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COVID-19 pandemic forces Liberals to postpone national convention

OTTAWA — The federal Liberal party is postponing its national convention due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The convention was to be held in Ottawa on Nov. 12-15.
First Nations police services look to throne speech pledge for higher, stable funding

First Nations police services look to throne speech pledge for higher, stable funding

OTTAWA — The Rama Police Service, which serves the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, does not have dedicated funding for forensic and crime investigation units, or to provide aid to victims.
Finance Department says federal deficit hit $148.6 billion through July

Finance Department says federal deficit hit $148.6 billion through July

OTTAWA — The federal government ran a deficit of $148.6 billion during the first four months of its 2020-2021 fiscal year, the result of unprecedented spending in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The result compared with a deficit of $1.

Corruption charges stayed against former Quebec deputy premier, five co-accused

QUEBEC — A judge has granted a stay of proceedings in the corruption case of former Quebec deputy premier Nathalie Normandeau and her co-accused, bringing the lengthy legal saga to an end.
Feds pledge $440 million to join international vaccine program

Feds pledge $440 million to join international vaccine program

OTTAWA — Canada will spend $440 million to join an international program that is trying ensure COVID-19 vaccines aren't just hoarded by rich countries, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday.
'Not a conservation concern': N.S. Mi'kmaq won't deplete lobster stock, says expert

'Not a conservation concern': N.S. Mi'kmaq won't deplete lobster stock, says expert

HALIFAX — An Indigenous-run lobster fishery off the coast of southwestern Nova Scotia isn't the big environmental threat that it's being made out to be, according to a fisheries expert.
Bamboo supplies dwindling: Calgary Zoo hopeful pandas will be China-bound soon

Bamboo supplies dwindling: Calgary Zoo hopeful pandas will be China-bound soon

CALGARY — The Calgary Zoo says it's hopeful two giant pandas will be able to return home soon to China, where bamboo supplies are abundant.
Criminal case against federal MP adjourned until end of October

Criminal case against federal MP adjourned until end of October

OTTAWA — Federal MP Marwan Tabbara's criminal case is now adjourned until the end of October.
COVID-19 briefings and detention camps in China: In The News for Sept. 25

COVID-19 briefings and detention camps in China: In The News for Sept. 25

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 Sept. 25 ... What we are watching in Canada ...

More female southern resident killer whales needed for population growth: scientists

VANCOUVER — The addition of a new male calf to a critically endangered pod of southern resident killer whales has left experts happy yet disappointed because it won't further the population of the orcas.