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Black federal public servants file lawsuit alleging systemic discrimination

Black federal public servants file lawsuit alleging systemic discrimination

OTTAWA — Alain Babineau recalls the discriminatory hurdles he faced trying to join the RCMP in the early 1980s, including a question in his first interview about what he would do if called a word notorious for its overt racism against Black people.
Age, income among top factors affecting well-being during pandemic, B.C. survey shows

Age, income among top factors affecting well-being during pandemic, B.C. survey shows

VANCOUVER — A survey on people's experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic in British Columbia shows the most important areas that must be addressed relate to health and social inequities, says the deputy provincial health officer.
'I know what I did was morally wrong,' Alek Minassian told psychiatrist, court hears

'I know what I did was morally wrong,' Alek Minassian told psychiatrist, court hears

TORONTO — The man who killed 10 people after deliberately driving down pedestrians in Toronto told a psychiatrist he knew what he did was wrong, court heard Friday. "I know what I did was morally wrong," Alek Minassian told Dr.
Speaker Rota reflects on first year presiding over unprecedented virtual Parliament

Speaker Rota reflects on first year presiding over unprecedented virtual Parliament

OTTAWA — Anthony Rota is marking his first anniversary as Speaker of the House of Commons by, as he puts it, having his throat slit.

A look at what provinces and territories have said about COVID-19 vaccine plans

The federal government is laying plans for the procurement and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. The approval of a vaccine by Pfizer and BioNTech is said to be imminent. The second vaccine in line for approval in Canada is from Moderna.
PM won't confirm reports U.S. Justice Department seeking plea deal with Meng Wanzhou

PM won't confirm reports U.S. Justice Department seeking plea deal with Meng Wanzhou

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined the chorus of official silence Friday surrounding reports that the United States is seeking to negotiate a plea deal of sorts with detained Huawei scion Meng Wanzhou. Trudeau refused, like U.S.
Canada orders more COVID vaccines, refines advice on first doses as cases reach 400K

Canada orders more COVID vaccines, refines advice on first doses as cases reach 400K

OTTAWA — Surging COVID-19 infections pushed Canada over 400,000 cases Friday, as federal officials announced a bigger order of prospective vaccines and released refined guidelines on who should be first for those doses.
Ex-MP says no 'backroom' dealings involved in subcontract for 10,000 ventilators

Ex-MP says no 'backroom' dealings involved in subcontract for 10,000 ventilators

OTTAWA — A former Liberal MP whose medical company was subcontracted as part of a $237-million ventilator deal with the federal government says no "backroom" business factored into the agreement.
Childcare adds to strain for working mothers as pace of job gains slows

Childcare adds to strain for working mothers as pace of job gains slows

OTTAWA — Canada's working mothers saw their jobs gains stall in November after months of growth, and those who are working are seeing greater strains on their working hours to care for their children, Statistics Canada says.
Trudeau brushes off India's criticism for standing with farmers in anti-Modi protests

Trudeau brushes off India's criticism for standing with farmers in anti-Modi protests

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rejected the diplomatic scolding Canada's envoy to India received on Friday for his recent comments in support of protesting Indian farmers.