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Supporters want commitment on status for asylum seekers on COVID-19 front

Supporters want commitment on status for asylum seekers on COVID-19 front

MONTREAL — Demonstrators were back in front of the prime minister's riding office in Montreal on Saturday, demanding a firm commitment from the federal and provincial governments for asylum seekers working on Quebec's COVID-19 front lines.

Crown wants to fight controversial 'extreme intoxication' defence ruling

TORONTO — Canada's highest court will be asked to weigh in on a ruling that reopened the door for people accused of violent crimes to argue they were so intoxicated they had lost control of what they were doing.
N.B. chiefs seek justice system review after police shooting of Indigenous woman

N.B. chiefs seek justice system review after police shooting of Indigenous woman

FREDERICTON — The chiefs of a coalition of Maliseet First Nations are calling for an independent probe of the New Brunswick justice system after a fatal police shooting of a 26-year-old Indigenous woman from British Columbia.
Protesters jam U.S. streets as anger, tributes for George Floyd persist

Protesters jam U.S. streets as anger, tributes for George Floyd persist

WASHINGTON — People of all colours, creeds, ages and walks of life flooded the national capital Saturday to vent their anger over the police killing of George Floyd, encountering two very different, larger-than-life symbols along the way — a study in
Funds announced to help disability groups communicate with clients amid COVID-19

Funds announced to help disability groups communicate with clients amid COVID-19

OTTAWA — The federal government is investing $1.1 million to support national disability organizations to help them reach out to people amid COVID-19.
'Alarmed:' Health critic calls for more data on COVID-19 in trucking industry

'Alarmed:' Health critic calls for more data on COVID-19 in trucking industry

The federal NDP health critic says he is greatly concerned that there is no tracking of COVID-19 infections in long-haul truckers who are travelling back and forth across the United States border.
Feds sign $105-million deal with Bombardier for two new Challenger jets

Feds sign $105-million deal with Bombardier for two new Challenger jets

OTTAWA — The federal Liberal government has inked a sole-source deal with Quebec aerospace firm Bombardier to purchase two new Challenger jets to replace half the Canadian Armed Forces' existing executive aircraft fleet.

No winning ticket for Friday night's $20 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $20 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. That means the jackpot for the next draw on June 9 will grow to approximately $25 million. The Canadian Press
A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

Provinces have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Indigenous families say their loved ones' deaths in custody are part of pattern

Indigenous families say their loved ones' deaths in custody are part of pattern

VANCOUVER — One of Chantel Moore's grandmothers says her granddaughter's shooting death in New Brunswick isn't the first time she has lost a family member to police violence.