, BoC deputy says

OTTAWA — The prices Canadians have reported paying for goods and services have been rising more than the official inflation rate, a senior Bank of Canada official says.
Made-in-Canada contact tracing app ready for testing in Ontario: Trudeau

Made-in-Canada contact tracing app ready for testing in Ontario: Trudeau

OTTAWA — A made-in-Canada mobile app to alert Canadians who may have been exposed to a person infected with COVID-19 is ready for testing in Ontario, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Thursday.