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Parents in the Ottawa area say discussions about child care in the federal election need to address both affordability and the availability of spots. The Liberals and the NDP have both proposed a form of subsidized universal $10-a-day child care and in the final weeks before the election call, the Trudeau government signed deals with provinces engineered toward its $30-billion child-care plan. The Conservatives, meanwhile, have promised to replace the Liberal plan by turning an existing child-ca
Murray Dickson is starting to feel he may not be able to vote in this election. Like many Canadians, the Grande Cache, Alta., resident applied to vote by special mail-in ballot. But he didn't anticipate how difficult it would be. After three attempts — an Elections Canada representative told him there may have been a glitch in their system — he was finally able to verify his address with the agency. But now he's not confident they will be able to courier the mail-in ballot to his home in time. H
Recent developments: Ottawa reports 75 more COVID-19 cases Friday. What's the latest? Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 75 more COVID-19 cases Friday and no deaths. Many pandemic indicators are back around levels seen in June 2021 when the city came out of the third wave. Activity levels for young people dropped dramatically after a year and a half under COVID-19, when parents were busy working and students were largely learning online. Canadian experts now warn it will take more than just a r
You may think you've never been to Regina-Wascana. But in a way, you probably have. "It's a classic suburban riding," said Jim Farney, a University of Regina political scientist who lives in the area. "Some parts are pretty low-income and some parts are pretty affluent. There's a mix of students and academics. There's a classic blue-collar neighbourhood." It spreads from the main drag of Albert Street out to the eastern fringes of the city, bordered on the north by the Canadian Pacific Railway t
Here's what you need to know about where the leaders of Canada's major political parties are on Day 34 of the election campaign. You can watch streaming video of available live events on this page throughout the day. All times are eastern time (ET) unless otherwise noted. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is in Ontario 9 a.m. making an announcement and holding a media availability Windsor, Ont. Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole is in Ontario: 12:30 p.m., making an announcement and holding a media ava
When Ford Motor Co built its first factory in India in the mid-1990s, U.S. carmakers believed they were buying into a boom - the next China. Last week, Ford took a $2 billion hit https://reut.rs/3nFLvnF to stop making cars in India, following compatriots General Motors Co and Harley-Davidson Inc in closing factories in the country. Among foreigners that remain, Japan's Nissan Motor Co Ltd and even Germany's Volkswagen AG - the world's biggest automaker by sales - each hold less than 1% of a car market once forecast to be the third-largest by 2020, after China and the United States, with annual sales of 5 million.
The three main parties say they've experienced ugly incidents on the campaign trail, ranging from vandalism to assault. Some party operatives say it's the nastiest campaign they've ever experienced. The RCMP, which provides protection to the leaders of political parties with official party status in the House of Commons, said it has noticed more such incidents during this campaign. "RCMP protective details have witnessed an increase in numbers in spite of a shorter election period than in 2019,"
The number of complaints coming into Ottawa's bylaw department is rising so steadily that its director says officers are struggling to do proper investigations and meet their expected response times. Roger Chapman, the city's director of bylaw and regulatory services, said the increase is tied to the fact both human and pet populations are growing while council is passing new bylaws that need to be enforced. Last year, there were 13,510 pandemic-related calls for officers to patrol parks, crack
New polling by Ipsos exclusive to Global News shows nearly half of Canadians, about 46 per cent of those surveyed, are not a fan of any of the federal parties because none have done enough to win them over.
CALGARY — As an emergency alert blared across the province notifying Albertans of another round of public health restrictions, some felt a range of emotions: anger, confusion, exhaustion. Edmonton mother Amanah Khursheed remembers looking at her husband. "Here we go again," she said as her phone lit up Wednesday evening. The notification told her that Alberta has declared a state of public health emergency to protect the health-care system. New restrictions — including gathering limits and a pro
An annual Sudbury motorcycle rally that raises money for the Sick Kids Foundation will take on new significance for a local family this year. The fundraiser, called Ryleigh’s Ride, has been dedicated to its founder, Johnny Valcourt, who lost his life in a motorcycle accident on May 2. Valcourt launched Ryleigh’s Ride in 2019 to raise money for the hospital that saved his daughter’s life when she was born. This year, his widow Kerri Chevrier said the ride must go on – and she hopes to make a big
BEIJING (AP) — A trio of Chinese astronauts returned to Earth on Friday after a 90-day stay aboard their nation’s first space station in China’s longest mission yet. Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo landed in the Shenzhou-12 spaceship just after 1:30 p.m. (0530 GMT) after having undocked from the space station Thursday morning. State broadcaster CCTV showed footage of the spacecraft parachuting to land in the Gobi Desert where it was met by helicopters and off-road vehicles. Minutes late
In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Sept. 17 ... What we are watching in Canada ... CALGARY —As an emergency alert blared across the province notifying Albertans of another round of public health restrictions, some felt a range of emotions: anger, confusion, exhaustion. Edmonton mother Amanah Khursheed remembers looking at her husband. "Here we go again," she said as her phone li
Public Health Sudbury and Districts reported 11 cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. Also Thursday, new COVID cases were reported at a nursing home, schools and a First Nation's powwow grounds. Public Health said nine of the new cases are located in Greater Sudbury and two are in the Sudbury district. The health unit is now monitoring 62 active cases of COVID-19 in its service area, including 51 in Greater Sudbury, seven in the Sudbury district and four in the Manitoulin district. A total of 2,365 cas
Alphabet's Google and Apple have removed jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's tactical voting app from their stores, his team said on Friday, after Russia accused the U.S. tech firms of meddling in its internal affairs. Russia goes to the polls on Friday to elect a new parliament in a three-day vote that the ruling United Russia party is expected to win despite a ratings slump after the biggest crackdown on the Kremlin's critics in years. Allies of Navalny, President Vladimir Putin's fiercest domestic opponent, planned to use the mobile app to organise a tactical voting campaign to deal a blow to United Russia.
Provincial police have charged two more people in connection to the altercation that occurred at Manitoulin Secondary School on Tuesday afternoon. According to an OPP press release, police were called to the school at around 3 p.m. after a conflict broke out between several students on school grounds at dismissal. The conflict turned into a physical altercation and the school administration stepped in to de-escalate the situation. Several students received non-life-threatening injuries as a resu
When Canada's national women's soccer team defeated Sweden for Olympic gold last month, more than four million Canadians were glued to the dramatic game. Among them was Marina Peres Labelle, 12, who is part of Pointe-Claire, Que.'s soccer program. She and some of her teammates would have liked to have been wearing a team jersey in their size to show support — but their hunt proved fruitless. "We couldn't find any women's jerseys and we were pretty disappointed because they had a bunch of men's j
TOKYO (AP) — Official election campaigning started Friday for the next head of Japan's governing Liberal Democratic Party. The winner will almost certainly become leader of the world’s No. 3 economy, shaping key political, military and security roles in the region. Two men and, unusually for Japan, two women are competing in the Sept. 29 vote to replace outgoing Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. Their policies focus on anti-coronavirus measures, an economy hobbled by the pandemic and how to deal wi
OTTAWA — In this election, Hamilton, Ont., has turned into the city of love. The metro area of about 600,000 on the western tip of Lake Ontario has seen the leaders' buses carrying the NDP, Liberal and Conservative tours glide through at least six times in the first five weeks of the campaign. With only four ridings, Hamilton doesn't have the electoral bounty of Toronto, Vancouver or Montreal. But depending on who you talk to, all four Hamilton ridings could be in play, and in close races, the l
The 33rd edition of the Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival kicks off on Saturday and festival organizers are excited to welcome audiences back to the theatre. This year’s lineup is bigger and better than ever with more than 150 film screenings offered in-person and online via the festival’s virtual platform as part of Cinéfest’s hybrid model. The festival will welcome a number of special guests including All My Puny Sorrows director Michael McGowan, who will attend the Opening Night Ga