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Are grocery stores running out of food? Here's what's really going on
News/Business: The state of Canadian grocery store shelves has become something of a national obsession in recent weeks. While it's misleading to suggest the country is somehow running out of food, there are a lot of empty shelves right now. Here's why consumers should expect that to continue for a while yet.
How Russia's pipeline politics could split the alliance around Ukraine
News/Politics: Germany's upcoming decision on whether to certify the controversial Russian-owned Nord Stream 2 pipeline is rapidly emerging as a key element in high-stakes diplomatic efforts to dissuade Moscow from invading Ukraine.
Organizer of anti-vaccine mandate convoy says it won't tolerate extremists or violence
News/Politics: A key player behind a convoy travelling to Ottawa to protest a vaccine mandate for truckers is warning that those planning to use the event for acts of violence or vandalism won't be tolerated.
Federal government doubles down on vaccine mandate for truckers as convoy heads for Ottawa
News/Politics: The federal government says it will not back down on its vaccination rule for cross-border truckers despite entrenched opposition from some drivers and groups claiming to represent their interests.
Calgary Liberal MP George Chahal fined for election flyer controversy
News/Canada/Calgary: Calgary’s lone Liberal MP says he has paid a fine after a doorbell camera captured him removing an opponent’s campaign flyer and replacing it with one of his own on the eve of the last federal election.
Court places publication ban on Vice-Admiral Haydn Edmundson's sexual assault case
News/Politics: A publication ban is now in effect on one of the most high-profile military sexual assault cases that's before a civilian criminal court. Vice-Admiral Haydn Edmundson, the military's former head of human relations, was charged in Dec. 2021 with sexual assault and committing indecent acts. Edmundson has denied any wrongdoing.
Federal government promises probe of RCMP's approach to sexual misconduct in the ranks
News/Politics: After years of claims that sexual predators and harassers have been allowed to serve in the RCMP with few consequences, the federal government is promising to review how the police service disciplines its members.
Former head of national vaccine task force pleads not guilty to sexual assault charge
News/Politics: Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, the military commander who was dismissed from his job as the head of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of sexual assault.
'It looks pretty grim': former Estonian president on the prospect of a Russian attack on Ukraine
News/Politics/Power & Politics: "All of it looks pretty grim," said former Estonian president Toomas Hendrik Ilves when asked whether he believes a Russian attack on Ukraine is imminent, citing the Kremlin's "impossible" demands of NATO and Russia's military buildup.
Conservative MPs accuse Trudeau of pushing 'vaccine vendetta' as convoy protest heads to Ottawa
News/Politics: Conservative MPs fiercely opposed to the federal government's new vaccine mandate for cross-border truckers have slammed what they call Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's "vaccine vendetta," saying that a policy requiring truckers to show proof of vaccination will disrupt the country's supply chains.
Canadian academic Hassan Diab goes to trial next year in French terrorism case
News/Politics: France’s case against Ottawa academic Hassan Diab in connection with a bombing outside a Paris synagogue 40 years ago will go to trial in 2023 — more than five years after he was set free due to a lack of evidence.
How the COVID-19 outbreak in Bearskin Lake shows Canada needs to boost crisis response in First Nations
News/Canada/Thunder Bay: The federal government's response to a COVID-19 outbreak in a northern Ontario First Nation was criticized for being slow and ineffective. Indigenous leaders and experts say Canada needs to rethink how it responds to crises in First Nations.
Canada planning technological fixes to make crossing the border faster
News/Politics: The Canada Border Services Agency has big plans for technological innovations to speed travellers through airports and the border. But privacy experts say the agency must ensure that the information is being stored securely — and travellers need to know how their information is going to be used.
B.C.-based First Nation may put names to unmarked graves with new residential school documents
News/Politics: The leadership of Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc hopes to identify and locate missing children believed to be buried in unmarked graves near the former Kamloops Indian Residential School (IRS) with the help of previously undisclosed documents set for release by the federal government.