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Trudeau government considers legislative changes to make public service more diverse

Trudeau government considers legislative changes to make public service more diverse

OTTAWA — The Trudeau Liberals are eyeing changes to the law governing public service hiring to help make federal departments and agencies more diverse.
Quebec City Halloween night stabbing suspect returns to court for brief hearing

Quebec City Halloween night stabbing suspect returns to court for brief hearing

QUEBEC — The 24-year-old man accused in the Quebec City Halloween night sword attack appeared briefly before a judge Tuesday.
Bloc leader doubles down on remarks about Transport Minister Omar Alghabra

Bloc leader doubles down on remarks about Transport Minister Omar Alghabra

OTTAWA — Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet is standing by comments he made about Transport Minister Omar Alghabra earlier this month that sparked criticism he was trying to tar the new cabinet member with Islamophobic innuendo.
Former Liberal finance minister Bill Morneau drops out of OECD campaign

Former Liberal finance minister Bill Morneau drops out of OECD campaign

OTTAWA — Former finance minister Bill Morneau has dropped out of the race to become secretary-general of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Mistaken identity: Porn allegation dropped against Nova Scotia doctor after mix-up

Mistaken identity: Porn allegation dropped against Nova Scotia doctor after mix-up

HALIFAX — In a bizarre case of mistaken identity, Halifax police blamed unnamed "partner" agencies Tuesday for providing erroneous information that led to the arrest of a local doctor who was wrongly accused of possessing child pornography.
Gretzky memorabilia among items from museum in Niagara Falls, Ont., up for auction

Gretzky memorabilia among items from museum in Niagara Falls, Ont., up for auction

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — A jersey, puck and stick signed by hockey legend Wayne Gretzky are among Ontario museum items up for auction. The 42-year-old a Guinness World Records Museum in Niagara Falls permanently closed in September.

Manitoba man to enter plea next month on charges stemming from Rideau Hall incident

OTTAWA — A man accused of ramming through a gate at Rideau Hall while heavily armed is slated to enter a plea in Ontario court Feb. 5.
Coal contamination data, and the Netherlands rocked by riots: In The News for Jan. 26

Coal contamination data, and the Netherlands rocked by riots: In The News for Jan. 26

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 Jan. 26 ... What we are watching in Canada ...

'Stories the numbers tell': Critics ask why Alberta sat on coal contamination data

EDMONTON — Critics are asking why Alberta Environment has been sitting on years worth of data about pollution from coal mines while the government considers a dramatic expansion of the industry.

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Monday Jan. 26, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 23,498 new vaccinations administered for a total of 839,949 doses given.