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OTTAWA — MPs who lost their seats or stood down before the recent federal election could get $3.3 million in farewell payments, an analysis by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation has found. MPs defeated at the polls and those who decided not to run again qualify for a severance cheque worth half their salary — some $92,900 or more if they were a cabinet minister or chaired a committee. They include 10 MPs who served less than two years in the House of Commons, figures from the federation show. Amo
One month after an explosion rocked downtown Wheatley, the provincial government is providing $2 million in funding to support the community. The money will "help directly impacted eligible businesses resume operations and provide goods and services to families," the Ontario government said in a news release on Saturday. The funding comes after a suspected hydrogen sulphide gas explosion destroyed two buildings and injured 20 people in Wheatley on Aug. 26. Since then, homes and businesses in the
Thousands of health care workers in New York faced with either getting the COVID-19 vaccine or losing their jobs received at least one dose as the statewide mandate neared Monday. NYC officials touted the mandate Tuesday as successful. (Sept. 28)
One person is dead following a fire at a residence in New Waterford, N.S., early Tuesday morning. Cape Breton Regional Police said in a release they were called to the fire at around 6 a.m. Firefighters were already at the scene and had found a dead body inside. Police did not identify the victim or supply any other details, but said the body had been sent to the medical examiner's office to confirm identity and cause of death. The fire marshal and police are investigating. MORE TOP STORIES
Almost a year after President Joe Biden trounced Donald Trump in Virginia, the state's unexpectedly tight race for governor has alarmed Democrats and left Republicans hopeful they can win back crucial suburban voters who left the party during Trump's tumultuous presidency. With early voting under way, the non-partisan Cook Report has labeled the Nov. 2 contest between Democrat Terry McAuliffe, a former Virginia governor, and Republican businessman Glenn Youngkin, a toss-up. A poll last week by the University of Mary Washington gave Youngkin an advantage with likely voters.
Alberta’s former chief medical officer is among those calling for a lockdown in Alberta as COVID-19 cases fill up ICU beds and delay surgeries.
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Emanuel Rivera Fuentes, severely disabled since birth and lying in bed at the home he shares with his parents in Puerto Rico, recites a list of 14 medications he must take daily for medical conditions including cerebral palsy. The drugs represent just one aspect of the care he requires, a burden that largely falls upon his parents, Abraham Rivera Berrios and Gladys Fuentes Lozada, who adopted him when he was a baby given just weeks to live. Now 35, Rivera Fuentes spends most days in his room in the family's modest teal-colored house in Toa Alta, a town about 20 miles (32 km) west of the U.S. Caribbean territory's capital San Juan.
FREDERICTON — The New Brunswick Council of Nursing Home Unions is calling on the provincial government to increase wages for workers in long-term care homes in an effort to address a "crippling" staffing shortage that they say is leaving seniors with inadequate care. Council president Sharon Teare told reporters Monday her group's proposed $4-an-hour wage increase would help attract and keep workers in the understaffed homes. "We need to bring staff into the system to ensure that our most vulner
The top Democrat and Republican on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee have urged President Joe Biden to "ensure full accountability" over a World Bank data-rigging controversy that has embroiled International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva. The panel's chairman, Senator Robert Menendez, a Democrat, and Republican Senator James Risch, said in a letter released on Monday that Biden should direct the U.S. Treasury Department to "do their due diligence with all due haste and, as necessary, ensure full accountability."
AMSTERDAM (AP) — As COVID-19 lockdowns ease and borders reopen, there is a gathering at Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum of people from around Europe, depicted in more than 100 Renaissance portraits. The Dutch national museum's new exhibition “Remember Me,” covers the century 1470-1570 and features portraits from across the continent by masters including Albrecht Duerer, Hans Holbein and Titian that underscore humanity's enduring desire to be remembered. It also shows the lengths artists went to to portr
The Government of Saskatchewan says it has fixed a privacy problem that led to QR codes being deleted from online proof of vaccination certificates. On Tuesday, eHealth Saskatchewan sent out a tweet stating that the QR codes had been restored and that people should delete or destroy any old codes that had been saved, printed or captured. Late last week, the province said the QR codes were temporarily removed after a privacy breach. One person's data was inadvertently shared with the QR codes of
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron was hit on the shoulder Monday by an egg thrown at him by a young man during a visit to an international food trade fair in the French city of Lyon. A video of the incident, widely shared on the social media, shows Macron walking through the crowd when an egg bounces off of him without breaking. Two bodyguards can be seen immediately getting closer to the president and a man was taken away from the scene by other bodyguards. Reporters heard Macron sa
CHICAGO (AP) — After five years of legal battles, gentrification concerns and a federal review, Barack and Michelle Obama were expected to attend a celebratory groundbreaking Tuesday on their legacy project in a lakefront Chicago park. Construction on the site along Lake Michigan, near the Obama family home and where the former president started his political career on Chicago's South Side, officially began last month. Work on the Obama Presidential Center is expected to take about five years. T
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators blocked a bill Monday night to keep the government operating and allow federal borrowing, but Democrats aiming to avert a shutdown are likely to try again — at the same time pressing ahead on President Joe Biden’s big plans to reshape government. The efforts are not necessarily linked, but the fiscal yearend deadline to fund the government past Thursday is bumping up against the Democrats’ desire to make progress on Biden’s expansive $3.5 trillion federal ov
Five jurors, including two described by coroner John Evans as Indigenous and one person who he said married into an Indigenous family, were sworn in this morning at the inquest into Rodney Levi's death. "I was really pleased with the jury selection today," said Rhoda Levi, Rodney Levi's sister. "I was nervous. I was looking around the room and was just hoping to have First Nations representation today because our First Nations' people don't always get a win." Some 200 people, selected at random,
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After nearly three years of imprisonment in China -- Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor are back in Canada. Their return comes after a deal was made to free Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, who was able to fly home on Friday.
Green Party Leader Annamie Paul is stepping down as leader following another electoral defeat and months of internal turmoil. Paul called her time as leader a “tremendous struggle” and acknowledged that the Greens were “not likely going to do well” in the election. She went on to say "when I was elected and put in this role, I was breaking a glass ceiling. What I didn't realize at the time is that I was breaking a glass ceiling that was going to fall on my head and leave a lot of shards of glass that I was going to have to crawl over throughout my time as a leader."