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Man accused in killing of London, Ont., family told cab driver to call police

Man accused in killing of London, Ont., family told cab driver to call police

LONDON, Ont. — The man accused of deliberately mowing down and killing four members of a Muslim family in London, Ont., demanded a cab driver call police to arrest him minutes after the attack, the head of a local taxi company said Wednesday.
Settlement reached on residential school 'day scholars' class-action lawsuit

Settlement reached on residential school 'day scholars' class-action lawsuit

OTTAWA — Diena Jules was just seven years old when she was forced to attend the Kamloops Residential School, but she was considered one of the lucky ones because she got to go home every night. She doesn't remember feeling so lucky.
Family awarded $30,000 after court rules Quebec police watchdog wasn't impartial

Family awarded $30,000 after court rules Quebec police watchdog wasn't impartial

MONTREAL — The family of a man killed by police in 2017 was awarded $30,000 in damages this week by a judge who ruled Quebec's police watchdog showed bias in a public statement about the case.
Vaccine lottery: Manitobans eligible for cash, scholarships if they get a COVID shot

Vaccine lottery: Manitobans eligible for cash, scholarships if they get a COVID shot

WINNIPEG — Manitobans who get a COVID-19 vaccine could also get a six-figure cash injection in their wallets. The provincial government is offering $100,000 prizes and $25,000 scholarships in an effort to persuade more people to get a shot.
Federal targeting of Muslim charities amounts to prejudice: civil liberties coalition

Federal targeting of Muslim charities amounts to prejudice: civil liberties coalition

OTTAWA — A national civil liberties coalition says a secretive division of the Canada Revenue Agency is unfairly targeting Muslim charities for audits based on flimsy reasoning, amounting to discrimination.
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Wednesday, June 9, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Wednesday, June 9, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 4:20 p.m. Manitobans will soon be allowed to see their friends again as the province relaxes one of its COVID-19 restrictions.
Quebec names ex-journalist to help Indigenous families find answers on missing kids

Quebec names ex-journalist to help Indigenous families find answers on missing kids

MONTREAL — Ex-journalist Anne Panasuk says it was important to get approval from elders before she accepted a job offer from the Quebec government to help implement a law aimed at helping Indigenous families find missing children.
Public hearings into April 2020 Nova Scotia mass shooting to begin in October

Public hearings into April 2020 Nova Scotia mass shooting to begin in October

HALIFAX — Public hearings are scheduled to begin in October for the inquiry into the 2020 Nova Scotia mass shooting. The Mass Casualty Commission said today in a statement the hearings will take place between Oct. 26 and Dec.
NDP calls on Ottawa to recognize residential schools as genocide

NDP calls on Ottawa to recognize residential schools as genocide

OTTAWA — New Democrats are calling on the federal government to recognize the residential schools policy pursued by Canada for over a century as genocide against Indigenous Peoples.
Citing role in 'genocidal policies,' history professors reach out to First Nations

Citing role in 'genocidal policies,' history professors reach out to First Nations

FREDERICTON — History professors at the University of New Brunswick are offering their research skills to Indigenous people looking for information about ancestors or seeking land claims, saying First Nations remain under threat from Canada's "imperi