By David Fraser
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OTTAWA – After a disappointing federal election result, internal conflicts spilling into the open and a downward trend in fundraising, the federal Green Party named a familiar face as its leader Saturday night, although she will not be doing it alone. Elizabeth May, the longtime member of Parliament from B.C. […]

By Liam Casey and Allison Jones
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More than 50,000 education workers in Ontario are set to go on strike Monday – two weeks after their last walkout ended – saying that while they’ve reached an agreement with the government on wages, they still want certain staffing levels to be guaranteed. The Canadian Union of Public Employees […]

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Two men are facing multiple charges after police rescued 16 puppies from “horrendous” conditions at a Markham, Ont., home. York Regional Police say they received information about a puppy that had been potentially sold with fake vaccination records last December. They say officers learned that ads were posted online offering […]

By Allison Jones
THE CANADIAN PRESS

Increased demand for child-care spaces in Ontario due to the national $10-a-day program will leave the province short more than 220,000 spots under current expansion plans, the financial accountability officer said in a report. Ontario recently announced that 92 per cent of licensed child-care operators in Ontario have opted in […]

By Dylan Robertson
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BADUNG, Indonesia – Chinese President Xi Jinping confronted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday, accusing him of harming diplomatic relations by sharing information about their meeting with the media. “Everything we discuss has been leaked to the paper; that’s not appropriate,” Xi told Trudeau through an interpreter when the two […]

By David Fraser
THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – The top civil servant at the federal Finance Department says Canada’s economy was already facing uncertainty when protests against COVID-19 restrictions blockaded borders and occupied downtown Ottawa last winter. Michael Sabia, the deputy minister of finance, is one of three senior officials from the department testifying today at […]

By Nojoud Al Mallees
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OTTAWA – Auditor general Karen Hogan says the federal government doesn’t know if its initiatives aimed at reducing chronic homelessness are actually working. In a new report, Hogan says no organization has taken the lead on the federal government’s goal of reducing chronic homelessness by 50 per cent by 2028. […]

By Liam Casey and Allison Jones
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Ontario’s chief medical officer of health strongly recommended Monday that residents wear masks in indoor public settings to protect children from a “triple threat” of respiratory viruses, while Alberta’s premier said she will not impose a mask mandate and urged people not to panic. Dr. Kieran Moore said a mask […]

By Dylan Robertson
THE CANADIAN PRESS

BADUNG, Indonesia – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is announcing funding for developing countries to improve their infrastructure and make COVID-19 vaccines, at a G20 summit where geopolitics looms over work to shore up global economic systems. At the G20 summit in Indonesia, Trudeau pledged Monday $750 million for a Crown […]

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Ontario’s chief medical officer of health is “strongly recommending” residents mask in all indoor public settings in order to protect children from a triple threat of respiratory viruses, but he’s stopping short of mandating it. Dr. Kieran Moore made the recommendation Monday as part of an update on the pediatric […]

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Police say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the sudden deaths of three people at a residence in the community of Hudson, in northeastern Ontario. Provincial police say their Sioux Lookout detachment and Lac Seul Police Service responded to a call early Saturday afternoon reporting an unresponsive person at a […]

By Laura Osman
THE CANADIAN PRESS

A senior federal public servant says it was never clear whether the Ontario government was willing to come to Ottawa’s aid during the protests that blockaded the capital last winter. Rob Stewart, who was deputy minister of public safety at the time, is the first federal representative to testify at […]