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National Chief Perry Bellegarde says he's waiting for action on racism in RCMP

National Chief Perry Bellegarde says he's waiting for action on racism in RCMP

OTTAWA — National Chief Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations says he looks forward to learning more about how Public Safety Minister Bill Blair and RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki plan to address systemic racism in the national police for
Trial hears New Brunswick gunman describe shooting people he thought were 'demons'

Trial hears New Brunswick gunman describe shooting people he thought were 'demons'

FREDERICTON — Matthew Raymond coolly described to the court Wednesday how he shot and killed four people outside his apartment building in 2018, testifying that he believed his victims were "demons" coming to kill him.
Junior hockey employment lawsuit on thin ice; judges refuse to OK $30-million deal

Junior hockey employment lawsuit on thin ice; judges refuse to OK $30-million deal

TORONTO — A $30-million settlement of three class actions over the alleged failure to pay junior hockey players the minimum wage has been thrown into jeopardy after three judges refused to sign off on the agreement.
Innovation minister defends 'superclusters' following critical report

Innovation minister defends 'superclusters' following critical report

OTTAWA — Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains is seeking to pump enthusiasm back into the government's "supercluster" program following a report from the parliamentary spending watchdog that says the effort is falling short on its promise.
Alberta union leaders launch protest website against Kenney government

Alberta union leaders launch protest website against Kenney government

EDMONTON — Labour-union leaders are urging Albertans to sign up to protest Premier Jason Kenney’s government through rallies and demonstrations and, if necessary, provincewide general strikes.
Long-term care deaths surged in COVID-19 first wave, Tam hopeful it won't repeat

Long-term care deaths surged in COVID-19 first wave, Tam hopeful it won't repeat

Long-term care deaths accounted for nearly 80 per cent of COVID-19 cases in Canada during the first wave of the pandemic, but the country's chief public health officer thinks a repeat can be avoided amid a new spike in cases.
Call for action as U.S. reports sharp drop in North Atlantic right whale population

Call for action as U.S. reports sharp drop in North Atlantic right whale population

HALIFAX — A conservation group is calling on the Canadian and U.S. governments to take action to protect North Atlantic right whales after new data revealed a sharp decline in the animal's population. The U.S.
'Everyone's hands are tied.' Lionel Desmond fatality inquiry delayed until next year

'Everyone's hands are tied.' Lionel Desmond fatality inquiry delayed until next year

HALIFAX — Lawyers taking part in an inquiry investigating why former soldier Lionel Desmond killed his family and himself in 2017 say hearings won't resume until next year, a delay they say is difficult to comprehend. On Jan.
Culture becomes latest front in military's fight against sexual misconduct

Culture becomes latest front in military's fight against sexual misconduct

OTTAWA — Members of the Canadian Armed Forces are being told that it's possible to be the "ultimate soldier" while still caring for other people as the military launches the next phase of its fight against sexual misconduct in the ranks.
Ontario ponders end to six-month abstinence requirement for liver transplants

Ontario ponders end to six-month abstinence requirement for liver transplants

TORONTO — A contentious requirement that would-be liver transplant recipients stay away from alcohol for six months could be scrapped, according to a new recommendation before the agency that runs Ontario's organ transplant system.
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