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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.
Law firm can't deduct wedding costs as a business expense, Quebec court finds

Law firm can't deduct wedding costs as a business expense, Quebec court finds

MONTREAL — A Quebec judge has ruled against a law firm that tried to deduct the cost of a lavish wedding for the daughter of one of its partners as a business expense.
Canadian government modifies North Atlantic right whale protection measures for 2021

Canadian government modifies North Atlantic right whale protection measures for 2021

FREDERICTON — The federal Fisheries Department will continue efforts this year to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales in Canadian waters, but it is making some changes to reduce the impact on the fishing industry.
Unpaid Alberta oilpatch property taxes triple in two years: rural municipalities

Unpaid Alberta oilpatch property taxes triple in two years: rural municipalities

EDMONTON — The exponential growth of unpaid property taxes from Alberta's struggling oilpatch is threatening small communities and they need new ways to enforce the rules, says the group that represents them.
Canada looking at evidence COVID-19 vaccines almost as effective after just one dose

Canada looking at evidence COVID-19 vaccines almost as effective after just one dose

OTTAWA — There is compelling evidence that a single dose of COVID-19 vaccines may provide almost as much protection as giving two doses, Canada's deputy chief public health officer said Thursday. Dr.
'It destroyed him.' Lionel Desmond's friend and fellow infantryman recalls firefights

'It destroyed him.' Lionel Desmond's friend and fellow infantryman recalls firefights

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — While serving in Afghanistan in 2007, Cpl. Lionel Desmond was well liked among the members of his platoon, mainly because of his goofy sense of humour.
Labour groups ask Liberals to extend pandemic benefits as workers set to max out aid

Labour groups ask Liberals to extend pandemic benefits as workers set to max out aid

OTTAWA — It has been 11 months since Christine Ilott lost her job in live theatre when the pandemic forced closures in the entertainment industry.
Cost of mandatory quarantine for newly arrived refugees to be covered by government

Cost of mandatory quarantine for newly arrived refugees to be covered by government

OTTAWA — Newly arriving refugees will have the cost of their mandatory hotel quarantines and COVID-19 tests covered by the federal government.
Government to deduct taxes from Phoenix damages payments, civil service union says

Government to deduct taxes from Phoenix damages payments, civil service union says

OTTAWA — The country's biggest civil service union says the federal government plans to issue payments of up to $2,500 to its members next month — minus taxes — even though a dispute over the tax status of the damages payments has not been settled.