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Chiefs fail to get a deal on racism inquiry following meeting with N.B. premier

Chiefs fail to get a deal on racism inquiry following meeting with N.B. premier

FREDERICTON — Indigenous leaders in New Brunswick say they are losing faith in Premier Blaine Higgs and his provincial government after a second meeting failed to produce an agreement for an inquiry into systemic racism and two recent police shooting
North Atlantic right whales nearing extinction, international nature body says

North Atlantic right whales nearing extinction, international nature body says

OTTAWA — North Atlantic right whales are now considered one step away from complete eradication.
Parents concerned about children's social lives, survey says

Parents concerned about children's social lives, survey says

A crowdsourced survey of Canadian parents suggests that nearly three-quarters of participants are concerned about their children's social lives during the pandemic.
Lafarge fires employee after noose allegedly found near parking spot of Black worker

Lafarge fires employee after noose allegedly found near parking spot of Black worker

MONTREAL — Construction materials giant Lafarge Canada says it has fired an employee after a discriminatory and hateful act took place at a Montreal work site.

U.S. policy triggers Harvard lawsuit, could expel thousands of Canadian students

TORONTO — Questions over whether thousands of international students could be deported from the U.S. under a new Trump administration policy are causing consternation among school officials and anxiety among Canadians studying south of the border.
Canada's response on tariffs won't be bound by terms of USMCA: negotiator

Canada's response on tariffs won't be bound by terms of USMCA: negotiator

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's trade ambassador continued to keep Canada's steel and aluminum industry in suspense Thursday as trade experts, labour bosses and business leaders considered how best to retaliate if the White House decides to impose fresh
Changes being made to make it easier for parents to pass on Canadian citizenship

Changes being made to make it easier for parents to pass on Canadian citizenship

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is updating a legal definition of "parent" to make it easier for some parents to pass their Canadian citizenship onto their children.
Canada not ready for second wave of COVID-19, Senate committee says

Canada not ready for second wave of COVID-19, Senate committee says

OTTAWA — Canada is ill-prepared for a second wave of COVID-19, says a Senate committee, calling on the federal Liberals to deliver a plan by Labour Day to help people and communities hit hardest by the pandemic.
Canada joins international group of 22 countries to protect oceans

Canada joins international group of 22 countries to protect oceans

OTTAWA — Canada has joined an international group of nearly two dozen other countries working to protect the world's oceans. The Global Ocean Alliance, founded by Great Britain last year, seeks to protect 30 per cent of the world's oceans by 2030.
Vancouver Island junior hockey team will change name to respect First Nations

Vancouver Island junior hockey team will change name to respect First Nations

SAANICH, B.C. — A Junior B hockey team on Vancouver Island is changing its name in a show of respect to First Nations. The owners of the Saanich Junior Braves say a process has been started to develop a name that upholds the team's core values.