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Canada's job market and 'Jeopardy!' returns: In The News for Sept. 4

Canada's job market and 'Jeopardy!' returns: In The News for Sept. 4

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 Sept. 4 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
N.B. Tory leader hit from all in debate for calling election during pandemic

N.B. Tory leader hit from all in debate for calling election during pandemic

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick Progressive Conservative leader and incumbent Premier Blaine Higgs spent much of the first election debate defending his decision to call a snap election and fending off accusations he has a secret plan to cut services.
Oilsands tailings ponds leaking; federal enforcement unclear: report

Oilsands tailings ponds leaking; federal enforcement unclear: report

An international environmental watchdog says there's convincing evidence that oilsands tailings ponds are leaking. "There is strong scientifically valid evidence of ...
Tories ask languages czar to probe choice of WE Charity for student program

Tories ask languages czar to probe choice of WE Charity for student program

OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives are asking the official languages commissioner to investigate the government's choice of WE Charity to run a student grant program, saying the move showed contempt for francophones.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 3

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 3

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 6:21 p.m. EDT on Sept. 3, 2020: There are 130,493 confirmed cases in Canada.
Parents in court demanding Quebec offer remote learning option for all who want it

Parents in court demanding Quebec offer remote learning option for all who want it

MONTREAL — A lawyer representing a group of Quebec parents was in court Thursday trying to compel the province's Education Department to provide an online learning option for all families who want it.
Canadian Space Agency gets its first female president as race for the stars accelerates

Canadian Space Agency gets its first female president as race for the stars accelerates

OTTAWA — A longtime federal public servant who previously managed billions of dollars in planned military equipment purchases has been tapped to become the Canadian Space Agency's first permanent female president.
Liberals and Conservatives both say they'll stop using COVID-19 wage subsidy

Liberals and Conservatives both say they'll stop using COVID-19 wage subsidy

OTTAWA — The Liberal and Conservative parties say they'll no longer use the federal government's wage-subsidy program.
Children harmed by on-reserve child welfare a step closer to compensation

Children harmed by on-reserve child welfare a step closer to compensation

OTTAWA — Indigenous children and their relatives harmed by chronic underfunding of child-welfare services on reserves are a step closer to resolving claims for compensation.
From masks to cohorting, a guide to back-to-school rules across the country

From masks to cohorting, a guide to back-to-school rules across the country

Plans are being made across the country for how to safely send students back to school in the fall as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Here is a look at what the various provinces have said about getting kids back to classes.