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The rights of LGBTQ students would become enshrined in federal law and victims of campus sexual assault would gain new protections under new rules proposed by the Biden administration on Thursday. The proposal, announced on the 50th anniversary of the Title IX women's rights law, is intended to replace a set of controversial rules issued during the Trump administration by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. President Joe Biden's education secretary, Miguel Cardona, said that even though there have
Four Cape Breton women who attempted to make millions in a fraudulent tax scheme made a last-minute effort at sentencing Thursday to defend their crimes. But it was too little too late as Lydia Saker and daughters Nadia Saker, Angela MacDonald and Georgette Young were handed prison terms ranging from two to four years. At the start of their hearing, the women asked Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice Robin Gogan for more time to meet with a family doctor and review medical documents. "We believe s
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
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
Abortions continued Friday inside a Wichita clinic. Under current law, Kansas does not ban most abortions until the 22nd week of pregnancy. (June 24)
A fire that broke out on early Thursday morning in an apartment building in Buenos Aires claimed the lives of five members of the same family and sent 30 residents to different hospitals due to carbon monoxide inhalation. (June 23) (AP video: Victor R. Caivano)
The latest Ottawa update Wastewater The level of coronavirus detected in Ottawa's wastewater is stable. The most recent data available (the bold red line in the graph below) shows the seven-day average calculated on June 21 is about three times what it was in early March, before the most recent spike. Ottawa Public Health considers these levels to be high. Hospitals Six Ottawa residents are in local hospitals for treatment of COVID-19, according to Friday's Ottawa Public Health (OPH) update. The
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.
Chaos continues at Montreal passport office Description (to go with video, approx. 2 sentences): People continue to camp out outside a downtown Montreal passport office as they try to obtain a new travel document. Many say they're travelling within 48 hours and are desperate after applying for passports months ago.
Thousands of people gathered along the Neva River in St Petersburg on Friday night to witness the traditional 'Scarlet Sails' festival.View on euronews
With this year's World Cup in Qatar clouded by labor and human rights issues, there's a push for the North American cities awarded games for the 2026 tournament to commit to livable wages, equitable hiring and worker protection. The Dignity 2026 coalition has brought together groups including the AFL-CIO, Human Rights Watch and the Independent Supporters Council to work with FIFA and the individual host cities in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The coalition has met several times in the pa
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.
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
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
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
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is in the U.S. capital to promote a multibillion-dollar project to capture and store carbon emissions from the province's oilsands. He says protests like the one staged by F1 driver Sebastian Vettel during the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal only make his case stronger.
As leaders gather for the Commonwealth Summit in Rwanda, Prince Charles tells them it is OK to cut ties with the monarchy. Barbados removed the Queen as head of state last year and six other Caribbean nations have said they will do the same.
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.'
Canada's competition bureau is expected to ask Rogers Communications Inc to sell Shaw Communications Inc's cellular business to overcome antitrust concerns presented by Rogers' C$20 billion ($15.4 billion) acquisition of Shaw, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. Canada's competition bureau has blocked Rogers' proposed purchase of Shaw on the grounds that the deal will lessen competition in the telecom sector, leading to increased mobile bills for consumers. As part of the merger remedy, Rogers-Shaw last week agreed to sell Freedom Mobile, the cellular business owned by Shaw, to Montreal-based Quebecor Inc for C$2.85 billion.
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)