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Sending bank customer info to U.S. avoided potentially 'catastrophic effects': Canada

Sending bank customer info to U.S. avoided potentially 'catastrophic effects': Canada

OTTAWA — The federal government is telling an appeal court it had to provide U.S. authorities with customer information from Canadian banks to avoid possibly "catastrophic effects" on Canada's economy. The U.S.
Time is now for 'stock-taking' to ensure robust North American supply chains: experts

Time is now for 'stock-taking' to ensure robust North American supply chains: experts

WASHINGTON — Last year's confluence of COVID-19 and Donald Trump exposed the urgent need to reinvent North America, experts across the continent agreed Tuesday as they explored how best to fortify its trilateral ties.
Mayor in Nunavut hopes curfew order, bylaw patrol will bring drop in COVID-19 cases

Mayor in Nunavut hopes curfew order, bylaw patrol will bring drop in COVID-19 cases

ARVIAT, Nunavut — The mayor of Arviat in Nunavut says his community on the shore of Hudson Bay has strictly followed a state of emergency order that includes a nightly curfew.
Psychiatrist reveals to inquiry that Desmond had 'mixed personality traits'

Psychiatrist reveals to inquiry that Desmond had 'mixed personality traits'

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — In all, Lionel Desmond spent five years seeking treatment for debilitating mental disorders that emerged after he served as an infantryman during a violent tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2007.
'Racism is a real problem:' Muslim women fearful following attacks in Edmonton

'Racism is a real problem:' Muslim women fearful following attacks in Edmonton

EDMONTON — Asmaa Ali says slurs about her hijab and the colour of her skin have become so frequent she doesn't report them to police anymore.
Federal NDP unveils election-style promises to support small businesses in pandemic

Federal NDP unveils election-style promises to support small businesses in pandemic

OTTAWA — Jagmeet Singh is promising a federal NDP government would provide more support for small businesses struggling during the pandemic, including paying bonuses to companies that hire new employees or bring back those who have been laid off.
Manitoba announces easing of some COVID-19 restrictions as case count drops

Manitoba announces easing of some COVID-19 restrictions as case count drops

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is loosening many restrictions on stores, gyms, restaurants and household gatherings as its COVID-19 case numbers continue to drop.
'Door is open:' Ottawa ready to help pork producers affected by Olymel shutdown

'Door is open:' Ottawa ready to help pork producers affected by Olymel shutdown

The federal government says the door is open to help producers affected by the closure of a central Alberta pork plant where an outbreak of COVID-19 has infected hundreds of workers and resulted in three deaths.
Families nervous ahead of verdict in Toronto van attack trial

Families nervous ahead of verdict in Toronto van attack trial

TORONTO — Some of the Toronto van attack victims and their families are nervously waiting to learn the fate of the man whose deadly rampage three years ago changed their lives forever.
New rules appear to push international air travel down even further than pre-pandemic

New rules appear to push international air travel down even further than pre-pandemic

OTTAWA — Canada's new COVID-19 testing and quarantine rules for international air travellers appear to have convinced even more would-be travellers to stay put in recent weeks.