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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
Two Edmonton area women were cleared on impaired driving charges after provincial court judges found their charter rights were violated while using the toilet in police custody. Since those rulings, Edmonton police and RCMP have changed policies. One was a provincial court decision issued in September 2020 by judge D'arcy DePoe, involving a woman who was charged with impaired driving on March 21, 2019. CBC is not identifying her because the charges were ultimately dismissed. After the woman rear
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.
OTTAWA — Crown-Indigenous Relations Marc Miller has tabled a bill that would create a national council for reconciliation — a recommendation the Truth and Reconciliation Commission made in 2015 and the Liberal government included in the 2019 budget. The TRC, which investigated the history and legacy of residential schools, called for an independent, Indigenous-led council to monitor the progress of reconciliation in Canada over the long term and evaluate and report on the implementation of its 9
The federal government is expected to soon announce funding for residential school survivors who want to attend the papal visit in-person or by holding their own community events, according to a senior government source. The Vatican confirmed on Thursday that Pope Francis will still travel to Canada from July 24 to 29, despite ongoing health concerns over his knee. The trip is focused on healing and reconciliation with First Nations, Inuit and Métis people for harm caused by the Roman Catholic C
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s Liberal party received the most donations of any political party in the province in 2021, collecting about $1.16 million. The governing Progressive Conservatives, who took power in August 2021, received the second-highest number, with about $802,000, says an Elections Nova Scotia report released Thursday. Nova Scotia’s New Democratic Party received the third most donor dollars, with $651,500. Elections Nova Scotia releases the names of donors who gave more than $200 to a
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)
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.
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.'
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.
OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada says a not-for-profit organization has public interest standing to challenge mental-health law in a B.C. court, even though no individuals are plaintiffs in the case. The court's unanimous decision today comes six years after the Council of Canadians with Disabilities challenged the constitutionality of mental-health legislation in B.C. that allows non-consensual psychiatric care. Two individual co-plaintiffs discontinued their claims, but the council hoped t
With millions of tons of grain exports blocked by Russia's war in Ukraine, the G7 is under pressure to do more to tackle potential famine in Somalia and elsewhere.View on euronews
While there are no laws restricting access to abortion in Canada, access remains a major issue in parts of the country, and not all women who want one can get one.
Thousands of people gathered along the Neva River in St Petersburg on Friday night to witness the traditional 'Scarlet Sails' festival.View on euronews
OTTAWA — The Canadian Transportation Agency says the total number of complaints it faced about air travel rose last year, boosted by a backlog of issues carried over from the previous year. The agency says there were 28,673 complaints in total for the year up to March 31, 2022, up from 26,742 from a year earlier. The year's total includes 12,158 new complaints, for about an eight per cent drop from the previous year, plus the carry-over of 16,515 reports from the prior year. The agency says it p
A prominent former lawyer in Surrey, B.C., has been banned from practicing law for more than a decade after misusing $450,000 in funding sent for his client, who was then trying to immigrate to the province. Mohammud Massood Joomratty has agreed not to practice law in the province for 12 years as of July 29. In announcing his suspension Thursday, the Law Society of B.C. — which oversees the profession — said Joomratty had violated professional boundaries while handling his client's immigration a
About 1,000 people formed a Pride flag outside the Sydney Opera House on the anniversary of the first Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in 1978.
Global News returns to the frontlines of the Scarborough Health Network to finds out what health experts expect for this third pandemic summer. Caryn Lieberman reports.
Another 26 people died in B.C. last week after testing positive for COVID-19, while the number of patients in hospital with the disease has fallen by three, according to the province's latest reports on the pandemic. As of Thursday, 273 people are in hospital with the novel coronavirus, including 28 in intensive care, according to the B.C. COVID-19 dashboard. That's a decrease of just one per cent in overall hospitalizations from last Thursday, when the province reported 276 people in hospital.
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