HAVRE-AUBERT, Que. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Quebec's Îles-de-la-Madeleine today, promising federal support for the archipelago hammered by post-tropical storm Fiona last weekend. Trudeau met with acting mayor Gaétan Richard and with fishers, seniors and small business owners. He says the federal government will partner with Quebec to help people affected by the storm, which made landfall Saturday and brought hurricane-force winds. Accompanied by National Revenue Minister Diane Leb
Two years and a day after the death of Joyce Echaquan at a hospital near Joliette, Que., the Atikamekw woman's family announced Thursday the launch of a civil suit against the regional health authority that oversees it. The 37-year-old mother of seven from Manawan, 250 kilometres north of Montreal, died on Sept. 28, 2020, at the Centre hospitalier de Lanaudière, shortly after filming two hospital workers making fun of her plight and subjecting her to insults. Nearly $2.7 million is being sought
TORONTO — Ceremonies, marches and other gatherings are taking place across the country today as communities mark the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined representatives of various First Nations and dozens of people in orange for a sunrise ceremony this morning in Niagara Falls, Ont. Trudeau stood silently as the ceremony took place and later spoke with residential school survivors. In Toronto, a gathering at the city's downtown Nathan Phillips Square sa
MONTREAL — Indigenous leaders in Quebec are lamenting the fact that priorities for their communities have been largely ignored during the provincial election campaign. Atikamekw Grand Chief Constant Awashish says he's not surprised First Nations issues have been neglected, because candidates don't need the votes of Indigenous Peoples to get elected. Awashish says he would like to see more awareness and understanding of Indigenous communities by Quebec's political class. Chief Sipi Flamand of Man
A polarizing debate over banning books in schools in Chilliwack, B.C., has highlighted the lack of control that elected school boards have over classroom curriculum — even as some people running to be trustees promise to make changes to what children are being taught. In late August, several Chilliwack Board of Education trustees spoke out against books in local school libraries, saying they contain inappropriate sexual content for children and youth. Other trustees have defended the books, resu
OTTAWA — Senior federal bureaucrats examined whether cryptocurrencies protect against inflation not long after Opposition Leader Pierre Poilievre made the claim as a candidate in the Conservative leadership race, according to an internal government document. The Privy Council Office, whose role is to provide non-partisan advice to the prime minister and cabinet, prepared a briefing note on the viability of digital currencies for the head of the public service weeks after Poilievre's comments in
FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. (AP) — On the road into Fort Myers Beach, cars are left abandoned in the roadway, where they stalled when Hurricane Ian's storm surge flooded their engines and their drivers couldn’t continue. Broken trees, boat trailers and other debris litter the road. It's even worse in the seaside tourist town, much of which was flattened by the fierce winds and powerful storm surge generated by the Category 4 hurricane. The barrier islands along the southwest Florida coast, famed for
Bernice Thorassie couldn't help but speak up on behalf of a patient in the emergency room of a northern Manitoba hospital after being treated there herself and noticing staff attitudes that smacked of anti-Indigenous racism. Thorassie, who helps patients navigate the health-care system for the non-profit advocacy group Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak, said a worker's cutting tone alone was too much to bear as she watched a man clearly in need of help languish in the waiting room. "What I was see
CBC P.E.I. continues to focus on the aftermath of Fiona. If your data or internet is limited, click here for the CBC Lite version of the P.E.I. site. The P.E.I. Department of Education has released more information about which schools will reopen on Monday and which still need to be assessed following damage from post-tropical storm Fiona. The department has established a web page that is being updated twice daily — at noon and 5 p.m. — as new information becomes available about schools. You can
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson said Friday she has “a seat at the table now and I’m ready to work,” leaning into her history-making role as the first Black woman on the Supreme Court. Jackson spoke at the Library of Congress several hours after she made her first appearance on the Supreme Court bench in a brief ceremony that was attended by President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and their spouses. “People from all walks of life approach me with what I can only describ
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Quebec's Îles-de-la-Madeleine Thursday, promising federal support for the archipelago hammered by post-tropical storm Fiona last weekend.
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Hurricane Ian slammed into South Carolina on Friday afternoon, making another landfall after a deadly march across Florida that washed away houses, stranded thousands and left an unknown number of people dead. A resurgent Ian swept ashore at 2:05 p.m. (1805 GMT) near Georgetown, a waterfront town about 60 miles (97 km) north of the historic city of Charleston, packing maximum sustained wind speeds of 85 mph (140 kph) as a Category 1 hurricane, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. Ian, now classified as a post-tropical cyclone, will bring heavy rain and potential flash flooding to parts of North and South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia until at least Saturday morning as it weakens, the NHC said.
The Latest on Hurricane Ian: SANIBEL, Fla. — The U.S. death toll from Hurricane Ian’s passage has risen to four overall after an official said late Thursday that two people were confirmed dead on a hard-hit barrier island on Florida’s western coast. Dana Souza, city manager of Sanibel, said the deaths were confirmed by fire officials but offered no other specifics. A local medical examiner’s office said it could not comment and any details on deaths would have to come from the sheriff’s office.
Post-tropical storm Fiona has severely damaged Canada's Atlantic coastlines, washing away entire sand dunes and destroying beaches. That coastal erosion poses a serious threat to ecosystems, and could take generations to repair.
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Hurricane Ian has resurged in size as it barrels towards South Carolina. The extent of damage in Florida, where Ian first came ashore on Wednesday as one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the U.S. mainland, became more apparent on Thursday as emergency crews began reaching stranded residents.
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PHOENIX (AP) — All Arizona parents now can use state tax money to send their children to private or religious schools or pay homeschooling costs after an effort by public school advocates to block a massive expansion of the state's private school voucher law failed to collect enough signatures to block it. Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs announced Friday that her office's review of signatures turned in a week ago to refer the expansion to the ballot came up short of the nearly 119,000 tha
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered a speech at a 10 a.m. ceremony that took place at the Niagara Parks power station in front of Niagara Falls in Ontario, as part of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Friday. The speech followed a 7 a.m. sunrise ceremony at the station's park that he joined alongside many First Nations representatives and delegates from across Canada.