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COVID-19 benefits helped economy rebound, but post-payment verification lacking: AG

COVID-19 benefits helped economy rebound, but post-payment verification lacking: AG

OTTAWA — Canada's auditor general says COVID-19 benefits were delivered quickly and helped mitigate economic suffering, however, the federal government hasn’t done enough to recover overpayments.
Liberals pledge $15 million to remove Ukraine mines on anniversary of Ottawa Treaty

Liberals pledge $15 million to remove Ukraine mines on anniversary of Ottawa Treaty

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is pledging to spend $15 million to remove mines in Ukraine. Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly says the funding is meant to make the country safer after Russia has laid hundreds of the indiscriminate weapons.
In The News for Dec. 6 : Consumer debt climbing in Canada

In The News for Dec. 6 : Consumer debt climbing in Canada

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 Dec. 6 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Major biodiversity conference opens in Montreal amid hope of hard conservation target

Major biodiversity conference opens in Montreal amid hope of hard conservation target

MONTREAL — A major international conference on preserving the world's biodiversity is to open Tuesday with speakers including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
B.C.'s Julia Levy is Canada's first trans woman Rhodes Scholar

B.C.'s Julia Levy is Canada's first trans woman Rhodes Scholar

British Columbia’s newest Rhodes Scholar will pursue a master’s degree in computational chemistry, but she says it’s also an “incredible opportunity” as a trans woman to give back to her community.
Security breach detected in October, believed to be sponsored by the Chinese state

Security breach detected in October, believed to be sponsored by the Chinese state

The Canadian branch of human rights organization Amnesty International says it was the target of a cyberattack it believes was sponsored by the Chinese state.
Flu surges on heels of RSV, COVID-19 to overwhelm children's hospitals in Canada

Flu surges on heels of RSV, COVID-19 to overwhelm children's hospitals in Canada

A flu season that started early, hospitalized far more children than usual and overwhelmed emergency departments has revealed that Canada's health-care system is chronically underfunded when it comes to the most vulnerable citizens, a pediatric infec
Civil rights group says Vancouver has at least one secret police station

Civil rights group says Vancouver has at least one secret police station

VANCOUVER — A Spanish civil rights group says Vancouver has at least one secret police station operated by Chinese authorities.
'Bumbling and stumbling': Alberta's UCP caucus votes for changes to sovereignty bill

'Bumbling and stumbling': Alberta's UCP caucus votes for changes to sovereignty bill

EDMONTON — Alberta's governing United Conservative caucus says it wants changes to fix a bill that grants sweeping, unchecked powers to Premier Danielle Smith and her cabinet to pass laws behind closed doors without the scrutiny and approval of the l
Execs from grocery giants push back against inflation profiteering claims

Execs from grocery giants push back against inflation profiteering claims

OTTAWA — Grocery executives are disputing an accusation that grocery giants are taking advantage of inflation to drive up their own profits.
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