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Senators call for changes to COVID-19 aid and more transparency on spending

Senators call for changes to COVID-19 aid and more transparency on spending

OTTAWA — The federal government's key emergency benefit for workers with jobs hit by the pandemic is "not a permanent solution" to ongoing hardships, a Senate committee says in a report that makes an argument for a guaranteed minimum income.
Search for father of girls found dead in Quebec complicated by terrain: experts

Search for father of girls found dead in Quebec complicated by terrain: experts

ST-APOLLINAIRE, Que.
Scaling back federal aid and search for Quebec father; In The News for July 14

Scaling back federal aid and search for Quebec father; In The News for July 14

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 July 14 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Terror suspect wages court fight for info in bid to stave off deportation

Terror suspect wages court fight for info in bid to stave off deportation

OTTAWA — A terrorism suspect is waging a new court fight against the federal government for information he says he needs to mount a full argument against deportation to his native Egypt and possible torture.
Canadians torn on scaling back COVID-19 benefits to save money: poll

Canadians torn on scaling back COVID-19 benefits to save money: poll

OTTAWA — A new poll suggests Canadians are torn on whether the federal government should tighten the taps on COVID-19 spending to keep the deficit from flooding the nation's future.
'A miracle:' 20 years after deadly tornado Alberta family thankful for survival

'A miracle:' 20 years after deadly tornado Alberta family thankful for survival

PINE LAKE, Alta. — Twenty years after a tornado swept through a campground at a scenic tree-lined lake in central Alberta, killing a dozen people and turning trailers into kindling, Heather Thomson has a pocketful of miracles to reflect on.
Proposed class-action lawsuit led by former constable alleges racism in RCMP

Proposed class-action lawsuit led by former constable alleges racism in RCMP

VANCOUVER — One of the first Indigenous women to join the RCMP in Manitoba is the lead plaintiff in a proposed class-action lawsuit that alleges systemic racism within the force.
COVID-19 cases linked to private hotel parties in Kelowna: B.C. health minister

COVID-19 cases linked to private hotel parties in Kelowna: B.C. health minister

KELOWNA, B.C. — British Columbia's health minister says several COVID-19 exposures in Kelowna serve as a reminder of the risks posed by private gatherings.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, July 13

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, July 13

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:16 p.m. on July 13, 2020: There are 108,155 confirmed cases in Canada.
Grieving Quebec mother delivers tearful message as hunt continues for girls' father

Grieving Quebec mother delivers tearful message as hunt continues for girls' father

ST-APOLLINAIRE, Que. — The mother of two young Quebec girls found dead following an Amber Alert last week delivered a tearful tribute to her "princesses of love" Monday as police continued to hunt for their father, who is suspected of abducting them.