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Feds add $204M for anti-pandemic measures in Indigenous communities and institutions

Feds add $204M for anti-pandemic measures in Indigenous communities and institutions

Ottawa will spend an additional $204 million targeted at child care, education and infrastructure to help Indigenous communities fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday.
Class-action lawsuit in investment case can go ahead, Supreme Court rules

Class-action lawsuit in investment case can go ahead, Supreme Court rules

OTTAWA — A class-action suit over personal investments can proceed against a Montreal-based financial services firm, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled.
Group launches legal action against N.B. government for greater abortion access

Group launches legal action against N.B. government for greater abortion access

FREDERICTON — A national civil liberties group has filed legal notice in the first stage of a suit against the New Brunswick government for lack of access to abortion. The Canadian Civil Liberties Association sent a letter dated Oct.
Fallen construction magnate ordered to pay $2 million after pleading guilty to fraud

Fallen construction magnate ordered to pay $2 million after pleading guilty to fraud

MONTREAL — One-time Quebec construction magnate Tony Accurso and several companies tied to him have been ordered to pay $4.2 million after pleading guilty to tax fraud.

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 12:08 p.m. Public health officials say new modelling suggests each person who contracts COVID-19 is spreading it to more than one person. Canada's chief public health officer, Dr.
Five Things about Canada's foreign-policy end run around Donald Trump

Five Things about Canada's foreign-policy end run around Donald Trump

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne was recently pondering Canada's place in the world from his home in Shawinigan, Que., "the command centre of foreign policy, these days," as he called it.
Trudeau names former Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner as new consul general in Boston

Trudeau names former Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner as new consul general in Boston

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is sending former Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner to represent Canada as the country's consul general in Boston.
Scientists link high levels of genetic material from virus in blood to severe COVID

Scientists link high levels of genetic material from virus in blood to severe COVID

HALIFAX — Canadian immunologists say they’re finding telltale markers in patients' blood that help predict the severity of COVID-19 and could lead to more targeted treatments.
COVID-19's effect on Halloween and the time change: In The News for Friday, Oct. 30

COVID-19's effect on Halloween and the time change: In The News for Friday, Oct. 30

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 XXX. X ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Halloween proceeds in frightening times with public health measures in place

Halloween proceeds in frightening times with public health measures in place

TORONTO — As spooky season reaches its climax in a particularly frightening year, some historians argue the COVID-19 pandemic offers an opportunity to explore a different side of Halloween.