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In mandate letter, PM tells Freeland to spend on temporary measures until crisis ends

In mandate letter, PM tells Freeland to spend on temporary measures until crisis ends

OTTAWA — Emergency spending to deal with the COVID-19 crisis must not outlast the pain it's meant to salve, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has instructed Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland in a newly released mandate letter.
Picturesque lighthouse at Nova Scotia's Peggys Cove to get viewing platform

Picturesque lighthouse at Nova Scotia's Peggys Cove to get viewing platform

HALIFAX — Easily one of Canada's most recognizable landmarks, the rugged point of land surrounding the postcard-perfect lighthouse at Peggys Cove, N.S., will be getting a much-needed facelift this summer.

Five key takeaways from Canada's latest COVID-19 projections

OTTAWA — The federal government's latest COVID-19 projections show fast, strong and sustained measures are required to interrupt rapid growth cases and deaths.
Trudeau leaves door open to tighter travel ban, eyeing COVID-19 mutations abroad

Trudeau leaves door open to tighter travel ban, eyeing COVID-19 mutations abroad

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is leaving the door open to tighter travel restrictions, including a possible ban on outbound air travel as COVID-19 case counts climb across the country.
Quebec to seek leave to appeal mosque shooter sentence at Supreme Court

Quebec to seek leave to appeal mosque shooter sentence at Supreme Court

Quebec is seeking leave to appeal at the Supreme Court of Canada a lower court decision that reduced the sentence of convicted mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette.
Canada says first COVID-19 vaccine for refugees in Jordan offers glimmer of hope

Canada says first COVID-19 vaccine for refugees in Jordan offers glimmer of hope

OTTAWA — Canada's international development minister says the world's first inoculation of a refugee against COVID-19 this week is an important milestone in ending the pandemic everywhere.
Former Mountie jailed after Dziekanski Taser death reaches lawsuit settlement

Former Mountie jailed after Dziekanski Taser death reaches lawsuit settlement

VANCOUVER — A lawyer for a former RCMP officer convicted of perjury after the 2007 death of Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski at Vancouver's airport says his client has settled a lawsuit against the federal and B.C. governments.
Quebec prosecutors won't appeal acquittals in Rozon, Salvail cases after review

Quebec prosecutors won't appeal acquittals in Rozon, Salvail cases after review

MONTREAL — The Crown says it won't appeal the acquittals in the cases of Quebec media stars Gilbert Rozon and Eric Salvail.
Mother faces negligence charge in death of 7-year-old girl in Laval, Que.

Mother faces negligence charge in death of 7-year-old girl in Laval, Que.

LAVAL, Que. — Police in Laval, Que., say the mother of a seven-year-old girl who died this month following alleged mistreatment has been arrested. The arrest took place Friday just before 7 a.m.
Harvest Meats recalls sausages over undercooking

Harvest Meats recalls sausages over undercooking

OTTAWA — Harvest Meats is recalling a brand of Polish sausages due to undercooking that may make them unsafe to eat.