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Charges dropped against N.S. woman injured during arrest in racial profiling case

Charges dropped against N.S. woman injured during arrest in racial profiling case

HALIFAX — The Crown in Nova Scotia has dropped all charges against a Black woman accused of resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer during a confrontation in a Walmart that led to allegations of racial profiling and police brutality.
Conservative stalwart Scott Reid backing newcomer Leslyn Lewis for leadership

Conservative stalwart Scott Reid backing newcomer Leslyn Lewis for leadership

OTTAWA — One of the longest-serving Conservative members of Parliament is backing newcomer Leslyn Lewis in that party's leadership race.
Budget officer pegs cost of basic income as calls for it grow due to COVID-19

Budget officer pegs cost of basic income as calls for it grow due to COVID-19

OTTAWA — Providing almost all Canadians with a basic income for six months beginning this fall could cost about $98 billion, the parliamentary budget officer said in a report on the eve of a preview of how COVID-19 will shape government spending unti
Canadian airlines accused of ignoring COVID precautions, denying refunds

Canadian airlines accused of ignoring COVID precautions, denying refunds

TORONTO — When Bobbi Jo Green booked a flight back in May for her, her husband, and her children to see two ailing family members, she was counting on the airline's physical distancing rules to still be in place.

Alleged 'sweepstakes' scammer ordered extradited to U.S. to face fraud trial

TORONTO — A man accused of spearheading a scam operation that cost Americans hundreds of thousands of dollars lost his bid on Tuesday to stave off extradition to the United States.
Turbulence in Canadian opinion on airlines COVID-19 response: poll

Turbulence in Canadian opinion on airlines COVID-19 response: poll

OTTAWA — A new poll suggests turbulence ahead for airlines seeking public support for their current COVID-19 plans.
Airline turbulence and more places opening up in Ontario; In The News for July 7

Airline turbulence and more places opening up in Ontario; In The News for July 7

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 7 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, July 6

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, July 6

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 6:32 p.m. ET on July 6, 2020: There are 105,935 confirmed cases in Canada.
'Divine event:' Surgeon who helped man after hike operates on him days later

'Divine event:' Surgeon who helped man after hike operates on him days later

CALGARY — A Saskatchewan man who had a heart attack after a hike in the Rocky Mountains says it was divine intervention that the same cardiac surgeon who helped resuscitate him near the trail would operate on him days later.
Overdose deaths increase by 93 per cent among B.C.'s First Nations

Overdose deaths increase by 93 per cent among B.C.'s First Nations

VANCOUVER — The First Nations Health Authority says 89 members of its community fatally overdosed from illicit drugs across British Columbia between January and May, an increase of 93 per cent compared with the same period last year.