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Ministers, top public servant to be grilled by committee on WE affair

OTTAWA — Two federal cabinet ministers and the country's top public servant will be grilled today about how a charity with close ties to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wound up administering a $912-million student grant program.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 11

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 11:24 a.m. on Aug. 11, 2020: There are 120,256 confirmed cases in Canada.
Former N.S. teacher sentenced to 15 years for decades-old child sex assaults

Former N.S. teacher sentenced to 15 years for decades-old child sex assaults

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge has sentenced a former teacher and hockey coach to 15 years in prison for sexually abusing boys in incidents dating back several decades.
Quebec rights body says failures in child protection system preceded girl's death

Quebec rights body says failures in child protection system preceded girl's death

MONTREAL — An investigation by Quebec's human rights commission into the death of a seven-year-old girl in Granby, Que., has identified failures at all stages of the clinical and legal process designed to protect her.
Over half of Americans oppose Trump tariff on Canadian aluminum, survey suggests

Over half of Americans oppose Trump tariff on Canadian aluminum, survey suggests

OTTAWA — A new opinion survey suggests Donald Trump's recent decision to slap a tariff on Canadian raw aluminum is garnering poor reviews on both sides of the border.
Ministers face grilling over WE affair and a cow chase: In The News for Aug. 11

Ministers face grilling over WE affair and a cow chase: In The News for Aug. 11

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Aug. 11. What we are watching in Canada ...
Charges likely in fatal attack at central Alberta medical clinic: RCMP

Charges likely in fatal attack at central Alberta medical clinic: RCMP

RED DEER, Alta. — Mounties say they anticipate charges will be laid after a man was killed in a violent attack at a medical clinic in central Alberta yesterday.
'Horrific:' Witness says Alberta doctor slain while working in medical clinic

'Horrific:' Witness says Alberta doctor slain while working in medical clinic

RED DEER, Alta.

Trudeau government announces additional humanitarian aid to Lebanon

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced an additional $25 million in aid to help the people of Lebanon struggling to recover from last week's devastating explosion in Beirut.
Judge grants stay to Quebec English school boards as legal challenge plays out

Judge grants stay to Quebec English school boards as legal challenge plays out

MONTREAL — Quebec Superior Court has granted a stay to English school boards challenging a provincial government law abolishing them, pending the outcome of a legal challenge on its merits.