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  • The Canadian Press

    SNC-Lavalin hit with fresh charges related to Montreal bridge contract

    The SNC-Lavalin legal saga was thrust back into the spotlight Thursday after the RCMP announced they've charged two former executives and the engineering company itself for allegedly paying bribes to obtain a Montreal bridge repair contract. Former SNC-Lavalin vice-president Normand Morin and former SNC-Lavalin International Inc. vice-president Kamal Francis, along with SNC-Lavalin and its subsidiary, have each been charged with forgery, conspiracy to commit forgery, fraud, conspiracy to commit

  • The Canadian Press

    Premiers push for more unconditional health-care funding from feds

    OTTAWA — Canada's premiers are demanding a meeting with the newly re-elected prime minister to ask for more money — no strings attached — to pump into their health-care systems. The provincial and territorial leaders held a teleconference Thursday to discuss what they need from the federal government and agreed health care is their top priority. The premiers have asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to hold a first ministers’ meeting before the next speech from the throne, where they plan to dema

  • The Canadian Press

    Twitter requires Maxime Bernier to delete tweet sharing reporters' emails

    OTTAWA — Twitter has required People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier to remove a tweet that insulted individual reporters and shared their contact information. In a tweet Wednesday, Bernier called three journalists from mainstream news outlets "idiots" and listed their emails, writing: "They want to play dirty, we will play dirty too." He encouraged his 160,000 followers to contact the reporters, posting excerpts of their requests for comment after Monday's federal election. "(T)ell them

  • CBC

    Premiers call for 'urgent' increase in health care funding

    Canada's premiers sent a message to recently re-elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Thursday: they want the federal government to increase its share of health care spending, and soon. Premiers from 10 provinces and two territories participated in a Council of the Federation teleconference to discuss a range of issues, including the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic recovery. Health care funding dominated their discussion. Nunavut is in a caretaker period because of an election in that territo

  • The Canadian Press

    Feds need to put more cash into long-term care to legislate safety: experts

    OTTAWA — Experts warn the Liberals’ promise to legislate safety in long-term care will have to come with more money if new national care standards are going to fix what’s broken in the system. The COVID-19 pandemic shone a glaring spotlight on the already tenuous ability of staff and loved ones to provide care inside many retirement and nursing homes across the country. In the 2020 throne speech, the government promised to work with provinces and territories to set new, national standards for lo

  • The Canadian Press

    Search expert applauds provincewide push to keep looking for missing N.L. fishermen

    MARY'S HARBOUR, N.L. — A retired coast guard search and rescue coordinator says a provincewide swell of support for two missing Labrador fishermen and their families has resulted in one of the most impressive recovery efforts he's ever seen. With several aircraft, a coast guard vessel and a high-tech sonar survey vessel en route to help RCMP efforts, Merv Wiseman said the effort right now should be the standard and not the exception. And it shouldn't have taken widespread outrage, protests and n

  • The Canadian Press

    Ontario legislature to require proof of COVID vaccination or negative test to enter

    TORONTO — People will need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative rapid test result to enter Ontario's legislature next month. House Speaker Ted Arnott announced the policy in a Thursday memo to legislators and others who work at the legislative building. He says the protocol will take effect at 6 a.m. on Oct. 4, the same date members are set to return to the provincial parliament. Arnott says more details about the policy are to come. He says the rules will ensure a healthy and saf

  • The Canadian Press

    Canada needs to share more COVID-19 surpluses with world, says UN envoy Bob Rae

    OTTAWA — Canada's envoy to the United Nations says Canada needs to share more of its COVID-19 vaccine surpluses with less fortunate countries. Bob Rae, Canada's ambassador to the UN, told The Canadian Press on Thursday that while Canadians may have been looking inward lately because of the federal election, they can't lose sight of the fact the pandemic won't end unless more is done to help less fortunate countries. "We have to recognize that we have to continue to look for ways in which we can

  • BBC

    US Haiti envoy quits over 'inhumane' deportations

    Daniel Foote says US policy on Haiti is "flawed" and sending migrants back is "counterproductive".

  • The Canadian Press

    Candidates clash in last TV debate before German election

    BERLIN (AP) — The three candidates hoping to succeed Angela Merkel as German chancellor, and the four leaders of the other parties currently in parliament, clashed Thursday over a variety of topics in the last televised debate before Sunday's election. Unlike previous debates that repeatedly focused on climate change, poverty and other domestic topics, the candidates discussed foreign policy issues for the first time, too. Olaf Scholz of the center-left Social Democrats, who is currently Germany

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