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Cotler appointed Canada's envoy for Holocaust remembrance, fighting anti-Semitism

Cotler appointed Canada's envoy for Holocaust remembrance, fighting anti-Semitism

OTTAWA — Irwin Cotler, a former Liberal cabinet minister and longtime advocate for human rights, has been appointed Canada's first special envoy for Holocaust remembrance and combating anti-Semitism.
Horgan's NDP cabinet built to tackle pandemic, economic recovery, says former premier

Horgan's NDP cabinet built to tackle pandemic, economic recovery, says former premier

VICTORIA — Former B.C. premier Mike Harcourt says he understands the balancing act that John Horgan is facing as he is set to introduce his NDP government's new cabinet Thursday during a pandemic that's threatening lives and the economy.

Ontario alleges family employed by province perpetrated $11M COVID benefit fraud

TORONTO — Four family members who worked for the Ontario government in information technology defrauded the province of at least $11 million destined as COVID-19 relief money, a statement of claim alleges.
N.S. brings in rent control, bans 'renovictions' amid affordable housing crunch

N.S. brings in rent control, bans 'renovictions' amid affordable housing crunch

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's Liberal government is bringing in temporary rent controls amid a series of evictions of low-income tenants and rising homelessness in Halifax.

Longest-serving Quebec justice minister, Marc-Andre Bedard, dead of COVID-19 at 85

MONTREAL — Marc-Andre Bedard, a well-known politician with the Parti Quebecois and loyalist to Rene Levesque, has died of complications from COVID-19 at the age of 85.
Hearing for judge accused of perjury over Black federation role set for December

Hearing for judge accused of perjury over Black federation role set for December

TORONTO — A judge accused of lying about his involvement in a Black activist organization will face a disciplinary hearing starting next month, the Ontario Judicial Council has announced.
Twitter, Facebook suspend hundreds of Chinese accounts for 'coordinated' anti-protest messages

Twitter, Facebook suspend hundreds of Chinese accounts for 'coordinated' anti-protest messages

Revelation comes as the heated debate over Hong Kong spilled overseas into cities such as Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto over the weekend
Hong Kong shutters airport as protests rage on; YVR flights affected

Hong Kong shutters airport as protests rage on; YVR flights affected

Some Air Canada arrivals at YVR have been cancelled
Canadian governments rake in $186 million in cannabis taxes between October and March

Canadian governments rake in $186 million in cannabis taxes between October and March

B.C. government tempers its revenue projections
Man falls 60 feet while trying to pee off B.C. mountain

Man falls 60 feet while trying to pee off B.C. mountain

“(He has) some major lower-body injuries, possible broken ankles, broken legs”