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Abusive conditions in Canada's immigration detention system: human rights groups

Abusive conditions in Canada's immigration detention system: human rights groups

OTTAWA — Canada detains thousands of asylum seekers every year in often-abusive conditions where people of colour appear to be held for longer periods, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said in a joint report Thursday.
One million chickens euthanized during labour dispute at Quebec slaughterhouse

One million chickens euthanized during labour dispute at Quebec slaughterhouse

MONTREAL — A labour dispute at a slaughterhouse near Quebec City has resulted in one million chickens being euthanized in recent weeks, but there's hope negotiations that resumed Thursday can end the stalemate.
Remove non-consensual content, enforce existing laws: ethics committee on Pornhub

Remove non-consensual content, enforce existing laws: ethics committee on Pornhub

Canadians who have their image posted to Pornhub or other online streaming platforms without their consent should have the right to have it taken down immediately, a parliamentary committee said in a report released Thursday that pushed Ottawa to get
MPs' study of systemic racism in policing concludes RCMP needs new model

MPs' study of systemic racism in policing concludes RCMP needs new model

OTTAWA — It's time for Canada to have a "reckoning" about the RCMP, says the chair of a House of Commons committee that studied systemic racism in policing.
Pfizer, Moderna vaccines now preferred second dose for AstraZeneca recipients: NACI

Pfizer, Moderna vaccines now preferred second dose for AstraZeneca recipients: NACI

OTTAWA — The National Advisory Committee on Immunization says it is now recommending people who got the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine first should get Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna for their second shot.
'I was taunted and harassed' as a youth, Supreme Court nominee Mahmud Jamal says

'I was taunted and harassed' as a youth, Supreme Court nominee Mahmud Jamal says

OTTAWA — The judge poised to be the first person of colour on the Supreme Court of Canada says he experienced discrimination "as a fact of daily life" while growing up.
Ottawa using "racist" Indian Act to narrow Jordan's Principle eligibility, AFN argues

Ottawa using "racist" Indian Act to narrow Jordan's Principle eligibility, AFN argues

OTTAWA — The Assembly of First Nations says Canada's attempt to narrow the list of First Nations children who can access services under Jordan's Principle is linked to the country's long-standing "racist and colonial" policies toward Indigenous Peopl

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada on Thursday, June 17, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 3:40 p.m. Saskatchewan is reporting 94 new cases of COVID-19 today, and no new deaths. Seventy more people have recovered, leaving the province with 752 active cases.
Commons committee calls for reshaping of EI to cover gig workers, self-employed

Commons committee calls for reshaping of EI to cover gig workers, self-employed

OTTAWA — A House of Commons committee is recommending a boost to the value and duration of employment insurance benefits, and expanding the system to cover gig workers and the self-employed.
O'Toole says national security committee being used to cover up scientists' firing

O'Toole says national security committee being used to cover up scientists' firing

OTTAWA — Erin O'Toole says Conservatives will no longer participate in a special national security committee because it's being used to cover up an incident that caused two scientists at Canada's highest level security laboratory to be fired.