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Head of new Indigenous committee aims for systemic change at Canada Energy Regulator

Head of new Indigenous committee aims for systemic change at Canada Energy Regulator

VANCOUVER — The chairman of a new Indigenous advisory committee at the Canada Energy Regulator says he wants to fix a system that has treated First Nations, Inuit and Metis people as an "afterthought.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. There are 837,497 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 837,497 confirmed cases (32,587 active, 783,412 resolved, 21,498 deaths).
'I have nightmares:' Mother of two children killed by boyfriend says she's suffering

'I have nightmares:' Mother of two children killed by boyfriend says she's suffering

EDMONTON — The mother of two young girls who were killed by her former boyfriend says she still has nightmares from that day.
Commons to debate Senate changes to assisted-dying bill Tuesday as deadline looms

Commons to debate Senate changes to assisted-dying bill Tuesday as deadline looms

OTTAWA — The House of Commons will wait until Tuesday to debate whether to accept or reject Senate amendments to a bill that would expand access to medical assistance in dying.

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada on Feb. 18, 2021

The latest developments on the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada (all times eastern): 6:45 p.m. There have been 617 new cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia and four additional deaths related to the virus.
'Incredible': Canadian scientist eager to begin work after NASA Mars probe lands

'Incredible': Canadian scientist eager to begin work after NASA Mars probe lands

EDMONTON — For seven long minutes, as NASA's latest Mars probe hurtled in radio silence through the red planet's atmosphere to its surface, Chris Herd held his breath.
Liberals propose federal criminal reforms aimed at systemic racism in justice system

Liberals propose federal criminal reforms aimed at systemic racism in justice system

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is moving to repeal mandatory minimum penalties for drug offences and some gun-related crimes, saying they do not make Canadians safer and unfairly affect Indigenous and Black offenders.
B.C. premier calls for action on hate crimes in wake of Vancouver police report

B.C. premier calls for action on hate crimes in wake of Vancouver police report

LANGFORD, B.C. — Data released by Vancouver police showing a surge in anti-Asian hate crimes last year reinforces the need to treat violence against people of colour as a hate crime, British Columbia’s premier says.
UN, rights watchdogs urge Canada to save its 'arbitrarily detained' children in Syria

UN, rights watchdogs urge Canada to save its 'arbitrarily detained' children in Syria

OTTAWA — A United Nations rights advocate and Human Rights Watch Canada say the Trudeau government isn't living up to its new international campaign against arbitrary detention because it is abandoning 25 Canadian children trapped in northern Syria.
Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in  coming weeks?

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in  coming weeks?

As COVID-19 vaccine supplies gradually ramp up across the country, most provinces and territories have released details of who can expect to receive a shot in the coming weeks.