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New auditor general says office narrowing focus on federal COVID-19 programs

New auditor general says office narrowing focus on federal COVID-19 programs

OTTAWA — The auditor general's office is narrowing its focus for a review of billions in federal spending meant to cushion the economic blow from COVID-19, MPs were told Tuesday.
Canada turns to U.S. Navy for help recovering downed military helicopter

Canada turns to U.S. Navy for help recovering downed military helicopter

OTTAWA — The Canadian Armed Forces is turning to the U.S.
Facebook pays $9.5 million to end Competition Bureau's probe into privacy claims

Facebook pays $9.5 million to end Competition Bureau's probe into privacy claims

TORONTO — Facebook will pay $9.5 million to settle a Competition Bureau investigation which found that the social media company made false or misleading claims about how much control Canadians had over the privacy of their personal information.
COVID measures cut world greenhouse gas emissions by nearly one-fifth: study

COVID measures cut world greenhouse gas emissions by nearly one-fifth: study

Measures taken to fight the COVID-19 pandemic have cut worldwide greenhouse gas emissions by 17 per cent, says newly published research.
COVID-19 restrictions extended even as more businesses reopen in Canada

COVID-19 restrictions extended even as more businesses reopen in Canada

The COVID-19 pandemic maintained a grip on much of Canada on Tuesday even as at least three provinces stepped up their efforts to resume the trappings of life prior to the outbreak.
Scheer says no Taiwan at WHO a 'shame,' and that Trudeau support came late

Scheer says no Taiwan at WHO a 'shame,' and that Trudeau support came late

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer lamented Taiwan's exclusion from key meetings of the World Health Organization, and he's branding the Liberal government as a Johnny-come-lately to that global push — one that has angered China.
Warning signs of N.S. mass shooter's paranoia, guns, prior abuse noted in warrant

Warning signs of N.S. mass shooter's paranoia, guns, prior abuse noted in warrant

HALIFAX — A newly released document details warning signals of paranoid behaviour and unusual stockpiling of guns and gasoline by the man who went on a rampage that killed 22 people in Nova Scotia last month.
Indigenous group continues blockade over COVID-19 concerns in northern Manitoba

Indigenous group continues blockade over COVID-19 concerns in northern Manitoba

SPLIT LAKE, Man. — Members of northern Manitoba First Nations who are worried about the spread of COVID-19 say they will maintain blockades set up at the entrance to a hydroelectric construction site despite a court injunction.
U.S. agrees to Canada's request to extend non-essential travel ban into June

U.S. agrees to Canada's request to extend non-essential travel ban into June

WASHINGTON — Canada is already contemplating the measures it will take to safely end restrictions on international travel, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday as he confirmed the United States has agreed to extend the mutual ban on non-essenti
Students, schools at impasse over fall tuition amid financial strain of COVID-19

Students, schools at impasse over fall tuition amid financial strain of COVID-19

TORONTO — Students and schools in Canada's post-secondary system are finding themselves at an impasse over tuition for the fall term as they say financial pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic leave many students struggling to pay for school and