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Cabinet ministers request emergency debate over Nova Scotia treaty dispute

OTTAWA — Four cabinet ministers and the NDP have requested an emergency debate in the House of Commons over a treaty dispute between commercial fishermen and Mi'kmaq fishers.
Universities say cancelled exams in high schools won't hamper post-secondary plans

Universities say cancelled exams in high schools won't hamper post-secondary plans

TORONTO — As several school boards in Ontario decide to scrap exams during the pandemic, universities are reassuring students that the move won't affect their post-secondary plans.

Quebec town Asbestos, once home to Canada's largest asbestos mine, getting a new name

ASBESTOS, Que. — The Quebec town of Asbestos will soon know its new name.
Ontario reports 658 new cases of COVID-19, down from Saturday's 805 cases

Ontario reports 658 new cases of COVID-19, down from Saturday's 805 cases

Ontario reported 658 new cases of COVID-19 and five new deaths related to the virus Sunday, as another region prepared to join three hot spots in reverting to stricter pandemic protocols.

Quebec reports 1,094 new cases of COVID-19, six additional deaths linked to virus

Quebec is reporting 1,094 new cases of COVID-19 today, marking the third straight day that the single-day tally has been over 1,000 cases. The province says six additional deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus have been reported.

Police expand racist yearbook probe as 10 high school students say entries altered

PICKERING, Ont. — Police east of Toronto have expanded an investigation centred on a high school where a Black student's yearbook entry was altered to include a racial slur, saying more students have reported their profiles being tampered with.

Ontario sees 805 new COVID-19 cases amid new restrictions at York Region care homes

TORONTO — Ontario reported 805 new cases of COVID-19 and 10 new deaths related to the virus Saturday, as another Toronto-area public health unit imposed tighter restrictions on local long-term care homes.

Quebec reports 1,279 new COVID-19 cases, 15 more deaths linked to novel coronavirus

MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 1,279 new COVID-19 cases today along with 15 more deaths linked to the novel coronavirus. Health officials say the total number of infections in the province stands at 92,297, and 6,032 people have died from the virus.

York Region latest to face stricter COVID-19 restrictions as cases rise

TORONTO — Ontario announced stricter health measures for York Region on Friday in an effort contain what the province is calling an "alarming" surge in COVID-19 cases in that area.
Muslim group releases video of fatal stabbing outside Toronto mosque

Muslim group releases video of fatal stabbing outside Toronto mosque

TORONTO — A video that purportedly shows the killing of a 58-year-old volunteer outside a mosque in Toronto may be dark and grainy, but it was released to show that such crimes do take place in Canada, the head of a national Muslim group that posted