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New study finds wolf culls will not save endangered caribou in Western Canada

New study finds wolf culls will not save endangered caribou in Western Canada

VANCOUVER — A government-sponsored wolf kill in Western Canada has had "no detectable effect" on reversing the decline of endangered caribou populations, a study says.
B.C.'s budget surges to $12.5 billion deficit because of pandemic

B.C.'s budget surges to $12.5 billion deficit because of pandemic

VICTORIA — British Columbia's balanced budget has been shattered by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the province forecasting a deficit of $12.5 billion for 2020-21.
Family of Canadian child stuck in Syria taking government to court

Family of Canadian child stuck in Syria taking government to court

OTTAWA — Relatives of a five-year-old Canadian girl stuck in Syria have one question as they head to court in an escalation of a nearly year-long effort to bring the child to Canada: Why won't the government help? The girl known publicly as Amira was
Bar reopenings going ahead in Ontario as Quebec links cases to bars in Montreal

Bar reopenings going ahead in Ontario as Quebec links cases to bars in Montreal

OTTAWA — Canada's deputy public health chief says going inside a bar to have a drink with friends remains a high-risk activity in the era of COVID-19. Dr.
Points, not memberships the number that matters for Tory leadership

Points, not memberships the number that matters for Tory leadership

OTTAWA — The federal Conservative party said Tuesday it has 269,469 members eligible to vote in the current leadership race. But the number that actually matters when it comes to who will win the leadership later this summer is 16,901.
Ex-PQ leader Andre Boisclair pleads not guilty to two sexual assault charges

Ex-PQ leader Andre Boisclair pleads not guilty to two sexual assault charges

MONTREAL — Former Parti Quebecois leader Andre Boisclair entered not guilty pleas to two counts of sexual assault on Tuesday in relation to allegations dating to 2014.
Feds should have put $912M into Canada Summer Jobs program: Opposition

Feds should have put $912M into Canada Summer Jobs program: Opposition

OTTAWA — Federal opposition parties are demanding to know why the Liberal government created a $900-million program to help students find volunteer positions rather than putting the much-needed funds into an existing summer jobs program.
Sources say Canada, U.S. likely to extend mutual travel ban into late August

Sources say Canada, U.S. likely to extend mutual travel ban into late August

WASHINGTON — Canada and the United States are now widely expected to extend their mutual ban on non-essential cross-border travel as COVID-19 destroys President Donald Trump's hopes for a quick end to America's public-health nightmare. The Canada-U.
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.