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Limit COVID-19 spread: Top doctor urges signs instead of shouting at protests

Top health officials, acknowledging a striking lack of data on how the pandemic has hit marginalized communities, are encouraging anti-racism rally-goers to make their voices heard while keeping COVID-19 safety in mind.
Passengers and employees at Pearson airport must now wear masks 'at all times'

Passengers and employees at Pearson airport must now wear masks 'at all times'

Toronto's Pearson international airport says passengers and airport employees must now wear masks or face coverings "at all times," part of a bundle of new policies effective today to combat the spread of COVID-19.
Beijing could bar exit of dual Canadians from Hong Kong amid protests: lawyer

Beijing could bar exit of dual Canadians from Hong Kong amid protests: lawyer

OTTAWA — A Canadian legal activist is warning the federal government to grant asylum to democracy activists in Hong Kong and expanded settlement to those with links to Canada before China prevents them from leaving.
Trudeau promises to speed $2.2 billion in funding for strapped cities

Trudeau promises to speed $2.2 billion in funding for strapped cities

OTTAWA — The federal government is rushing out $2.2 billion in anticipated infrastructure funding to Canada's cities that municipal leaders say might help with a short-term cash crunch, but does little to fill the budget hole COVID-19 has created.
Family says 'back and forth' between N.S., Ottawa over shooting probe 'unreal'

Family says 'back and forth' between N.S., Ottawa over shooting probe 'unreal'

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia family has made a passionate appeal for the federal and Nova Scotia governments to end the "back and forth" over which should lead a public inquiry into a recent mass shooting.
Most federal candidates saw false information as problem, survey suggests

Most federal candidates saw false information as problem, survey suggests

OTTAWA — Nearly two-thirds of candidates in the last federal election felt there was a problem with the spread of false information online, a newly released survey report suggests.
11 arrested, dozens of businesses damaged after Montreal anti-racism rally

11 arrested, dozens of businesses damaged after Montreal anti-racism rally

MONTREAL — Quebec authorities spoke out Monday about the need to fight racism, while condemning the looting and vandalism that followed a Montreal demonstration demanding justice for a black man who died following a police intervention in Minnesota.
Climate change behind increases in extreme rain danger: scientists

Climate change behind increases in extreme rain danger: scientists

The rains soaked southern Alberta for days, unrelenting, saturating soil already sodden with melting snow — and before long Calgary was awash as rivers overflowed their banks.
Feds offer early $2.2b payment to cities amid ‘cash crunch’

Feds offer early $2.2b payment to cities amid ‘cash crunch’

The money was, in fact, already earmarked as federal support for cities via the gas tax fund
Easing restrictions and rage in the streets; In The News for June 1

Easing restrictions and rage in the streets; In The News for June 1

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 June 1 ... --- COVID-19 in Canada ...