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Biden visits manufacturing heartland to curry favour with blue-collar voters

Biden visits manufacturing heartland to curry favour with blue-collar voters

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden ventured into America's hard-hit manufacturing heartland Wednesday, promising a suite of Buy American tax credits and penalties to fortify his blue-collar bona fides and pry working-class votes away from Donald Trump — measures
Legault, Ford call on Ottawa to increase health transfers to provinces

Legault, Ford call on Ottawa to increase health transfers to provinces

The premiers of Ontario and Quebec are calling on Ottawa to increase health transfers to the provinces, saying that sustainable, long-term funding is required on top of existing federal COVID-19 relief to address health-care issues that predate the p
Statistics Canada rejigs low-income stats, showing growing poverty gap

Statistics Canada rejigs low-income stats, showing growing poverty gap

OTTAWA — Canadians living well below the low-income threshold had fallen further behind in the years prior to COVID-19, based on updated poverty figures that experts say might get worse because of the pandemic.
Learn the lessons of history, don't 'cancel' them, new Tory leader O'Toole says

Learn the lessons of history, don't 'cancel' them, new Tory leader O'Toole says

OTTAWA — New Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole said Wednesday that plaques, not protests, should grace the fronts of historical sites and monuments that reflect controversial moments in Canadian history.
Trudeau announces cash for loans, support to Black Canadian entrepreneurs

Trudeau announces cash for loans, support to Black Canadian entrepreneurs

OTTAWA — Black Canadians who want to start or expand a business will have access to loans and supports for training and mentorship under a new federal program unveiled by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Toronto Wednesday.
Court rejects motion by Nova Scotia woman trying to stop spouse's assisted death

Court rejects motion by Nova Scotia woman trying to stop spouse's assisted death

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia judge has rejected another legal motion filed by a woman trying to stop her husband from receiving a medically assisted death.
Second bid for freedom proves fatal for ball python near Victoria

Second bid for freedom proves fatal for ball python near Victoria

SAANICH, B.C. — A python that twice escaped from its owner in the Victoria area has not survived its second bid for freedom. Saanich police say the snake, which was nearly 1.5 metres long, was found Sunday on the lawn of a home.
Some B.C. students wary as they prepare for COVID-19 orientation this week

Some B.C. students wary as they prepare for COVID-19 orientation this week

VANCOUVER — Students across British Columbia are getting ready for COVID-19 orientation sessions this week amid a flurry of new protocols aimed at reopening schools while the pandemic wears on.
Canadians reluctant to remove statues of historical figures now seen as racist: Poll

Canadians reluctant to remove statues of historical figures now seen as racist: Poll

OTTAWA — A new survey suggests that while Canadians are divided over removing monuments to politicians who harboured racist views or pushed racist policies, many oppose the "spontaneous" toppling of statues of Canada's first prime minister, John A.
Thousands of students return to schools as new COVID-19 cases emerge

Thousands of students return to schools as new COVID-19 cases emerge

Multiple provinces reported COVID-19 cases linked to schools just as thousands more students returned to class Tuesday, raising fears over what's in store for a segment of the population largely sheltered from exposure over the past six months.