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'Defunding' police, funding mental health resources will save lives: experts

'Defunding' police, funding mental health resources will save lives: experts

TORONTO — The death of a Toronto woman who fell from her 24th-floor balcony while police were in her home has renewed calls for an overhaul of how society deals with people in mental health crises.
Stockwell Day steps down from several roles after comments about racism

Stockwell Day steps down from several roles after comments about racism

A former Canadian Alliance leader and Conservative MP has resigned from Telus' board of directors and as a strategic adviser to a law firm after comparing racism to his experience of being mocked in school for wearing glasses.
Horgan calls for national anti-racism program; will pitch idea to PM, premiers

Horgan calls for national anti-racism program; will pitch idea to PM, premiers

VICTORIA — B.C. Premier John Horgan is calling on the federal government to lead an anti-racism program, saying fighting racism needs a nationwide plan to ensure the participation and support of Canadians.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:08 p.m. on June 3, 2020: There are 93,085 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.
Calgary couple stranded in India by COVID-19 pandemic killed: family

Calgary couple stranded in India by COVID-19 pandemic killed: family

CALGARY — A retired couple stranded in India by the COVID-19 pandemic were killed and robbed before they could get on a flight back to Canada.
Greens likely to hold virtual leadership convention due to pandemic: May

Greens likely to hold virtual leadership convention due to pandemic: May

OTTAWA — The first leadership contest for the Green Party of Canada in 14 years is likely to end in October with an online announcement instead of a big party, former Leader Elizabeth May said Wednesday, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spare no
Trudeau government given failing grade for lack of action plan on MMIWG

Trudeau government given failing grade for lack of action plan on MMIWG

OTTAWA — It was Sonya Nadine Mae Cywink's 31st birthday when she went missing in Ontario in mid-August of 1994. She was with child. She had been planning to celebrate her birthday by meeting her sister, Meggie Cywink, at a Toronto Blue Jays game.
As some protesters in D.C. gird for battle, others provide first aid, supplies

As some protesters in D.C. gird for battle, others provide first aid, supplies

WASHINGTON — Moving through the pulsing mass of angry activism outside the White House, a handful of people are providing help and first aid to police and protesters alike as enraged Americans register their dismay with the police killing of George F

Watchdog urges Toronto police to stop leaking information on balcony death

TORONTO — Relatives of a Toronto woman who died after falling from her balcony last week have postponed speaking with Ontario's police watchdog, citing concerns about possible leaks from police sources regarding the case, the agency said Wednesday.
Meng hearing schedule to expand; lawyers ask for 'referee' in case

Meng hearing schedule to expand; lawyers ask for 'referee' in case

VANCOUVER — Legal arguments at the B.C. Supreme Court in the extradition case of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou may stretch into next year.
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