MONTREAL — Quebec Premier François Legault says his Immigration Minister Jean Boulet is no longer qualified for the position after recent comments emerged in which Boulet said the majority of immigrants "don't work." Campaigning for re-election, the Coalition Avenir Québec leader was confronted Wednesday with a statement Boulet made last week during a candidates debate. Legault said in a series of broadcast interviews that Boulet would not be immigration minister if the CAQ wins Monday's vote. E
Some of P.E.I.'s most vulnerable population sectors have been hit hard in the wake of post-tropical storm Fiona — particularly seniors. CBC News spoke with several nursing homes in Charlottetown on Wednesday. None had significant damage but some were still relying on generators five days after the storm — something they had in common with much of the province. At one provincially run apartment building for seniors, the power was back but there were still puddles in the hallway. Resident Don Robe
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) is reporting an increase in COVID-19 cases, according to wastewater data gathered by the health unit. The health unit's new data portal shows an increase in the number of cases found in wastewater data from Sept. 5-19, 2022. Updated information is expected to be released Thursday. "The indicators suggested the burden of the disease is greater now than it was two weeks ago," said WECHU Interim Medical Officer of Health Dr. Shanker Nesathurai in the hea
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.
Activists in Italy are concerned about what far-right firebrand Giorgia Meloni’s election as the new prime minister could mean for abortion rights in the country. View on euronews
B.C. Tourism Minister Melanie Mark has resigned from cabinet to go on medical leave effectively immediately. A statement from the premier's office Wednesday said Mark is taking leave "to focus on pressing and urgent personal matters." "While I regret that she will not be at the cabinet table, I respect her decision and her commitment to her constituents," Premier John Horgan wrote. Citizen Services Minister Lisa Beare has assumed responsibility for tourism, arts, culture and sport in addition to
Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston is calling for more transparency and co-operation from major telecommunications companies, blasting them for not being more involved with provincial co-ordination efforts in the wake of a major storm that knocked out service for hundreds of thousands of people across Atlantic Canada. But a number of telecommunications companies say they participated in efforts as much as possible while trying to assess and repair damage caused by post-tropical storm Fiona. In a ne
BURNT ISLANDS, N.L. — Paula Keeping pointed to the window that was once her son's bedroom. It lay on top of the crumpled remains of her former house, a mess of wood siding and household items in the middle of a road. The debris was piled metres away from where the house stood last week before post-tropical storm Fiona blasted the southwestern Newfoundland community of Burnt Islands. "I figure my kitchen is out where my porch is too," she said. "It's devastating. Just in disbelief." Keeping said
A wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a former Yukon Department of Health and Social Services manager who raised concerns about group homes has been dismissed. Jarrett Parker and the Yukon government reached an out-of-court settlement earlier this year. A formal order dismissing the lawsuit with the consent of all parties was filed to the Yukon Supreme Court on Sept. 21. Parker, hired as the manager of regional services for the Health and Social Services Department in 2017, sued the Yukon gove
Alberta's COVID-19 death toll climbed by more than 30, while hospitalizations spiked by nearly 140, provincial data shows. Since the pandemic began, 4,905 Albertans have died from COVID-19 as of Monday, an increase of 33 from a week ago. Meanwhile, 980 people are in hospital with the illness, including 39 intensive care unit patients. Last week, there were 843 hospital patients, including 26 in ICU. The province's seven-day PCR test-positivity rate is 18.75 per cent, down slightly from 19.52 per
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Ian lashed Florida's southwest coast Wednesday with heavy winds and rain after strengthening to a catastrophic storm that was likely to deliver devastating floods. The center of the massive Category 4 storm lingered offshore for hours, which was likely to mean more rain and damage from a hurricane that was trudging on a track that would have it making landfall north of the heavily populated Fort Myers area. Catastrophic storm surges could push 12 to 18 feet
Five months after fleeing the war in Ukraine with her young son, Olena Sobchenko has returned home --- choosing the dangers of war over life as a refugee.
About 100 Victoria seniors staged a protest near a vacant former high school field, saying the land should be transformed into a seniors friendly park. The seniors say nearby park land was recently turned into a new skateboard park for area youth, but the many older people who live in the area are also in need of places to mingle and relax.
To commemorate the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation last year, Kanien'kehá:ka (Mohawk) artist Wyler Diome-Montour designed T-shirts for his community. This year, he had the idea to do something that would be even more visible to honour residential school survivors and children who never returned home: design bright orange crosswalks. "In the grand scheme of things, it's a small gesture but every gesture counts," said Diome-Montour, who is from Kahnawake, south of Montreal. Diome-Montour
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that he believes his party now has a “50-50 shot” of getting the chamber back less than six weeks away from the midterm elections. “We are in a bunch of close races,” McConnell told reporters during a press conference. “It’s going to be really, really close either way, in my view.” The comments reflect a greater degree of optimism from the GOP leader after he drew criticism last month from fellow Republicans when he downpl
It was a frigid Sunday evening at the Catholic Newman Center in Salt Lake City when the priest warned parishioners who had gathered after Mass that their right to private confessions was in jeopardy. A new law would break that sacred bond, the priest said, and directed the parishioners to sign a one-page form letter on their way out. “I/We Oppose HB90,” began the letter, stacked next to pre-addressed envelopes. “HB90 is an improper interference of the government into the practice of religion in
OTTAWA — The Liberals say it's up to national security agencies to decide whether Canada extends its terrorism list to include a branch of Iran's military. MPs passed a motion in 2018 to designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization. The U.S. has put the group on its terror list, but Canada has only listed a subset of the organization. Iranians are facing a violent human-rights crackdown, and the Conservatives have renewed calls to have the IRGC listed as a terror g
The Indian government has threatened to deport Rohingya refugees who have been living in a tent city in Delhi, since being expelled from Myanmar in 2017.
The Latest on Hurricane Ian: DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Rain and overflow from rivers is causing severe flooding near parts of Florida's Atlantic coast as storm Ian makes its way back out to sea, officials said Thursday. The Daytona Beach region is experiencing “historic flooding" that includes water in people’s homes, Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said at a news conference. He implored people to stay off the roads, and the county has imposed a curfew until 7 a.m. Friday. “This is unprecedente
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