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B.C. businessman dinged for illegal donation to NDP MP's 2015 campaign

B.C. businessman dinged for illegal donation to NDP MP's 2015 campaign

OTTAWA — A British Columbia businessman who made an illegal contribution to New Democrat MP Peter Julian's 2015 election campaign has been ordered to pay $7,500 to the receiver general of Canada.
Public health agency investigating quarantine sexual assault allegations

Public health agency investigating quarantine sexual assault allegations

OTTAWA — The Public Health Agency of Canada is launching an investigation and reviewing its practices after two returning travellers were allegedly sexually assaulted during their mandatory quarantine periods.
U.S. secretary of state plans virtual visits Friday with Trudeau, Garneau, Mexico

U.S. secretary of state plans virtual visits Friday with Trudeau, Garneau, Mexico

WASHINGTON — Antony Blinken will meet virtually Friday with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau in a day of online diplomacy for the U.S. secretary of state.
Pandemic increased direct aid to fossil fuel producers, new study shows

Pandemic increased direct aid to fossil fuel producers, new study shows

OTTAWA — A new report suggests the economic impact of the pandemic led to a massive increase in federal aid to Canada's oilpatch.
Quebec health authority hires Indigenous staff, promises changes after Echaquan death

Quebec health authority hires Indigenous staff, promises changes after Echaquan death

QUEBEC — The health authority that runs the Quebec hospital where an Indigenous woman was mocked before she died last September said Thursday it is taking concrete steps to ensure Atikamekw people receive better care.

Highlights of the auditor general's 2021 reports

OTTAWA — Key findings in the reports delivered by federal auditor general Karen Hogan on Thursday: Mismanagement of shipbuilding plan threatens navy, coast guard fleets Hogan delivered a stark warning on Thursday, saying government mismanagement is t
Supreme Court declines to hear Crown appeal of overturned N.S. murder conviction

Supreme Court declines to hear Crown appeal of overturned N.S. murder conviction

Canada's top court has declined to hear an appeal from the Crown regarding the overturned murder conviction in the case of a former Nova Scotia medical student.
Justice Minister David Lametti proposes permanent justice reforms in wake of pandemic

Justice Minister David Lametti proposes permanent justice reforms in wake of pandemic

OTTAWA — The COVID-19 pandemic appears set to force a modernization of Canada's justice system.
Police chiefs endorse new 'Rescu' platform used to find missing kids

Police chiefs endorse new 'Rescu' platform used to find missing kids

TORONTO — A new alert system that police recently used to find two missing girls received endorsement from the country's police chiefs on Thursday.
Hybrid Parliament saves about $6.2 million a year, budget officer says

Hybrid Parliament saves about $6.2 million a year, budget officer says

OTTAWA — A new estimate suggests the move to a hybrid Parliament could save as much as $6.2 million a year.