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Cost of keeping some civil servants home for COVID-19 could exceed $600 million

Cost of keeping some civil servants home for COVID-19 could exceed $600 million

OTTAWA — The federal government has lost at least $439 million so far this year in productivity through a policy that allows civil servants to stay home, with pay, during emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the country's budget watchdog said i
RCMP watchdog calls for report deadlines to ensure timely Mountie responses

RCMP watchdog calls for report deadlines to ensure timely Mountie responses

OTTAWA — The RCMP watchdog is calling for statutory deadlines to ensure the Mounties respond to complaint findings in a timely way amid mounting concerns over excessive use of force by police.
Scheer, Blanchet call on Trudeau to resign over handling of WE Charity deal

Scheer, Blanchet call on Trudeau to resign over handling of WE Charity deal

OTTAWA — Both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Bill Morneau are facing calls to resign — from two federal party leaders — over their involvement in the controversy swirling around the WE organization.
Montreal mother charged with murder following six-year-old's stabbing death

Montreal mother charged with murder following six-year-old's stabbing death

MONTREAL — The mother of a six-year-old girl who died after she was stabbed in an east-end Montreal residence was charged Friday with second-degree murder.
N.S. premier defends mass shooting probe against criticism it lacks key powers

N.S. premier defends mass shooting probe against criticism it lacks key powers

HALIFAX — Premier Stephen McNeil says if panellists leading a review into Nova Scotia's recent mass shooting need more powers, he expects they will request them from his government.
Iran shootdown of plane carrying Canadians 'illegal,' says Ukraine minister

Iran shootdown of plane carrying Canadians 'illegal,' says Ukraine minister

OTTAWA — A Ukraine minister says a preliminary analysis of flight recorders has revealed that Iran illegally shot down a passenger jet from his country over Tehran.
Homicide, thefts, fraud: Alarming increases in brazen crime in Winnipeg

Homicide, thefts, fraud: Alarming increases in brazen crime in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG — The police chief in Manitoba's capital says the number of homicides doubled last year as the city experienced an alarming increase in bold criminal activity.
Video lottery terminal class action cannot go ahead, Supreme Court says

Video lottery terminal class action cannot go ahead, Supreme Court says

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a class-action lawsuit taking aim at video lottery terminals cannot proceed, saying Friday the claims made in the case are bound to fail.
Health experts tell Ottawa to hurry domestic vaccine funding amid China delays

Health experts tell Ottawa to hurry domestic vaccine funding amid China delays

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is being pressed to approve funding for a made-in-Canada COVID-19 vaccine to lessen the risk Canadians will have to line up and wait on a foreign-made pandemic cure.
Nova Scotia man accused of stabbing officer, police dog still at large

Nova Scotia man accused of stabbing officer, police dog still at large

BRIDGEWATER, N.S. — A Nova Scotia fugitive accused of stabbing a police sergeant, assaulting a woman and injuring a police dog remains at large. RCMP spokeswoman Cpl.