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'Justice for George is freedom for all': scrutiny of police follows Chauvin verdict

'Justice for George is freedom for all': scrutiny of police follows Chauvin verdict

WASHINGTON — America's age-old reckoning with police violence against Black people entered a new and uncertain era Wednesday as a sweeping government probe of officer conduct and President Joe Biden's promise of legislative action offered fresh hope
AstraZeneca advice from national panel delayed by new data on COVID-19 and variants

AstraZeneca advice from national panel delayed by new data on COVID-19 and variants

OTTAWA — Canada's chief public health officer says new information on COVID-19 and variants prompted the National Advisory Committee on Immunization to suddenly cancel its planned announcement on who should get the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.
Despite Bill 21 ruling, Quebec English school boards must await appeal before hiring

Despite Bill 21 ruling, Quebec English school boards must await appeal before hiring

MONTREAL — The English Montreal School Board said Wednesday it can't start hiring teachers who wear religious symbols despite its court victory in a challenge to the province's secularism law, known as Bill 21.
'We hope to help a little more': Biden says he spoke to Trudeau about more vaccines

'We hope to help a little more': Biden says he spoke to Trudeau about more vaccines

WASHINGTON — Canada can look forward to an unexpected shot in the arm from the United States, President Joe Biden suggested Wednesday as he hinted at plans to send surplus COVID-19 vaccines north of the border. The U.S.
Former Trudeau adviser agrees to testify before committee on Vance allegations

Former Trudeau adviser agrees to testify before committee on Vance allegations

OTTAWA — A former adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has agreed to face questions from a parliamentary committee about the Liberal government's handling of an allegation of sexual misconduct involving former defence chief Gen. Jonathan Vance.
Quebec provincial police to take part in body camera pilot project

Quebec provincial police to take part in body camera pilot project

Quebec provincial police will take part in a body camera pilot project, Public Security Minister Genevieve Guilbault said Wednesday.
'Impossible to find peace:' Spouse wants to see report on Nunavut RCMP shooting death

'Impossible to find peace:' Spouse wants to see report on Nunavut RCMP shooting death

IQALUIT — The spouse of a Nunavut man shot and killed by RCMP last year says she wants to see the report on the investigation into his death.
Desmond inquiry: social worker reveals details about final call with former soldier

Desmond inquiry: social worker reveals details about final call with former soldier

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — A social worker who spoke to Lionel Desmond the day before the former soldier killed three family members and himself told an inquiry Wednesday she wished she could have spent more time with him.
Bank of Canada keeps rate on hold, sees brighter economic outlook

Bank of Canada keeps rate on hold, sees brighter economic outlook

OTTAWA — The bank of Canada provided a rosy revision to its economic outlook Wednesday but kept its key rate at 0.25 per cent in a sign that it won't count its chickens before they hatch.
Trudeau pressured to adopt tougher emissions target for Biden climate summit

Trudeau pressured to adopt tougher emissions target for Biden climate summit

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is under pressure to step up his commitment to cutting greenhouse gas emissions in Canada within the next decade as he heads into a United States-hosted climate summit with global leaders.