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Commons gives approval in principle to judges' sexual assault training bill

Commons gives approval in principle to judges' sexual assault training bill

OTTAWA — The House of Commons has unanimously approved in principle — for the third time — a bill that would require judges to commit to take training in sexual assault law.
One in four Canadians say their mental health is worse than during COVID-19 outbreak

One in four Canadians say their mental health is worse than during COVID-19 outbreak

OTTAWA — Canadians continue to experience mental health difficulties due to the pandemic, with one in four saying their stress level is higher than during the first COVID-19 wave, according to a new poll.
The RCMP have 'let down' Indigenous fishers facing violence in Nova Scotia: minister

The RCMP have 'let down' Indigenous fishers facing violence in Nova Scotia: minister

OTTAWA — The RCMP in Nova Scotia have failed to properly protect Indigenous people embroiled in an ugly dispute over lobster fishing, Canada's Indigenous services minister said Monday.

COVID-19 cases in Canada surpass 200,000

The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic pushed Canada's total case count past the 200,000 mark on Monday as tougher health restrictions took effect in some regions facing a surge in infections.
Nova Scotia restaurants boycott lobster in response to violence against the Mi'kmaq

Nova Scotia restaurants boycott lobster in response to violence against the Mi'kmaq

HALIFAX — Kourosh Rad, owner of Garden Food Bar and Lounge in Halifax, says he removed his popular lobster-based menu items in support of the province's Mi'kmaq fishers.
Non-essential travel restrictions at Canada-U. S. border extended to at least Nov. 21

Non-essential travel restrictions at Canada-U. S. border extended to at least Nov. 21

WASHINGTON, Wash. — Limits on travel between Canada and the United States will persist for at least four more weeks, the federal government confirmed Monday despite signs of growing impatience south of the border.
Opposition parties demand passenger refunds as condition of any airline bailouts

Opposition parties demand passenger refunds as condition of any airline bailouts

The Liberal government should ensure airline passengers receive refunds for flights cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, opposition parties demanded Monday.
Tories to force debate on anticorruption committee as Liberals warn of consequences

Tories to force debate on anticorruption committee as Liberals warn of consequences

OTTAWA — The Opposition Conservatives are setting Parliament up for another showdown that could trigger a snap election.

Canada's COVID-19 caseload close to hitting 200,000; Quebec leads daily new cases

Ontario urged families in four COVID-19 hot spots to hold off on trick-or-treating as the country inched towards marking 200,000 cases of the illness on Monday.
Companies have modest hiring plans, low wage growth expectations, Bank of Canada says

Companies have modest hiring plans, low wage growth expectations, Bank of Canada says

OTTAWA — Canadian workers and companies expect wage growth to stay low over the coming year over heightened uncertainty from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bank of Canada says in two new reports.