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'We will remember them': Canada marks national day of observance for COVID-19 victims

'We will remember them': Canada marks national day of observance for COVID-19 victims

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rose in the House of Commons Thursday and said March 11, 2020 will always be marked by a before and an after. Since the pandemic began, 2.
No place for abusive behaviour in military, acting defence chief says

No place for abusive behaviour in military, acting defence chief says

OTTAWA — The acting chief of the defence staff says the Canadian Armed Forces, grappling with allegations of misconduct at high levels, has no place for abusive and discriminatory behaviour.
B.C. allows outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people, indoor rules still in place

B.C. allows outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people, indoor rules still in place

VICTORIA — British Columbia's provincial health officer is now allowing up to 10 people to meet outdoors after nearly four months of restrictions that barred in-person gatherings between people from different households. Dr.
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Thursday, March 11, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Thursday, March 11, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 5:55 p.m. The Saskatchewan Health Authority says it's dropping the eligible age for seniors to book COVID-19 vaccination appointments to 80, down from 85.
Bloc Québécois MPs join Liberals to cut off debate on assisted-dying bill

Bloc Québécois MPs join Liberals to cut off debate on assisted-dying bill

OTTAWA — With the support of the Bloc Québécois, the minority Liberal government moved to ensure a bill to expand access to medical assistance in dying is put to a final vote Thursday in the House of Commons.
Final report: More than $3B paid to compensate 28,000 victims of residential schools

Final report: More than $3B paid to compensate 28,000 victims of residential schools

TORONTO — The cost of compensating thousands of victims of Canada's notorious residential schools amounted to more than $3 billion, according to a report released on Thursday.
Cross-partisan pressure on Liberals to increase foreign aid falters

Cross-partisan pressure on Liberals to increase foreign aid falters

OTTAWA — A cross-partisan effort by MPs to be united in a call for the Liberal government to increase foreign aid spending on the humanitarian crisis created by the global pandemic devolved quickly into partisan bickering Thursday.
Northwest Territories to bump minimum wage to $15.20 starting in September

Northwest Territories to bump minimum wage to $15.20 starting in September

YELLOWKNIFE — The Northwest Territories says it will increase its minimum wage to $15.20 an hour starting Sept. 1. The territory's minimum wage is currently $13.46 an hour and hasn't increased since 2018. The raise means the N.W.T.
Canadian court rejects ex-Saudi spy's bid to release his assets

Canadian court rejects ex-Saudi spy's bid to release his assets

TORONTO — A former top intelligence agent who alleges Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler sent a hit squad to Canada to kill him has lost a bid to have his assets released.
Nova Scotia to restrict possession of police gear almost a year after mass killing

Nova Scotia to restrict possession of police gear almost a year after mass killing

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government is introducing restrictions on access to used police gear in reaction to last year's mass shooting by a gunman who wore an RCMP uniform and drove a replica police cruiser.