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Ottawa pledges $115 million in humanitarian aid for Venezuelan refugees

Ottawa pledges $115 million in humanitarian aid for Venezuelan refugees

OTTAWA — The federal government will provide $115 million in aid over two years for millions of Venezuelan asylum seekers living in countries in South and Central America and the Caribbean, said International Development Minister Karina Gould.
Massive restoration of Parliament's Centre Block to cost up to $5 billion

Massive restoration of Parliament's Centre Block to cost up to $5 billion

OTTAWA — Federal officials say the massive restoration project of Parliament's Centre Block will cost up to $5 billion and continue at least until 2030.
High vaccination rates, ongoing measures mean near-normal return to school in B.C.

High vaccination rates, ongoing measures mean near-normal return to school in B.C.

VICTORIA — Students and parents can expect a near-normal return to school in British Columbia this fall as regular activities like assemblies and field trips are phased in and any transmission of COVID-19 is monitored. Provincial health officer Dr.
Remove non-consensual content, enforce existing laws: ethics committee on Pornhub

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

A parliamentary committee is recommending that Canadians victimized by non-consensual and content posted to Pornhub and other sites should be able to get it removed immediately.
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.
Greens' Annamie Paul asks party execs for 'space to unify,' tells PM to 'back off'

Greens' Annamie Paul asks party execs for 'space to unify,' tells PM to 'back off'

OTTAWA — Green Leader Annamie Paul is asking party brass and the prime minister to give her "the space to unify" the party ahead of a general meeting that could serve as a referendum on her leadership.

Freeze promotions until military commanders are screened for misconduct: Committee

OTTAWA — A parliamentary committee has called for a freeze on all promotions and salary increases for the military’s top brass until they can be screened for past incidents of inappropriate behaviour.
Virtual Supreme Court hearings to continue beyond pandemic, chief justice says

Virtual Supreme Court hearings to continue beyond pandemic, chief justice says

OTTAWA — Canada's chief justice says the Supreme Court will continue to hold virtual hearings beyond the COVID-19 pandemic if participants agree to them.
Vaccine hesitancy in the Prairies, abuse of asylum seekers : In The News for June 17

Vaccine hesitancy in the Prairies, abuse of asylum seekers : In The News for June 17

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 June 17 ... What we are watching in Canada ...

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Thursday, June 17, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, June 17, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 476,411 new vaccinations administered for a total of 30,377,864 doses given.