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Singh hopes to build 'momentum' on tour of Indigenous communities
News/Politics: NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has been meeting with Indigenous people who have been affected by boil water advisories, forest fires and other threats — stepping away from 24/7 national media coverage just as a federal election call is expected within weeks.
Acting defence chief's notes reveal weeks of intense discussions of how to handle Fortin allegation
News/Politics: Handwritten notes by Canada's acting chief of defence staff before Maj.-Gen Dany Fortin's removal as head of the country’s vaccine rollout reveal weeks of intense discussions between top government and military officials over how to handle the situation that was creating “anxiety” across the government.
Canada's troubled efforts to resettle Afghan military interpreters 'insulting' to veterans: O'Toole
News/Politics: Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is accusing the Liberal government of making a sloppy and half-hearted attempt to resettle Afghan interpreters who worked alongside the Canadian military.
First Nations and Ottawa agree to $8 billion settlement on drinking water advisories
News/Politics: A proposed settlement agreement worth nearly $8 billion has been reached in two national class action lawsuits launched against the federal government by First Nations under drinking water advisories.
Erin O'Toole says he'd let New Brunswick decide how to fund abortions
News/Canada/New Brunswick: Federal Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole visited Fredericton on Friday, where he said he'd let the government of New Brunswick decide how it provides funding for abortions done in the province.
'Welcome home,' Biden tells 1st group of Afghans resettling in U.S.
News/World: The first flight of Afghans who worked alongside Americans in Afghanistan over the past two decades brought more than 200 people, scores of them children and babies in arms, to new lives in the United States on Friday, and President Joe Biden said he was proud to welcome them home.
Political violence related to COVID-19 could lead to 'unravelling of societies' worldwide, observers say
News/World: From South Africa to Cuba, Haiti to Lebanon, we are seeing some of the biggest riots, protests and challenges to governments in decades. Many seem to be sparked by the economic and social impacts of COVID-19 and government attempts to contain it, writes Saša Petricic.
Advisory council could strip Julie Payette of her Order of Canada
News/Politics: As governor general, Julie Payette presented one of the country's most prestigious civilian honours to hundreds of accomplished Canadians. Now, an advisory council is thinking about taking her own Order of Canada away.
Ottawa vows to get Afghan interpreters to Canada 'as quickly as possible' — but the U.S. is moving faster
News/Politics: Interpreters who assisted the Canadian military during the war in Afghanistan should be flown to Canada and resettled here as soon as possible, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said today.
Afghan interpreters who helped the Canadian military have just 3 days to apply for resettlement
News/Politics: Afghan interpreters and others who assisted the Canadian Armed Forces in Afghanistan are being given only three days to apply for a new government program to resettle in Canada.