RCMP needs structural changes to address racism: MMIWG commissioner

Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian PressWed Nov 18 2020 19:08:07 OTTAWA — A commissioner who served on the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls says top-down attitudes and the centralized structure of the RCMP are leading to racist practices against Indigenous people in Canada. Speaking in French to the House of Commons public […]

Rising food prices push annual rate of inflation 0.7 per cent higher in October

Jordan Press, The Canadian PressWed Nov 18 2020 14:55:29 OTTAWA — The country’s headline inflation meter jumped last month by 0.7 per cent compared to one year ago, the fastest the consumer price index has risen in months, largely on the back of higher food prices. October’s increase compared with a year-over-year rise of 0.5 […]

Vancouver mayor moves to decriminalize simple possession of illicit drugs

Brenna Owen, The Canadian PressWed Nov 18 2020 14:45:30 Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart says he’s preparing to table a motion that would see city council vote on the decriminalization of simple possession of illicit drugs. “Personal possession and use of drugs are not a criminal justice issue, it’s a health issue, and it’s time we […]

BBC names ex-judge to lead probe into 1995 Diana interview

The BBC’s board of directors has approved the appointment of a retired senior judge to lead an independent investigation into the circumstances around a controversial 1995 TV interview with Princess Diana, the broadcaster said Wednesday.

Canada-U. S. border closure extended 30 days as American COVID-19 cases rise: source

OTTAWA — The Canada-U. S. border is set to remain closed well into December. A federal source speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment publicly confirmed the 30-day rollover of the closure that was set to expire on Friday. Visits such as vacations, day trips and cross-border shopping excursions […]