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Champagne bursts COVID-19 cocoon, butting heads abroad with Lebanon and China

Champagne bursts COVID-19 cocoon, butting heads abroad with Lebanon and China

OTTAWA — Canada's foreign minister was bound for London for private talks with a trusted ally after butting heads with leading figures from Lebanon and China, capping a bubble-bursting, four-country tour amid an unprecedented global pandemic.
Top court to sit in person, start session early to catch up on COVID-19 delays

Top court to sit in person, start session early to catch up on COVID-19 delays

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will resume in-person hearings next month. The fall session will begin Sept.
From 'seaman' to 'sailor': the Royal Canadian Navy adopts gender-neutral titles

From 'seaman' to 'sailor': the Royal Canadian Navy adopts gender-neutral titles

OTTAWA — The Royal Canadian Navy is changing the titles of its junior ranks to be more inclusive.
Indigenous-led alert system for N.S. Mi'kmaq communities ready to roll out

Indigenous-led alert system for N.S. Mi'kmaq communities ready to roll out

CAPE BRETON, N.S. — A new alert system that will issue emergency messages to residents in five Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq communities is the first of its kind among Indigenous peoples in Canada, according to developers.
Pandemic has brought Canada together, pushed Americans apart, poll suggests

Pandemic has brought Canada together, pushed Americans apart, poll suggests

WASHINGTON — Canadians believe the COVID-19 crisis has brought their country together, while Americans blame the pandemic for worsening their cultural and political divide, a new international public opinion survey suggests.
Tories ask speaking agency to release records on WE's payments to Trudeau family

Tories ask speaking agency to release records on WE's payments to Trudeau family

OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives are calling on a speaking agency through which WE Charity paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to members of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's family to hand over all documents about the arrangements.
Explosion in mail-in voting expected if election held amid pandemic

Explosion in mail-in voting expected if election held amid pandemic

OTTAWA — Elections Canada is bracing for an explosive increase in the number of Canadians who vote by mail should the country be plunged into an election during the COVID-19 pandemic. Public opinion research commissioned by the agency suggests 21.
Many students in Quebec are back to school today amid COVID-19 worries

Many students in Quebec are back to school today amid COVID-19 worries

MONTREAL — There was a mixture of anxiety and regular back-to-school excitement this morning as tens of thousands of Montreal-area children returned to class for the first time since the emergence of COVID-19.

Nova Scotia man in Cape Breton abduction case facing more charges

SYDNEY, N.S. — The 47-year-old man allegedly connected with the disappearance of an Indigenous teenager in Cape Breton is now facing additional charges. Chris Hansen with the Public Prosecution Service says the man appeared in a Sydney, N.S.
NBA protest, Quebec schools return and Hurricane Laura: In The News for Aug. 27

NBA protest, Quebec schools return and Hurricane Laura: In The News for Aug. 27

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 Aug. 27 ... What we are watching in Canada ...