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Unions warn Canadians to expect disruptions at airports and border crossings starting Friday
News/Politics: The unions representing Canada’s border agents are warning travellers to expect lengthy delays at airports and border crossings if its workers proceed with planned job action on Friday.
Conservatives call for national standards on service dogs for veterans with PTSD
News/Politics: The Conservative party is calling on the federal government to develop national standards for the certification of psychiatric service dogs to improve access for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Ethics watchdog says Trudeau didn't further interests of lifelong friend Pitfield
News/Politics: The federal ethics watchdog has concluded Justin Trudeau was not involved in a decision that saw Liberal MPs using their taxpayer-funded budgets to hire the services of a company run by one of the prime minister's lifelong friends.
Canada ready to push back against Joe Biden's Buy American pledge, trade minister says
News/Politics: The minister responsible for international trade says Canada is well-positioned and ready to push back against a proposed massive new infrastructure bill that strengthens U.S. President Joe Biden's Buy American pledge.
Hard-hit industries worry federal COVID-19 subsidy extensions aren't enough
News/Canada/Ottawa: The federal government announced Friday it is extending the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) until Oct. 23 because different regions are reopening at different paces.
Sixties Scoop survivors call for federal inquiry and apology
News/Canada/Manitoba: Former Canadian senator Murray Sinclair and a group representing survivors of the Sixties Scoop want a federal inquiry into the actions and policies of governments that led to thousands of Indigenous children taken from their homes and placed with non-Indigenous families.
How Canadian tourism sustains Cuba's army and one-party state
News/Politics: Cuba's hotels and resorts sector is dominated by the holding company of the Cuban Armed Forces, GAESA. Cuban dissidents say Canadians who travel to Cuba are directly assisting repressive forces in the one-party state.
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.