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Freeland says feds will voice concerns to Air Canada over executive bonuses

Freeland says feds will voice concerns to Air Canada over executive bonuses

OTTAWA — Air Canada is heading for a bout of political turbulence as Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland signalled her displeasure over millions in bonuses to the airline's executives as the company negotiated a federal bailout.
Ottawa councillors urge federal government to rename Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway

Ottawa councillors urge federal government to rename Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway

Three Ottawa city councillors representing wards where the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway runs parallel to the Ottawa River are urging the federal government to change the name of the road.
Federal prison service improperly listened to inmate calls with lawyers: auditors

Federal prison service improperly listened to inmate calls with lawyers: auditors

OTTAWA — Federal prison staff intercepted conversations between an inmate and their lawyer without approval in 10 per cent of cases reviewed, amounting to possible breaches of solicitor-client privilege, an internal audit reveals.
Victims of military sexual trauma turned away from peer-support programs: ombudsman

Victims of military sexual trauma turned away from peer-support programs: ombudsman

OTTAWA — Canada's veterans ombudsman is adding her voice to long-standing calls for the federal government to create a dedicated peer-support program for those who have experienced sexual trauma while serving in uniform.
Canada doubles dollars to COVAX, but no sign of donating doses yet

Canada doubles dollars to COVAX, but no sign of donating doses yet

OTTAWA — Canada is doubling its direct cash commitment to help buy COVID-19 vaccines for the global sharing program known as COVAX but isn't sending any actual doses this month despite a desperate plea from officials for help.
Unmarked burial site at residential school damages Canada's human rights reputation

Unmarked burial site at residential school damages Canada's human rights reputation

OTTAWA — The discovery of an unmarked burial site at a Kamloops, B.C. residential school has sent shock waves across the world, which experts say will have a lasting negative impact on Canada's reputation as a leading human rights defender.
N.S. First Nation further delays lobster fishing, saying it risks losing traps

N.S. First Nation further delays lobster fishing, saying it risks losing traps

HALIFAX — A Mi'kmaq community is further delaying plans for a lobster harvest that was set to start this week off southwestern Nova Scotia, saying the band will have to set up its own security to protect its traps.
Group says Medicine Hat has ended chronic homelessness, as cities eye same nationwide

Group says Medicine Hat has ended chronic homelessness, as cities eye same nationwide

OTTAWA — An Alberta city has become the first in the country to have ended chronic homelessness, just as municipal leaders push the federal government to help do the same countrywide.
Business wants more pandemic help; vaccine advice takes shape: In The News for June 2

Business wants more pandemic help; vaccine advice takes shape: In The News for June 2

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of June 2... What we are watching in Canada ...

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, June 2, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. There are 1,383,214 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,383,214 confirmed cases (31,164 active, 1,326,484 resolved, 25,566 deaths).