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Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino says his department will accelerate the processing of the families of interpreters and others who supported Canada’s mission in Afghanistan to evacuate as many approved people as possible quickly. Refugees from Afghanistan and Canadian Citizens board a bus after being processed at Pearson Airport in Toronto, Tuesday, Aug 17, 2021, after arriving indirectly from Afghanistan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada ramping up evacuation from Kabul with faster processing, fewer hurdles

The main obstacle remains the Taliban checkpoints that Afghans have to go through to reach the airport

 

A line of vehicles wait to enter Canada at the Peace Arch border crossing Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, in Blaine, Wash. Canada lifted its prohibition on Americans crossing the border to shop, vacation or visit, but America kept similar restrictions in place, part of a bumpy return to normalcy from coronavirus travel bans. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

United States extends border restrictions for Canada, Mexico to Sept. 21

The restrictions, which have been in place since March 2020, were set to expire Saturday

 

Governor General Mary Simon applauds Prime Minister Justin Trudeau following his speech during a ceremony in the Senate in Ottawa on Monday, July 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Who fires the starter’s pistol for an election in Canada? 5 things to know

First, the prime minister heads over to Rideau Hall to request the Governor General dissolve Parliament

 

The landing page for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit is seen in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. An internal government document is shining a light on how low-income seniors were abruptly cut off from monthly federal payments based on which bureaucratic body handled their emergency benefits last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini

Lost seniors’ income supplement hinged partly on what agency handled their CERB

Unknown to most, supplement was coming from two streams, one of which can be excluded

The landing page for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit is seen in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. An internal government document is shining a light on how low-income seniors were abruptly cut off from monthly federal payments based on which bureaucratic body handled their emergency benefits last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini
The federal government has provided the Pauquachin First Nation with more than $41 million in compensation for the historical wrong of Canada brokering a deal that caused the Indigenous community to become inaccessible by land. Pictured is the minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Saanich Peninsula’s Pauquachin First Nation receives $41 million from feds for road closure deal

Payment compensates for deal Canada struck with developer that closed only land access to community

The federal government has provided the Pauquachin First Nation with more than $41 million in compensation for the historical wrong of Canada brokering a deal that caused the Indigenous community to become inaccessible by land. Pictured is the minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, holds a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Federal government reaches nearly $8B deal with First Nations on drinking water suit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised in 2015 to lift all drinking water advisories by this March

Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, holds a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Victoria International Airport is among 11 B.C. regional airports receiving an injection of federal funding this summer, the government announced July 30. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria International Airport receives $3-million federal injection

11 B.C. airports receiving funding to maintain regional connectivity

The Victoria International Airport is among 11 B.C. regional airports receiving an injection of federal funding this summer, the government announced July 30. (Black Press Media file photo)
NDP MP Charlie Angus rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. The MP’s request for documents related to a new regulator that will handle child pornography and exploitive material could take over half a decade for government to process.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Government docs on porn regulator will take six years to access: Justice Department

Justice Department said that time frames for processing requests are based on the estimated number of records

NDP MP Charlie Angus rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. The MP’s request for documents related to a new regulator that will handle child pornography and exploitive material could take over half a decade for government to process.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Green Party Leader Annamie Paul attends a press briefing in Toronto on Monday, July 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Green party execs end ceasefire with leader Annamie Paul, as battle heads to court

Court filings show the Green party is trying to overturn arbitration orders that stymied threats to Annamie Paul’s leadership

Green Party Leader Annamie Paul attends a press briefing in Toronto on Monday, July 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
In this Nov. 1, 2018, file photo U.S. Air Force F-35 A-fighter jets from 31st Test Evaluation Squadron at Edwards AFB fly over Levi’s Stadium before an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders in Santa Clara, Calif. Canada has quietly made another multimillion-dollar payment toward development of the F-35 stealth fighter despite uncertainty over whether it will buy the stealth fighter and calls from some prominent Canadians not to purchase any new fighter jets.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Ben Margot

Canada spends another US$71M on F-35 amid calls to cancel fighter jet purchase

The F-35, which is built by U.S. defence giant Lockheed Martin, is competing against American rival Boeing’s Super Hornet

In this Nov. 1, 2018, file photo U.S. Air Force F-35 A-fighter jets from 31st Test Evaluation Squadron at Edwards AFB fly over Levi’s Stadium before an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders in Santa Clara, Calif. Canada has quietly made another multimillion-dollar payment toward development of the F-35 stealth fighter despite uncertainty over whether it will buy the stealth fighter and calls from some prominent Canadians not to purchase any new fighter jets.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Ben Margot
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes selfies with community members at the Hamilton Mountain Mosque after speaking to the congregation to recognize Eid al-Adha in Hamilton, Ont., Tuesday, July 20, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Feds looking into Muslim charities’ concerns: PM

Almost 100 Muslim organizations and civil society groups wrote to Trudeau this week

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes selfies with community members at the Hamilton Mountain Mosque after speaking to the congregation to recognize Eid al-Adha in Hamilton, Ont., Tuesday, July 20, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Singh says government must regulate online hate

Doing so would help address concerns from religious groups and visible minority populations, he says

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson makes an announcement about in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, July 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘Defining issue’: Federal environment minister says extreme weather a wake-up call

Wildfires are raging out of control, forcing residents out of their homes in British Columbia

Federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson makes an announcement about in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, July 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Canadian and American flags fly near the Ambassador Bridge at the Canada-USA border crossing in Windsor, Ont. on Saturday, March 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rob Gurdebeke

Challenges at southern border may be drag on efforts to reopen Canada-U.S. frontier

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada’s COVID-19 restrictions on visitors from the U.S. have always been more stringent

Canadian and American flags fly near the Ambassador Bridge at the Canada-USA border crossing in Windsor, Ont. on Saturday, March 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rob Gurdebeke
Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Catherine McKenna talks about the recent transit announcement during a press conference at Surrey City Hall in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, July 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Liberals add $1.4 billion to climate change mitigation fund: McKenna

The new $1.4 billion fund will be spent over 12-year period

Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Catherine McKenna talks about the recent transit announcement during a press conference at Surrey City Hall in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, July 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
New Toyota cars for sale are seen at an auto mall in Ottawa, on Monday, April 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

At least 70% of vehicle sales must be ZEVs to achieve Ottawa’s emissions plan: report

The plan projects a reduction of 213 megatonnes (MT) of greenhouse gas emission

New Toyota cars for sale are seen at an auto mall in Ottawa, on Monday, April 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Studies by the BC Humanist Association suggest that religious privilege exists in Canada, since churches are exempt from some taxes. (Pixabay)

B.C. Humanists continue to lobby against giving clergy charitable tax breaks

Group says clergy housing deduction an example of ‘religious privilege’

Studies by the BC Humanist Association suggest that religious privilege exists in Canada, since churches are exempt from some taxes. (Pixabay)
Pte. Danny Drapeau, of Alpha Company 1st Battalion Royal 22e Regiment, waits to lowers the Canadian flag for the last time at Forward Operating Base Zangabad on Sunday June 19, 2011. The base, in the former Taliban redoubt, was officially handed over to an American unit as the Canadian withdrawal from Kandahar hits full stride. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Murray Brewster

Ottawa promises plan to help Afghan interpreters, stops short on timeline

Canadian veterans in particular have been sounding the alarm with growing concern

Pte. Danny Drapeau, of Alpha Company 1st Battalion Royal 22e Regiment, waits to lowers the Canadian flag for the last time at Forward Operating Base Zangabad on Sunday June 19, 2011. The base, in the former Taliban redoubt, was officially handed over to an American unit as the Canadian withdrawal from Kandahar hits full stride. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Murray Brewster
Pte. Danny Drapeau, of Alpha Company 1st Battalion Royal 22e Regiment, waits to lowers the Canadian flag for the last time at Forward Operating Base Zangabad on Sunday June 19, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Murray Brewster

Ottawa promises plan to help Afghan interpreters, stops short on timeline

Dozens of Afghans are facing Taliban arrest or worse for having worked with Canadian military

Pte. Danny Drapeau, of Alpha Company 1st Battalion Royal 22e Regiment, waits to lowers the Canadian flag for the last time at Forward Operating Base Zangabad on Sunday June 19, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Murray Brewster
B.C. In Vancouver, Premier John Horgan smiles during a news conference on Sunday, October 25, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. to create new clean energy centre to help with low-carbon innovation

The Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy is expected to be open by this fall

B.C. In Vancouver, Premier John Horgan smiles during a news conference on Sunday, October 25, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck