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National unemployment rate hits new record even as economy adds jobs

National unemployment rate hits new record even as economy adds jobs

OTTAWA — Canada's employment minister says the federal government is rethinking a key COVID-19 benefit so workers have more incentive to get back on the job, in an effort to maintain a surprising boost in job numbers from May.
Floyd mourned in Minneapolis and march in Ottawa; In The News for June 5

Floyd mourned in Minneapolis and march in Ottawa; In The News for June 5

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 June 5 ... --- What we are watching in Canada ...
Supporting role: Indigenous activists want focus to stay on black demonstrators

Supporting role: Indigenous activists want focus to stay on black demonstrators

Terre Chartrand says she recognizes it's not her place right now to be front and centre during demonstrations in support of black people decrying police violence.
A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

Provinces have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19.
N.B. police ask for independent review after officer kills Indigenous woman

N.B. police ask for independent review after officer kills Indigenous woman

EDMUNDSTON, N.B. — A 26-year-old Indigenous woman from British Columbia has been shot and killed by police in northwestern New Brunswick.
First Nations, environmentalists ask for restart of oilpatch monitoring

First Nations, environmentalists ask for restart of oilpatch monitoring

EDMONTON — Seven environmental and Indigenous groups have asked the Alberta government to restart oilpatch monitoring as soon as possible given that other activities are coming out of the COVID-19 shutdown.
No separate lockup for man beaten after arrest with police vehicle: Nunavut RCMP

No separate lockup for man beaten after arrest with police vehicle: Nunavut RCMP

IQALUIT, Nunavut — A man who was arrested by being knocked over by a police vehicle was later beaten by another prisoner in lockup because there was no room to house all inmates separately, say Nunavut RCMP.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 6:31 p.m. on June 4, 2020: There are 93,726 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.
RCMP say gunman behind mass killing in Nova Scotia was 'injustice collector'

RCMP say gunman behind mass killing in Nova Scotia was 'injustice collector'

HALIFAX — The gunman who killed 22 people in Nova Scotia during a 13-hour rampage was described by police Thursday as an "injustice collector" whose grudges built up over time and eventually exploded in horrific violence. RCMP Supt.
B.C. family wants justice for Indigenous man who died in police custody

B.C. family wants justice for Indigenous man who died in police custody

As Lily Speed-Namox watched news about the Minneapolis man whose death in police custody ignited a massive anti-racism movement across the United States, she says it reminded her of her father.