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COVID-19 highlights need for better treatment of migrant labour, advocates say

COVID-19 highlights need for better treatment of migrant labour, advocates say

OTTAWA — The COVID-19 pandemic shows migrant labourers in Canada can no longer be treated like "throwaway people" as they have been in the past, advocates said Wednesday.
Petition to rename Dundas Street garners attention amid renewed focus on monuments

Petition to rename Dundas Street garners attention amid renewed focus on monuments

TORONTO — Renewed focus on Canada's legacy of anti-Black racism has given fresh voice to calls for public officials to consider renaming monuments honouring the guardians of colonialism, including a street that stretches through much of the Greater T
Reduce uncontrolled movement of rail cars: TSB report on Saskatchewan fatality

Reduce uncontrolled movement of rail cars: TSB report on Saskatchewan fatality

REGINA — A Transportation Safety Board report on a fatality at a Saskatchewan train yard recommends railway companies work with Transport Canada to reduce uncontrolled movement of rail cars.
Quebec geologist detained in Dubai has been ordered released, lawyer says

Quebec geologist detained in Dubai has been ordered released, lawyer says

MONTREAL — The lawyer for a Quebec geologist who has been jailed in Dubai after allegedly uncovering fraud in a gold company says all the criminal cases against her client have been dropped.
Letter asks Ottawa to force Alberta to reinstate oilpatch monitoring

Letter asks Ottawa to force Alberta to reinstate oilpatch monitoring

EDMONTON — A dozen conservation and Indigenous groups have written federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson asking him to force the Alberta government to reinstate environmental monitoring in the province's oilpatch.
Trudeau uses commencement speech to compare youth today to Greatest Generation

Trudeau uses commencement speech to compare youth today to Greatest Generation

OTTAWA — Graduates of the class of 2020 should take inspiration from the generation of Canadians who came of age ahead of the Second World War, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday as he delivered a commencement speech broadcast to students a
Armoured vehicle dumped: Halifax now at the forefront of 'defunding' debate

Armoured vehicle dumped: Halifax now at the forefront of 'defunding' debate

Halifax moved to the forefront of the national debate over "defunding" police forces this week when council decided to scuttle the purchase of an armoured rescue vehicle — a move the mayor says was in response to protests around the world condemning
Extending CERB for months could double $60-billion budget, PBO report suggests

Extending CERB for months could double $60-billion budget, PBO report suggests

OTTAWA — Parliament's spending watchdog has put a price tag around talks to extend the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, estimating it could potentially double the current $60-billion budget.
Examination suggests whale that died near Montreal was likely hit by boat

Examination suggests whale that died near Montreal was likely hit by boat

MONTREAL — Preliminary results from the medical examination of a young humpback whale found dead Tuesday after making a rare visit to the Montreal area suggest the animal was struck by a boat.
Law professor who pioneered restorative justice draws donation for new centre

Law professor who pioneered restorative justice draws donation for new centre

HALIFAX — A law professor says she hopes the creation of a research lab aimed at promoting restorative justice will help institutions start tackling racial discrimination and other social problems in a lasting way.