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Nexus applicants can shuffle off to Buffalo as Canada, U.S. expand pilot project

Nexus applicants can shuffle off to Buffalo as Canada, U.S. expand pilot project

WASHINGTON — An experimental bid to rescue the troubled Nexus trusted-traveller program between Canada and the United States has expanded to the Peace Bridge.
New paid sick leave rules come into effect for federally regulated workers

New paid sick leave rules come into effect for federally regulated workers

OTTAWA — Employees in federally regulated private-sector workplaces are now eligible for 10 days of paid sick leave after members of Parliament voted unanimously in favour of the move last year. As of Dec.
Applications open for dental care benefits touted by Liberals as inflation relief

Applications open for dental care benefits touted by Liberals as inflation relief

OTTAWA — The Canada Revenue Agency is now accepting applications from parents for the new children's dental benefit, which was put forward as part of the Liberal government's package of cost-of-living relief for low-income Canadians.
NDP wants boycott of G20 events in India's Kashmir region, citing human-rights issues

NDP wants boycott of G20 events in India's Kashmir region, citing human-rights issues

OTTAWA — The federal NDP is calling on the Liberal government to ban certain Indian officials from travelling to Canada and to boycott G20 events in India's Kashmir region, citing the country's treatment of minorities.
Don Meredith's lawyer says Senate vote to strip him of Honourable title 'troubling'

Don Meredith's lawyer says Senate vote to strip him of Honourable title 'troubling'

OTTAWA — The lawyer representing a former senator charged with sexual assault said Thursdayit's "troubling" the Senate voted to strip his client of the title of Honourable while a process is ongoing in court.
Canada-Morocco: Canada fans look forward to next World Cup after loss in final match

Canada-Morocco: Canada fans look forward to next World Cup after loss in final match

MONTREAL — Fans of the Canadian men's soccer team were left disappointed by their 2-1 loss to Morocco on Thursday, but there was also optimism about the country's chances in World Cup 2026, which Canada will co-host.
Military was told to prepare to intervene in 'Freedom Convoy' protests: official

Military was told to prepare to intervene in 'Freedom Convoy' protests: official

OTTAWA — The Defence Department's top official says he directed the military to prepare to intervene in the "Freedom Convoy" protests earlier this year, but the resulting plans were never seriously considered — in part due to concerns about another O
Saskatchewan mass stabbing sparks law to suspend benefits for offenders at large

Saskatchewan mass stabbing sparks law to suspend benefits for offenders at large

REGINA — Saskatchewan says it wants to suspend social assistance for violent offenders who have warrants out for their arrest.
Scrambling for aircraft in N.S. mass shooting, RCMP told to 'pound sand': official

Scrambling for aircraft in N.S. mass shooting, RCMP told to 'pound sand': official

HALIFAX — Transcripts of calls between the RCMP and search and rescue officials in Halifax show an overall lack of understanding of what was required to have a military aircraft assist during the search for a gunman who killed 22 people in April 2020
A look at how $10-a-day child-care plans have been rolling out across Canada

A look at how $10-a-day child-care plans have been rolling out across Canada

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Families in Nunavut are now paying an average of $10 a day for child care, the first jurisdiction to achieve the goal under a Canada-wide plan.
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