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Retaking language test unfair during COVID-19: applicants to new residency pathway

Retaking language test unfair during COVID-19: applicants to new residency pathway

OTTAWA — International graduates and essential workers eligible to apply for permanent residency under a new program say requiring them to retake language proficiency tests is unreasonable, especially during a global pandemic.
Waste not, want not: Montana tribe provides COVID-19 vaccinations at border crossing

Waste not, want not: Montana tribe provides COVID-19 vaccinations at border crossing

CARWAY, Alta. — A long line of cars was backed up at the Carway border crossing in southern Alberta this week as First Nations members and others took advantage of free COVID-19 vaccinations from the Blackfeet Tribe in Montana.
Health Canada proposes new restrictions on talc in some personal care products

Health Canada proposes new restrictions on talc in some personal care products

OTTAWA — Health Canada is proposing expanded restrictions on the use of talc in some cosmetic and personal cleansing products due to the possibility of lung damage and cancer risk.
'Good chance' new Quebec language bill will include notwithstanding clause: Legault

'Good chance' new Quebec language bill will include notwithstanding clause: Legault

Quebec's premier is hinting that upcoming legislation strengthening the province's language laws will include the notwithstanding clause to protect the bill from constitutional challenges.
Ottawa, Mi'kmaq community on collision course over plan for second lobster season

Ottawa, Mi'kmaq community on collision course over plan for second lobster season

HALIFAX — Ottawa and a small Mi'kmaq community appear to be headed toward renewed tensions on the waters off southwest Nova Scotia as the First Nation plans another self-regulated lobster season.
More supply needed to ease housing price crunch, but always more to do, Freeland says

More supply needed to ease housing price crunch, but always more to do, Freeland says

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland says the country needs a boost in the supply of housing to help make prices more affordable, but suggests there may be other steps governments can take.
Supreme Court won't hear appeal in case of novelist acquitted on child porn charge

Supreme Court won't hear appeal in case of novelist acquitted on child porn charge

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada declined on Thursday to hear an appeal in the case of a Quebec author acquitted of producing child pornography in connection with fictional scenes in a horror novel.
COVID-19: Montreal newspaper blasted for front-page photo of Trudeau in India

COVID-19: Montreal newspaper blasted for front-page photo of Trudeau in India

MONTREAL — The Journal de Montreal newspaper is being criticized for running a photo from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's 2018 trip to India on its front page today to accompany a COVID-19 story.

Canada eyes policy on travel from India due to massive COVID surge

The federal government is looking into flights arriving from India due to a massive surge of COVID-19 cases ravaging that country, Canada's top public health doctor said Wednesday as at least one province urged Ottawa to tighten the border.
Canada to unveil emissions targets and India's grim record: In The News for April 22

Canada to unveil emissions targets and India's grim record: In The News for April 22

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 April 22 ... What we are watching in Canada ...