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Federal government to announce new immigration targets today (Fri, 30 Oct 2020)
NS Trudeau 20200303 Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino will unveil a three-year immigration plan today that will set targets for bringing skilled workers, family members and refugees into Canada in the midst of a global pandemic.
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Why experts aren't declaring victory yet despite fewer COVID-19 deaths so far in Ontario's 2nd wave (Fri, 30 Oct 2020)
Fairview Nursing Home Covid-19 “There's a definite trend towards improvement, but with a caveat. We haven’t observed where that trend is going to end up,” said one Toronto doctor of the declining death rate during the second wave of COVID-19 in Ontario.
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Why federal Conservatives should be concerned about Saskatchewan's election result (Fri, 30 Oct 2020)
Sask Elxn 20201026 Federal Conservative Party needs to pay attention to populist winds that are blowing more strongly in favour of Wexit, writes Kory Teneycke.
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Driver responsible for deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash fighting deportation (Thu, 29 Oct 2020)
jaskirat singh sidhu An immigration lawyer representing Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, the driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash, says his client is fighting to stay in Canada.
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B.C. man's lawsuit over marketing of Canada Dry ginger ale settled for $200,000 (Thu, 29 Oct 2020)
canada dry ginger ale The maker of Canada Dry ginger ale has agreed to pay more than $200,000 to settle a class-action lawsuit launched by a B.C. man who alleged he was misled by marketing suggesting the soda had medicinal benefits.
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Meng Wanzhou scores victory as lawyers allowed to argue U.S. tried to trick Canada (Thu, 29 Oct 2020)
MENG WANZHOU Meng Wanzhou scored a victory in her battle to fight extradition Thursday as the judge overseeing the proceedings agreed to let the Huawei executive's lawyers pursue their claim that the United States misled Canada about the basics of the case.
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Mall real estate company collected 5 million images of shoppers, say privacy watchdogs (Thu, 29 Oct 2020)
COVID-19 PANDEMIC STORES CLOSED The real estate company behind some of Canada's most popular shopping centres embedded cameras inside its digital information kiosks at 12 shopping malls in major Canadian cities to collect millions of images — and used facial recognition technology without customers' knowledge or consent — according to a new investigation by the federal, Alberta and B.C. privacy commissioners.
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As the pandemic takes a mental toll on Quebec students, teachers are trying new ways to keep them learning (Thu, 29 Oct 2020)
Heidi Dimou Quebec students are so anxious that many are having panic attacks in class. But teachers in the province are exploring new ways of connecting with them and making the classroom feel safe again.
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Federal conversion-therapy ban gets approval in principle, exposes divide in Conservative caucus (Thu, 29 Oct 2020)
Conservative OToole 20200902 Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole's efforts to straddle the divide between social conservatives and more moderate members of his caucus were on display Wednesday as the House of Commons gave approval in principle to a bill that would outlaw the discredited practice of conversion therapy.
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Homicide victim found in burned-out SUV identified, but the mystery surrounding U.S. fugitive remains (Thu, 29 Oct 2020)
Davis Wolfgang Hawke Homicide investigators in B.C.'s Lower Mainland have confirmed the identity of a man found in a burned-out SUV on a forest service road, more than three years after the body was found.
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Senate motion calls on Canada to recognize independence of Nagorno-Karabakh (Thu, 29 Oct 2020)
Azerbaijan Armenia Conservative Sen. Leo Housakos is calling on Canada to recognize the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh and "immediately condemn the joint Azerbaijani-Turkish aggression" against the breakaway Armenian-populated region in the South Caucasus.
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Canadian Museum for Human Rights staff told not to mention abortion during some tours: email (Thu, 29 Oct 2020)
Canadian Museum For Human Rights Some staff at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights were told not to talk about pregnancy or abortion, in addition to censoring LGBT content, during some tours with religious schools, according to a new internal document obtained by CBC News.
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Quebec Cree say top court's decision a victory for Indigenous communities (Thu, 29 Oct 2020)
Cree anti-uranium campaign The Quebec Cree Nation government says a Supreme Court decision gives more power to Indigenous communities across Canada to stop resource projects they don't want by strengthening the notion that social acceptability is an essential requirement for developers.
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Federal conversion-therapy ban gets approval in principle, exposes divide in Conservative caucus (Thu, 29 Oct 2020)
Conservative OToole 20200902 Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole's efforts to straddle the divide between social conservatives and more moderate members of his caucus were on display Wednesday as the House of Commons gave approval in principle to a bill that would outlaw the discredited practice of conversion therapy.
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Funny Boy chosen as Canada's Oscars submission for best international film (Thu, 29 Oct 2020)
Funny Boy Director Deepa Mehta's film Funny Boy will represent Canada at the 93rd Academy Awards as the submission for best international film, Telefilm Canada's executive director Christa Dickenson announced on Thursday. 
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