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International, Politics

Countries of Flight PS752 victims to press Iran for ‘full reparations’

Canada and four other countries whose citizens died when the Iranian military mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet in January are formally joining forces in negotiations with Tehran to seek “full reparations,” according to a letter sent to the »

Health, Society

Launch of much-awaited COVID app is delayed in Ontario

The rollout of a new mobile app designed to help with contact tracing of COVID-19 cases in Ontario has been delayed. The launch of the app, called COVID Alert, was scheduled for today. A spokeswoman for the Ontario Ministry of »

International, Society

Alberta has a new lieutenant-governor and history is made

Salma Lakhani, a long-time community advocate, a successful business person and a philanthropist, has been named the first-ever Muslim lieutenant-governor in Canada’s history. Lakhani was named to the ceremonial post in Alberta by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday. Lieutenant-governors »

International, Society, Sports

It appears this year’s Stanley Cup will be won on Canadian ice

No Canadian-based team has won the Stanley Cup since the Montreal Canadiens did it in 1993, but it appears more and more likely that–at the very least–this year’s Cup will be won on Canadian ice. If everything breaks right–and there »

International, Politics

Canada joins 26 nations to condemn China’s abuses in Hong Kong and Xinjiang

Canada joined 26 countries at the UN’s Human Rights Council on Tuesday to express “deep and growing concerns” regarding China’s treatment of the Uighur and other Muslim minority groups in Xinjiang and Beijing’s national security law targeting dissent in Hong »

Politics, Society

Canada goes for mostly virtual celebrations of its 153rd birthday

Canadians from coast to coast to coast marked the country’s 153rd birthday without the usual Canada Day parades and open-air concerts but among a tight circle of friends and family with backyard barbecues and virtual celebrations. The COVID-19 pandemic resulted »

Economy, International, Politics

New North American trade deal launches amid tariff threats

The revamped free trade agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico came into effect on Wednesday as Canadians celebrated the country’s 153rd anniversary but gathering clouds threaten to dampen the mood in Ottawa, Washington and Mexico City. “After three »

International, Politics, Society

UN food agency gears up for biggest humanitarian response amid pandemic

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) says it needs nearly $6.6 billion as it mounts the largest humanitarian response in its history to feed millions of people pushed into hunger by the devastating socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. »

Economy, Society

Air Canada suspending service on domestic regional flights

Air Canada is indefinitely suspending service of 30 domestic regional routes and closing eight stations at regional airports across Canada, according to a press release from the company on Tuesday. “These structural changes to Air Canada’s domestic regional network are »

Society

Report from top Toronto doctor recommends mandatory masks indoors

Toronto’s medical officer of health Dr. Eileen de Villa and Toronto Mayor John Tory recommended that Toronto’s city council make masks and face coverings mandatory in indoor public spaces to limit the spread of COVID-19, in a press conference today. »