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Liberals to unveil first step on child-care plan in economic update, sources say

Liberals to unveil first step on child-care plan in economic update, sources say

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals will take a small step toward a plan to create a national daycare system, with sources telling The Canadian Press next week's economic update will have money for a new federal child-care body.
Federal watchdog says victims-rights regime needs overhaul after falling 'far short'

Federal watchdog says victims-rights regime needs overhaul after falling 'far short'

OTTAWA, Ill. — Canada's watchdog for crime victims is calling on Parliament to overhaul their bill of rights, saying the five-year-old legislation has fallen "far short" of delivering on its promise.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 6:36 p.m. EST on Nov. 25, 2020: There are 347,465 confirmed cases in Canada.

Crown says B.C. man appealing conviction for 1983 baby murder has 'selective memory'

VANCOUVER — The guilty plea of man who claims he wrongly spent 37 years in prison should not be set aside because of his "evolving explanations" and "selective memory" of events surrounding the 1983 murder of a toddler, a Crown lawyer says.
Liberals to present bill on single-game sports betting

Liberals to present bill on single-game sports betting

OTTAWA — The Liberal government says it will bring in a bill on one-game sports betting, five years after a previous attempt died in the Senate.
Canada can make vaccines, just not the ones leading the COVID-19 race

Canada can make vaccines, just not the ones leading the COVID-19 race

OTTAWA — The head of a Canadian biotech industry association says Canada can and does make vaccines — just not the ones expected first to help stop the COVID-19 pandemic.
Plaintiff in RCMP suit says despite abuse, mental health tolls, she'd do it all again

Plaintiff in RCMP suit says despite abuse, mental health tolls, she'd do it all again

It cost her career, her mental health and a huge part of herself, but Janet Merlo says she’s glad she came forward about the harassment she faced as an officer with Canada's national police force.
Five people dying every day from toxic illicit drugs in B.C.: Coroner

Five people dying every day from toxic illicit drugs in B.C.: Coroner

VICTORIA — Doctors and nurses are being asked to support British Columbia's safe supply drug program and other substance use measures, as an average of five people a day die from illicit drug overdoses, the B.C. Coroners Service says.
Two supply ships alone not enough to ensure navy can resupply fleets: documents

Two supply ships alone not enough to ensure navy can resupply fleets: documents

OTTAWA — Newly released documents show the navy will need help resupplying its fleets at sea even after two multibillion-dollar support vessels are built.
'Secrecy is everywhere': Review slams Montreal church's handling of pedophile priest

'Secrecy is everywhere': Review slams Montreal church's handling of pedophile priest

Montreal's archdiocese did little to address complaints against a pedophile priest and seemed more interested in protecting his reputation than his victims, according to an independent review released Wednesday.