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Council to decide on mandatory masks in Waterloo Region Monday – Kitchener

Waterloo Region Council will hold a special council meeting on Monday afternoon to decide on whether face masks will be mandatory on public transit or in closed public spaces. Council will be asked to consider separate bylaws for transit riders on buses, LRT vehicles and bus shelters as well as enclosed spaces such as stores […]

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Ethics commissioner monitoring Liberals’ WE Charity grants, while Tories call for procurement ombudsman review

Article content continued “Outsourcing a $900 million-dollar program designed to pay students and recent graduates for volunteer work to a third party raises justifiable concerns and a number of questions. In addition, the connections between WE Charity, the Prime Minister, and the Prime Minister’s relatives are well documented,” the Conservative MPs wrote in their letter […]

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J.C. Penney files for bankruptcy protection

NEW YORK — J.C. Penney Co Inc filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday with plans to permanently close some stores and also explore a possible sale, making it the latest brick-and-mortar retailer to crumble as prolonged store closures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic drive a final stake through long-troubled businesses. The U.S. department store […]

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Funerals by Zoom: How COVID-19 is changing death, as well as life, in Canada

Fr. Dominic Barber stood on the sidewalk, outside the care home in Markham, Ont., and shouted the prayers through the glass. “God have mercy,” he yelled, his hand held up in a blessing. He could not lay hands on the woman, as she neared death. He could not anoint her with oils. All he could […]

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N.S. government extends Northern Pulp’s use of Boat Harbour wastewater treatment plant until April – Halifax

Northern Pulp will continue to use its Boat Harbour wastewater treatment plant until the end of April as the company prepares the facility for its indefinite closure. On Wednesday, Northern Pulp announced it had received an order from Nova Scotia Minister of Environment Gordon Wilson that directs the continued use of its wastewater treatment plant […]

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Mike Pompeo says U.S. standing with Canada on ‘coercive detentions’ of Canadians in China

OTTAWA — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says his country is sticking with Canada in fighting what he calls China’s “coercive detentions of Canadian citizens.” Pompeo and Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne spoke Monday about a range of global concerns, including China, the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, and the United States’ upcoming presidency of […]

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How Andrew Scheer made an unlikely rise to the Conservative leadership — and then lost it two years later

OTTAWA — When Andrew Scheer entered the already-crowded Conservative leadership race in September 2016, few predicted he’d emerge triumphant. Scheer had made his career in Ottawa largely through the House of Commons Speaker’s office — a bastion for parliamentary procedure wonks, not partisan politics. He’d been a Conservative MP since the age of 25, but […]

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NDP, Bloc join with Tories to demand creation of special committee to study Canada-China relationship

The Conservatives have succeeded in a demand for a special committee to examine Canada’s contentious relationship with China, as two Canadians marked the one-year anniversary of their arrest and moved closer to a possible trial on accusations they stole state secrets. The House of Commons late Tuesday voted 171-148 to set up the committee over […]

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‘It still came as a real emotional punch’: What it’s like to lose an election

Part of an occasional series By Ian Harrison Peggy Nash is all too familiar with the pain of political defeat, having lost three of the five times she ran for the federal NDP in Toronto’s Parkdale-High Park riding. “Campaigns are very intense,” Nash said. “Then if you lose, it’s like you’re hitting a brick wall […]

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HUNTER: Trans killers, baby rapists terrifying female inmates

There are 200 women behind the 2.4-metre-high barbed-wire fences at the Grand Valley Institute. Most are the products of shattered and abusive homes, violent relationships, drugs and bad choices. Unloved and looking for redemption. Heather Mason was one of them. She knows the fear curdling inside the Kitchener-area jail and others sprinkled across the country. […]

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