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Federal Court says class action on COVID-19 airfare refunds a matter for other courts

Federal Court says class action on COVID-19 airfare refunds a matter for other courts

OTTAWA — The Federal Court has punted consideration of airfare refunds, which customers say they are owed following hundreds of thousands of cancelled flights, to provincial courts.
Provinces push Freeland to delay bump in CPP premiums in economic update

Provinces push Freeland to delay bump in CPP premiums in economic update

OTTAWA — Provincial finance ministers have quietly prodded Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland to pause planned increases in premiums workers and businesses pay into the Canada Pension Plan. The planned increase on Jan.
Vancouver council unanimously endorses drug decriminalization, seeks federal approval

Vancouver council unanimously endorses drug decriminalization, seeks federal approval

VANCOUVER — Councillors in Vancouver have voted unanimously to ask the federal government to decriminalize possession of small amounts of illicit drugs.
Person of interest identified but not arrested in billionaire murders: police

Person of interest identified but not arrested in billionaire murders: police

Toronto police say they have identified a person of interest in the high-profile 2017 homicides of a billionaire philanthropist couple. However, the force says no arrest has been made related to the murders of Barry and Honey Sherman.
COVID projections and 'Schitt's Creek' motel for sale: In The News for Nov. 26

COVID projections and 'Schitt's Creek' motel for sale: In The News for Nov. 26

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 Nov. 26 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Professional athletes the main beneficiary of national interest exemptions at border

Professional athletes the main beneficiary of national interest exemptions at border

OTTAWA — Four national interest exemptions to COVID-19 border restrictions, covering 1,300 professional athletes, have been issued by the federal immigration minister, his office confirmed Wednesday.
Tam urges collective effort, Ontarians told to celebrate holidays at home

Tam urges collective effort, Ontarians told to celebrate holidays at home

The country's chief public health officer urged Canadians Wednesday to avoid non-essential outings, as cases continued to rise across the country and Ontario became the latest province to announce scaled-back holiday plans. Dr.
B.C. homework assignment asks for 'positive experiences with residential schools'

B.C. homework assignment asks for 'positive experiences with residential schools'

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — A school superintendent in British Columbia is apologizing to an Indigenous mother who pointed out a homework assignment that asked students to find "positive experiences with residential schools.
Fresh off majority government win, B.C.'s Horgan to introduce new NDP cabinet

Fresh off majority government win, B.C.'s Horgan to introduce new NDP cabinet

VICTORIA — B.C. Premier John Horgan will announce his new cabinet today with the expectation that the pandemic will occupy the duties of many of his ministers.
Mountie says she doesn't believe the RCMP shared Meng's device information with FBI

Mountie says she doesn't believe the RCMP shared Meng's device information with FBI

VANCOUVER — An RCMP officer who oversaw the arrest of Meng Wanzhou two years ago says she is not aware of any Mounties sharing information from the Huawei executive's electronics with U.S. law enforcement. Sgt.
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