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Canada welcomes first of Afghan refugees who supported Canadian military mission

Canada welcomes first of Afghan refugees who supported Canadian military mission

OTTAWA — The first planeload of Afghan refugees who supported the Canadian military mission in Afghanistan has arrived in Canada.
Alberta's top doctor apologizes for causing 'confusion, fear or anger' on COVID-19

Alberta's top doctor apologizes for causing 'confusion, fear or anger' on COVID-19

CALGARY — Alberta's top doctor is apologizing for causing "confusion, fear or anger" after communicating the province's plan to eliminate remaining COVID-19 public health measures. In a column sent to various media outlets Wednesday, Dr.
Border workers issue Friday strike notice to Feds

Border workers issue Friday strike notice to Feds

About 9,000 Canadian Border Service Agency workers are preparing to begin job action across the country on Friday and say travellers should expect long lineups and lengthy delays at border crossings and airports.
New police unit to fight gun crime in Montreal

New police unit to fight gun crime in Montreal

MONTREAL — In response to a spate of gun violence, including a triple homicide Monday evening in Montreal, the Quebec government says it will create a mixed unit of provincial and Montreal police to fight the phenomenon in the province's largest city
Fixing long-term care in Canada could cost $13.7B, budget watchdog estimates

Fixing long-term care in Canada could cost $13.7B, budget watchdog estimates

OTTAWA — Canada's national budget watchdog says expanding and upgrading the country’s long-term care system would come with a hefty price tag.
Lifting COVID-19 restrictions could bring fourth wave: Indigenous Services minister

Lifting COVID-19 restrictions could bring fourth wave: Indigenous Services minister

WINNIPEG — Federal Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says he is concerned provinces that are lifting COVID-19 restrictions could lead to a Delta-driven fourth wave among Indigenous people.
Minister credits extra staff for progress on veterans' disability claim backlog

Minister credits extra staff for progress on veterans' disability claim backlog

OTTAWA — Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay said Wednesday the government is making progress on clearing the backlog of claims for disability benefits from injured ex-soldiers thanks to the additions of hundreds of staff.
Canada, U.S. seek new approach as blistering 2021 wildfire season drains resources

Canada, U.S. seek new approach as blistering 2021 wildfire season drains resources

WASHINGTON — Canada and the United States won't be able to provide each other with much in the way of firefighting reinforcements this year as the two countries contend with one of the earliest and most severe wildfire seasons in recent memory.
Liberals commit $96 million to Black community organizations: Hussen

Liberals commit $96 million to Black community organizations: Hussen

OTTAWA — The federal government is allocating up to $96 million in funding for Black community organizations, Social Development Minister Ahmed Hussen said Wednesday.
Manitoba minister says residential schools meant to eliminate Indigenous people

Manitoba minister says residential schools meant to eliminate Indigenous people

WINNIPEG — A Manitoba cabinet minister who, three weeks ago, defended some of the intentions behind residential schools said Wednesday the schools were part of a genocide under a plan by former prime minister Sir John A. Macdonald.
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