WASHINGTON, Wash. - Donald Trump appeared to do something Thursday he rarely does: follow someone else's advice.
Ontario's premier insisted Thursday that a prominent social conservative wasn't getting special treatment while trying to turn a Christian college into a university, but critics said it was clear Doug Ford was using new legislation to reward one of his strongest and most controversial supporters.
TORONTO - Two more hospitals in Toronto declared outbreaks of COVID-19 on Thursday, joining a growing number dealing with infections spreading within their walls.
The father of a Newfoundland and Labrador man missing in British Columbia says a discovered piece of fabric has spurred officials to resume the search.
An Ontario judge has ordered demonstrators to permanently leave a construction site at the centre of an Indigenous land dispute, saying he won't hear constitutional arguments in the case because previous orders to clear the area were ignored.
International travellers arriving in Alberta by air or land will have the option to take an expedited COVID-19 test to avoid quarantining for 14 days — a move the premier says would help the province's struggling service and tourism industry.
A COVID-19 outbreak at a Quebec pork-processing plant grew Thursday as Manitoba expanded its restrictions and Alberta announced a testing pilot at two international border crossings that it hopes will eventually boost its ailing travel industry.
OTTAWA - The Liberals will not turn a Conservative motion into a test of confidence in their minority government — despite arguing the motion is so broad and its demand for documents so massive that it could get in the way of running the country.
MONTREAL - Chances that restaurants in Quebec’s largest cities will reopen for in-person dining on Oct. 29 are low, Premier Francois Legault said Thursday, as the province reported more than 1,000 new COVID-19 infections.
OTTAWA - A controversy over a suspended professor who used a notoriously derogatory word for Black people in class has stirred strong emotions on Parliament Hill, over whether, if ever, the term should be used.
MONTREAL - The crash-prone ferry MV Apollo, which officials on Quebec's North Shore had hoped to sink and turn into an underwater diving attraction, is likely headed for the scrapyard.
OTTAWA - A much-heralded program to grant permanent residency to some asylum seekers working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic has yet to accept a single application.
HALIFAX - Canada's mink breeders are increasing safety measures on their farms to avoid the devastating COVID-19 outbreaks that have plagued their European and American counterparts.
The chief and council of a First Nation in a remote part of northwestern Ontario said Thursday that they won't send evacuees home until the community has access to running water 24/7.
OTTAWA - Canada's chief public health officer says messages on how to keep safe during the COVID-19 pandemic might seem inconsistent, but that’s because the epidemiology is different across the country and the science on the virus has evolved.
HALIFAX - The joint public inquiry in response to the April mass shooting in Nova Scotia has announced a mandate that includes a probe of the RCMP response as well as the role of gender-based violence in the tragedy.
OTTAWA - The European Union's council has reimposed a travel restriction on Canada as it battles a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
OTTAWA - The Royal Canadian Navy is investigating an unexplained breakdown on its brand-new, $400-million Arctic patrol ship.
FREDERICTON - A lawyer for the accused Fredericton mass shooter says his client repeatedly demanded to be released from detention and often refused to take legal advice during their meetings together in 2019.
TORONTO - A contribution of $100 million from Ottawa will assist with the commercialization of new products from Canada's oil and gas industry, as well as help reduce its environmental impact, according to the head of a consortium that will administer the money.
OTTAWA - Canada's chief electoral officer says that in the event of a snap election during the pandemic, Canadians would have better access to the polls with a longer campaign — even though a shorter one appears more likely.
OTTAWA - The former leader of the defunct Bridge Party of Canada and another individual are facing charges under both the Canada Elections Act and the Criminal Code, says Canada's elections commissioner.
METEGHAN, N.S. - As he stands calmly splicing anchor rope, Roger LeBlanc describes the anxiety, anger and suspicion over a Mi'kmaq lobster fishery that is coursing through his small Acadian community.
OAKVILLE - Halton police are issuing a reminder to parents after they say a young child used an out-of-service cell phone to call 911, tying up emergency services.
TORONTO - An anesthesiologist who sexually assaulted 21 sedated women during their surgeries at a north Toronto hospital will serve the remainder of his sentence in the community but is barred from contacting any of his victims.
Montreal's mayor says she hopes her $6-million plan that includes free parking and longer store operating hours will be enough to lure holiday shoppers to the city's hard-hit downtown.
TORONTO - Lawyers say they are close to finalizing details that would allow a trial by Zoom for a man who killed 10 people when he drove a rental van down a busy Toronto sidewalk.
TORONTO - A new bill in Ontario could make it harder for consumers to sue a business that was involved in the transmission of COVID-19, lawyers say.
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OTTAWA - The RCMP says Mounties serving in Iqaluit are to be equipped with body-worn cameras later this year as part of a pilot project that aims to help strengthen accountability and public trust of the police force.
VICTORIA - British Columbia's New Democrats took a risk calling a snap election during a global pandemic to pursue a majority government, creating a major campaign issue for the party's opponents.
Health officials in Toronto and Montreal struck vastly different tones on the state of COVID-19 in their cities on Wednesday, with Toronto's medical officer of health warning the Ontario capital could be following in the footsteps of hard-hit Europe.
HALIFAX - The chief of the First Nation behind a disputed moderate livelihood lobster fishery in Nova Scotia says recent vandalism and the loss of potential sales have cost the band more than $1.5 million — and he wants those responsible to be held accountable.
EDMONTON - Leaked advice on proposed Alberta curriculum changes suggests the legacy of residential schools is too upsetting to be taught to young children, but the chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission says there's nothing to support that view.
OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau's minority government survived its most serious confidence test yet Wednesday, but opposition resentment over the Liberals' high-stakes brinkmanship may make it more difficult to avoid defeat in future.
VANCOUVER - The leader of the B.C. Green party is betting on a legislature in which one party doesn't hold all the power in the final days of a snap election campaign that began a week after her leadership victory.
VANCOUVER - B.C. Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson says he's feeling confident and optimistic as British Columbia's provincial election campaign enters its final days.
IQALUIT, Nunavut - Nunavut’s premier says he believes his motion to remove a member of his cabinet over a social media post will pass when it is voted on later this week.
Hundreds of people are being evacuated from a remote First Nation in northwestern Ontario due to a water crisis, the community's chief said Wednesday, accusing the federal and provincial governments of "dehumanizing" inaction.
OTTAWA - Sen. Mike Duffy has filed an appeal to the country's top court in the hopes the Supreme Court of Canada will let him sue the Senate from a years-old spending scandal.
Toronto police say the Special Investigations Unit is investigating after several people -- including two teen boys -- allegedly opened fire on officers who were searching a home.
OTTAWA - Procurement Minister Anita Anand says the first shipment of rapid tests for COVID-19 has arrived in Canada, but their eventual destinations remain shrouded in mystery.