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Liberals using interpreter shortage to dodge accountability, Conservatives allege

Liberals using interpreter shortage to dodge accountability, Conservatives allege

OTTAWA — Federal Conservatives say the Liberals are using a pandemic-induced shortage of translators to shut down House of Commons committees when they raise issues that cause the government discomfort.

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 6:35 p.m. British Columbia's health minister says the province administered 12,251 doses of vaccine yesterday, the highest number for a single day.
Survivors say Pornhub's indifference to exploitive videos traumatized them

Survivors say Pornhub's indifference to exploitive videos traumatized them

OTTAWA — For more than two years, Victoria Galy pleaded with the largest porn site in the world to take down videos of her posted without her consent and depicting what she says was sexual assault. First she flagged the footage to Pornhub in 2018.
Harjit Sajjan says he has always acted promptly on sexual misconduct allegations

Harjit Sajjan says he has always acted promptly on sexual misconduct allegations

OTTAWA — Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan declined to talk about when he first became aware of allegations of sexual misconduct against the former chief of the defence staff, but the minister assured MPs Friday he has always promptly informed the appro
Liberals move to add weeks to EI, COVID-19 benefits for workers and parents

Liberals move to add weeks to EI, COVID-19 benefits for workers and parents

OTTAWA — The Trudeau Liberals sought Friday to get ahead of a looming benefits panic, announcing plans to add extra weeks of income support for unemployed workers and parents at home with children because of the pandemic.
COVID-19 variants could fuel surge of 20K daily cases if restrictions eased: feds

COVID-19 variants could fuel surge of 20K daily cases if restrictions eased: feds

New federal forecasts project that COVID-19 variants could fuel a potential third wave that would eclipse its predecessors if Canada doesn't double down on strict public health protocols — a warning the Ontario government appears to be heeding as it
Ottawa proposes to guarantee right to work in French in federally regulated companies

Ottawa proposes to guarantee right to work in French in federally regulated companies

Ottawa says it intends to guarantee the right to work in French within all federally regulated private businesses with more than 50 employees in Quebec and in predominantly French-speaking communities across Canada.
Ex-Saudi spy urges Canadian court to free up assets; says he's victim of death plot

Ex-Saudi spy urges Canadian court to free up assets; says he's victim of death plot

TORONTO — A former top intelligence agent who alleges Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler sent a hit squad to Canada to kill him urged a court on Friday to free up his assets, saying the judge who froze them wasn't given all the relevant facts.
'Act of extreme violence:' Alberta man gets life in prison for killing two children

'Act of extreme violence:' Alberta man gets life in prison for killing two children

EDMONTON — A man who admitted to assaulting his girlfriend and killing her two daughters in "an act of extreme violence" has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 17 years.
Canada's top public health doctor says vaccine results so far are very encouraging

Canada's top public health doctor says vaccine results so far are very encouraging

OTTAWA — Canada's struggling COVID-19 vaccination efforts saw multiple positive signs Friday, with further evidence one dose of a leading vaccine could be almost as good as two, news that Pfizer's vaccine might not need to be kept extraordinarily col
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