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N.S. shooting victims' families seek to sue RCMP, province over response

N.S. shooting victims' families seek to sue RCMP, province over response

HALIFAX — Family members of those killed during the mass shooting in central Nova Scotia in April are seeking to launch a class action against the RCMP and the province, arguing police failed to adequately protect and inform the public during the att
U.S. to investigate Canada's 'unfavourable' new Great Lakes shipping rules

U.S. to investigate Canada's 'unfavourable' new Great Lakes shipping rules

WASHINGTON — Just weeks before North America's new trade agreement is due to take effect, regulators in the United States have launched a formal investigation into Canada's plan to change the rules that govern shipping on the Great Lakes. U.S.
First Nations chiefs say New Brunswick premier won't commit to shootings inquiry

First Nations chiefs say New Brunswick premier won't commit to shootings inquiry

FREDERICTON — The New Brunswick government says it agrees Indigenous people should lead some kind of review into two recent fatal police shootings, but several First Nations leaders say they're disappointed it may not be a formal commission of inquir
Federal economics and fiscal 'snapshot' coming July 8: Trudeau

Federal economics and fiscal 'snapshot' coming July 8: Trudeau

OTTAWA — As the country enters its 13th week since the COVID-19 pandemic clamped down hard on the Canadian economy, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau concedes it's time the country gets a better look at the state of the federal government's finances.
Federal aid for oil sector still in development, three months later

Federal aid for oil sector still in development, three months later

OTTAWA — The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers says if bridge loans for smaller oil and gas companies aren't ready to flow soon some companies will have to turn to less-safe options to survive the COVID-19 slowdown.
Lawyers, prosecutors in Patrik Mathews white-supremacy case seek extension

Lawyers, prosecutors in Patrik Mathews white-supremacy case seek extension

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors in Maryland are asking a judge for more time to prepare the "complex case" against three men, including a former Canadian Forces reservist, at the centre of an alleged white-supremacist plot to trigger a race war in t
Canada buying 140,000 blood tests to begin immunity testing of COVID-19

Canada buying 140,000 blood tests to begin immunity testing of COVID-19

OTTAWA — Blood samples collected from tens of thousands of Canadians will soon be tested for signs of COVID-19 antibodies as the federal government seeks to learn how many people have already contracted the novel coronavirus. Dr.
Mayor wants changes to prison-transfer system after alleged murder by escapees

Mayor wants changes to prison-transfer system after alleged murder by escapees

METCHOSIN, B.C. — The mayor of a Vancouver Island community where two inmates are accused of murdering a man after they escaped from a minimum-security prison says they never should have been there in the first place.
National parks to open campgrounds for existing reservations next week

National parks to open campgrounds for existing reservations next week

OTTAWA — The federal environment minister says Canadians who have campground reservations in some national parks will be allowed to pitch their tents and pull in their trailers starting next week.
People have a right to capture footage of police on the job, say legal experts

People have a right to capture footage of police on the job, say legal experts

Legal and privacy experts have a unified message for Canadians leery of facing threats or consequences for filming police interactions with the public — the law is on your side.