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Murder trial for man accused in Toronto's van attack set for November

TORONTO — The trial for the man accused of using a van to kill 10 people on a busy Toronto sidewalk has been set for this fall. Alek Minassian faces 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder. Justice John McMahon set Nov.
Trump decries 'lowlifes' and racism in Canada; In The News for June 3

Trump decries 'lowlifes' and racism in Canada; In The News for June 3

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 June 3 ... --- American anti-racism protests ...
Federal aid for care home systems needed ahead of second wave, advocates say

Federal aid for care home systems needed ahead of second wave, advocates say

OTTAWA — The federal government must do more to help provinces prepare long-term care homes for the next wave of COVID-19, the Ontario Long Term Care Association says.
Defence Department accused of using pandemic to withhold info from Parliament

Defence Department accused of using pandemic to withhold info from Parliament

OTTAWA — The Department of National Defence stands accused of trying to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to withhold information from Parliament and Canadians.
A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

Provinces have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Northwood seeks private rooms after COVID tragedy, but will N.S. fund the fix?

Northwood seeks private rooms after COVID tragedy, but will N.S. fund the fix?

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's largest nursing home is planning for a future of private rooms to keep residents safe, but it has taken a wrenching pandemic death toll to create the shift — and it remains unclear whether government will fund a long-term fix.

Nunavut RCMP order probe after video shows suspect hit by police vehicle door

CAPE DORSET, Nunavut — Nunavut RCMP say a Mountie is under investigation after a video surfaced that appears to show an officer knocking over a man with the open door of a police pickup truck. Police say Chief Supt.
Press pass offering little defence for journalists caught in the U.S. fray

Press pass offering little defence for journalists caught in the U.S. fray

WASHINGTON — Press passes and television cameras, once powerful symbols of neutrality that helped protect journalists working in combat zones, are providing little defence for reporters and crews covering the escalating urban conflict in the United S
Ontario mulls collection of race-based COVID-19 data; some argue it's essential

Ontario mulls collection of race-based COVID-19 data; some argue it's essential

TORONTO — The importance of understanding the role race might play in the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted Ontario to look at regulatory changes to make collection of such data provincewide, the government said Tuesday.
Fredette presents risk to public safety, correctional documents suggest

Fredette presents risk to public safety, correctional documents suggest

ST-JEROME, Que. — A Quebec man found guilty of two murders poses a high risk to public safety as well as a risk of evading authorities, correctional documents filed at his sentencing hearing Tuesday suggest.