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Canada kicks Boeing from jet competition, narrows search to F-35 and Swedish Gripen

Canada kicks Boeing from jet competition, narrows search to F-35 and Swedish Gripen

OTTAWA — Canada has officially narrowed its decade-long hunt for a new fighter jet to two choices as the federal government confirmed U.S. aerospace giant Boeing’s Super Hornet is out of the running to replace the military’s aging CF-18s.
Quebec to introduce tracking bracelets for some conjugal violence offenders

Quebec to introduce tracking bracelets for some conjugal violence offenders

MONTREAL — Quebec will begin requiring some domestic violence offenders to wear electronic tracking bracelets beginning next spring, the province's public security minister announced Wednesday.
Lawyer questions coverage of First Nations water settlement as deal to be ratified

Lawyer questions coverage of First Nations water settlement as deal to be ratified

An $8-billion class-action settlement on First Nations drinking water due to be ratified next week still isn't clear on who it will cover, says a lawyer involved with the issue.
Interim Green Leader Amita Kuttner ready to get tough on party infighting

Interim Green Leader Amita Kuttner ready to get tough on party infighting

OTTAWA — Amita Kuttner, the new interim Green leader, says they will be ready to take tough disciplinary action to deal with party members who "have been at each other's throats.
Feds shortchanging First Nations on operating cash for water systems, PBO says

Feds shortchanging First Nations on operating cash for water systems, PBO says

OTTAWA — The parliamentary budget officer has put a price tag on providing clean drinking water in First Nations, saying in a new report that the federal government still has a shortfall to make up.
COVID-19 shows up in Canadian wildlife for first time with three Quebec deer infected

COVID-19 shows up in Canadian wildlife for first time with three Quebec deer infected

OTTAWA — For the first time, the COVID-19 virus has been detected in Canadian wildlife. Environment Canada says the virus was detected late last month in three wild white-tailed deer in Quebec.
Not all airports ready to give new COVID-19 tests to air travellers, says Duclos

Not all airports ready to give new COVID-19 tests to air travellers, says Duclos

OTTAWA — Not all Canadian airports will have the capacity to immediately begin testing arriving air travellers from countries other than the United States for COVID-19, the federal health minister said Wednesday.
Hundreds of Quebec daycares closed by unlimited strike as contract talks stall

Hundreds of Quebec daycares closed by unlimited strike as contract talks stall

MONTREAL — Thousands of public daycare workers in Quebec launched an unlimited strike on Wednesday, after contract talks with the government stalled over pay raises for support staff such as kitchen and maintenance employees.
New probe after second violent arrest video involving Quebec City police goes viral

New probe after second violent arrest video involving Quebec City police goes viral

MONTREAL — Quebec City police are facing a second independent probe into their conduct, following the release of another violent arrest video from last weekend, the province's public security minister said Wednesday.
Feds open bids for 'major attraction' in renewed bid for land project in Ottawa

Feds open bids for 'major attraction' in renewed bid for land project in Ottawa

OTTAWA — A federal agency is swinging open the doors for companies to propose one or more attractions to anchor a major land development project near the capital's downtown.
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