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Liberals hunting for support for bill reforming COVID-19 benefits

Liberals hunting for support for bill reforming COVID-19 benefits

OTTAWA — The Trudeau Liberals' push for changes to a key benefit for workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic hit political roadblocks as the New Democrats withdrew support for a draft bill that would fine or imprison people who made fraudulent clai
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 6:40 p.m. on June 9, 2020: There are 96,653 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.
Humpback whale that thrilled crowds in Montreal reported dead in St. Lawrence

Humpback whale that thrilled crowds in Montreal reported dead in St. Lawrence

MONTREAL — There was no fairytale ending for a wayward humpback whale that captivated crowds in the Montreal area in recent days, as a whale research group announced Tuesday that the animal was reported dead.
Divorce reforms delayed as experts brace for post-pandemic surge in divorces

Divorce reforms delayed as experts brace for post-pandemic surge in divorces

OTTAWA — The federal government has delayed implementing reforms to Canada's Divorce Act just as family law experts are bracing for a surge of women seeking divorces after being cooped up for months with abusive partners during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alberta follows small step to reopen economy in May with big leap on Friday

Alberta follows small step to reopen economy in May with big leap on Friday

EDMONTON — After taking a small step toward reopening its economy last month, Alberta is embarking on a giant leap forward.
Americans fearful of COVID-19 seize on lull to pay tribute at Lafayette Square

Americans fearful of COVID-19 seize on lull to pay tribute at Lafayette Square

WASHINGTON — Virus-wary Americans ventured out of doors Tuesday and down to the newly christened Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, D.C.
Halifax rejects armoured vehicle purchase for police, shifts money to anti-racism

Halifax rejects armoured vehicle purchase for police, shifts money to anti-racism

Halifax council has voted in favour of rescinding the purchase of a police armoured vehicle and will instead allocate the money to efforts aimed at reducing anti-Black racism. Coun.
Online portal to connect buyers and sellers of COVID-19 supplies launched

Online portal to connect buyers and sellers of COVID-19 supplies launched

OTTAWA — As the federal government continues to pack its shopping cart full of COVID-19 supplies, it's also launching a one-stop shop for Canadians hoping to do the same.
Experts say not enough proof expensive body cameras will reduce police violence

Experts say not enough proof expensive body cameras will reduce police violence

Ottawa is considering outfitting Canadian police with cameras following protests against violence by some officers, but experts say there is not enough proof the expensive technology is effective.
Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says police misconduct is indefensible

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says police misconduct is indefensible

OTTAWA — Discrimination within Canada's criminal justice system is abhorrent, unacceptable and unlawful and related police misconduct is indefensible and must be addressed, the federal public safety minister said Tuesday as demands continue for a bro