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Civil liberties group asks Liberals to end use facial fingerprint tech in party votes

OTTAWA — The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is asking the Liberals to stop using facial recognition technology as part of the party's process to select candidates in the next federal election.
Watchdog calls rate of child sexual abuse in Nunavut a crisis

Watchdog calls rate of child sexual abuse in Nunavut a crisis

IQALUIT — Nunavut's representative for children and youth says the territory's high rate of child sexual abuse amounts to a crisis. Jane Bates testified this week before legislature members to discuss her office's 2019-2020 annual report.

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Wednesday, June 23, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 1:55 p.m. Manitoba is reporting 122 new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths. The five-day test positivity rate continues to steadily drop and is at 7.
Alberta commits $8 million to locate and honour victims at residential school sites

Alberta commits $8 million to locate and honour victims at residential school sites

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is contributing $8 million in grants to assist First Nations and Métis communities locate the remains and honour the memories of residential school victims.
New restrictions for Quebec TV producer Luc Wiseman charged with sex crimes on minor

New restrictions for Quebec TV producer Luc Wiseman charged with sex crimes on minor

MONTREAL — Quebec television producer Luc Wiseman, facing charges including sexual assault against a minor, has to abide by new bail conditions imposed Wednesday during his arraignment in Montreal.
Halifax police constable defends actions in cell death of man wearing spit hood

Halifax police constable defends actions in cell death of man wearing spit hood

HALIFAX — A Halifax police constable who helped arrest a man who died of suffocation in a lockup cell says he left a spit hood on the detainee's head because he feared the man would remove it and spit on him. Const.
Canada to provide residential school records to U.S. if needed: minister

Canada to provide residential school records to U.S. if needed: minister

OTTAWA — Canada's Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister says Ottawa is open to providing archival data on residential schools to the U.S. government to help with its recently announced investigation into Indigenous boarding schools.
Scale and speed of change needed to achieve 2030 climate goal a challenge, says PBO

Scale and speed of change needed to achieve 2030 climate goal a challenge, says PBO

OTTAWA — A new report from Canada's parliamentary budget officer says the speed at which change needs to happen for how people drive and heat buildings will make it tough for the Liberal government to achieve its latest climate goal.
Desmond inquiry: Veterans Affairs manager says family violence training was needed

Desmond inquiry: Veterans Affairs manager says family violence training was needed

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S.
Class action alleging RCMP abuse of Indigenous people in Northern Canada certified

Class action alleging RCMP abuse of Indigenous people in Northern Canada certified

TORONTO — A lawsuit alleging RCMP systematically brutalized Indigenous people in Northern Canada can proceed as a class action despite objections from the government, Federal Court ruled on Wednesday.