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P.E.I. hunger strikers hopeful after small meals and government meeting

P.E.I. hunger strikers hopeful after small meals and government meeting

Prince Edward Island Jun 1, 2024 / 12:30 pm

Hunger strikers outside the Prince Edward Island legislature have begun drinking water and eating small amounts of food after a meeting with government...

Liberal government's own polling said Canadians worried about drug decriminalization

Liberal government's own polling said Canadians worried about drug decriminalization

May 31, 2024 / 3:51 pm

Months before British Columbia sought to scale back its drug decriminalization pilot project, the federal government's own polling suggested to officials...

Spring rains welcome, but drought risk lingers in Western Canada

Spring rains welcome, but drought risk lingers in Western Canada

Western Canada May 31, 2024 / 10:39 am

A wetter-than-expected spring has Western Canadian farmers breathing a sigh of relief, but the threat of drought remains. After last year's hot, dry...

'Unspeakable tragedy': Teen dies after being found unresponsive at Ontario school

'Unspeakable tragedy': Teen dies after being found unresponsive at Ontario school

Ontario May 31, 2024 / 10:37 am

Ontario's education minister says police and a school board are investigating the death of a 16-year-old boy with special needs who was found unresponsive...

Trudeau government mum on Donald Trump conviction, vows to work with any U.S. leader

Trudeau government mum on Donald Trump conviction, vows to work with any U.S. leader

May 31, 2024 / 9:09 am

The Canadian government is remaining quiet after a New York court convicted former U.S. president Donald Trump as a felon. Trump, who is expected to lead the...

Major sporting events a 'prime target' for cybercriminals, federal centre warns

Major sporting events a 'prime target' for cybercriminals, federal centre warns

May 31, 2024 / 9:05 am

Canadian officials warn that major international sporting events are prime targets for cybercriminals and hacktivists looking to fatten their wallets, promote...

Northern lights possible over Canada after sunspot behind big solar storm returns

Northern lights possible over Canada after sunspot behind big solar storm returns

May 31, 2024 / 9:03 am

The northern lights could return to the sky over parts of Canada as a sunspot that contributed to a recent stunning aurora display rotates back Earth-side. A...

187 alleged hate crimes reported in Toronto in 2024, almost half antisemitic: police

187 alleged hate crimes reported in Toronto in 2024, almost half antisemitic: police

Toronto May 31, 2024 / 8:25 am

Toronto police say there have been close to 190 alleged hate crimes reported so far this year, nearly half of them antisemitic. The update was provided at a...

Statistics Canada says economy grew at 1.7% annualized rate in Q1

Statistics Canada says economy grew at 1.7% annualized rate in Q1

May 31, 2024 / 5:44 am

Statistics Canada says the economy grew at an annualized rate of 1.7 per cent in the first three months of the year. The agency also revised its reading for...

Jury selection for Coutts blockade protesters accused of conspiracy to commit murder

Jury selection for Coutts blockade protesters accused of conspiracy to commit murder

Alberta May 31, 2024 / 5:38 am

Jury selection is scheduled today for two men charged with conspiracy to commit murder during the 2022 border protest at Coutts, Alta. Anthony Olienick and...

Saskatchewan farmer who found space junk in field not alone; others discover debris

Saskatchewan farmer who found space junk in field not alone; others discover debris

Saskatchewan May 30, 2024 / 6:36 pm

Barry Sawchuk is not alone in the space junk universe. The Saskatchewan farmer who made headlines earlier this month when he reported a giant piece of space...

Stephen Poloz asks pension funds for ‘actionable ideas’ on how to increase investments in Canada

Stephen Poloz asks pension funds for ‘actionable ideas’ on how to increase investments in Canada

May 30, 2024 / 6:27 pm

Former Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz has asked pension fund leaders to send him concrete ideas by the end of this week about how to entice their funds...

Can Trump come to Canada now that he's a convicted felon?

Can Trump come to Canada now that he's a convicted felon?

May 30, 2024 / 3:59 pm

A Canadian immigration lawyer says now that Donald Trump is a convicted felon, he is technically barred from crossing the border into Canada. Trump was found...

Montreal billionaire Robert Miller arrested on sex charges involving 10 victims

Montreal billionaire Robert Miller arrested on sex charges involving 10 victims

Montreal May 30, 2024 / 3:03 pm

Montreal police arrested billionaire Robert Miller, founder of the company Future Electronics, on Thursday to face sex charges involving 10 complainants, many...

Former BoC governor Stephen Poloz warns on low business investment, lost productivity

Former BoC governor Stephen Poloz warns on low business investment, lost productivity

May 30, 2024 / 12:16 pm

Stephen Poloz is concerned about investment levels in Canada’s private sector, which he says has been dampened by higher government spending and...

Trudeau: Russia should be part of D-Day ceremony, despite egregious Ukraine invasion

Trudeau: Russia should be part of D-Day ceremony, despite egregious Ukraine invasion

May 30, 2024 / 10:36 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau supports France's decision to invite Russian officials to a D-Day commemoration, despite "extreme disagreement" with...

Doug Ford suggests immigrants behind Jewish school shooting

Doug Ford suggests immigrants behind Jewish school shooting

Ontario May 30, 2024 / 10:31 am

Ontario Premier Doug Ford suggested immigrants are to blame for the shooting of an empty Jewish school in Toronto over the weekend, despite police saying they...

Supreme Court won't hear bid by families of victims to enforce ruling against Iran

Supreme Court won't hear bid by families of victims to enforce ruling against Iran

May 30, 2024 / 8:05 am

The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear an appeal from victims' families who are trying to enforce a $107-million judgment against Iran over its downing...

National task force not lowering age for routine breast cancer screening to 40

National task force not lowering age for routine breast cancer screening to 40

May 30, 2024 / 7:48 am

A national task force that provides guidance for primary health-care providers is not lowering the recommended breast cancer screening age to 40, despite urging...

Largest vaccine production plant in Canada opens in Toronto

Largest vaccine production plant in Canada opens in Toronto

Toronto May 30, 2024 / 7:11 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is announcing the opening of a major vaccine production plant in Toronto today — part of Canada's efforts to build up...

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