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More than a dozen Senate Democrats are imploring President Joe Biden and congressional leaders to keep a national paid family leave program in his sweeping social services and climate change package. In a letter Wednesday to Biden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 15 senators from the moderate and progressive wings of the party warned Democratic leaders that a program offering paid family leave for all workers must be included in the proposal as negotiators wo
A plan to keep electricity rates from skyrocketing once the Muskrat Falls project is fully online will be finalized before the end of this year, but still beyond the original deadline of Sept. 30. An official with the Department of Industry, Energy and Technology confirmed to CBC News on Tuesday afternoon that a deal is just weeks away, and that an earlier statement issued by the department was incorrect. On Monday, in response to an inquiry from the CBC, the department issued a statement saying
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's new prime minister interrupted his first day of election campaigning and returned to Tokyo on Tuesday to deal with rising regional tensions following North Korea's test-firing of a missile earlier in the day. Fumio Kishida's campaign was already off to a rocky start with media polls showing his support rating sliding. Tuesday was the first official day of campaigning for nationwide legislative elections scheduled for Oct. 31. “I will drastically strengthen our defense capabi
A shortage of semiconductor chips used for many components in vehicles, including power steering and cruise control, will result in layoffs this spring as a Windsor, Ont., assembly plant reduces its shifts.
About 200 young people lined University Avenue in Charlottetown Tuesday afternoon, speaking out against what they see as harassment of female students. Charlottetown Rural and Colonel Gray high school students staged the walkout just after lunchtime, marching and chanting "respect ... now" as they made their way to one of the city's busiest intersections. Many were carrying signs focusing on double standards in how male and female students are treated by some teachers. They spoke of inappropriat
The fourth wave of COVID-19 continues to strike Saskatchewan. The province has some of the worst per capita case counts in the country and while the government took new steps Monday -- doctors say a lot more needs to be done.
In a secretly recorded video, a Saskatoon court heard Tuesday that Greg Fertuck showed undercover police how he claimed he killed his wife, Sheree, using a walking stick as a prop rifle in the demonstration, with one of the officers standing in as Sheree. "I'm going to get something for you," Fertuck is heard saying on the tape, which was played during his trial for first-degree murder in Court of Queen's Bench. He then describes how he retrieved his .22-calibre semi-automatic rifle from his tru
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's Washington's enduring question: What does Joe Manchin want? But increasingly the answer is crystal clear. The conservative West Virginia Democrat wants to dismantle President Joe Biden's proposed climate change strategies and social services expansion in ways that are simply unacceptable for most in his party. So the question becomes less about what Manchin wants and more about whether Biden can bring him, the party's other centrist senators and its progressives to middle
The gargantuan stone broke a record that had been set only last year in the same state.
Joe Biden's legislative ambitions are undergoing a severe haircut — with bits of his agenda being snipped, chopped and dropped. He took office with a transformative program touching climate change, health care, child policy, immigration and taxes. He's still urgently trying to push through changes on these fronts and will be in Pennsylvania today promoting them. But a cold political reality has set in. Biden lacks the congressional super-majorities of past transformative liberal presidents Frank
Record-sized hailstones fell across Australia's east coast this week, with ice pellets larger than grapefruits lashing residents in parts of Queensland, the country's metereology bureau said on Wednesday. A thunderstorm struck the Yalboroo area north of Mackay, 954 km (593 miles) north of Brisbane on Monday, bringing record-sized hailstones measuring 16 cm (6.3 inches) in diameter, the Bureau of Metereology (BOM) said. Video obtained by Reuters also showed vehicles and buildings at an industrial site in the Gold Coast being pelted by hail on Monday, with a man picking up one hailstone the size of a golf ball and showing it to the camera.
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The interim clerk for the village of Baddeck, N.S., says his top priority is getting a handle on the books. Veteran municipal administrator Maris Freimanis was brought in last Tuesday after former clerk Megan Cooper was let go. No one from the village office will say why that happened, and Freimanis said he cannot comment on a personnel matter. But he has been at the helm for a week and still cannot say what the current budget looks like. "Regrettably, I can't. Not today," Freimanis said. "Right
The newly elected mayor of Botwood has only been on the job a few weeks and is already facing a town tragedy. Two people in the central Newfoundland town died over the weekend, marking the 14th and 15th deaths from COVID-19 since the pandemic began and serving as a reminder of how deadly the fourth wave has been. In the first year and a half under the pandemic, the province marked seven deaths — but in the past month alone, eight people have died. "It's close to home. Everyone in town, or say 70
OTTAWA (Reuters) -Canada's House of Commons will require all 338 lawmakers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when they return to work next month, potentially locking out some members of parliament from the official opposition Conservatives. Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau narrowly won https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/canadas-trudeau-may-cling-power-election-looks-unlikely-secure-majority-2021-09-20 re-election last month, saying he would insist on vaccine mandates for federal workers, people traveling domestically, and his own candidates. Three of the four opposition parties represented in the House of Commons also support vaccination requirements for lawmakers, but the Conservatives of Erin O'Toole oppose mandates and did not require their candidates https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/canadas-pandemic-election-unvaccinated-candidates-are-knocking-doors-2021-08-23 to be inoculated.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) -Tesla Inc has urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office to slash import taxes on electric vehicles before it enters the market, four sources told Reuters, ratcheting up demands that faced objections from some Indian automakers. Tesla wants to begin selling imported cars in India this year but says taxes in the country are among the highest in the world. Tesla executives, including its head of policy in India, Manuj Khurana, took the company's demands to Modi's officials last month in a closed-door meeting, arguing that the taxes were too high, four sources familiar with the discussions said.
Britain said on Wednesday it had secured deals for two COVID-19 antivirals, one developed by Merck and the other by Pfizer, which it said could be used to treat patients by the end of the year if regulatory approval is granted. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has removed almost all COVID-19 restrictions and is relying on COVID-19 vaccines and treatments to try and withstand winter pressures on hospitals given high case numbers of more than 40,000 new infections a day. "We may soon have a new defence in our arsenal with two new antiviral drugs that we have secured," health minister Sajid Javid said in a statement.
TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford would not apologize Tuesday for comments about immigrants that some called "callous" and "xenophobic," raising concerns that he was feeding negative stereotypes about newcomers. While talking about a shortage of workers in the province a day earlier, Ford said people who want to come and work their "tail off" like every other new Canadian has done should come to Ontario, but those who want to "collect the dole and sit around" should go elsewhere. New Democrat
REGINA — Police in Regina say a man is accused of sending a threatening email from a fake account to two people, one of whom a spokeswoman in the premier's office says was Scott Moe. The Regina Police Service says in a news release that an investigation began on Oct. 4 with an email that allegedly threatened "the lives and safety of an elected official and an official with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health." Police say the email was received by several people with no apparent connection to eac
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin visited Ukraine on Tuesday, underlining Washington's support for the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity amid a tense standoff with Russia. Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy hailed the U.S. as the country's “chief partner in security and defense” during a meeting with Austin. Austin emphasized that the U.S. and its allies remain committed to supporting Ukraine’s right to decide its own future foreign policy. “U.S. support