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Hopes for promised return to peacekeeping dashed as Canada pledges money, not troops

Hopes for promised return to peacekeeping dashed as Canada pledges money, not troops

OTTAWA — Canada emerged from a high-profile peacekeeping summit in South Korea this week having pledged tens of millions of dollars in new funds to help the United Nations execute its missions around the world.
Quebec tables police reform bill aimed at improving oversight, regaining public trust

Quebec tables police reform bill aimed at improving oversight, regaining public trust

Quebec plans to broaden the powers of its police watchdog agency to include all alleged offences committed by officers as part of an omnibus bill tabled today.
Yukon reports two Omicron cases, expands booster program to those aged 18 and over

Yukon reports two Omicron cases, expands booster program to those aged 18 and over

WHITEHORSE — Two cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 have been found in Yukon as the territory moves to expand its booster program to those aged 18 and over, says the acting chief medical officer of health Dr.
Bank of Canada keeps key interest rate target on hold at 0.25 per cent

Bank of Canada keeps key interest rate target on hold at 0.25 per cent

OTTAWA — Canada's central bank has sent a warning that increases in the cost of living would continue into next year, but signalled it wasn't yet prepared to pull its key lever to rein in inflation. The annual pace of inflation in October rose to 4.
Jewish federal employees form network to combat antisemitism in government service

Jewish federal employees form network to combat antisemitism in government service

OTTAWA — Jewish civil servants met the prime minister's special envoy on fighting antisemitism to ask for support dealing with anti-Jewish abuse and slurs in the federal public service.
Supreme Court restores manslaughter conviction in Regina child starvation case

Supreme Court restores manslaughter conviction in Regina child starvation case

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld the conviction of a foster father in the starvation death of one child and the near death of her sister who were both in his and his wife's care.
Government launches second phase of skilled refugee pilot program

Government launches second phase of skilled refugee pilot program

OTTAWA — The government has expanded a pilot that allows refugees to apply for permanent residency through conventional economic immigration streams by removing some of the barriers that would traditionally have precluded them.
Two men found dead in aftermath of fire at rooming house in Quebec City

Two men found dead in aftermath of fire at rooming house in Quebec City

QUEBEC — Police are investigating the suspicious deaths of two men found dead inside a home that caught fire in Quebec City early this morning. The fire started at about 1 a.m.
Democracy summit, Chinese firm loses bid pausing Ottawa order: In The News for Dec. 8

Democracy summit, Chinese firm loses bid pausing Ottawa order: In The News for Dec. 8

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 Dec. 8 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Rebuffing ransomware: How to prevent your organization from becoming a victim

Rebuffing ransomware: How to prevent your organization from becoming a victim

OTTAWA — Cybercriminals have zeroed in on a lucrative tactic, holding the digital files of crucial enterprises hostage until a hefty fee is paid, often in hard-to-trace virtual currency.
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