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Canada to welcome 45,000 refugees this year: Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino

Canada to welcome 45,000 refugees this year: Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino

Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced plans to expedite applications and increase the number of refugees to Canada at a news conference Friday.
Crown opts for direct indictment for Quebec City Halloween night stabbing suspect

Crown opts for direct indictment for Quebec City Halloween night stabbing suspect

QUEBEC — Prosecutors filed a direct indictment Friday against the man accused in a Quebec City Halloween night stabbing attack that killed two people.

Ottawa to send more help to Kashechewan as First Nation fights COVID-19 outbreak

More help is on the way for a First Nation gripped by an outbreak of COVID-19 in northern Ontario, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged Friday.
Vaccinated youth in Nunavut community to receive $100 gift card

Vaccinated youth in Nunavut community to receive $100 gift card

ARVIAT, Nunavut — Youth in a community that had Nunavut's biggest outbreak of COVID-19 will each get a $100 gift card if they get a jab this weekend.
Quebec Conservatives recruit ex-CAQ Claire Samson as party's first legislature member

Quebec Conservatives recruit ex-CAQ Claire Samson as party's first legislature member

QUEBEC — Former Coalition Avenir Québec member Claire Samson, dumped by the governing party's caucus earlier this week, has switched sides to the Conservative Party of Quebec.
Cities should redo planning, permitting to align with housing strategy, minister says

Cities should redo planning, permitting to align with housing strategy, minister says

OTTAWA — The federal minister in charge of affordable housing says he would like municipalities to reshape local rules to more quickly build units through the government's national housing strategy.
Nova Scotia drops course that asked pupils to list benefits of residential schools

Nova Scotia drops course that asked pupils to list benefits of residential schools

HALIFAX — Responding to complaints from an Indigenous girl and her mother, the Nova Scotia government has scrapped a high school correspondence course that asked students to list the advantages of the residential school system.
Police say Manitoba homicide suspect arrested in Ontario after firing at officers

Police say Manitoba homicide suspect arrested in Ontario after firing at officers

A weeklong search for a Manitoba man suspected in the homicide of his missing neighbour ended Friday with shots fired at police in Ontario during his arrest.
Trudeau defends Sajjan, accuses Tories of slandering embattled defence minister

Trudeau defends Sajjan, accuses Tories of slandering embattled defence minister

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau voiced his support for Harjit Sajjan on Friday after opposition parties banded together in the House of Commons to censure the embattled defence minister.
First Nations child-welfare hearings wrap after week of arguments

First Nations child-welfare hearings wrap after week of arguments

OTTAWA — Lawyers wrapped up arguments today in a Federal Court case focused on how to compensate First Nations children unnecessarily taken from their families due to Canada's discriminatory policies.