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Planned class-action lawsuit alleges illegal strip-searches of federal prisoners

Planned class-action lawsuit alleges illegal strip-searches of federal prisoners

OTTAWA — A proposed class-action lawsuit alleges authorities illegally strip-searched Canadian federal prison inmates hundreds of thousands of times over almost three decades.
Bank of Canada survey says business hiring plans remain muted due to pandemic

Bank of Canada survey says business hiring plans remain muted due to pandemic

The Bank of Canada's latest review of business and consumer expectations has revealed how widespread uncertainty is muting rehiring and purchasing plans, published days before a federal update gives the Liberals' outlook for the economy.
New COVID-19 cases in P.E.I. reveal pandemic not over on island: public health

New COVID-19 cases in P.E.I. reveal pandemic not over on island: public health

CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island's chief medical officer of health is warning that the five new cases of COVID-19 discovered over the weekend indicate the province is still susceptible to the novel coronavirus.
Pandemic slows disclosure of information to defence lawyers in RCMP secrets case

Pandemic slows disclosure of information to defence lawyers in RCMP secrets case

OTTAWA — A federal prosecutor says the disclosure of evidence to defence lawyers has "slowed significantly" in the case of Cameron Jay Ortis, an RCMP member charged with revealing secrets.
N.L. officials warn of potential fines in response to crowded bar photos

N.L. officials warn of potential fines in response to crowded bar photos

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Public health officials are warning of potential fines for skirting public health orders as images from a St. John's bar overflowing with patrons on the weekend draw criticism on social media.
Peacock removed from Victoria apartment doorway after attack on resident

Peacock removed from Victoria apartment doorway after attack on resident

VICTORIA — Animal control officers in Victoria have evicted a male peacock from an apartment entrance after the bird's daily courtship activities recently escalated to an attack on a resident.
Bob Rae named UN ambassador, plays down Security Council loss

Bob Rae named UN ambassador, plays down Security Council loss

OTTAWA — Bob Rae played down the importance of Canada's failure to secure a Security Council seat while touting the country's continued involvement in the world as the former Ontario premier was tapped to become Canada's next ambassador to the United
Ontario to end streaming in Grade 9, early years suspensions

Ontario to end streaming in Grade 9, early years suspensions

TORONTO — Ontario will soon join the rest of Canada by doing away with an educational practice that perpetuates racism throughout the system, the provincial government said Monday as it announced the looming end to streaming in high schools.
'It's painful,' says N.S. MP of string of abusive calls, veiled threats

'It's painful,' says N.S. MP of string of abusive calls, veiled threats

HALIFAX — A Liberal member of Parliament says she is installing a home security system in response to abusive online and telephone comments received after she advocated for increased gun control and a feminist analysis of the Nova Scotia mass shootin
Unions tell MPs that grocery workers should still have pandemic pay

Unions tell MPs that grocery workers should still have pandemic pay

OTTAWA — Union leaders who represent thousands of grocery-store workers are telling MPs there is no reason for large chains to cut pandemic-related pay premiums since the COVID-19 pandemic hasn't gone away.