COVID-19 Pandemic Could Cause Fewer Dads To Take Paternity Leave: Study

OTTAWA — New research suggests a bump in the number of fathers who planned to take time off with a new baby under a nascent national leave program could be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been just over a year since the government started offering the use-it-or-lose-it extra weeks of paid time off […]

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Missed Jagmeet Singh And AOC’s ‘Among Us’ Stream? Here Are The 5 Best Moments

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh teamed up with U.S. congressperson Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Friday night for a three-hour video stream of the popular game “Among Us” on Twitch with a rotating cast of several high-profile streamers. Through the stream’s voice chat, Ocasio-Cortez and Singh talked politics in their respective countries, answered questions from the streamers and […]

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Murray Sinclair To Retire From Senate To Focus On Writing, Legal Mentorship

OTTAWA — Sen. Murray Sinclair is planning to leave the upper chamber at the end of January. The Manitoba senator says he wants to spend more time writing a memoir and to focus on his work as a legal mentor on issues involving Indigenous law in Canada. Sinclair, 69, is the former chief commissioner of […]

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Trudeau’s Team Sends Out ‘Awkward’ Summary Of O’Toole Call Before Actual Call

OTTAWA — An attempt from the Prime Minister’s Office to send a warning message about COVID-19 misinformation backfired Friday after a readout of a call with Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole was sent to media before their scheduled meeting. A source in the Prime Minister’s Office said the premature release of the readout — an official […]

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Canadian Forces Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin To Lead Canada’s COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

OTTAWA — Canadian Forces Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin knows his way around a modern-day war zone as well as any Canadian soldier. He commanded NATO’s training mission in Iraq and led Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan at the height of the fiercest fighting there. But now he’s undertaking what many Canadians would regard as his most important […]

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To See White Privilege In Action, Look At Toronto’s Adamson BBQ Debacle (Analysis)

A good illustration of the concept of white privilege is how we talk about people who are angry at the status quo. On Tuesday, a white Toronto restaurant owner named Adam Skelly decided he was angry about Ontario’s lockdown rules. Lots of small business owners were, as it meant a big hit to their financial […]

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Alberta’s Top Doc Calls Leaked Recordings A ‘Personal Betrayal,’ Launches Investigation

EDMONTON — Alberta’s chief medical officer of health says a member of her inner circle committed a “personal betrayal” and fractured the working relationship of her COVID-19 team by leaking private conversations to the media. Dr. Deena Hinshaw says public officials took an oath not to publicize private discussions and that there will be an […]

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Public Health Officials Should Focus On Science, Not Politics: Experts

EDMONTON — There’s a fine line between a public health officer’s duty to the people they serve and their duty to the elected officials who appoint them, scholars say. But they add governments should be clear about what’s science and what’s politics. And no one should be under any doubt that chief medical officers of […]

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Quebec City Mosque Shooter Alexandre Bissonnette Has Sentence Reduced Following Court Decision

QUEBEC, Conn. — The man who murdered six people in a Quebec City mosque in 2017 will be eligible to apply for parole in 25 years rather than 40, the province’s highest court ruled Thursday as it declared the section of the Criminal Code allowing consecutive life sentences unconstitutional. Alexandre Bissonnette, 30, was sentenced in […]

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