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Fitch Ratings issues new warning over federal spending, government debt

Fitch Ratings issues new warning over federal spending, government debt

OTTAWA — A major global credit rating agency is issuing a new warning about federal debt that it says may become more difficult to tackle once the pandemic passes.
Manitoba RCMP search for bank robber who might be a 'Breaking Bad' fan

Manitoba RCMP search for bank robber who might be a 'Breaking Bad' fan

LANDMARK, Man. — Police in Manitoba say they aren't looking for Walter White but they are seeking a man who robbed a bank dressed like the meth-cooking TV science teacher.
Officials try to calm nerves and reassure parents as Montreal-area kids back in school

Officials try to calm nerves and reassure parents as Montreal-area kids back in school

MONTREAL — As tens of thousands of Montreal-area children returned to class Thursday for the first time since the emergence of COVID-19, government officials spent the day trying to reassure parents and teachers following reports of a few infections

Northern RCMP provide details around shooting death of Nunavut man

IQALUIT, Nunavut — RCMP in Nunavut are providing details on the shooting death of an Inuit man last February.
COVID-19 taking financial toll on Canadians with disabilities: survey

COVID-19 taking financial toll on Canadians with disabilities: survey

More than half of Canadians with disabilities who participated in a crowdsourced survey are struggling to make ends meet because of the financial fallout of the COVID-19 crisis, a new report suggests.

Two B.C. parents file legal challenge against school reopening plans

CHILLIWACK, B.C. — Two fathers have filed an injunction application demanding the British Columbia government implement tougher safety measures aimed at protecting students from the risks of COVID-19 before schools reopen.

Court awards teacher abused by Catholic priest $844,000 in damages

VANCOUVER — A former elementary school teacher who says she was sexually assaulted by a Roman Catholic priest more than 40 years ago in Kamloops, B.C., has been awarded nearly $850,000 in damages by a judge. Justice David Crossin of the B.C.
'Very difficult days:' Low oil prices, COVID crisis hand Alberta $24.2B deficit

'Very difficult days:' Low oil prices, COVID crisis hand Alberta $24.2B deficit

EDMONTON — The double blow of collapsing oil prices and the COVID-19 crisis has pushed Alberta into a historic deficit of $24.2 billion — more than triple what the United Conservative government projected in its February budget.
Macklem says central bankers must speak simply or risk losing public trust

Macklem says central bankers must speak simply or risk losing public trust

OTTAWA — The head of the Bank of Canada made an international pitch to his fellow central bankers on Thursday to forge closer ties with average citizens to manage economic expectations through the pandemic, or risk losing public trust and face an exi
Canada-China COVID-19 vaccine trials abandoned amid political tensions

Canada-China COVID-19 vaccine trials abandoned amid political tensions

HALIFAX — A COVID-19 vaccine-development partnership between Canada and a Chinese firm has been abandoned, ending clinical trials that were to be conducted by a Dalhousie University research lab.