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Ethics watchdog: PM didn't violate conflict rules over WE Charity, but Morneau did

Ethics watchdog: PM didn't violate conflict rules over WE Charity, but Morneau did

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the WE Charity affair by the federal ethics watchdog but opposition parties aren't willing to let the politically fraught controversy drop just yet.
Habitat for endangered spiny softshell turtle protected southeast of Montreal

Habitat for endangered spiny softshell turtle protected southeast of Montreal

MONTREAL — The Nature Conservancy of Canada said Thursday it acquired two hectares of land southeast of Montreal to protect the habitat of the endangered spiny softshell turtle.

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 5:55 p.m. Alberta health officials are reporting 1,558 new COVID-19 cases and nine new deaths.
Saskatchewan Mountie charged with murder had been harassing man: sister

Saskatchewan Mountie charged with murder had been harassing man: sister

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — A woman is alleging that a Saskatchewan RCMP officer accused of killing her brother had been harassing him for the last two years. Cpl.
Canada unlikely to follow U.S. approach to easing COVID-19 masking rules: doctor

Canada unlikely to follow U.S. approach to easing COVID-19 masking rules: doctor

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Family seeks justice for Joyce Echaquan as Quebec coroner begins inquest into death

Family seeks justice for Joyce Echaquan as Quebec coroner begins inquest into death

MONTREAL — The husband of an Indigenous woman subjected to disparaging comments as she lay dying in hospital told a Quebec coroner's inquiry Thursday his wife didn't deserve to have her life end that way.
Privacy watchdog closes file on complaint against federal political parties

Privacy watchdog closes file on complaint against federal political parties

OTTAWA — The federal privacy watchdog has closed the file on a complaint about the data-harvesting practices of three national political parties.
Canadian maker of promising mRNA vaccine looks to test it against Pfizer in new trial

Canadian maker of promising mRNA vaccine looks to test it against Pfizer in new trial

OTTAWA — A homegrown mRNA vaccine for COVID-19 shows promising results in its first small trial and its maker is hoping to test it directly against the vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech.
Quebec tables revamp of French-language law, toughens rules for businesses, schools

Quebec tables revamp of French-language law, toughens rules for businesses, schools

MONTREAL — The Quebec government on Thursday reasserted the right of Quebecers to live and work in French, as it tabled a major reform to the province's signature piece of language legislation, known as Bill 101.
Provinces issued more COVID-19 tickets during second wave: CCLA report

Provinces issued more COVID-19 tickets during second wave: CCLA report

OTTAWA — Provinces became more punitive in their approach to COVID-19 infractions during the second wave of the pandemic, says the Canadian Civil Liberties Association in a report that suggests Quebec and Manitoba were particularly forceful in handin