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News: Canada

City councillor joins growing call to defund police

Friday  22:17,   05 june 2020

An Ottawa city councillor is calling for a rethink of the police budget in the wake of widespread protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd. In a tweet Thursday, Capital ward Coun. Shawn Menard used the hashtag #DefundThePolice, a slogan... >>>

NB Power pulls out of Maritime Iron project, says Belledune mayor

Friday  22:17,   05 june 2020

NB Power is pulling out of a proposed joint project with Maritime Iron that would see a high-emissions iron processing plant built in the village of Belledune, according to the community's mayor. Joe Noel told CBC News that the provincial... >>>

Mandryk: Ongoing COVID-19 shutdown more than a playground dispute

Friday  22:17,   05 june 2020

It was a great week when it came to the fight to reduce COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan. From Monday to Thursday, the province averaged fewer new cases than days of the week — the best stretch since all this started on March 13, leaving us with 29... >>>

Saskatchewan says economy is rebounding despite 12.5% unemployment rate

Friday  22:17,   05 june 2020

Saskatchewan's unemployment is now at 12.5 per cent, according to Statistics Canada's latest Labour Force Survey.This comes despite the unemployment rate being 12.5 per cent at the end of May, according to Statistics Canada’s latest Labour... >>>

EORN to propose billion dollar rural broadband internet expansion

Friday  22:11,   05 june 2020

EORN says it needs a public-private partnership involving governments to fund the billion dollar project.The Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) says the pandemic is shining a spotlight on the lack of strong, reliable broadband internet in the... >>>

Vancouver’s Evelyn Lau’s new book of poetry a rumination on aging, anxiety

Friday  22:11,   05 june 2020

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland spoke with reporters on... >>>

Vancouver’s Evelyn Lau’s new book of poetry a rumination on aging, anxiety

Friday  22:10,   05 june 2020

Writer Evelyn Lau says she has felt bad about feeling good. “You want an embarrassing confession?” the former Vancouver poet Laureate (2011-14) said recently. “Because my freelance work dried up I qualified for CERB (Canada Emergency Response... >>>

A Petition To Make Body Cameras Mandatory For Montreal Police Has Over 13,000 Signatures

Friday  22:10,   05 june 2020

A 2019 Montreal report said that cameras have "little impact."The CBC reported on June 3 that the mayor supports giving officers... >>>

Saint Mary’s University moves classes online for the fall as tuition increases

Friday  22:10,   05 june 2020

"We believe that we have put in place the resources to help every student succeed."SMU President Dr. Summerby-Murray said the university is focused on providing supports to students by providing more than $1.5 million in additional student financial >>>

Covid-19: "We consider that the epidemic is under control" but "the virus is not extinct"

Friday  22:10,   05 june 2020

© Europe 1 While the deconfinement continues with a relaxation of the conditions of visit of relatives in the Ehpad, the president of the Scientific Council, Pr Jean-François Delfraissy, said on Friday on Europe 1 that the epidemic was currently... >>>

N.B. political leaders differ on protests during pandemic

Friday  21:51,   05 june 2020

The New Brunswick premier says there is "inconsistency" between allowing large protests and banning other gatherings under COVID-19 restrictions, but the decision was made not to move in on protesters in order to maintain "balance." "It's a... >>>

Minister insists environment won't take a hit in economic relaunch

Friday  21:50,   05 june 2020

QUEBEC – Benoit Charette is denying his ministry has sold out the environment in the name of jump-starting the struggling Quebec economy after the COVID-19 pandemic. “The opposition has to think about the consequences of this pandemic, thousands of... >>>

Someone handed out baby raccoons outside a 7-Eleven in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Friday  21:46,   05 june 2020

Health officials have been scrambling to track down nine baby raccoons amid concerns about the spread of rabies.Health officials in Niagara Falls, N.Y., say they've been working hard to track down nine baby raccoons that were handed out near a... >>>

Former auto shop owner fined over $27,000 for violations in worker’s death

Friday  21:46,   05 june 2020

Elie Hoyeck admitted to failing to ensure the safety of his workers, in Sept. 2019.During a hearing last September, Elie Hoyeck admitted to failing to ensure the safety of his workers, failing to ensure that the shop's equipment was safe and failing >>>

Ontario MP Marwan Tabbara charged with assault, break and enter and criminal harassment, police say

Friday  21:46,   05 june 2020

Liberal Member of Parliament Marwan Tabbara was charged by police in a neighbouring Ontario riding after his arrest for an alleged assault, break and enter and harassment. Tabbara, 35, is charged with two counts of assault, one count of break and... >>>