Federal study details workers hit hardest by tax, benefit system for extra earnings
News/Politics: Newly released documents show Finance Department officials calculated that workers near the bottom of the income ladder are dinged hardest for extra earnings than anybody else, including those at the top.
Sipekne'katik chief says discussions with commercial fishers in Nova Scotia can wait
News/Canada/Nova Scotia: A federally appointed facilitator says he’s ready to start talking to First Nations and commercial lobster fishers to settle tensions in southwest Nova Scotia, but the chief of the band embroiled in the conflict says his priority is resolving issues with Ottawa over a "moderate livelihood" fishery.
Police issued 77 fines, charged 7 people for breaking Canada's COVID-19 quarantine rules
News/Business: Over the past seven months — during which millions of people have entered Canada — police have issued 77 tickets and charged seven people for violating the country’s Quarantine Act.
Post-secondary students decry cyber exam monitoring tools, urge changes to how they're assessed
News/Canada: Canadian colleges and universities are in the midst of midterm exam season, but with so many students doing courses online now and experts reporting increased academic misconduct, some students are raising concerns about how cyber tools are being used to monitor them.
Trudeau government pressed to shield secret operational information in court
News/Politics: Failing to address questions about intelligence-sharing in courtrooms could put a number of national security court cases at risk and undermine Ottawa's national security efforts, warns a grim briefing note prepared for the public safety minister.
Why did Diana do what she did? Actor Emma Corrin looks for answers as she takes on iconic role in The Crown
News/World: For actor Emma Corrin, preparing to take on the role of Diana, Princess of Wales, for Season 4 of The Crown was a daunting prospect, and something of a lesson in trying to determine the psychology behind events in the life of an iconic, high-profile member of the Royal Family.
For Canadian sex workers, CERB was a lifeline — if they could get it
News/Canada/Saskatchewan: It's a common misconception that Canadian sex workers cannot, or should not, file taxes on their income because their industry exists in what many consider to be a legal "grey area," but doing so gave some sex workers access to CERB during the pandemic.
B.C. NDP will form decisive majority government, CBC News projects
News/Canada/British Columbia: The NDP will form a majority government in British Columbia for the first time in more than 20 years, CBC News projects, as voters opted to stay the course in a tumultuous year and send Leader John Horgan back to the legislature as the only consecutive two-term premier in his party's history.
Ottawa names N.S. university president to rebuild trust between Mi'kmaw, commercial fishers
News/Canada/Nova Scotia: Allister Surette, president of Université Sainte-Anne, has been named as the federal special representative to try to resolve the ongoing dispute between commercial and Indigenous fishers after violent opposition to a Mi'kmaw lobster fishery in Nova Scotia.
Donald Trump casts vote in Florida as Joe Biden warns of 'dark winter' in U.S. due to pandemic
News/World: U.S. President Donald Trump voted in his adopted home of Florida before hitting the campaign trail for rallies in three swing states on Saturday, joining more than 54 million Americans who have cast early ballots ahead of the Nov. 3 election.
Borat's back, but does 'extreme comedy' really change minds or just push people away?
News/Entertainment: Sacha Baron Cohen says his Borat movie sequel aims to "reveal the dangerous slide to authoritarianism." But how influential satire is depends on whom it actually reaches — and some experts say his comedy merely convinces those who are already convinced.