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Assembly of First Nations announces 13 delegates to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican

Assembly of First Nations announces 13 delegates to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican

A chief and residential school survivor says he will be looking for justice and healing when he leads the Assembly of First Nations delegation to meet with Pope Francis next month at the Vatican.

Quebec town chooses mayor by pulling name from hat after result ends in a tie

MONTREAL — A small town near Quebec City has a new mayor after an unusual election that ended with the winner's name pulled from a hat.
Freeland says Canada may retaliate against U.S. softwood lumber duty rate

Freeland says Canada may retaliate against U.S. softwood lumber duty rate

OTTAWA — Canada is prepared to retaliate against an American increase of duties on Canadian softwood lumber producers, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said Thursday.

Some CERB recipients set to get notices that they owe feds some of the aid

OTTAWA — Some Canadians who received a pandemic jobless benefit are set to receive notices that they have to repay some of the aid they received last year.
Child COVID-19 vaccine clinics ramp up in Ontario, jabs given in Quebec, Manitoba

Child COVID-19 vaccine clinics ramp up in Ontario, jabs given in Quebec, Manitoba

TORONTO — Kids in Toronto braved the rain and focused on future plans ahead of getting their COVID-19 shots Thursday as the vaccination effort for five to 11-year-olds ramped up in Ontario, while clinics in other provinces also doled out doses to you
Shortages reported as parts of Atlantic Canada recover from three days of heavy rain

Shortages reported as parts of Atlantic Canada recover from three days of heavy rain

Shortages of bread, milk and other staples were reported Thursday from communities in southwestern Newfoundland left isolated by a storm that dumped almost 200 millimetres of rain on the area, washing out roads and bridges.
Nova Scotia mass killing helped drive high national homicide rate in 2020: StatCan

Nova Scotia mass killing helped drive high national homicide rate in 2020: StatCan

HALIFAX — The mass killing in Nova Scotia and the COVID-19 pandemic helped push the number of homicides nationally in 2020 to its highest level in nearly 30 years, Statistics Canada reported Thursday.
Gen. Wayne Eyre named permanent defence chief, McDonald voluntarily retiring

Gen. Wayne Eyre named permanent defence chief, McDonald voluntarily retiring

OTTAWA — Gen. Wayne Eyre officially shed the word “acting” from his title on Thursday as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the army officer has been made the permanent commander of Canada’s Armed Forces.
Senator revives bill to help jurors access mental health supports

Senator revives bill to help jurors access mental health supports

OTTAWA — Sen. Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu has reintroduced a bill that would allow jury members to seek mental health support from a professional after traumatic experiences during a criminal trial.
Labour group says Liberals are failing workers with new 'lockdown' benefit

Labour group says Liberals are failing workers with new 'lockdown' benefit

OTTAWA — The head of the Canadian Labour Congress says the federal Liberals are leaving still-hurting workers out in the cold by providing a benefit few, if any, will be able to use.
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