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The plastics picture: Which single-use plastics are we banning, and when?

The plastics picture: Which single-use plastics are we banning, and when?

Jun 20, 2022 / 3:40 pm

Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault is publishing new regulations this week to finally enact the government's long-promised ban on some single-use...

Another landslide north of Quebec City 'inevitable,' 187 forced from homes

Another landslide north of Quebec City 'inevitable,' 187 forced from homes

Jun 20, 2022 / 3:29 pm

The Quebec government was preparing Monday to extend a local state of emergency to a neighbourhood in Saguenay, Que., north of Quebec City, after almost 200...

Freeland, Yellen to speak about joint efforts to combat soaring global inflation

Freeland, Yellen to speak about joint efforts to combat soaring global inflation

Jun 20, 2022 / 1:07 pm

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen are expected to speak about joint efforts to combat soaring inflation as well as the...

Liberals wants another year of hybrid Parliament, which Tories reject as needless

Liberals wants another year of hybrid Parliament, which Tories reject as needless

Jun 20, 2022 / 12:59 pm

The governing Liberals want members of Parliament to have the option to appear virtually for another year, while Conservatives contend they should instead be...

Ex-PQ leader André Boisclair pleads guilty to sex assaults in two separate cases

Ex-PQ leader André Boisclair pleads guilty to sex assaults in two separate cases

Jun 20, 2022 / 11:53 am

Former Parti Québécois leader André Boisclair pleaded guilty today to two charges of sexual assault. Boisclair, 56, was charged in separate...

MPs may get panic buttons to boost security, after minister says he got death threats

MPs may get panic buttons to boost security, after minister says he got death threats

Jun 20, 2022 / 11:24 am

Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino says he is looking into giving MPs panic buttons to increase their personal security. In an interview, Mendicino revealed...

Airport screening officers launch labour action to protest 'disrespect' from Ottawa

Airport screening officers launch labour action to protest 'disrespect' from Ottawa

Jun 20, 2022 / 8:55 am

Airport security screeners are taking action against what they call substandard pay and "disrespect" from the federal government. Marty Warren,...

Canada investing $4.9 billion to modernize North American defences

Canada investing $4.9 billion to modernize North American defences

Jun 20, 2022 / 8:44 am

Defence Minister Anita Anand promised billions in new spending over the next 20 years to modernize North America’s aging defensive systems in an...

Canadian employers willing to hire workers without direct experience, survey says

Canadian employers willing to hire workers without direct experience, survey says

Jun 20, 2022 / 6:18 am

A new study shows Canadian employers are willing to hire workers without experience related to the job due to a tight labour market. The research released today...

'The robots are coming': Calgary researchers working on rescue robots for disasters

'The robots are coming': Calgary researchers working on rescue robots for disasters

Jun 20, 2022 / 6:16 am

It could be a character on a Saturday morning kids show, but this rescue robot is anything but fantasy. "It's not science fiction. It's science and...

RCMP struggled to promptly inform families in aftermath of Nova Scotia mass shooting

RCMP struggled to promptly inform families in aftermath of Nova Scotia mass shooting

Jun 20, 2022 / 6:11 am

The RCMP struggled to inform families promptly about the loss of their loved ones in the aftermath of the 2020 Nova Scotia mass shooting, with a single officer...

The final countdown to banning some single-use plastics in Canada begins today

The final countdown to banning some single-use plastics in Canada begins today

Jun 20, 2022 / 6:08 am

Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault says Canada will ban companies from importing or making plastic bags and Styrofoam takeout containers by the end of this...

Parents warn of global sextortion targeting teens after son's death

Parents warn of global sextortion targeting teens after son's death

Jun 19, 2022 / 8:46 am

Daniel Lints was kind and responsible with a witty sense of humour. The rural Manitoba teenager had a bright future and loving family. He played hockey and was...

About 80 families evacuated north of Quebec City over risk of landslide

About 80 families evacuated north of Quebec City over risk of landslide

Jun 19, 2022 / 8:30 am

More people have been asked to evacuate their homes due to the risk of a landslide in one of Saguenay's neighbourhoods, north of Quebec City. The city and...

With official targets unchanged, temporary immigration soars in Quebec

With official targets unchanged, temporary immigration soars in Quebec

Jun 19, 2022 / 7:00 am

While Quebec’s official immigration targets have remained largely stable in recent years, the real number of newcomers in the province has surged due to...

'Deepfakes' and disinformation should fall under online hate law: advisory panel

'Deepfakes' and disinformation should fall under online hate law: advisory panel

Jun 19, 2022 / 6:45 am

Disinformation, including “deepfake” videos and bots spreading deception, should come within the scope of a future online harms bill, say a panel of...

'Sad to see:' Edmonton's Chinatown losing business after killings, rise in crime

'Sad to see:' Edmonton's Chinatown losing business after killings, rise in crime

Jun 18, 2022 / 4:57 pm

The 97 Hot Pot restaurant in Edmonton's Chinatown used to be crowded on weekends, with some customers lining up and craving slow-cooked veggies, lamb and...

Summer camp operators facing post-pandemic staff shortages, certification backlogs

Summer camp operators facing post-pandemic staff shortages, certification backlogs

Jun 18, 2022 / 11:30 am

Though health restrictions have lifted, some summer camp operators say they're grappling with staffing issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Raf...

Ottawa launches first phase of Canada Greener Home Loan program

Ottawa launches first phase of Canada Greener Home Loan program

Jun 17, 2022 / 7:49 pm

Ottawa has launched the first phase of its plan to offer interest-free loans to Canadians planning upgrades that will have a significant impact in reducing...

Ontario woman, 25, charged in brazen killing of Quebec man inside busy restaurant

Ontario woman, 25, charged in brazen killing of Quebec man inside busy restaurant

Jun 17, 2022 / 6:48 pm

Quebec provincial police say they've arrested an Ontario woman in the killing this month of a Quebec man with reported links to organized crime. Provincial...

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