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Professional athletes the main beneficiary of national interest exemptions at border

Professional athletes the main beneficiary of national interest exemptions at border

OTTAWA — Four national interest exemptions to COVID-19 border restrictions, covering 1,300 professional athletes, have been issued by the federal immigration minister, his office confirmed Wednesday.
Tam urges collective effort, Ontarians told to celebrate holidays at home

Tam urges collective effort, Ontarians told to celebrate holidays at home

The country's chief public health officer urged Canadians Wednesday to avoid non-essential outings, as cases continued to rise across the country and Ontario became the latest province to announce scaled-back holiday plans. Dr.
B.C. homework assignment asks for 'positive experiences with residential schools'

B.C. homework assignment asks for 'positive experiences with residential schools'

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — A school superintendent in British Columbia is apologizing to an Indigenous mother who pointed out a homework assignment that asked students to find "positive experiences with residential schools.
Mountie says she doesn't believe the RCMP shared Meng's device information with FBI

Mountie says she doesn't believe the RCMP shared Meng's device information with FBI

VANCOUVER — An RCMP officer who oversaw the arrest of Meng Wanzhou two years ago says she is not aware of any Mounties sharing information from the Huawei executive's electronics with U.S. law enforcement. Sgt.
Whales to trout: Ottawa announces $50M for research into fisheries ecosystems

Whales to trout: Ottawa announces $50M for research into fisheries ecosystems

The federal government has announced more than $50 million for research into marine and freshwater ecosystems across Canada.
The latest news on COVID 19 developments in Canada on Nov. 25, 2020

The latest news on COVID 19 developments in Canada on Nov. 25, 2020

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 7 p.m. Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says public health measures to date haven't been enough to stop the province's spread of COVID-19.
Liberals to unveil first step on child-care plan in economic update, sources say

Liberals to unveil first step on child-care plan in economic update, sources say

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals will take a small step toward a plan to create a national daycare system, with sources telling The Canadian Press next week's economic update will have money for a new federal child-care body.
Federal watchdog says victims-rights regime needs overhaul after falling 'far short'

Federal watchdog says victims-rights regime needs overhaul after falling 'far short'

OTTAWA, Ill. — Canada's watchdog for crime victims is calling on Parliament to overhaul their bill of rights, saying the five-year-old legislation has fallen "far short" of delivering on its promise.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 6:36 p.m. EST on Nov. 25, 2020: There are 347,465 confirmed cases in Canada.

Crown says B.C. man appealing conviction for 1983 baby murder has 'selective memory'

VANCOUVER — The guilty plea of man who claims he wrongly spent 37 years in prison should not be set aside because of his "evolving explanations" and "selective memory" of events surrounding the 1983 murder of a toddler, a Crown lawyer says.