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Incoming governor general Mary Simon has first audience with Queen

Incoming governor general Mary Simon has first audience with Queen

OTTAWA — Canada's incoming governor general has had her first audience with the Queen. Mary Simon will be sworn in as the representative of the sovereign in Canada on Monday. The Queen and Simon met virtually on Thursday due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Let the games begin, and raising a louder alarm in B.C. : In The News for July 23

Let the games begin, and raising a louder alarm in B.C. : In The News for July 23

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of July 23... What we are watching on the world stage ...
A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and case numbers drop across the country, the provinces and territories have begun releasing the reopening plans for businesses, events and recreational facilities.
B.C. says expanding emergency alert for wildfires is a priority, but no timeline set

B.C. says expanding emergency alert for wildfires is a priority, but no timeline set

British Columbia's emergency co-ordination agency is working to expand its use of a public alert system for large-scale and potentially fatal disasters, as hundreds more residents have been forced from their homes because of wildfires.
Dany Fortin says 'career appears to be over' after misconduct investigation revealed

Dany Fortin says 'career appears to be over' after misconduct investigation revealed

OTTAWA — The military officer who previously oversaw Canada’s vaccine rollout campaign says his reputation has been “irreparably tarnished” by the government’s decision to abruptly replace him in May and publicly reveal he was being investigated for
Two Alberta First Nations want court to allow appeal of decision on coal mine

Two Alberta First Nations want court to allow appeal of decision on coal mine

A second Alberta First Nation wants a court to allow it to appeal a review board's decision that an open-pit coal mine in the Rocky Mountains is not in the public interest.
Government interfering with 'exclusive jurisdiction' of House, Speaker tells court

Government interfering with 'exclusive jurisdiction' of House, Speaker tells court

OTTAWA — A federal attempt to shield documents related to the firing of two scientists is a violation of parliamentary privilege and must be tossed out of court, House of Commons Speaker Anthony Rota says.
'Escalation' of threats, vandalism against Vancouver churches: police

'Escalation' of threats, vandalism against Vancouver churches: police

VANCOUVER — Police say there's been a "dramatic increase" in the number of vandalism or mischief incidents against properties owned by churches in Vancouver and they're concerned an escalation could lead to injury. Sgt.
Trudeau says federal security, tax agencies must do more to end Islamophobia

Trudeau says federal security, tax agencies must do more to end Islamophobia

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called out federal security and tax agencies during a national summit on Islamophobia, saying they must do more to put an end to anti-Muslim sentiments in Canada.
Government docs on porn regulator will take six years to access: Justice Department

Government docs on porn regulator will take six years to access: Justice Department

OTTAWA — A New Democrat MP's request for documents related to a new regulator that will handle child pornography and exploitive material could take over half a decade for the government to process.