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Flag raised on Parliament Hill to honour residential school survivors

Flag raised on Parliament Hill to honour residential school survivors

OTTAWA — The federal government raised the Survivors' Flag on Parliament Hill today as a way to honour Indigenous Peoples forced to attend residential schools.
Federal ministers say hiring spree helping with visa, immigration delays

Federal ministers say hiring spree helping with visa, immigration delays

OTTAWA — The federal Liberal government says hundreds of additional staff have been added in recent months to address long wait times and backlogs at Canadian airports as well as passport and immigration offices.
Use of facial recognition as security tool on Parliament Hill would pose risks: study

Use of facial recognition as security tool on Parliament Hill would pose risks: study

OTTAWA — The use of facial recognition technology as a security tool on Parliament Hill would pose substantial legal, privacy and human rights risks — and might even be unlawful, says a study prepared for the parliamentary security unit.
Corrective to Aug. 27 story on theft of Churchill portrait from Château Laurier

Corrective to Aug. 27 story on theft of Churchill portrait from Château Laurier

OTTAWA — In a story published Aug. 27, The Canadian Press erroneously reported the Rideau Club in Ottawa has a portrait of Sir Winston Churchill taken by photographer Yousuf Karsh in its Churchill Room.
Public safety minister adds new rules on prison 'dry cells' for suspected contraband

Public safety minister adds new rules on prison 'dry cells' for suspected contraband

OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino issued new directives today on the use of "dry cells" to keep inmates from bringing contraband into federal prisons.
A look at Quebec Liberal Party Leader Dominique Anglade

A look at Quebec Liberal Party Leader Dominique Anglade

Quebec's general election campaign has begun, and voters head to the polls on Oct. 3. Here's a look at Dominique Anglade, leader of the Quebec Liberal Party and the official Opposition. Born: Jan. 31, 1974, in Montreal, Que.
A look at Coalition Avenir Québec Leader François Legault

A look at Coalition Avenir Québec Leader François Legault

Quebec's general election campaign has begun, and voters head to the polls on Oct. 3. Here's a look at François Legault, the premier and leader of the Coalition Avenir Québec. Born: May 26, 1957, in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Que.
Cost of climate disasters, N.S. mass shooting inquiry : In The News for Aug. 29

Cost of climate disasters, N.S. mass shooting inquiry : In The News for Aug. 29

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 Aug. 29 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Floods, drought, storms could cost Canada's economy $139 billion by 2050: report

Floods, drought, storms could cost Canada's economy $139 billion by 2050: report

OTTAWA — Floods, droughts and major storms that wash out highways, damage buildings and affect power grids could cost Canada's economy $139 billion over the next 30 years, a new climate-based analysis predicts.
Trudeau calls for leaders to take united stance after Freeland confronted in Alberta

Trudeau calls for leaders to take united stance after Freeland confronted in Alberta

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called for political leaders to take a united stance against threats of violence and intimidation on Sunday, days after his deputy was confronted in Alberta by a man who repeatedly yelled profanity at her and called her