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Bank of Canada eyes effect on wealth, income distribution in review: Wilkins

Bank of Canada eyes effect on wealth, income distribution in review: Wilkins

OTTAWA — The second-in-command at the Bank of Canada said Wednesday that any changes to the underpinning of its monetary policy will be judged against how it affects the distribution of income and wealth in this country.
Panel overseeing alternative to solitary confinement blocked from doing its job

Panel overseeing alternative to solitary confinement blocked from doing its job

OTTAWA — An independent panel tasked with overseeing the segregation of inmates in federal prisons says the Correctional Service of Canada blocked it from doing its job.
'Game of inches': New Brunswick parties fighting for that elusive majority

'Game of inches': New Brunswick parties fighting for that elusive majority

FREDERICTON — When Progressive Conservative Leader Blaine Higgs called a snap election last week, he said he wanted to bring political stability to New Brunswick following two years of a minority Tory government — but a look at the province's elector

University of Toronto research to explore racism in health care during pandemic

TORONTO — A new research project will look at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on racialized communities as well as existing biases in the health-care system.
Toronto cop found guilty of assaulting Dafonte Miller challenges conviction

Toronto cop found guilty of assaulting Dafonte Miller challenges conviction

Lawyers for a Toronto police officer who was found guilty of assault in the beating of a young Black man are asking the court to throw out the conviction. The legal team representing Const.
Indigenous women's group says police too quick to label missing girls as runaways

Indigenous women's group says police too quick to label missing girls as runaways

The president of an Indigenous women's group says Amber Alert policies across Canada should be reviewed in light of a recent case involving a missing teenager from Cape Breton.
'A child at heart:' Cousin says Indigenous teen killed had her future stolen

'A child at heart:' Cousin says Indigenous teen killed had her future stolen

Roderica Ribbonleg had big plans to make her family proud and her first milestone was her high school graduation. Her cousin, Tracey D'Or, says the 15-year-old from a remote northern Alberta First Nation was determined to attend university.
Pandemic-related disability support to cost feds $792 million, PBO says

Pandemic-related disability support to cost feds $792 million, PBO says

OTTAWA — The parliamentary budget office says a one-time payment to people with disabilities this fall will cost the federal treasury $792 million. The majority of that amount will go to about 1.
School announcement and hurricane latest: In The News for Aug. 26

School announcement and hurricane latest: In The News for Aug. 26

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Aug. 26 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Bills anathema to social conservatives will test O'Toole's leadership

Bills anathema to social conservatives will test O'Toole's leadership

OTTAWA — Newly minted Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole's ability to manage social conservatives in his caucus and party will be put to an early test this fall when the Liberal government reintroduces legislation on medical assistance in dying.
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