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OTTAWA — Russian President Vladimir Putin contradicted the evidence Wednesday when he asserted Russians are not a leading source of cyberattacks on the United States and other countries. They are. A look at his claims in the news conference that followed his summit with U.S. President Joe Biden. PUTIN: "From American sources, it follows that most of the cyberattacks in the world are carried out from the cyber realm of the United States. Second place is Canada. Then two Latin American countries.
NEW YORK (AP) — Rudy Giuliani and his lawyers will get to designate which materials seized from him will be reviewed by a court-appointed expert reviewer to determine what should never be seen by federal prosecutors. Barbara Jones, who will serve as the “special master” in the review, said in her first report to a federal judge that she will not be looking at everything seized in the late-April raids on ex-President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney. Instead, she'll look at “potentially pr
A variant-driven surge in COVID-19 cases might prevent a southwestern Ontario region from easing pandemic restrictions with the rest of the province next month, and stronger public health measures may return if the situation doesn't improve, the area's top doctor said Wednesday. Waterloo Region reported the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in the province on Wednesday. At 71 new infections, the area surpassed cases reported in the longstanding hot spots of Peel Region and Toronto. Dr. Hsiu-L
OTTAWA — A landmark piece of Liberal legislation aimed at harmonizing Canada's laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has passed third reading in the Senate, paving the way for the bill to be enshrined into law before a possible federal election. Bill C-15 cleared the Senate Wednesday with a final tally of 61-10 with nine senators abstaining. The UNDRIP bill got a rough ride in the Commons and in the Senate, with Conservatives in both chambers raising concer
VANCOUVER — The Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs has launched an effort to gain intervener status in a human rights case involving an Indigenous man and his granddaughter over their treatment by Vancouver police while they tried to open a bank account. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, a former judge who represents the union, said the organization wants to have a voice in Maxwell Johnson's case to highlight what it alleges is a history of systemic racism against Indigenous people by Vancouver’s police force.
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is being allowed to check out from his quarantine hotel roughly 12 hours after checking in. Trudeau's office says he received his negative COVID-19 test Wednesday morning and can now leave the three-star Ottawa lodging. Members of his delegation to Europe who landed in Ottawa around 7 p.m. were tested on arrival and received negative test results the next day at about 8 a.m. Trudeau was overseas from last Thursday until Tuesday for summits with other G7, NA
HALIFAX — New Brunswick is vaulting ahead of its Atlantic Canadian counterparts and opening up to some travellers from the rest of Canada, as COVID-19 recedes across the region. Premier Blaine Higgs announced Wednesday the change would occur at midnight as the province moves into the second phase of its reopening plan, just one day after implementing Phase 1 of the strategy. "We feel that we are at a level here in New Brunswick of vaccinations, that our population is protected," Higgs told repor
WHITEHORSE — Yukon's premier says enforcement will be stepped up to try and ensure compliance with COVID-19 measures as infections continue rising, but no new restrictions will be introduced to deal with what he calls a "serious situation." Sandy Silver says an outbreak that has brought the territory's total number of cases since the pandemic began to 136 is linked to graduation events at a high school, two classes at an elementary school and several groups that gathered for bush parties, house
OTTAWA — The federal Liberals are being accused of letting down victims of military sexual misconduct as a parliamentary committee prepares to rise for the summer without producing a report on the government's handling of allegations involving former defence chief Jonathan Vance. The House of Commons' defence committee has been investigating the government's handling of complaints against Vance as well as current chief of defence staff Admiral Art McDonald since allegations against the two first
Canada's inflation rate shot up 3.6 per cent, the highest annual jump since 2011. Anne Gaviola explains what's driving up the cost of living, and what could reverse the trend.
The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. There are 1,405,146 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 1,405,146 confirmed cases (14,148 active, 1,364,997 resolved, 26,001 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 1,055 new cases Wednesday. The rate of active cases is 37.23 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 8,333 new cases. The seven-day rolli
HALIFAX — The RCMP officers dispatched to apprehend an active shooter in Portapique, N.S., last spring thought they were hearing gunshots long after the shooter had killed 13 people and fled the scene, according to a newly released statement from a senior Mountie. The lone gunman, disguised as a Mountie and driving a replica RCMP cruiser, left the village by driving through a field around 10:35 p.m., nine minutes after the first RCMP cruiser arrived at the scene on the night of April 18, 2020, t
GENEVA (AP) — President Joe Biden marked his first presidential summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin with a gift, bestowing his counterpart with a pair of custom aviator sunglasses. Biden is so known for wearing aviator shades that he's sometimes parodied over them. He notably kept wearing his aviators while meeting Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle on Sunday. The custom aviators are a brand manufactured in Massachusetts and designed for fighter pilots, the White House said, announcing the gif
LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — The head of police in a southern Alberta city has addressed criticisms of his department in the face of continued warnings from the justice minister that the force could be disbanded. Lethbridge Police Chief Shahin Mehdizadeh held an 80-minute virtual town hall on Tuesday night to outline plans for the department going forward. He suggested ongoing media attention, policing during the pandemic, budget cuts and the opioid crisis have been major challenges for the Lethbridge Po
OTTAWA — Annamie Paul is firing back against the coterie of party executives who sought to oust her as head of the Greens, calling them out for "racist" and "sexist" accusations as she seeks to defend her leadership and affirm her authority within a divided party. The defiant words at a news conference Wednesday came after Paul survived another day of party strife when a move to push her out shifted course on Tuesday night, leaving her with a tenuous grip on power ahead of a likely federal elect
SAO PAULO (AP) — Rivals Argentina and Uruguay go into their Copa America clash on Friday with neither team having won in three games since November. The two sides seem unsure about which players to select for the Group B encounter at the Mané Garrincha stadium in Brasilia. The winner could ultimately go on to top the group and avoid an early knockout-stage meeting with defending champion Brazil, which is in Group A. Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni has received criticism since the opening 1-1 draw
VICTORIA — A dog is safe at home days after it was separated from its owner as they ran from a violent attack near downtown Victoria. Camper, a brown pit bull terrier with a black face, was located Wednesday night nearly five kilometres from the site where she and her owner fled their parked van Friday as a man smashed its windows with a hammer. There was a citywide search for the friendly pooch. Victoria police say another dog found the two-year-old pit bull and alerted its owner, who called a
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Delegates at the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to create a task force to oversee an independent investigation into the denomination's handling of sexual abuse. The resolution calls for the newly elected SBC president, Alabama pastor Ed Litton, to appoint the task force, which will head up a review of allegations that the denomination's Executive Committee mishandled abuse cases, intimidated victims and advocates and resisted r
On Tuesday in the House of Commons, as MPs not seeking re-election delivered their farewell remarks, NDP MP for Nunavut Mumilaaq Qaqqaq shared how she has been racially profiled on Parliament Hill and called out the federal government's failures to address racism, discrimination and Canada's history "stained with blood" from oppression of Indigenous People.
OTTAWA — Conservatives want to invoke a rarely used procedure to publicly rebuke the head of the Public Health Agency of Canada over his refusal to produce unredacted documents related to the firing of two scientists from Canada's highest security laboratory. Conservative House leader Gerard Deltell moved a motion Wednesday calling for PHAC to be found in contempt of Parliament and its president, Iain Stewart, to be summoned before the bar of the House to be admonished by the Speaker. Stewart wo