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Black man's jaywalking ticket in Halifax was racial discrimination: rights board

Black man's jaywalking ticket in Halifax was racial discrimination: rights board

HALIFAX — A human rights board of inquiry has found that a Black man was discriminated against by Halifax police when he was ticketed for jaywalking.
Federal budget 'overstates' economic impact of stimulus spending, budget officer says

Federal budget 'overstates' economic impact of stimulus spending, budget officer says

OTTAWA — Parliament's spending watchdog says the federal Liberals' budget overestimates how much of an impact its stimulus measures will have on Canada's economy. The budget last month outlined what the government said was $101.
Montreal archdiocese names independent ombudswoman to investigate abuse complaints

Montreal archdiocese names independent ombudswoman to investigate abuse complaints

MONTREAL — The Montreal archdiocese has named an independent ombudswoman to handle complaints regarding abuse and other inappropriate behaviour connected to the Catholic Church.
MPs vote against Tories' call to fire Trudeau's chief of staff over Vance complaint

MPs vote against Tories' call to fire Trudeau's chief of staff over Vance complaint

OTTAWA — Opposition parties rejected a call from Conservatives for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to fire his chief of staff over the handling of a complaint against Canada's former top soldier.
B.C. gives $2M to Japanese Canadian seniors as step toward righting internment wrongs

B.C. gives $2M to Japanese Canadian seniors as step toward righting internment wrongs

VICTORIA — British Columbia is offering tangible recognition of the historical wrongs caused by the province when it helped to intern thousands of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War.
Canadian military laying groundwork for arrival of armed drones

Canadian military laying groundwork for arrival of armed drones

OTTAWA — Canada is inching closer to the purchase of armed drones for its military as details around how the controversial weapons will be used are starting to come together after nearly two decades of delays and discussion.
New Brunswick reports blood clot death in connection with Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

New Brunswick reports blood clot death in connection with Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick health officials on Wednesday reported the province's first death of someone who developed a blood clot after receiving the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.
Avoid mixed messaging with any mix-and-match vaccine plan: CEO

Avoid mixed messaging with any mix-and-match vaccine plan: CEO

Public health doctors and immunologists in Canada are calling for a wait-and-see approach as the idea of mixing doses of different COVID-19 vaccines is being considered to quickly inoculate more people around the world.
Report finds climate change rarely part of Atlantic Canada's fisheries management

Report finds climate change rarely part of Atlantic Canada's fisheries management

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Climate change is rarely factored into management decisions for fisheries in Atlantic Canada and the eastern Arctic, according to a report released Wednesday from a national marine conservation group.
N.S. mass shooter's spouse pleads not guilty to unlawfully supplying him ammunition

N.S. mass shooter's spouse pleads not guilty to unlawfully supplying him ammunition

HALIFAX — The common law spouse of the man responsible for killing 22 people in April 2020 in Nova Scotia is pleading not guilty to charges she illegally provided him ammunition.