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Advocates want governments to better support youth leaving foster care amid pandemic

Advocates want governments to better support youth leaving foster care amid pandemic

Advocates for youth in government care are calling on the provinces and territories to continue supporting those who are aging out of the child welfare system and trying to make it on their own during the pandemic.
Bank of Canada keeps key interest rate target on hold despite more upbeat forecast

Bank of Canada keeps key interest rate target on hold despite more upbeat forecast

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada kept its key interest rate on hold Wednesday even as it said it now expects the economy will grow over the first three months of this year, an about-face from its previous forecast just weeks ago that 2021 would begin with
COVID-19 lockdowns violate federal inmate rights, suit alleges

COVID-19 lockdowns violate federal inmate rights, suit alleges

TORONTO — Federal prison authorities have repeatedly violated the rights of inmates with efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, a civil lawsuit alleges.
Complaint over Alberta judge's comments about medical expert's accent moving ahead

Complaint over Alberta judge's comments about medical expert's accent moving ahead

CALGARY — A complaint over comments an Alberta judge made about a Nigerian-born medical examiner's accent is now before a member of the Canadian Judicial Council's conduct committee. Dr.
Jody Wilson-Raybould set to publish memoir of time in cabinet and SNC-Lavalin affair

Jody Wilson-Raybould set to publish memoir of time in cabinet and SNC-Lavalin affair

OTTAWA — Former Liberal cabinet minister Jody Wilson-Raybould is set to publish a political memoir that's promising to shed new light on her final controversial days in the Trudeau government.
COVID-19-related spending set to drop sharply over coming year: PBO report

COVID-19-related spending set to drop sharply over coming year: PBO report

OTTAWA — Parliament's budget watchdog says the portion of federal spending related to COVID-19 is set to drop by 86 per cent in the coming fiscal year compared to 2020-21, as Canada transitions away from emergency pandemic measures.
Inquiry into Nova Scotia mass shooting accepting applications from participants

Inquiry into Nova Scotia mass shooting accepting applications from participants

HALIFAX — The independent public inquiry into the mass shooting in Nova Scotia that claimed 22 lives last spring is now accepting applications from potential participants.
Interest rate announcement and a moose's 'Garden of Eden': In The News for March 10

Interest rate announcement and a moose's 'Garden of Eden': In The News for March 10

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 March 10 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Conservative tension with anti-abortion groups an echo of Liberal battle in the 1990s

Conservative tension with anti-abortion groups an echo of Liberal battle in the 1990s

OTTAWA — Patrick Johnston has been having flashbacks about his own unhappy experience in federal politics as he watches attempts by anti-abortion groups to influence the outcome of next week's Conservative convention.

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

As COVID-19 vaccine supplies ramp up across the country, most provinces and territories have released details of who can expect to receive a shot in the coming weeks.