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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he still has confidence in RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki amid an allegation that she promised the Liberal government the types of guns used in a 2020 mass shooting in Nova Scotia would be released because they were "tied to pending gun control legislation." Speaking in Kigali, Rwanda, where he is attending a Commonwealth summit, Trudeau says there was no “undue influence or pressure” put on the RCMP.
Karina Gould, minister of families, children and social development, told reporters on Thursday the government is increasing the number of workers and has made the printing of passports more efficient to address backlog issues that have frustrated travellers for months. Still, she says there is 'no easy solution.'
Premier Blaine Higgs says he didn't tell systemic racism commissioner Manju Varma not to publish her mid-term report. But chiefs from nine Mi'kmaw communities say the commissioner told them the government wasn't prepared to accept her call for an immediate, Indigenous-led public inquiry. Those chiefs withdrew from the process on Monday, alleging political interference in the commissioner's work. A mid-term report from the commissioner recommended an immediate public inquiry that would examine sy
There are 1,000 eligible licensed daycares in Toronto but some parents wonder how many operators will apply and when they’ll get their refund. Marianne Dimain reports.
The public may get a chance to question municipal politicians about the decision to privatize Roseway Manor, a long-term care home in Shelburne. The home is operated by the Town of Shelburne, the Municipality of the District of Shelburne and the Town of Lockeport. "We are not going to be in a debate this evening, but we will be discussing this at a future meeting," Trudy Payne, the warden of the Municipality of the District of Shelburne, said at a council meeting Wednesday. "It will be posted ab
WASHINGTON (AP) — Up to 40,000 Army National Guard soldiers across the country — or about 13% of the force — have not yet gotten the mandated COVID-19 vaccine, and as the deadline for shots looms, at least 14,000 of them have flatly refused and could be forced out of the service. Guard soldiers have until Thursday to get the vaccine. And according to data obtained by The Associated Press, between 20% to 30% of the Guard soldiers in six states are not vaccinated, and more than 10% in 43 other sta
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attempted to win over a divided group of Commonwealth leaders in a series of executive and bilateral meetings with his international counterparts. He sat down for meetings with the leaders of Rwanda, Zambia and Antigua and Barbuda, hoping to bring countries onside with Canada's climate goals and its view of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Firefighters said they were “saddled with the responsibility” of rescuing a horse that fell into a pit at an industrial estate in Sydney, Australia, on June 20.View on euronews
Officials gathered outside a historic bar in the gay rights movement on Friday to commemorate the construction of a new visitor center aimed at educating the public about LGBTQ history. (June 24) (AP Video/Robert Bumsted)
A tornado touched down near Morris, Sask., Thursday afternoon, Environment and Climate Change Canada has confirmed. As hail, rain and dramatic cloud formations filled the sky on Thursday, ECCC issued several broadcast-intrusive alerts throughout the night for the second time in a week. "We had one confirmed tornado touched down near Morris at 5:38 p.m. CST," ECCC meteorologist Terri Lang said Friday. "As for the reports that we've received, it just touched down in a field and didn't do any damag
An Ontario Superior Court judge has thrown out a $30-million defamation suit accusing several local Toronto politicians, journalists and media outlets of labelling the owner and publisher of an Italian-language newspaper homophobic, transphobic and anti-LGBTQ+. The suit was filed in April of 2021 by Joseph Volpe, the publisher of Corriere Canadese, and M.T.E.C. Consultants, which owns the newspaper. Volpe was a Liberal MP for the Toronto riding of Eglinton-Lawrence from 1988 to 2011 and served i
Europe's Green Deal still a priority, despite energy concerns from war in Ukraine, says SinkevičiusView on euronews
Whitehorse's Millennium Trail along Robert Service Way is set to reopen Friday morning. In a news release Thursday afternoon, the City of Whitehorse said the section between Jeckell and Drury Streets will also reopen but parking won't be allowed in the area, for now. The reopening of the trail along Robert Service Way comes one week after the city reopened the road to traffic. It had been closed since April 30, when about 2,000 cubic metres of sand, silt and clay fell from the escarpment across
Quebec residents are celebrating the provincial St-Jean Baptiste Day in-person for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic forced organizers to cancel most festivities over the past two years. About 5,000 activities across 650 locales in Quebec are planned for the long weekend, including several musical performances from the province's top talent.
David Chilton, author of The Wealthy Barber, looks at how high gas prices and grocery bills amid stagnant wages have hit low-income Canadians the hardest.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un doubled down on his nuclear arms buildup to overwhelm “hostile forces” at a key meeting where military leaders approved unspecified new operational duties for front-line army units. Members of the ruling Workers’ Party’s Central Military Commission decided to supplement an “important military action plan” on the duties of front-line troops and further strengthen the country’s nuclear war deterrent, state media said Friday. North Korea has
On the West Coast, the Democratic governors of California, Washington and Oregon say they will work together in the effort to defend abortion patients and medical professionals. (June 24)
The highest American judiciary body made a decision on Friday to overturn the decision made almost five decades ago that granted constitutional protection to abortion rights.View on euronews
Astronomers made a surprising discovery inside the solar system's largest planet.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday easily approved a bipartisan gun violence bill that seemed unthinkable just a month ago, clearing the way for final congressional approval of what will be lawmakers' most far-reaching response in decades to the nation's run of brutal mass shootings. After years of GOP procedural delays that derailed Democratic efforts to curb firearms, Democrats and some Republicans decided that congressional inaction was untenable after last month’s rampages in New York