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Privacy czar probing complaints about federal public service vaccination requirement

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October 22, 2021 1:51 pm OTTAWA — The federal privacy watchdog is investigating "a number of complaints" about the government's COVID-19 vaccination requirement for public servants.  Privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien said...

Calgary murder trial hears from undercover officers in deaths of mother, toddler

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October 21, 2021 6:56 pm CALGARY — The trial of a man who admitted to killing his girlfriend but not her young daughter heard Thursday about an undercover police operation...

Quebec introduces family law reform, would regulate surrogate motherhood

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October 21, 2021 5:06 pm Quebec Justice Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette has introduced a bill that would create a legal framework for surrogate mothers. While people are allowed to have someone else...

Unlike U.S. neighbours, most Canadians content with state of their democracy: survey

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October 21, 2021 2:26 pm WASHINGTON — A majority of Canadians are content with the state of their country's democracy, a new survey suggests — a far cry from the...

Manitoba churches lose court challenge against COVID-19 restrictions

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October 21, 2021 1:41 pm WINNIPEG — A judge who ruled against seven Manitoba churches that were fighting public health orders says the restrictions were reasonable and necessary to stem...

Canada’s unfair extradition system needs major reform: legal and human rights experts

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October 21, 2021 12:36 pm OTTAWA — Canada's extradition laws need a thorough overhaul to ensure fairness, transparency, and a balance between administrative efficiency and constitutional protections, say legal and...

N.S. student tenants: Saga of mouse-infested rooms shows need for tougher tenancy law

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October 21, 2021 6:06 am HALIFAX — Two Nova Scotia students who spent eight months fighting to be repaid rent after they departed their mouse-infested apartment say their case emphasizes...

Ontario to make it easier for immigrants to work in their professions

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October 21, 2021 4:01 am TORONTO — Ontario is set to introduce legislation that would make it easier for immigrants to get licensed to work in professions that match their...

Vancouver Police Board told to change handcuff rules after arrest of Indigenous man

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October 20, 2021 8:16 pm VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Police Board is to hear a report Thursday recommending the force change its handcuffing policy after the arrest of an Indigenous...

Defence argues former Manitoba reservist didn’t intend to cause terrorism

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October 20, 2021 1:56 pm Defence lawyers for a former Canadian Armed Forces reservist from Manitoba argue he never intended to promote terrorism in the United States and should be...

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Saudi Arabia pledges 2060 target of net-zero emissions

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October 23, 2021 4:21 am DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of the world's largest oil producers, Saudi Arabia, announced Saturday it aims to...

Sri Lanka gives booster shots to front-line workers, seniors

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October 23, 2021 3:36 am COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka on Saturday announced plans to offer booster shots to front-line workers followed by...

Canadian ski resorts face labour shortage, government slow to issue working visas

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October 23, 2021 3:01 am VANCOUVER — Canadian ski resorts that rely heavily on international workers are steadying themselves for a labour shortage this winter...