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Trudeau uses commencement speech to compare youth today to Greatest Generation

Trudeau uses commencement speech to compare youth today to Greatest Generation

OTTAWA — Graduates of the class of 2020 should take inspiration from the generation of Canadians who came of age ahead of the Second World War, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday as he delivered a commencement speech broadcast to students a
Armoured vehicle dumped: Halifax now at the forefront of 'defunding' debate

Armoured vehicle dumped: Halifax now at the forefront of 'defunding' debate

Halifax moved to the forefront of the national debate over "defunding" police forces this week when council decided to scuttle the purchase of an armoured rescue vehicle — a move the mayor says was in response to protests around the world condemning
Extending CERB for months could double $60-billion budget, PBO report suggests

Extending CERB for months could double $60-billion budget, PBO report suggests

OTTAWA — Parliament's spending watchdog has put a price tag around talks to extend the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, estimating it could potentially double the current $60-billion budget.
Examination suggests whale that died near Montreal was likely hit by boat

Examination suggests whale that died near Montreal was likely hit by boat

MONTREAL — Preliminary results from the medical examination of a young humpback whale found dead Tuesday after making a rare visit to the Montreal area suggest the animal was struck by a boat.
Law professor who pioneered restorative justice draws donation for new centre

Law professor who pioneered restorative justice draws donation for new centre

HALIFAX — A law professor says she hopes the creation of a research lab aimed at promoting restorative justice will help institutions start tackling racial discrimination and other social problems in a lasting way.

Veterans activist, government reach settlement of $25,000 libel suit

TORONTO — A noted veterans activist has settled his $25,000 defamation lawsuit against former minister of veterans affairs Seamus O'Reagan after a two-year battle, the parties said on Wednesday.
Garneau asks Iran to explain to UN aviation council where black boxes are

Garneau asks Iran to explain to UN aviation council where black boxes are

OTTAWA — Canada wants Iran to explain why it still hasn't handed over the black boxes from the Ukrainian jetliner that was shot down by Iranian military near Tehran on Jan. 8, Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau said Wednesday.
Teach Black history to fight racism, starting in elementary school: students

Teach Black history to fight racism, starting in elementary school: students

VANCOUVER — Daniel Afolabi remembers one soccer game in particular at age nine in Okotoks, Alta., when a player on the opposing team refused to shake his hand. "He goes 'I don't want to shake your hand because you're Black,' " Afolabi recalls.
Greta Thunberg pushes Canada, Norway, on climate before UN Security Council vote

Greta Thunberg pushes Canada, Norway, on climate before UN Security Council vote

OTTAWA — Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is urging developing island nations to use the upcoming United Nations Security Council election as leverage to push Canada and Norway to step up their games on climate change.
Transplant patient's pandemic life: family bonding, and hope that lungs come soon

Transplant patient's pandemic life: family bonding, and hope that lungs come soon

HALIFAX — For 15-year-old Tahlia Ali, life in the time of COVID-19 has meant a hard wait for a lung transplant operation she hopes will change her future, but there have also been some lighter moments to savour.