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News: Canada

Innu Nation files human rights complaint over Ottawa's child protection funding

Wednesday  23:30,   12 august 2020

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The Innu Nation has filed a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission alleging the federal government spends more money removing children from homes than keeping families together. Gregory Rich, grand chief of the... >>>

Miller won't rule out COVID-19 pandemic forcing delay of UNDRIP law

Wednesday  23:30,   12 august 2020

OTTAWA — Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says a Liberal promise to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is still a top priority. But he could not definitively say today whether it is still possible to >>>

Mother calls for strict sentence in son's 2016 death in Halifax jail cell

Wednesday  22:26,   12 august 2020

HALIFAX — The mother of a man who died in a Halifax police jail cell in June 2016 has asked a judge to impose the "strictest penalty possible" on two special police constables found guilty of criminal negligence in his death. In her victim impact... >>>

Vast majority of Quebecers believe First Nations face discrimination: survey

Wednesday  22:26,   12 august 2020

MONTREAL — The vast majority of non-Indigenous Quebecers recognize that First Nations members in the province are subject to racism or discrimination, a new survey suggests. The survey conducted by polling firm Leger for the Assembly of First... >>>

Blanchet will push for election if Trudeau, Morneau, Telford won't resign

Wednesday  22:17,   12 august 2020

Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet says he will try to trigger a fall election if the prime minister, his chief of staff and his finance minister don't resign. Blanchet said the government is not "worthy" of the public's trust in... >>>

Love is in the meadow (M6): Maud and Laurent call for donations to save their farm

Wednesday  22:05,   12 august 2020

Laurent from the 2019 edition of "Love is in the meadow" is "in great financial difficulty", Maud alert on Instagram. >>>

Central Alberta man charged with killing doctor at clinic to appear in court

Wednesday  21:12,   12 august 2020

RED DEER, Alta. — A man accused of killing a family doctor at a walk-in clinic in central Alberta is to make his first court appearance today. Deng Mabiour of Red Deer, Alta., is charged with the first-degree murder of Dr. Walter Reynolds, a... >>>

Guelph police admit error with media officers about MP Tabbara's arrest

Wednesday  21:11,   12 august 2020

The Guelph Police Service has admitted it made an error when it said a media officer was unaware Marwan Tabbara was a sitting Member of Parliament at the time of his arrest in April. Tabbara, the MP for Kitchener South-Hespeler, west of Toronto, has >>>

Carleton ends student placements with police over failures to address racism

Wednesday  21:11,   12 august 2020

OTTAWA — Carleton University's criminology school says it will no longer place students to work with police forces and prisons as a show of solidarity with the movement to address systemic racism in Canada's criminal justice institutions.... >>>

Mother calls for strict sentence in son's 2016 death in Halifax jail cell

Wednesday  21:11,   12 august 2020

HALIFAX — The mother of a man who died in a Halifax police jail cell in June 2016 has asked a judge to impose the "strictest penalty possible" on two special police constables found guilty of criminal negligence in his death. In her victim impact... >>>

Feds commit $305M in additional funds for Indigenous communities during COVID-19

Wednesday  21:11,   12 august 2020

OTTAWA — The federal government has announced an additional $305 million to help Indigenous Peoples combat COVID-19. Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says the money is meant to help Indigenous communities prepare for emergencies and prevent... >>>

Scotland: the derailment of a train leaves 3 dead and 6 injured

Wednesday  21:05,   12 august 2020

© Supplied by Le Point Scotland This Wednesday, August 12 in the morning, a train derailed in the north-east of Scotland . The incident, which is said to be due to the weather conditions in this region affected by the floods, left three dead... >>>

The British spent 40% of their waking time in front of screens during confinement

Wednesday  20:15,   12 august 2020

© Yalana - stock.adobe.com British adults spent an average of 6 hours 25 minutes of their waking time per day on their screens, in April, in full confinement (photo illustration). Not only did the British spend, on average, 40% of their time awake... >>>

Former Starbucks Canada employee sues for unpaid OT on behalf of store managers

Wednesday  19:52,   12 august 2020

TORONTO — A former Starbucks Canada employee is suing the company for unpaid overtime for himself and other store managers. Trevor Hopman is the lead plaintiff in a proposed class action that claims Starbucks was wrong to class store managers as... >>>

Using your vehicle in front of the police, the heart of the demonstrators' strategy in Belarus

Wednesday  19:30,   12 august 2020

© Provided by France 24 The demonstrators used vehicles as a tool of protest by blocking the streets and honking their horns to show their support (Source: Hanna Liubakova / Twitter) In Belarus, thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of... >>>