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OTTAWA — The House of Commons defence committee ended months of hearings on the Liberal government’s handling of sexual misconduct allegations involving senior military officers without producing a report. Liberal members spoke for nearly the entirety of today's final two-hour meeting before the committee rose for the summer break. Liberal member Anita Vandenbeld spent nearly 30 minutes blaming opposition parties for letting the debate drag on by trying to limit the parameters for writing the re
SAO PAULO (AP) — Papu Gómez scored in the 10th minute as Argentina beat Paraguay 1-0 on Monday and secured its place in the Copa America knockout stage. The result at the Mané Garrincha stadium in Brasilia put Argentina atop Group A with seven points from three matches. The game also gave Lionel Messi a record 147th cap for the national team, equalling the mark of retired defender Javier Mascherano. Chile, which also advanced to the quarterfinals, is second in the group with five points after th
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico’s president vowed to investigate the border shootings that left 19 people dead over the weekend, even as the latest homicide figures showed a rebound in killings nationwide. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said evidence indicated that 15 of the victims were innocent bystanders. The other four dead were suspected gunmen from a group that drove into the northern border city of Reynosa and opened fire indiscriminately. “Everything indicates that it was no
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president has threatened to order the arrest of Filipinos who refuse COVID-19 vaccination and told them to leave the country if they would not cooperate with the efforts to contain the pandemic. President Rodrigo Duterte, who is known for his public outbursts and brash rhetoric, said in televised remarks Monday night that he has become exasperated with people who refuse to get immunized then help spread the coronavirus. “Don’t get me wrong. There is a cr
TORONTO — Teen killer and serial rapist Paul Bernardo is set for a parole hearing today. Bernardo's horrific crimes in the 1980s and early 1990s include kidnapping, torturing and killing Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy near St. Catharines, Ont. The designated dangerous offender has been eligible for full parole for more than three years. But relatives of his victims are adamant he should never be allowed out of prison. They will be making that case to the Parole Board of Canada, which took jus
OTTAWA — Fully vaccinated Canadians and permanent residents returning to Canada will soon be able to avoid a mandatory quarantine. The first stage in loosening the border restrictions that have been in place for 15 months will begin at 11:59 p.m. eastern time on July 5. It will apply only to people already eligible to travel to Canada, including citizens, permanent residents, and people registered under the Indian Act. Those travellers must have two doses of a vaccine approved by Health Canada,
British Columbia scientists and a First Nation are examining the environmental impact of a powerful landslide near Bute Inlet, 220 kilometres northwest of Vancouver, which carved a canyon through a creek bed and destroyed trees and fish habitats.
VICTORIA — Three British Columbia First Nations are getting federal funding to buy rescue boats to expand an Indigenous-led coast guard auxiliary. Federal Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan says the government will provide $2 million to allow First Nations to continue to strengthen the marine safety system across Canada. The Quatsino First Nation, the Heiltsuk First Nation and Kitasoo Nation in B.C. are among eight across Canada to receive funding to support their safety programs. Conrad Cowan
MONTREAL — It's unclear whether Quebecers who have had COVID-19 and one dose of vaccine can benefit when the federal government lifts quarantine rules for fully vaccinated travellers on July 5, Quebec Premier François Legault said Monday. Quebec considers residents who have recovered from the novel coronavirus and who have received a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine to be fully vaccinated. Ottawa, however, defines a fully vaccinated traveller as someone who has received two doses. "It's part of t
HALIFAX — The three Maritime provinces reported no new cases of COVID-19 Monday. For Nova Scotia, it's the first time in almost three months the province has had no new cases. Premier Iain Rankin said in a statement the last time the daily caseload had dropped to zero was March 29. News of the declining infection rate marks "a great way to begin summer," he said. Rankin also encouraged Nova Scotians to follow public health measures and get fully vaccinated as soon as possible. Nova Scotia has 79
SEVILLE, Spain (AP) — Spain's national soccer team has faced criticism for its performances at the European Championship, and now the players have to defend themselves from accusations that they snubbed their own fans. A video of players ignoring supporters in Seville has put the squad in a tough spot ahead of its final group match against Slovakia on Wednesday. Only a victory will be enough to secure the team a spot in the next round at Euro 2020. The video was posted by Spain’s national team o
HIGH PRAIRIE, Alta. — Alberta's police oversight agency has released new details about last week's death of a man whose pursuit, arrest and death near a provincial park also resulted in the death of a police service dog. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team says in a news release the 29-year-old suspect was involved in a shootout with RCMP on Thursday after officers had tracked him for several kilometres through thick bush around High Prairie, Alta. During the gunfire exchange, ASIRT says
OTTAWA — Parliamentarians are in their final week before a summer break in the House of Commons, where federal parties are using the minority makeup to posture for a potential election. With only days left before the House rises, the Trudeau government has begun to single out the Conservatives for using procedural tactics to block the passage of legislation around climate accountability, banning conversion therapy, changes to the Broadcasting Act and a bill to implement its budget. In Monday's q
MONTREAL — Quebec isn't interested in adding a statutory holiday in the province to recognize Indigenous Peoples. Premier François Legault told reporters today the province has enough statutory holidays and the government isn't interested in adding another, no matter the reason. The federal government recently adopted Bill C-5, which designates Sept. 30 as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation; it will apply to federally regulated workers. Legault says the province marked National Indige
The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Monday June 21, 2021. Some provinces and territories do not report daily case numbers. There are 1,408,835 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 1,408,835 confirmed cases (11,759 active, 1,371,000 resolved, 26,076 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 712 new cases reported Sunday. The rate of active cases is 30.94 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — France advanced without kicking a ball, and Portugal can move on as well even with a loss on Wednesday. Hardly the heavyweight showdown many had hoped for in a match pitting defending champion Portugal against World Cup champion France, and Cristiano Ronaldo against Kylian Mbappe. Results on Tuesday guaranteed France a spot in the round of 16. A one-goal loss for Portugal should be enough as long as Hungary doesn't win in Germany in Group F’s other game. Still, that’s un
WINNIPEG — A large brick building that stands on a hill overlooking a small community in southwestern Manitoba casts an immense shadow. The Birtle Indian Residential school reminds survivors and their families of the children who were forced to go there and those who never came home. “(The survivors) see the buildings and it’s a reminder of what they went through,” says Chris Benn, a councillor for the nearby Birdtail Sioux Dakota Nation. As more provinces join the federal government in committi
OTTAWA — Data from the Canada Revenue Agency shows its recent efforts to combat tax evasion by the super-rich have resulted in zero prosecutions or convictions. In response to a question tabled in Parliament by NDP MP Matthew Green, the CRA said it referred 44 cases on individuals whose net worth topped $50 million to its criminal investigations program since 2015. Only two of those cases proceeded to federal prosecutors, with no charges laid afterward. The lack of prosecutions follows more than
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's police superintendent said Monday that his decision to strip an officer's police powers was tied in part to the officer's ownership of a house on the city's South Side where gunmen killed five people and injured three others. But Superintendent David Brown would not elaborate on why such a drastic step was taken against Enrique Badillo Sr. for his ownership of a building. He said there were “multiple reasons” the discipline, which he linked to the fatal shooting. Badillo
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 11 a.m. Quebec is reporting 90 new COVID-19 cases today and no new deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus. Health officials say hospitalizations dropped by two, to 168, and 39 people were in intensive care, unchanged since the prior day. Premier François Legault received his second COVID-19 vaccination today at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium and urged Quebecers to get fully vaccinated. About 80 per cent of Quebecers 12 and u