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Liberals continue filibuster over WE affair at Commons finance committee

Liberals continue filibuster over WE affair at Commons finance committee

OTTAWA — The House of Commons finance committee — which could be holding consultations on an upcoming federal budget that is expected to contain historic deficits and unprecedented spending to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic — continues to be stuck o
'It has to be dealt with': Border officer says examination of Meng was necessary

'It has to be dealt with': Border officer says examination of Meng was necessary

A border officer who assisted in the three-hour detention and examination of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou before her arrest at Vancouver's airport two years ago says he didn't intend to share passcodes for her phones with RCMP.
RCMP lacked dedicated team to investigate illegal activities at casino, inquiry hears

RCMP lacked dedicated team to investigate illegal activities at casino, inquiry hears

VANCOUVER — The inquiry into money laundering in B.C. has heard the RCMP didn't have the resources to investigate illegal activities at the province's largest casino, while the B.C. Lottery Corp.
Don Mazankowski, former Alberta MP and cabinet minister, dies at 85

Don Mazankowski, former Alberta MP and cabinet minister, dies at 85

EDMONTON — Donald Frank Mazankowski, a former Tory deputy prime minister, has died at the age of 85. Speaker Anthony Rota announced the news in the House of Commons Wednesday and MPs held a moment of silence in his memory.
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 7:30 p.m. B.C. reported 287 new cases for a total of 13,875 and two more deaths, bringing the number of people who have died to 261.
Quebec suspends private refugee sponsorships by organizations for one year

Quebec suspends private refugee sponsorships by organizations for one year

MONTREAL — Quebec is suspending all private refugee sponsorships by organizations because it says it has serious concerns with the integrity of the program.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:21 p.m. EDT on Oct. 28, 2020: There are 225,586 confirmed cases in Canada.
Advocates call for migrant care worker protections, document alleged pandemic abuses

Advocates call for migrant care worker protections, document alleged pandemic abuses

TORONTO — Migrant care workers are increasingly being exploited during the COVID-19 pandemic, an advocacy group said Wednesday as it called on the federal government to bolster protections for the workers and grant them permanent resident status.
Conversion therapy ban gets approval in principle, exposes Conservative divisions

Conversion therapy ban gets approval in principle, exposes Conservative divisions

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole's efforts to straddle the divide between social conservatives and more moderate members of his caucus were on display Wednesday as the House of Commons gave approval in principle to a bill that would outlaw t
Report raises 'serious concerns' about progress on prison isolation units: minister

Report raises 'serious concerns' about progress on prison isolation units: minister

OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Bill Blair acknowledges that an independent report raises "serious concerns" about progress on implementing new units for isolating federal prisoners from the general jail population.