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Students decry tuition hikes as COVID-19 pandemic increases financial strain

TORONTO — Some Canadian universities are raising tuition fees for the new school year much to the consternation of students, who argue their costs should be going down, not up in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Statistics Canada says first-quarter GDP worst showing since 2009

Statistics Canada says first-quarter GDP worst showing since 2009

OTTAWA — Canada's economy had its worst quarterly showing since 2009 through the first three months of 2020 owing to COVID-19, Statistics Canada said Friday, warning an even steeper drop may be coming.
Garneau says still no black boxes from Iran in January shootdown of airliner

Garneau says still no black boxes from Iran in January shootdown of airliner

OTTAWA — Canada and four other countries are still trying to pressure Iran to release the flight recorders from its Jan. 8 shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plane, Transport Minister Marc Garneau said Friday.
Want a mask with your Big Mac? Alberta handing out masks at drive-thrus

Want a mask with your Big Mac? Alberta handing out masks at drive-thrus

EDMONTON — Alberta is planning to distribute 20 million non-medical masks for free at hundreds of drive-thru fast-food restaurants.
N.S. police received warnings in 2011 about man who would become mass killer

N.S. police received warnings in 2011 about man who would become mass killer

HALIFAX — A newly released document reveals that in May 2011, police were told the Nova Scotia man who would later kill 22 people in a shooting rampage wanted to "kill a cop" and was feeling mentally unstable.
Minister says Ottawa must respect choice of First Nations to hold powwows

Minister says Ottawa must respect choice of First Nations to hold powwows

OTTAWA — Canada's Indigenous services minister says Ottawa won't dictate terms to First Nations on holding ceremonies and powwows during a pandemic.
Large cruise ships barred from Canadian waters until end of October: Garneau

Large cruise ships barred from Canadian waters until end of October: Garneau

OTTAWA — The cruise-ship season in Canada is all but sunk as Ottawa extends its ban on large ships in Canadian waters until the end of October in an attempt to contain COVID-19.
Canada exploring ways to reunite families divided by COVID-19 border closure

Canada exploring ways to reunite families divided by COVID-19 border closure

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government is exploring ways to reunite family members divided by the temporary travel restrictions at the Canada-U.S. border.
Racism not ruled out as motive in unprovoked tripping of Burnaby, B.C., senior

Racism not ruled out as motive in unprovoked tripping of Burnaby, B.C., senior

BURNABY, B.C. — Police in Metro Vancouver are searching for a woman who casually approached a senior who was using a walker, tripped her from behind and walked away.
USMCA poised for star turn and protests in Minneapolis; In The News for May 29

USMCA poised for star turn and protests in Minneapolis; In The News for May 29

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 May 29 ... --- COVID-19 in Canada ...