Racism contributed to Indigenous woman’s death in Canada: Coroner

Joyce Echaquan’s death in Quebec hospital last year after staff hurled insults at her sparked nationwide outcry. Racism and prejudice contributed to the death of Joyce Echaquan, an Indigenous mother of seven who died at a hospital in the Canadian province of Quebec after filming staff hurling insults at her, a coroner’s report has found. TheContinue reading “Racism contributed to Indigenous woman’s death in Canada: Coroner”

Justin Trudeau’s Liberals win third term but fall short of securing majority

Canadians have chosen another minority Liberal government – almost identical to the one it replaced – to finish the fight against COVID-19 and rebuild the shattered economy. Precisely how stable a minority remains to be seen, as results were still trickling in and there were tight contests in dozens of ridings as the clock startedContinue reading “Justin Trudeau’s Liberals win third term but fall short of securing majority”

‘About damn time’: First Nation gets clean water after 24-year wait

Residents of Shoal Lake 40 can drink from taps thanks to a new water treatment facility but dozens of communities lack access Residents of a First Nations community in Canada, who were deprived of clean drinking water for nearly a quarter of a century, can now drink from their taps after a water treatment facility becameContinue reading “‘About damn time’: First Nation gets clean water after 24-year wait”

‘It’s not right’: Trudeau vows to criminalize blocking access to hospitals amid protests

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says if he is re-elected next week, he will make it a crime to block access to hospitals and other health care facilities, including abortion clinics. The pledge comes as hospitals across the country deal with demonstrations in their parking lots and on their front lawns. The protesters oppose public health policies likeContinue reading “‘It’s not right’: Trudeau vows to criminalize blocking access to hospitals amid protests”

Trudeau hit by gravel as protesters surround campaign bus in London, Ont.

Liberal leader says he’s OK; O’Toole calls incident ‘disgusting’ Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau was hit by some gravel Monday while boarding a campaign bus in London, Ont. As Trudeau went to get on the bus, which was surrounded by angry protesters, small objects could be seen thrown in his direction. A masked Trudeau looked startled beforeContinue reading “Trudeau hit by gravel as protesters surround campaign bus in London, Ont.”

Health Canada warns people not to treat COVID with ivermectin dewormer as demand surges in feed stores

‘There was an uptick at the beginning of July that forced us to pull it off of our shelves,’ one owner says A health law professor says a belief by some that a medication used to deworm cattle and horses can treat COVID-19 shows how ideology can lead people to embrace misinformation. Timothy Caulfield fromContinue reading “Health Canada warns people not to treat COVID with ivermectin dewormer as demand surges in feed stores”

Early Canada election call backfires on Trudeau, who now trails in polls

Canada’s Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau finds himself behind in polls ahead of a snap election he called hoping his management of the COVID-19 crisis would propel him to victory. Trudeau called the Sept. 20 election last month, two years ahead of schedule. At the time, his Liberals were well ahead and looked likely toContinue reading “Early Canada election call backfires on Trudeau, who now trails in polls”

Extremist groups ‘actively recruiting’ military and police, Canadian intelligence report warns

Far-right extremist groups are “actively recruiting” past and present members of the military and police, according to a declassified Canadian intelligence report obtained by Global News. The report cited 17 examples in Canada, the U.S., U.K., Germany and New Zealand which “illustrate the intersections and relationships between ideologically motivated violent extremism and uniformed personnel.” Six of theContinue reading “Extremist groups ‘actively recruiting’ military and police, Canadian intelligence report warns”

Canada PM Trudeau planning snap election, seeks approval for COVID response – sources

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is planning a snap election for Sept. 20 to seek voter approval for the government’s costly plans to combat COVID-19, four sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday. Trudeau is set to make the announcement on Sunday, said the sources, who requested anonymity given the sensitivity of the situation.Continue reading “Canada PM Trudeau planning snap election, seeks approval for COVID response – sources”

Former Catholic church in rural Sask. destroyed in fire

A former Polish Roman Catholic church in rural Saskatchewan was destroyed by fire Thursday. The church was located near Redberry Lake, which is about 80 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon. Lynn Swystun, who lives about a mile and a half west of the church, says she noticed smoke from her yard around 12:15 p.m. then drove toContinue reading “Former Catholic church in rural Sask. destroyed in fire”

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