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Government urged to increase diversity at top of federal public service

Government urged to increase diversity at top of federal public service

OTTAWA — The federal government faced calls Monday to add more diversity to the senior ranks of the public service, as black civil servants gathered in the national capital to share their experiences of racism and discrimination in the workplace — an
StatCan says 3.2 million living in poverty, including 566,000 children

StatCan says 3.2 million living in poverty, including 566,000 children

OTTAWA — Canada's poverty rate has fallen to a historic low in one of the sharpest three-year declines on record, the national statistics office says, but millions of Canadians still live below the poverty line.
Coronavirus containment window shrinking as virus spreads to more countries

Coronavirus containment window shrinking as virus spreads to more countries

OTTAWA — Canada's border measures to guard the country against incoming cases of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, will likely become less effective as the virus spreads, the country's chief medical officer Dr. Theresa Tam said Monday.
7th case of COVID-19 diagnosed in B.C., bringing number of cases to 11 in Canada

7th case of COVID-19 diagnosed in B.C., bringing number of cases to 11 in Canada

VICTORIA — A seventh case of the novel coronavirus has been diagnosed in British Columbia, bringing to 11 the number of cases in Canada. Provincial health officer Dr.
B.C. money laundering inquiry to begin amid hopes for answers, accountability

B.C. money laundering inquiry to begin amid hopes for answers, accountability

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's attorney general hopes an inquiry into money laundering will answer lingering questions about how the criminal activity flourished in the province and identify those who allowed it to happen.

A timeline on rail disruptions by anti pipeline protesters across Canada

RCMP began enforcing an injunction earlier this month that prevents interference with construction of a $6.6-billion natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia.
The blockade stays put and Teck withdraws; In The News for Feb. 24

The blockade stays put and Teck withdraws; In The News for Feb. 24

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 Feb. 24. What we are watching in Canada ...
CRA puts focus on paper returns as tax-filing season opens

CRA puts focus on paper returns as tax-filing season opens

OTTAWA — The Canada Revenue Agency is sending an unlikely message to kick off tax season: Paper-filers, we have not forgotten you.
New presumptive case of novel coronavirus in Toronto, health officials say

New presumptive case of novel coronavirus in Toronto, health officials say

TORONTO — A woman who arrived in Toronto from China last week has a presumptive case of the novel coronavirus, health officials said Sunday, days after announcing the last of three people previously diagnosed in Ontario had been cleared of the illnes
Teck withdraws application for Frontier mine, citing discourse over climate change

Teck withdraws application for Frontier mine, citing discourse over climate change

VANCOUVER — Teck Resources Ltd. has withdrawn its application for a massive oilsands mining project just days ahead of an expected government decision, citing the political discourse over climate change.