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Voter turnout in federal election about average despite pandemic challenges

Voter turnout in federal election about average despite pandemic challenges

OTTAWA — Sixty-two per cent of eligible voters cast ballots in last week's federal election — about average turnout for recent Canadian elections despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
'It has been the worst period in my life': Annamie Paul resigns as Green leader

'It has been the worst period in my life': Annamie Paul resigns as Green leader

TORONTO — Annamie Paul is stepping down as leader of the Green Party of Canada following months of strife within its ranks, saying she doesn't "have the heart" to keep fighting to hold onto the reins.
Rookie MPs start orientation amid uncertainty over Parliament's future

Rookie MPs start orientation amid uncertainty over Parliament's future

OTTAWA — Ten newly elected members of Parliament were shown the ropes of their new jobs on Monday, even as questions swirled around when — and how — they and their more experienced colleagues on both sides of the aisle will head back to the House of
Direct passenger flights from India resume as Canada lifts ban

Direct passenger flights from India resume as Canada lifts ban

Direct passenger flights to Canada from India resumed Monday as Transport Canada lifted a months-long ban imposed due to high COVID-19 case counts.
Survivor offers advice on how to honour National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Survivor offers advice on how to honour National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

For the past six years, Geraldine Shingoose has been sharing her truths as a residential school survivor — or warrior as she prefers to be called — in Manitoba classrooms.
White House plays down notion of link between Meng decision, release of two Michaels

White House plays down notion of link between Meng decision, release of two Michaels

WASHINGTON — The White House is playing down the links between the release of Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig and last week's decision to abandon the extradition of Meng Wanzhou. Press secretary Jen Psaki says the U.S.
Saskatchewan stop on organ donations will have ripple effect across Canada: doctor

Saskatchewan stop on organ donations will have ripple effect across Canada: doctor

REGINA — Krystal Graham is a Saskatchewan nurse who is on a transplant list waiting for a liver.
Conservatives could have done better job talking to Chinese voters: former MP

Conservatives could have done better job talking to Chinese voters: former MP

OTTAWA — A former Conservative MP who lost his seat in the recent election thinks the party could have done a better job speaking directly to Chinese Canadians.
Quebec to offer four-hour free legal consult for conjugal, sexual violence victims

Quebec to offer four-hour free legal consult for conjugal, sexual violence victims

MONTREAL — The Quebec government says it will offer up to four hours of free legal advice for victims of sexual assault or domestic violence. Justice Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette announced the program today in Montreal.
China: 2 Canadians in prisoner swap freed for health reasons

China: 2 Canadians in prisoner swap freed for health reasons

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Two Canadians detained in late 2019 who were allowed to return to Canada in a prisoner swap were released on bail for health reasons, China's Foreign Ministry said Monday.