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Liberals throw down challenge, make COVID-19 aid bill a confidence matter

Liberals throw down challenge, make COVID-19 aid bill a confidence matter

OTTAWA — New Democrats have joined forces with the governing Liberals to ensure speedy approval of legislation authorizing new benefits for workers left jobless or underemployed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Trudeau pledges extra $400 million in humanitarian aid to fight COVID-19

Trudeau pledges extra $400 million in humanitarian aid to fight COVID-19

OTTAWA — Aid agencies welcomed Canada’s commitment on Tuesday of an extra $400 million in development and humanitarian spending to combat COVID-19.
Liberals revive efforts to make Sept. 30 holiday for Indigenous reconciliation

Liberals revive efforts to make Sept. 30 holiday for Indigenous reconciliation

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is reviving its effort to create a new statutory holiday to commemorate the victims and survivors of Indigenous residential schools.
Canada and Britain impose sanctions on Belarus, president over 'fraudulent' election

Canada and Britain impose sanctions on Belarus, president over 'fraudulent' election

OTTAWA — Canada and Britain have levelled sanctions on the president of Belarus, his son and various government officials over what they say was a fraudulent election and abuse of those who have taken to the streets to protest it.
N.S. premier apologizes to Black, Indigenous people for systemic racism in province

N.S. premier apologizes to Black, Indigenous people for systemic racism in province

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil apologized Tuesday to Black and Indigenous Nova Scotians for systemic racism in the province's justice system, and said the government is committed to reform.
Quebec's second wave driven by community transmission, muddled messaging, expert says

Quebec's second wave driven by community transmission, muddled messaging, expert says

MONTREAL — Quebecers following the COVID-19 news in recent days may be feeling a certain sense of deja vu.
Liberal, Conservative MPs join international task force to curb anti-Semitism online

Liberal, Conservative MPs join international task force to curb anti-Semitism online

OTTAWA — Liberal MP Anthony Housefather and Conservative MP Marty Morantz are joining an international task force aimed at making web giants do more to combat anti-Semitism online.
Nurse fired, coroner to investigate after dying Indigenous woman taunted in hospital

Nurse fired, coroner to investigate after dying Indigenous woman taunted in hospital

MONTREAL — A nurse has been fired after an Indigenous woman who was dying Monday night in hospital was subjected to degrading remarks, Quebec's premier said Tuesday.
Manitoba reports budget surplus for last year, but predicts COVID deficit this year

Manitoba reports budget surplus for last year, but predicts COVID deficit this year

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government registered its first budget surplus in more than a decade in the fiscal year that ended in March, although it is expected to drop back in the red this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Saskatchewan premier sets campaign in motion for Oct. 26 election

Saskatchewan premier sets campaign in motion for Oct. 26 election

REGINA — Party leaders in Saskatchewan officially began their campaigns Tuesday in an election race defined by the COVID-19 pandemic and the dramatic difference between the two leaders seeking power. Scott Moe met with Lt-Gov.