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'Is that the best?' Marc Miller asks of RCMP efforts to combat system racism

'Is that the best?' Marc Miller asks of RCMP efforts to combat system racism

OTTAWA — Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller delivered a scathing rebuke of Canada's national police force Thursday, saying the Mounties are not immune to systemic racism and that they can and should do better.
Statistics Canada asks parents to share their COVID-19 experiences

Statistics Canada asks parents to share their COVID-19 experiences

OTTAWA — If you are a parent whose friends and family are tired of hearing you vent about the challenges of juggling work and child-rearing during COVID-19, the federal statistics agency wants to be your new sounding board.
Feds ask court for second extension on changes to assisted-dying law

Feds ask court for second extension on changes to assisted-dying law

OTTAWA — The federal government is asking a judge for the second time to extend the deadline for revising Canada's law on medical assistance in dying.
Family says goodbye to Regis Korchinski-Paquet at small funeral in Toronto

Family says goodbye to Regis Korchinski-Paquet at small funeral in Toronto

TORONTO — One by one, a procession of Regis Korchinski-Paquet's family members leaned in to a white casket and kissed her goodbye.
Human rights museum criticized, employees say work environment racist

Human rights museum criticized, employees say work environment racist

WINNIPEG — The Canadian Museum for Human Rights will conduct an external review following social media posts alleging a racist and discriminatory work environment.
Defaced, toppled statues rekindle debate over controversial symbols

Defaced, toppled statues rekindle debate over controversial symbols

WASHINGTON — Public anger over the police killing of George Floyd is unearthing difficult questions in the United States, Canada and around the world about statues, monuments and other permanent tributes to historical figures whose legacies include o
Funeral held for young Indigenous woman shot by police in northern N.B.

Funeral held for young Indigenous woman shot by police in northern N.B.

EDMUNDSTON, N.B. — The young Indigenous woman who was shot and killed by police in Edmundston, N.B., last week was remembered Thursday as a kind soul who united family from both sides of the country.
Study shows vessels not complying with right whale protections in Cabot Strait

Study shows vessels not complying with right whale protections in Cabot Strait

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Early analysis of vessel speeds in the Cabot Strait shows that more than two-thirds are not complying with a voluntary speed restriction meant to protect endangered right whales that migrate through the area.
Research finds sea otter comeback worth millions but not all benefit

Research finds sea otter comeback worth millions but not all benefit

VANCOUVER — The return of playful, popular sea otters to the Pacific shores of British Columbia is adding nearly $50 million a year to the province's economy despite its impact on valuable fisheries, says a study.
Federal prison chaplains escalate fight for collective agreement

Federal prison chaplains escalate fight for collective agreement

OTTAWA — Federal prison chaplains are stepping up a bid to negotiate their first collective agreement to secure better wages and working conditions.