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News: Canada

More provinces sign up for rent benefit as Liberals set up promised housing council

Sunday  15:45,   22 november 2020

OTTAWA — Seven provinces have signed on to a federal rent assistance program created as part of the national housing strategy, newly released documents show. So far, the Liberals have only announced deals with four provinces to deliver the Canada... >>>

Exclusion of mental illness in assisted dying-bill slammed by psychiatrists

Sunday  15:45,   22 november 2020

OTTAWA — The federal bill revising the rules on medically assisted death in Canada has raised the ire of the Canadian Psychiatric Association over the proposed law's explicit rejection of mental illness as grounds for ending a patient's... >>>

Gaza's already strained health system days away from overwhelm by COVID-19, advisers say

Sunday  15:40,   22 november 2020

A sharp rise in coronavirus infections in the Gaza Strip could overwhelm the Palestinian enclave's meagre medical system by next week, public health advisers said on Sunday. Gaza, where the dense and poor population of two million is vulnerable... >>>

Storm Alex. The raffle launched by Julien Doré collects 100,000 euros per day

Sunday  14:50,   22 november 2020

© Image France Bleu Azur. Julien Doré went to meet the inhabitants of the Vésubie valley, where the storm Alex, in early October, had caused extensive damage. Launched on November 18 for the benefit of disaster victims in the Vésubie valley, the... >>>

Exclusion of mental illness in assisted dying-bill slammed by psychiatrists

Sunday  14:41,   22 november 2020

OTTAWA — The federal bill revising the rules on medically assisted death in Canada has raised the ire of the Canadian Psychiatric Association over the proposed law's explicit rejection of mental illness as grounds for ending a patient's... >>>

Angst around French language boils over in Quebec, as politicians warn of 'decline'

Sunday  14:41,   22 november 2020

MONTREAL — Perennial anxieties around the state of the French language in Quebec have boiled over in the past week, with politicians seizing on a Liberal legislator's initial brush-off of the issue as evidence of indifference to a crisis.... >>>

Angst around French language boils over in Quebec, as politicians warn of 'decline'

Sunday  13:40,   22 november 2020

MONTREAL — Perennial anxieties around the state of the French language in Quebec have boiled over in the past week, with politicians seizing on a Liberal legislator's initial brush-off of the issue as evidence of indifference to a crisis.... >>>

Mike Pompeo calls on the Taliban and Kabul to speed up peace talks

Sunday  13:15,   22 november 2020

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday called on the Taliban and the Afghan government in Qatar to speed up the stalled peace talks. View on euronews © Photo: Patrick Semansky (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) US... >>>

Merz against Corona requirements: If the election campaign is carried out with Christmas

Sunday  12:45,   22 november 2020

The second Corona wave and the CDU election campaign for the presidency will be a difficult mixture. How much state at Christmas can it be? A comment. © Photo: Imago Images / Political Moments One thing is clear: Christmas 2020 will be different... >>>

Canada's first Indigenous-led coast guard auxiliary patrols B.C.'s rugged coast

Sunday  12:40,   22 november 2020

VICTORIA — The winds were gusting at 110 kilometres per hour and huge waves were ripping boats from their moorings in Bella Bella, B.C., as a report came in of an overturned vessel with at least one person missing. Robert Johnson says volunteer... >>>

"Le Loup en slip", the youth comic book which deals with societal themes, is back

Sunday  12:25,   22 november 2020

Identity crisis, consumer society ... "The wolf in underpants passes a frock", the fifth volume of the comic strip which puts adult issues at children's level has just been released. Designer Mayana Itoïz opened her doors to us. © Provided by... >>>

High school athletes struggle to score scholarships in COVID times

Sunday  11:45,   22 november 2020

About 6,500 students across the country are vying for athletic scholarships to take their sport to the college or university level in 2021. But with many games and competitions cancelled there are fewer opportunities for the athletes to get the... >>>

How COVID-19 has forged new friendships

Sunday  11:45,   22 november 2020

Making a new friend, in the middle of a pandemic? It may sound wild with all the restrictions in place. But for some, COVID-19 has brought them together.Both got sick in the spring and joined a Facebook support group for those with lingering... >>>

New business ventures help Canadian snowbirds circumvent a closed U.S. land border

Sunday  11:45,   22 november 2020

Many Canadian snowbirds are determined to head south this winter despite the COVID-19 pandemic, but they face hurdles getting their vehicles across a closed U.S. land border. In response, several transport companies have come up with new ways to... >>>

City in the footsteps of a Uruguayan goalscorer

Sunday  11:20,   22 november 2020

© Supplied by Sports.fr Coronavirus: Guardiola not opposed to a stop in the Premier League The management of Manchester City would have activated the track of the center-forward of the Benfica, Darwin Núñez, in anticipation of the next summer... >>>