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Canadian military belt-tightening and Blue Jays land top prospect; In The News for June 11

Canadian military belt-tightening and Blue Jays land top prospect; In The News for June 11

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 June 11 ... --- COVID-19 in Canada ...
Military spending needed more now than ever, top defence official says

Military spending needed more now than ever, top defence official says

OTTAWA — The Defence Department's top civilian official is touting the importance of continued investments in the Canadian Armed Forces, and says she has received no indications the Liberal government is planning to cut spending because of the COVID-

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown

Provinces have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Feds and farmers disagree on cost carbon tax adds to grain dryers

Feds and farmers disagree on cost carbon tax adds to grain dryers

OTTAWA — The federal government's analysis of how much the carbon tax is costing farmers to use their grain dryers varies wildly from what Prairie farm groups say their producers are actually paying.
Freeland says police must acknowledge racism, advocates call for action

Freeland says police must acknowledge racism, advocates call for action

OTTAWA — Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says all federal agencies, including police, must understand that systemic racism is a problem, but advocates say they want more than the minister's acknowledgment that there is a problem.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:01 p.m. on June 10, 2020: There are 97,125 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.
Liberals vow to keep negotiating after opposition rejects COVID-19 aid bill

Liberals vow to keep negotiating after opposition rejects COVID-19 aid bill

OTTAWA — The non-partisan spirit that has allowed Parliament to swiftly pass emergency legislation during the COVID-19 pandemic evaporated Wednesday, with opposition parties refusing to give unanimous consent to the Trudeau government's latest bill.
COVID-19 highlights need for better treatment of migrant labour, advocates say

COVID-19 highlights need for better treatment of migrant labour, advocates say

OTTAWA — The COVID-19 pandemic shows migrant labourers in Canada can no longer be treated like "throwaway people" as they have been in the past, advocates said Wednesday.
Petition to rename Dundas Street garners attention amid renewed focus on monuments

Petition to rename Dundas Street garners attention amid renewed focus on monuments

TORONTO — Renewed focus on Canada's legacy of anti-Black racism has given fresh voice to calls for public officials to consider renaming monuments honouring the guardians of colonialism, including a street that stretches through much of the Greater T
Reduce uncontrolled movement of rail cars: TSB report on Saskatchewan fatality

Reduce uncontrolled movement of rail cars: TSB report on Saskatchewan fatality

REGINA — A Transportation Safety Board report on a fatality at a Saskatchewan train yard recommends railway companies work with Transport Canada to reduce uncontrolled movement of rail cars.