By Nojoud Al Mallees
THE CANADIAN PRESS

A new survey finds more Canadians report a strong attachment to their primary language than to other markers of identity, including the country they call home. The survey, which was conducted by Leger for the Association for Canadian Studies, found 88 per cent of respondents reported a strong sense of […]

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Hundreds of scientists and researchers are expected to gather on Parliament Hill today to call for a raise. Organizers of the “Support our Science” rally say they will present an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Science and Innovation Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne that has been signed by thousands […]

By Matteo Cimellaro
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Canada's national Observer

In the golden-crested white hall of Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec, Pope Francis sits in front of church leadership. He shuffles through his papers, reciting a homily that’s both soft and authoritative. The head of the Catholic Church tells Canadian bishops, priests and seminarians that Indigenous Peoples who practise their […]

By Allison Jones and Noushin Ziafati
THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Ontario’s health minister said Monday that six hospitals had to close departments – including ERs – over the weekend, but argued that the situation wasn’t unprecedented. Sylvia Jones made the comments as the legislature sat for the first time following the Progressive Conservatives’ re-election in June, and said […]

By Allison Jones and Liam Casey
THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Politicians returned to Ontario’s legislature on Monday and re-elected the Speaker, a day ahead of the government presenting a throne speech and a re-introduced budget. The summer session comes as the re-elected Progressive Conservative government faces a health staffing crisis that’s straining hospitals and soaring inflation that’s led […]

By Morgan Sharp
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Canada's National Observer

Young people in Canada are more likely to have never smoked a cigarette, but the prevalence of vaping among youth is still far above that of older folks and rising, and could reintroduce the smoking habit, Statistics Canada says. Cigarettes have fallen steadily in popularity since the 1960s, when around […]

By Morgan Lowrie
THE CANADIAN PRESS

Quebec’s chief coroner is launching a public inquest after a 26-year-old man allegedly shot dead three Montreal-area men last week before being killed by police. Pascale Descary said Monday that coroner Gehane Kamel will investigate the deaths of Andre Lemieux, Mohamed Belhaj, Alex Levis-Crevier and suspect Abdulla Shaikh. Shaikh was […]

By Holly McKenzie-Sutter
THE CANADIAN PRESS

Ontario hospitals are experiencing staff shortages at an “unprecedented” level, an executive at the provincial agency overseeing them says, but the situation may improve in the coming weeks as the seventh wave of COVID-19 recedes.  “It’s not really a new problem, but the persistence of it and the severity of […]

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The Canada Revenue Agency says it will be sending e-notifications about uncashed cheques to 25,000 Canadians this month.  The federal agency says it has approximately $1.4 billion worth of uncashed cheques in its coffers that have accumulated over the years, with some dating back to 1998.  Each year, the CRA […]

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The House of Commons transport committee is holding an emergency meeting today to talk about whether to go ahead with an investigation into airport delays and flight cancellations. Airlines and airports have been grappling with a surge in travel this summer, compounded by staffing shortages affecting both carriers and federal […]

By Sarah Ritchie
THE CANADIAN PRESS

A parliamentary committee will begin exploring the RCMP’s use of spyware on Monday, diving deeper into an issue that’s sounded alarms for privacy and civil liberties groups across the country. The House of Commons ethics and privacy committee called for a summer study after the RCMP revealed its use of […]

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Pride Montreal abruptly cancelled its iconic annual parade hours before it was to get underway on Sunday, citing security concerns stemming from a lack of volunteers for the event. Festival Executive Director Simon Gamache said the march, which was to cap days of celebration of LGBTQ+ communities and which had […]