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Ex-senator Don Meredith's staff to be compensated $498K for harassment, abuse

Ex-senator Don Meredith's staff to be compensated $498K for harassment, abuse

OTTAWA — The Senate of Canada will pay nearly half a million dollars in compensation to nine employees of disgraced former senator Don Meredith who say they suffered abuse, including sexual harassment, on the job.
No 'magic bullet' to solve toxic social-media content, LeBlanc says

No 'magic bullet' to solve toxic social-media content, LeBlanc says

OTTAWA — There is no magic legislative bullet to control objectionable content on social media, Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc says.
New taxpayer watchdog plans to monitor how CRA handles pandemic-stressed taxpayers

New taxpayer watchdog plans to monitor how CRA handles pandemic-stressed taxpayers

OTTAWA — The new federal taxpayers' advocate says he plans to keep a close eye on how the Canada Revenue Agency treats Canadians feeling the financial pain from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Automobile traffic into Canada remains low in September, Statistics Canada says

Statistics Canada says vehicular traffic coming into Canada from the U.S. remains low as travel restrictions remain in place. The agency says the number of U.S.
More Canadians planning to continue living at home as they age, survey suggests

More Canadians planning to continue living at home as they age, survey suggests

TORONTO — A new survey suggests the COVID-19 pandemic has the majority of Canadians re-thinking how — and where — they want to spend their golden years.
Van attack trial may proceed by videoconference due to COVID-19, court hears

Van attack trial may proceed by videoconference due to COVID-19, court hears

TORONTO — The trial of a man accused of deliberately using a van to kill 10 people on a busy Toronto sidewalk may be held by videoconference next month due to recently imposed COVID-19 restrictions, court heard Wednesday.
In a fraught U.S. election year, efforts to retool electoral college gain traction

In a fraught U.S. election year, efforts to retool electoral college gain traction

WASHINGTON, Wash. — Daylong lineups, pernicious warnings of voter fraud, civil unrest, intimidation and catching a deadly virus: casting a ballot in the United States this year is a stressful and risky endeavour.
Leaders of B.C.'s three main political parties clash on pandemic response, recovery

Leaders of B.C.'s three main political parties clash on pandemic response, recovery

VANCOUVER — John Horgan was held to account for his decision to call a snap election during the pandemic in Tuesday's leaders' debate that saw the New Democrat leader try to frame the narrative surrounding COVID-19 around past Liberal policies affect
Mandatory COVID-19 vaccines and fake letter about wolves: In The News for Oct. 14

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccines and fake letter about wolves: In The News for Oct. 14

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 Oct. 14. What we are watching in Canada ...

B.C. man tells Appeal Court he didn't kill toddler 37 years ago

VANCOUVER — A man who spent nearly 40 years in prison for the murder of his 22-month old cousin told a B.C. Appeal Court he's innocent and didn't understand the plea deal he signed until it was later explained in court.