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Lawyer questions coverage of First Nations water settlement as deal to be ratified

Lawyer questions coverage of First Nations water settlement as deal to be ratified

A lawyer for several First Nations says he can't get a clear answer on which Indigenous communities will be covered by a class-action settlement on drinking water — even though an $8-billion deal is scheduled to be ratified in court next week.
Hundreds of Quebec daycares closed by unlimited strike as contract talks stall

Hundreds of Quebec daycares closed by unlimited strike as contract talks stall

MONTREAL — Thousands of public daycare workers in Quebec launched an unlimited strike on Wednesday, after contract talks with the government stalled over pay raises for support staff such as kitchen and maintenance employees.
Trade minister Ng chats with U.S. counterpart as continental trade tensions fester

Trade minister Ng chats with U.S. counterpart as continental trade tensions fester

WASHINGTON — Canada's trade minister is headed back to the U.S. capital just two weeks after joining Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his visit to the White House. Mary Ng met virtually Tuesday with U.S.
Young Canadians file suit against federal over minimum voting age

Young Canadians file suit against federal over minimum voting age

Several young Canadians are taking the federal government to court in an effort to strike down the minimum voting age. They argue that denying citizens under the age of 18 the right to vote in federal elections is unconstitutional.
Flood warnings issued for several B.C. rivers, dozens of weather warnings in effect

Flood warnings issued for several B.C. rivers, dozens of weather warnings in effect

VANCOUVER — Flood warnings have been issued for several major rivers in British Columbia's Fraser Valley and Interior following a series of major storms that are crossing the province. The B.C.
Federal government needs to up spending to give First Nations clean water, PBO says

Federal government needs to up spending to give First Nations clean water, PBO says

OTTAWA — The parliamentary budget officer says the federal government would need to increase planned spending to provide clean drinking water in First Nations.
New probe after second violent arrest video involving Quebec City police goes viral

New probe after second violent arrest video involving Quebec City police goes viral

MONTREAL — Quebec City police are facing a second independent probe into their conduct, following the release of another violent arrest video from last weekend, the province's public security minister said Wednesday.
Feds open bids for 'major attraction' in renewed bid for land project in Ottawa

Feds open bids for 'major attraction' in renewed bid for land project in Ottawa

OTTAWA — A federal agency is swinging open the doors for companies to propose one or more attractions to anchor a major land development project near the capital's downtown.
O'Toole to allow free vote for Conservative MPs on new conversion therapy ban

O'Toole to allow free vote for Conservative MPs on new conversion therapy ban

OTTAWA — Erin O'Toole will once again allow his caucus to have a free vote on a government bill seeking to ban conversion therapy.
Ottawa, provinces mull expansion of COVID-19 tests for arriving American travellers

Ottawa, provinces mull expansion of COVID-19 tests for arriving American travellers

OTTAWA — It's too early to say whether Canada's latest requirement to test arriving air travellers for COVID-19 will be extended to include those coming from the United States, Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said Wednesday.