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NDP's Collins revives calls for environment commissioner to be stand-alone office

NDP's Collins revives calls for environment commissioner to be stand-alone office

OTTAWA — NDP environment critic Laurel Collins is reviving a call for the environment commissioner to be a stand-alone officer of Parliament.
'Hardship is not a new thing': Nunavut fights COVID-19 as cases continue to rise

'Hardship is not a new thing': Nunavut fights COVID-19 as cases continue to rise

IQALUIT — It has been just over two weeks since Nunavut declared its first case of COVID-19, but it's still unknown how 84 people were infected so quickly in the territory. Nunavut is home to about 39,000 people.
Trudeau says country's future at stake as COVID-19 projections take troubling turn

Trudeau says country's future at stake as COVID-19 projections take troubling turn

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is warning that Canada's future hangs in the balance if people don't reduce their contacts to prevent dire new COVID-19 projections from becoming a reality.
Extend mandate of election-interference warning panel, evaluation recommends

Extend mandate of election-interference warning panel, evaluation recommends

OTTAWA — A new evaluation says the Trudeau government should consider activating its election-interference warning system not just during the next general campaign but also in the pre-writ period.
New data shows impact of immigration system slowing sharply amid pandemic

New data shows impact of immigration system slowing sharply amid pandemic

OTTAWA — New data is painting a stark picture of how the marked slowdown of the immigration system due to the COVID-19 pandemic has affected thousands of lives.
Judge to seal interviews of Minassian that psychiatrist says may incite violence

Judge to seal interviews of Minassian that psychiatrist says may incite violence

TORONTO — The judge overseeing the van attack trial has begrudgingly granted a request to seal all recordings of interviews the accused had with an American psychiatrist who had warned the videos could incite more violence if made public.
International ban on heavy fuel in Arctic shipping full of gaps: environmentalists

International ban on heavy fuel in Arctic shipping full of gaps: environmentalists

Environmental groups say a new ban on a highly polluting shipping fuel in Arctic waters is full of gaps and Canada should not make use of loopholes in the new regulations for heavy fuel oil.
Nova Scotia, New Brunswick impose new restrictions to stop COVID-19 spread

Nova Scotia, New Brunswick impose new restrictions to stop COVID-19 spread

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia imposed new limits on gatherings across most of Halifax on Friday and New Brunswick moved Saint John into a higher alert level as Atlantic Canada's two biggest provinces tried to stop rising cases of COVID-19.
Ontario community grieving after shooting that killed officer, civilian

Ontario community grieving after shooting that killed officer, civilian

A police officer shot and killed in the line of duty this week was a joyful, gentle giant who loved his four children dearly, a church leader said Friday as investigators probed the incident that also left a 60-year-old man dead.
Feds need better data on COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: Miller

Feds need better data on COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: Miller

OTTAWA — A rapid rise in the number of active COVID-19 cases in First Nations communities on reserve — especially in Alberta and Saskatchewan — likely does not tell the full story due to lack of data, says Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller.