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Women, youth bear the brunt of January job losses, unemployment rate hits 9.4%

Women, youth bear the brunt of January job losses, unemployment rate hits 9.4%

OTTAWA — Canada's labour market saw months of gains wiped out in a matter of weeks as widespread lockdowns and school closures erased 212,800 jobs in January, hitting mothers and youth particularly hard.
Nunavut hunters block mine road, airstrip; say their voices aren't being heard

Nunavut hunters block mine road, airstrip; say their voices aren't being heard

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Naymen Inuarak stands on a road that sees trucks carry iron ore from a mine on the north side of Nunavut's Baffin Island before sending it out to sea.
Trudeau defends accepting COVAX vaccines, says Canada still supports poor countries

Trudeau defends accepting COVAX vaccines, says Canada still supports poor countries

OTTAWA — Canada is committed to helping poor countries obtain COVID-19 vaccines, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday as he rebutted criticism over Canada's decision to draw from an international fund designed to help poor countries.
Manitoba man who rammed Rideau Hall gates pleads guilty to eight charges

Manitoba man who rammed Rideau Hall gates pleads guilty to eight charges

OTTAWA — A man accused of ramming through a gate at Rideau Hall and heading toward Justin Trudeau's home while heavily armed pleaded guilty to eight charges in court Friday.

Quebec judge sides with Hasidic Jews, changes COVID rules on religions gatherings

MONTREAL — A Quebec Superior Court judge has ruled in favour of a group of Hassidic Jews who had challenged the province's COVID-19 restrictions on religious gatherings.
NDP makes pre-emptive strike with election pledge on long-term care

NDP makes pre-emptive strike with election pledge on long-term care

OTTAWA — The NDP is calling for the elimination of for-profit long-term care by 2030 in a multibillion-dollar plan presented as a potential election promise.
Winnipeg judge denies bail to fashion king Peter Nygard on U.S. sex charges

Winnipeg judge denies bail to fashion king Peter Nygard on U.S. sex charges

WINNIPEG — A Canadian fashion king facing charges of sex trafficking and racketeering in the United States will remain in jail after a judge denied his bail request.
January job numbers and Trump quits Screen Actors Guild: In The News for Feb. 5

January job numbers and Trump quits Screen Actors Guild: In The News for Feb. 5

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Feb 5. ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Mother waits weeks for feds to sort out problems with COVID-19 benefits system

Mother waits weeks for feds to sort out problems with COVID-19 benefits system

OTTAWA — Jennifer Vaughan's daily routine with her school-aged children has been the same for weeks as they shuffle from screen, to fresh air, to meals and back again — all from home.
B.C. man who helped stranded U.S. family rewarded with new car, peanuts

B.C. man who helped stranded U.S. family rewarded with new car, peanuts

A B.C. man who gained widespread attention for helping drive a stranded American family to the Alaska-Canada border will soon be able to do that trip in a new car. Gary Bath, a Canadian ranger and military veteran in Fort St.