Liberals to detail preview of federal deficit, spending affected by COVID-19
The federal Liberals are to lay out Wednesday how they see the COVID-19 pandemic affecting government finances for the fiscal year including an estimated deficit and a projected path for the economy.
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‘She threw us under the bus’: RCMP commissioner faces internal backlash over systemic racism comments
In an internal email leaked to the Star, some RCMP members say they feel “betrayed” by Commissioner Brenda Lucki and worry that her statements have “opened us up to more danger, hate and criticism.”
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Should Canadians worry about the arrival of more U.S. dairy under CUSMA?
Under the new CUSMA agreement, Canada will provide U.S. dairy farmers access to about 3.5 per cent of its $16 billion annual domestic dairy market.
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‘Match. Denied’: Secret documents show why CSIS put 2 Canadians on no-fly list
A Canadian Sikh organization said there was reason to be skeptical of the allegations.
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More heavy rains in Japan raises flooding death toll close to 60
Across the country, about 3.6 million people were advised to evacuate, although evacuation is not mandatory and the number of people who actually took shelter was not provided.
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Violence rises in U.S. cities amid coronavirus, anti-racism protests, unemployment
The recent bloodshed has led to debates over the merits of police reform and criticisms of ongoing Black Lives Matter protests.
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Tornado alert issued around same time Alberta family captures video of funnel cloud near highway
While much of Alberta experienced turbulent weather on Tuesday night, a mother from Brooks said she was frightened by a funnel cloud next to the highway her family was travelling on around the same time a tornado alert was in effect for the area.
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Surrey mayor recovering after ‘health concern’ requiring medical attention
McCallum gave no indication of the nature of the health concern but said it has been 'addressed'.
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Alberta RCMP search for suspects in $2K theft of antibiotics from Trochu vet clinic
Police said early on July 6, two men smashed a window to break into the Valley Veterinary Clinic.
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Letters to the Editor, July 8
BLITZ ‘EM    Re “City photo radar cameras now target speeders with fines” (Bryan Passifiume, July 7): To really send a message about speeding using the cameras, the province needs to assess demerit points for the vehicle and licence plate as well as the fine. This way, no matter who was driving the vehicle, at […]
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Edmonton Eskimos sponsor calls on team to change its name if it wants to keep partnership
Citing its corporate values, a major insurance firm says it wants the Edmonton Eskimos organization to change its team name if it wants to continue its sponsorship deal going forward.
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Australia may restrict return of citizens from abroad amid coronavirus surge: PM
Scott Morrison said a proposal this week would slow down the return of Australian citizens and permanent residents by reducing the number of repatriation flights.
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Driver taken to hospital after multi-vehicle crash near Osoyoos, B.C.,
RCMP say a 38-year-old Penticton woman was driving a GMC dump truck towing a trailer when she failed to notice that traffic had stopped and rear-ended a Jeep Wrangler.
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Mary Kay Letourneau, teacher jailed for raping student, dies
Mary Kay Letourneau, a teacher who married her former sixth-grade student after she was convicted of raping him in a case that drew international headlines, has died. She was 58.
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Mary Kay Letourneau, a teacher arrested for an affair with her 13-year-old student, has died of cancer
Mary Kay Letourneau, the Seattle teacher who went to prison for her illegal relationship with her student, died of cancer late Monday, according to her former attorney.
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Coronavirus: U.S. sees new shortage of PPE as cases, hospitalizations climb
Democratic members of Congress are pushing the Trump administration to devise a national strategy to acquire and distribute gear in anticipation of the crisis worsening into the fall.
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Joy, tears and pride in citizenship ceremony online
Virtual proceedings lack family and friends proudly waving flags, but becoming a Canadian remains a powerful, uplifting ritual, Mark Lautens writes.
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For seniors, avoiding frailty fosters better health
We must boost the resilience of older people to make them less vulnerable to the ravages of diseases like COVID-19, Dr. John Muscedere writes.
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Bring citizens detained in Syria back home
Repatriation is the right thing to do if we truly believe in human rights and our charter, lawyer Faisal Kutty writes.
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U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts spent night in hospital after fall in June
Roberts was walking for exercise near his home June 21 when he fell, court spokeswoman Kathleen L. Arberg said in an emailed statement.
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Judge rejects emergency order request to delay Dakota Access pipeline shutdown
In denying the request for an expedited ruling, Boasberg said he will scheduled a status hearing to discuss scheduling when he receives the Dakota Access motion to keep the pipeline running.
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Could masks become mandatory in Calgary? Mayor isn’t ruling it out
Calgary could be joining other major cities in Canada by making masks mandatory in indoor public places.
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Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell bail hearing set for July 14
The 58-year-old British socialite was arrested last week at a $1 million estate she bought months ago in New Hampshire, where prosecutors say she had been hiding after Epstein killed himself in a Manhattan lockup last August.
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Canada-wide warrant issued for 37-year-old man
The man is known to frequent Barrie, Wasaga Beach, Ottawa and Toronto.
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