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Anger, suspicion after Pakistani dissident Karima Mehrab found dead in Toronto

Anger, suspicion after Pakistani dissident Karima Mehrab found dead in Toronto

TORONTO — The apparent drowning death of an internationally prominent Pakistani dissident whose body was pulled from the water near downtown Toronto sparked anger, grief and suspicion on Tuesday.
Canada and U.K. make stopgap deal to avert tariffs after Brexit

Canada and U.K. make stopgap deal to avert tariffs after Brexit

OTTAWA — Canada and the United Kingdom have inked a temporary agreement that will head off an automatic increase in tariffs that was set to kick in when Britain leaves the European Union next week.
New veterans ombudsman experienced disability backlog firsthand

New veterans ombudsman experienced disability backlog firsthand

OTTAWA — Canada’s new veterans ombudsman says she has endured the same long and frustrating wait as tens of thousands of other former military members after applying for support and benefits for her service-related injuries.
RCMP to attempt underwater sonar search for missing Nova Scotia scallop dragger

RCMP to attempt underwater sonar search for missing Nova Scotia scallop dragger

HILLSBURN, N.S. — The Mounties say they are planning to use a towed sonar system to try and locate a scallop dragging vessel that went missing last week in the Bay of Fundy.
External probe into deaths of Quebec boys calls for reform to youth protection system

External probe into deaths of Quebec boys calls for reform to youth protection system

QUEBEC — An external investigation into the deaths of two Quebec boys is calling for in-depth reform of the province's youth protection system and the law that governs it. Dr.
Where is God? The COVID-19 pandemic has been a test of faith for believers

Where is God? The COVID-19 pandemic has been a test of faith for believers

OTTAWA — Where is God? It is a question Rev.
Federal memorial grant program expanded to include correctional officers

Federal memorial grant program expanded to include correctional officers

OTTAWA — The federal memorial grant program for first responders is being expanded to recognize correctional, parole and probation officers who lose their lives.
Crown won't appeal not criminally responsible verdict in Matthew Raymond murder trial

Crown won't appeal not criminally responsible verdict in Matthew Raymond murder trial

FREDERICTON — Crown Prosecutors in New Brunswick will not appeal the verdict in the Matthew Raymond murder trial. A jury in November found Raymond not criminally responsible in the deaths of four people in Fredericton in 2018.
Ontario wants better testing for COVID-19 at airports: In The News for Dec. 22

Ontario wants better testing for COVID-19 at airports: In The News for Dec. 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 Dec. 22 ... What we are watching in Canada ...

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, Dec. 22, 2020

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Tuesday Dec. 22, 2020. There are 515,314 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 515,314 confirmed cases (77,361 active, 423,621 resolved, 14,332 deaths).