HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's justice minister says there will be a joint federal-provincial inquiry or review into the mass killing in April that claimed 22 lives, but the exact form of that investigation is still taking shape.
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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.
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.
OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada is expected to keep its key interest rate unchanged this morning on the first day of governor Tiff Macklem's tenure.
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will continue today to make the case for a co-ordinated global response to cushion the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world's poorest countries.
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.
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.
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 States.
TORONTO - Ontario officials have launched four separate probes into the long-term care system amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen more than 1,600 residents die and the military and hospitals called in to get outbreaks under control.
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.
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.
OTTAWA - Canadians who tune in to watch proceedings in the House of Commons during the COVID-19 crisis may wonder why Conservative and Bloc Quebecois MPs continue to accuse the Liberal government of shutting down Parliament.
OTTAWA - The Trudeau Liberals are detailing to parliamentarians a plan that would shift tens of billions in pandemic-related aid, sending more toward a key COVID-19 emergency benefit for workers after seeing demand skyrocket from original estimates.
OTTAWA - House of Commons Speaker Anthony Rota says he is now comfortable with the technology that could allow MPs to vote remotely during the hybrid Parliament sittings.
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau waded into the foreign policies of Israel and China on Tuesday, expressing concerns over separate but controversial positions that he says undermine peace in both places.
OTTAWA - Planes and boats loaded with personal protective equipment and other COVID-19 supplies continue to arrive in Canada as the federal government moves to increase the domestic stockpile of crucial gear.
OTTAWA - As long-standing anger about discrimination boils over in the United States, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians must recognize there is systemic racism in their own country.
HALIFAX - As pressure mounts on the federal and Nova Scotia governments to call an inquiry into one of the worst mass killings in Canadian history, the country's leading scholar on inquiries says Ottawa and the province should do the right thing and work together on a joint inquest.
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OTTAWA - As protesters keep up their anti-racism rallies on both sides of the border, top health officials are hoping they don't forget about the risk of COVID-19.
EDMONTON - A woman who was sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison for her role in the death of a toddler found outside an Edmonton church says she's sorry to everyone she hurt.
WASHINGTON - Americans venting their grief and anger at the death of George Floyd in police custody are being confronted nightly with tear gas, rubber bullets and truncheon-wielding, armour-clad riot police — the merciless approach they set out to protest in the first place.
OTTAWA - Politicians across the country were united in denouncing racism on Monday, as anger over the police killing of a black man in the United States sparked calls for more action north of the border to end the systemic discrimination of racialized communities in Canada.
ST-JEROME, Que. - A 25-year sentence for a pair of first-degree murder convictions would be ridiculous, the mother of one of Ugo Fredette's victims told the court Monday.
OTTAWA - A review of the 2019 federal election leaders' debates says the commission organizing them should be separated more fully from government and that the standards for participation should be reworked to avoid a potential repeat of the fracas around who got into last fall's face-offs.
TORONTO - Ontario's police watchdog said Monday its investigators had spoken with all six officers who were at the home of a young Toronto woman before she fell off the balcony to her death.
OTTAWA - Military investigators are pointing to video footage as the reason they suspect a bird strike was been responsible for last month's deadly Snowbird plane crash in British Columbia.
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has rejected Donald Trump's latest proposal to readmit Russia to the G7, stoking old divisions between the American president and the rest of the group.
Top health officials, acknowledging a striking lack of data on how the pandemic has hit marginalized communities, are encouraging anti-racism rally-goers to make their voices heard while keeping COVID-19 safety in mind.
Toronto's Pearson international airport says passengers and airport employees must now wear masks or face coverings "at all times," part of a bundle of new policies effective today to combat the spread of COVID-19.
OTTAWA - A Canadian legal activist is warning the federal government to grant asylum to democracy activists in Hong Kong and expanded settlement to those with links to Canada before China prevents them from leaving.
OTTAWA - The federal government is rushing out $2.2 billion in anticipated infrastructure funding to Canada's cities that municipal leaders say might help with a short-term cash crunch, but does little to fill the budget hole COVID-19 has created.
HALIFAX - A Nova Scotia family has made a passionate appeal for the federal and Nova Scotia governments to end the "back and forth" over which should lead a public inquiry into a recent mass shooting.
OTTAWA - Nearly two-thirds of candidates in the last federal election felt there was a problem with the spread of false information online, a newly released survey report suggests.
MONTREAL - Quebec authorities spoke out Monday about the need to fight racism, while condemning the looting and vandalism that followed a Montreal demonstration demanding justice for a black man who died following a police intervention in Minnesota.
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MONTREAL - A Montreal anti-racism protest demanding justice for a black Minnesota man who died following a police intervention last week degenerated into clashes between police and some demonstrators on Sunday night.
OTTAWA - Injured Canadian veterans are being forced to wait on average twice as long as promised to find out whether they qualify for financial help from the government, even as the backlog of unprocessed applications for assistance continues to grow.
VANCOUVER - When Mary Rose Manzano-Leal called Filipino employees of a coronavirus-stricken meat-packing plant in Alberta last month, the physician says they expressed relief as soon she began speaking their language.
CREMONA, Alta. - A cacophony of bellowing cattle makes it hard to hear the other hoof drop, but rancher Bruce Bird knows that it's coming.