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Ontario businesses prepare for Stage 2: 'It's sort of just a free-for-all'

BARRIE, Ont. — The highlight of Amber Abbott's Friday lunch wasn't the food, but the thrill of being close to people again. Not too close, of course. The tables on the newly extended patio of Grillicious Gourmet Tap and Grill in Barrie, Ont.
Supreme Court decision 'good news' for minority-language communities: Trudeau

Supreme Court decision 'good news' for minority-language communities: Trudeau

OTTAWA — A Supreme Court of Canada decision delivered Friday is "good news" for minority-language communities across the country who feel shortchanged on services, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.
'Born leader:' Contradiction is Alberta Chief Allan Adam's strength

'Born leader:' Contradiction is Alberta Chief Allan Adam's strength

EDMONTON — It was supposed to be a triumph. South African anti-apartheid hero Archbishop Desmond Tutu was joining the chief of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation in his struggle against environmental degradation from the northern Alberta oilsands.
Canada rebuts UN Security Council critics, as Champagne to NYC for final push

Canada rebuts UN Security Council critics, as Champagne to NYC for final push

OTTAWA — Canada is pushing back at critics of its bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council, including the Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg and a pro-Palestinian coalition that opposes Israel.
Frustration grows with no apparent end in sight for Canada-U.S. border ban

Frustration grows with no apparent end in sight for Canada-U.S. border ban

WASHINGTON — The intertwined economies of Canada and the United States demand a more sophisticated solution to the threat of COVID-19 than a simple ban on non-essential travel, say business groups chafing at the prospect of another six weeks of borde
A list of police encounters being questioned and investigated in Canada

A list of police encounters being questioned and investigated in Canada

The death last month of George Floyd, a Black man in Minneapolis who was killed when an officer kneeled on his neck for almost nine minutes, has sparked demonstrations against police brutality and racism around the world.
Scheer wants Champagne, Trudeau to explain minister's two Chinese mortgages

Scheer wants Champagne, Trudeau to explain minister's two Chinese mortgages

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer called Friday for Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne to explain how his two mortgages with a Chinese state bank don't compromise his ability to handle Canada's tense relations with the Peop
Witness said killer in N.S. mass shooting 'recently' acquired gun from estate

Witness said killer in N.S. mass shooting 'recently' acquired gun from estate

HALIFAX — A portion of a witness statement released Friday says the gunman who killed 22 people in Nova Scotia had "recently" acquired one of his firearms in Canada from the estate of a friend who died.
'Egregious' police tactics harming Black and Indigenous people: activist

'Egregious' police tactics harming Black and Indigenous people: activist

Emerging evidence of violent police encounters shows some police tactics are "so egregious" that they're doing more harm than any possible good, says a Canadian activist.

Man who lured officer posing as girl on Internet loses entrapment appeal

TORONTO — A medical student who sought sex with an undercover police officer posing as a 14-year-old girl lost his argument on Friday that he was the victim of entrapment.