Indigenous advocates skeptical of Catholic bishops' $30M pledge to residential school survivors

The Assembly of First Nations and other Indigenous advocates are skeptical of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops' $30-million pledge to residential school survivors, demanding the church be held accountable for its commitments.
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Most past vaccine reactions don’t warrant exemptions to COVID-19 shots: experts
Allergists across the country have safely inoculated most patients who come into their clinics, regardless of allergy history.
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Woman pulled from Mississauga house fire dies in hospital: police
Emergency crews were called to a home in the Credit Woodlands and Flanagan Crescent area just after 4:30 p.m. for reports of a fire.
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Dalano Banton, Kyrie Irving and Star Trek: Ye Olde Mailbag's all over the map this week
Toss in a Siakam trade thought, some coaching sideline attire and why doesn't shooting carry from college to the pros to round out the weekly offering
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Father of suspect in British MP’s slaying ‘traumatized’ as police continue questioning
David Amess, a long-serving lawmaker, was stabbed multiple times during a regular meeting with his constituents at a church in Leigh-on-Sea Friday.
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Vaccine allergy? Experts say most past reactions not valid reason for exemptions
Whether people have held off on getting vaccinated because of a past reaction, or are seeking an exemption to inoculation mandates, experts say a previous allergic response doesn't mean you can't get your shots.
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Fitness: A fall-detecting smartwatch could save a solo exerciser
Hitting a pothole, slipping on ice or tumbling over a loose rock, there are lots of ways to fall, and most of them happen in a split second.
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Jason Kenney promised Albertans a referendum. It turns out the premier may be the real ballot-box issue
Alberta’s long-awaited referendum on equalization happens Monday. Experts say changing the constitution isn’t that easy, and a ‘yes’ vote may not stave off trouble for the premier.
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As Alberta holds a referendum, we asked: What would Canada look like without equalization?
Albertans are set to vote in a referendum this week on if they want to remove equalization from the constitution, which most likely won’t happen ... but what if it did?
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17 U.S. missionaries kidnapped in Haiti, religious group says
The missionaries were on their way home from building an orphanage, according to a message from Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries.
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Knife found beneath Parliament to be returned to Algonquin nations in historic move
An ancient Indigenous knife unearthed during the renovation of Centre Block will be the first artifact found on Parliament Hill to be returned to the stewardship of the Algonquin people who live in the Ottawa region.
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Missing Alberta county councillor found dead, wife charged with murder
Cypress County councillor Alfred Belyea of Suffield had been missing since Oct. 8. Police confirmed Saturday he has been found dead.
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Girl Guides give campfire songs an edgy punk update
Today’s Guides will be rocking out to a musical equivalent of Julie Andrews in feminist punk gear.
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Why Canada’s first big-city Muslim mayor, Naheed Nenshi, is leaving politics — for now
It’s been 11 years — and four states of emergency — since Nenshi shocked those inside Alberta and out by taking 40 per cent of the vote in Calgary, handily defeating the well-known alderman and former news anchor expected to beat him.
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OLG audit finds misuse of corporate credit cards, 46 per cent raises, and no comprehensive business case for modernization plans
The long-awaited audit comes more than two years after the government began its wide-ranging probe of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp., a crown corporation that runs the lottery and oversees casinos.
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Today’s coronavirus news: Worrying number of pregnant individuals remain unvaccinated
Meanwhile, Russia reports its largest daily number of new coronavirus infections.
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Father of suspect in British MP slaying is 'traumatized'
The father of a man held for the fatal stabbing of a British MP during a meeting with local voters has told British media that he was shocked and 'traumatized' by his son's arrest, as police continued questioning the suspect under terrorism laws.
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2 arrested in Athens for protesting Beijing Olympics
Two women attempted to hang a banner from the Acropolis in Athens Sunday morning in protest at the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics, and were detained by Greek police.
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U.S. religious group says 17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti
A group of 17 U.S. missionaries including children was kidnapped by a gang in Haiti on Saturday, according to a voice message sent to various religious missions by an organization with direct knowledge of the incident.
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West Island flu vaccination campaign begins Nov. 2
Need a flu shot? Annual vaccination campaign for common flu begins Nov. 2 in West Island.
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About Last Night: Lafrenière the hometown hero as Habs lose to Rangers 3-1
To an audience of 21,205, Jonathan Drouin supplied Montreal's offence with his second goal of the season.
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Chantal Hébert: The provinces are chipping away at Canada’s Constitution. Why won’t Justin Trudeau say anything?
If any premiers were looking for further encouragement to push the constitutional envelope, they would have found it in the increasingly deafening silence of Canada’s federal political class, Chantal Hébert writes.
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Minister in Ford government used controversial law to try to handcuff grassroots groups fighting to stop new prison
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‘It was pretty wicked.’ U of T goalie Alex Bishop has a night to remember as a Leaf
The occasional practice goalie considered himself lucky to get the chance to suit up as the Leafs’ backup for Saturday night’s game. Maybe not as lucky as David Ayres, the Zamboni driver who got the call and ended up beating the Leafs. Bishop was on call that season, too.
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Conservative Christians are obsessed with homosexuality. Strangely, Jesus never explicitly mentioned it
The obsession in itself is strange for many reasons, Michael Coren writes in his new book, especially in that there are probably a mere five or six mentions of what can loosely be described as homosexuality in the entire Bible.
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Cassandra Do was known for being ‘very discerning’ about her sex trade clients. So how did she end up dead in her bathtub?
DNA evidence suggests Cassandra Do was attacked by the same person who attacked a sex worker in 1997 in the same neighbourhood.
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The science is clear: pregnant Ontarians should get the COVID vaccine. Why are so many rejecting it?
Pregnant people with COVID are at significantly higher risk of severe illness requiring hospitalization, research suggests. Data accumulated from around the world has so far shown no safety concerns for pregnant people receiving COVID vaccines.
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Richmond Hill councillor must pay roughly $140,000 for recycling, compost bin giveaway, council rules
Carmine Perrelli said he was ‘fulfilling a need’ by hosting Enviro Day events in June where he promised residents he would exchange their broken recycling and compost bins for free if they sent him an email.
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Montreal weather: Cooler and partly cloudy
A mix of sun and cloud with a 30-per-cent chance of showers in the afternoon.   
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‘We’re not prepared’: What it takes to recover from long COVID
Recovering from COVID-19 means knowing how to pace yourself, rehabilitation experts say. Progress can take months.
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Gregor Chisholm: The Blue Jays have the money. But if they overspend now, they’ll pay later
The Jays are in win-now mode and next year’s estimated payroll provides room to grow. The difficult decision isn’t just how to spend it on 2022, but how to also keep their options open for years to come, Gregor Chisholm writes.
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Is a united Conservative party possible? Here’s what they must do to stay relevant
The Conservative Party of Canada must embrace rapid change to its methods of platform development, leadership and candidate selection, while pushing back on efforts to radicalize the party.
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Our society has made space for hate, rather than empathy. We will all pay the price
This sad reality was on display throughout our election campaign, as protestors hurled rocks at the prime minister and accused other candidates of the most ludicrous things imaginable. On Friday, it came to its inevitable nadir with the horrific murder of British MP Sir David Amess, slain while visiting with his constituents in a church.
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‘Premier Yes’ needs better policy, not just TV ads, to win over constituents
The Conservatives are “the party saying yes,” claims Doug Ford in a new campaign ad. It’s an odd approach, given just how many things the premier has said no to.
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Why curtailing Canada’s heavily regulated energy production ultimately harms the environment
We’ve repeatedly seen how whenever Canadian production or exports are hampered, other countries fill the void, Al Duerr writes. This means highly regulated Canadian energy gets replaced by countries with limited regulatory oversight and questionable environmental records.
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