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Colombia’s presidential race headed to run-off between leftist senator, populist businessman

Colombian voters opted for a dramatic change in presidential politics, choosing a leftist former rebel and an outsider populist businessman to advance to a runoff election in June amid hopes a new face can pull them out of the economic damage from the pandemic. Leftist Sen. Gustavo Petro led the …

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High gas prices push maternity care almost out of reach in B.C.’s far north

High gas prices are making life more expensive for a pregnant woman in northern B.C., who says she has to travel hundreds of kilometres for ultrasound appointments.  Stephanie Roberts lives with her husband and two children in Fort Nelson, in B.C.’s far north, about 130 kilometres south of the B.C.-Yukon border.  She …

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Legault pledges to demand more control from Ottawa over immigration to Quebec

Premier François Legault gave a glimpse into what his provincial election campaign will look like Sunday, with a speech outlining his plan to demand Ottawa hand over more immigration powers to Quebec. Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ), Legault’s party, held its caucus in Drummondville, Que., this weekend, a city in the Eastern Townships southeast of …

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2nd charter flight carrying those fleeing war in Ukraine lands in Montreal

Emotions ran high at the Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, where a second charter flight carrying people like Olena Biruk touched down Sunday morning.  The 20-year-old was one of 306 Ukrainians that flew into Montreal from Poland just before 11 a.m. ET Sunday after being approved for emergency travel to Canada. “Yesterday, I don’t sleep. I’m shocked,” Biruk …

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Bank of Canada all but certain to raise lending rates this week — with more hikes to come

The Bank of Canada is expected to raise its benchmark interest rate by half a percentage point on Wednesday, a move designed to rein in inflation, running at its highest level in decades. There’s a virtually unanimous view among economists that the bank will move its benchmark lending rate to 1.5 …

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Ronnie Hawkins, musician who called Canada home and mentored the Band, dead at 87

Ronnie Hawkins, the big, boisterous Southern rockabilly singer who called Canada home and helped mentor the first band from this country inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has died. His wife, Wanda, confirmed to The Canadian Press that Hawkins died Sunday morning after a long illness at …

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Highly anticipated report on military’s sexual misconduct crisis to be released today

A lengthy and detailed report by former Supreme Court justice Louise Arbour on sexual harassment and misconduct in the Canadian military is set for release today. The minister of national defence, Anita Anand, received the report on May 20 and had 10 days to make it public, according to the review’s mandate. …

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Toronto plastic surgeon accused of malpractice and disappearing with patients’ money has licence suspended

Amanda O’Brien went into Dr. Mahmood Kara’s office in 2019 for what was supposed to be a relatively simple procedure: a breast lift that would leave her existing implants, which he had put in 10 years earlier, intact. Instead, O’Brien ended up having to undergo five surgeries in the span of …

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A ‘watershed moment’? Police in Thunder Bay, Ont., face hearing after botched Indigenous death probe

Nearly seven years after the body of Stacy Debungee was found in a river flowing through Thunder Bay, Ont., disciplinary hearings for two officers involved in the deficient sudden death investigation are set to begin today. Staff Sgt. Shawn Harrison and Sgt. Shawn Whipple are both facing Police Service Act …

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N.S. inquiry report suggests how to support communities after mass shootings

A new report looking at how best to support people affected by mass shootings has been released by the inquiry into the 2020 Nova Scotia massacre, coming at a time when many victims’ families say they are losing faith in the entire process. The Mass Casualty Commission released five expert …

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