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Federal government unveils rules for $750-million emissions reduction fund

Federal government unveils rules for $750-million emissions reduction fund

OTTAWA — Oil and gas companies that use federal cash to help cut methane emissions from their operations won't have to repay every penny if they eliminate the methane emissions entirely.
Auditor general blames government incompetence for costly Quebec ferry saga

Auditor general blames government incompetence for costly Quebec ferry saga

MONTREAL — Quebec's auditor general is blaming incompetence within the province's ferry service corporation for the ill-fated acquisition of a vessel that cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.

Advocates, opposition parties push feds for action on long-term care

OTTAWA — Opposition parties and long-term care advocates said Thursday that Ottawa needs to stop delaying action to help fix the country's troubled nursing and retirement homes.
B.C. man's lawsuit over marketing of Canada Dry ginger ale settled for $200,000

B.C. man's lawsuit over marketing of Canada Dry ginger ale settled for $200,000

VANCOUVER — The maker of Canada Dry ginger ale has agreed to pay more than $200,000 to settle a class-action lawsuit launched by a B.C. man who alleged he was misled by marketing suggesting the soda had medicinal benefits. A B.C.
Minister says scheduling snafus stalling Desmond inquiry, but lawyer isn't so sure

Minister says scheduling snafus stalling Desmond inquiry, but lawyer isn't so sure

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Justice Minister Mark Furey says scheduling snafus are getting in the way of restarting a high-profile inquiry investigating why former soldier Lionel Desmond killed his family and himself in January 2017.

Malls gathered facial images of five million shoppers without consent: watchdogs

OTTAWA — Five million images of peoples' faces were collected through digital information kiosks in 12 malls across Canada without the knowledge or consent of the shoppers, privacy watchdogs say. An investigation by the federal, Alberta and B.C.
Federal election during the pandemic would be challenging but feasible: PHAC official

Federal election during the pandemic would be challenging but feasible: PHAC official

OTTAWA — A senior official at the Public Health Agency of Canada says holding a federal election during the COVID-19 pandemic would be feasible, despite the logistical challenges that Elections Canada would face. Dr.
Trudeau, EU leaders express faith in America and call for return to multilateralism

Trudeau, EU leaders express faith in America and call for return to multilateralism

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the European Union's two top political leaders expressed faith in the American people Thursday ahead of a U.S. presidential election where the outcome will have major implications for global relations.
Canada's ban on big cruise ships extended until February

Canada's ban on big cruise ships extended until February

OTTAWA — Transport Minister Marc Garneau says big cruise ships will be banned from Canadian waters at least until the end of February now.
46 cases of COVID-19 linked to wedding events in Vaughan, Ont., health officials say

46 cases of COVID-19 linked to wedding events in Vaughan, Ont., health officials say

Charges are possible after more than 100 people attended a wedding north of Toronto that's linked to COVID-19 infections across much of southern Ontario, health officials said Thursday as they added to the case count.