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Saskatchewan premier won't commit to fall election; cites national unrest

Saskatchewan premier won't commit to fall election; cites national unrest

ESTEVAN, Sask. — Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says rail blockades and the spread of the novel coronavirus are creating challenges and he's not committed to a fixed fall election.
Call for icebreaker pitches sets stage for new round of shipyard battles

Call for icebreaker pitches sets stage for new round of shipyard battles

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is asking Canadian shipyards to lay out why they should be chosen to build a new heavy icebreaker for the Coast Guard, setting the stage for a fierce new round of fighting among the country's major shipbuilders.
Manitoba pushes ahead with carbon tax court challenge; still hoping for deal

Manitoba pushes ahead with carbon tax court challenge; still hoping for deal

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is pushing ahead with a court challenge to the federal carbon tax, although Premier Brian Pallister says he'd still prefer to strike a deal with Ottawa and drop the case.
Subway must pay CBC $500,000 for failed defamation lawsuit over chicken

Subway must pay CBC $500,000 for failed defamation lawsuit over chicken

TORONTO — Subway has been ordered to pay the CBC $500,000 in legal costs following its failed bid to sue the public broadcaster for defamation.
Lawsuit over African mine can be heard in British Columbia: Supreme Court

Lawsuit over African mine can be heard in British Columbia: Supreme Court

OTTAWA — A human-rights lawsuit against a Canadian mining company can be heard in British Columbia, even though it involves events in Africa, the Supreme Court of Canada says in a potentially path-breaking decision.

Canadian-Indians worry for their families as riots break out in India

Naila Saeed could do nothing but worry from afar when rioters descended on her family home in India, firing shots, burning barns and breaking the legs of pet horses.
B.C. couple in South Korea say country is paralyzed by fear of new coronavirus

B.C. couple in South Korea say country is paralyzed by fear of new coronavirus

Courtney McCann was used to giving lectures in her classroom, not receiving them at her local convenience store.
Privacy watchdog probes RCMP's use of facial-recognition software

Privacy watchdog probes RCMP's use of facial-recognition software

OTTAWA — The federal privacy commissioner is investigating the RCMP's use of cutting-edge facial-recognition software.
Timeline of COVID-19 cases in Canada

Timeline of COVID-19 cases in Canada

Public health officials say 14 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus have been diagnosed in Canada so far, with seven cases reported in Ontario and seven in British Columbia. One presumptive positive case has been reported in Quebec.
Federal government runs $11-billion deficit for April-to-December period

Federal government runs $11-billion deficit for April-to-December period

OTTAWA — The federal government ran a deficit of $11.0 billion over the first nine months of its 2019-20 fiscal year. The result compared with a surplus of $324 million for the same period of its 2018–19 fiscal year.