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Judge says he did sever ties with Black federation on fear of suspension

TORONTO — A judge accused of lying to a disciplinary committee said on Tuesday that he did indeed give up all involvement with a Black federation he helped found out of fear he would be suspended from the bench.
COVID-19 cases more than double in federal prisons during second wave of pandemic

COVID-19 cases more than double in federal prisons during second wave of pandemic

OTTAWA — Canada's prison ombudsman is calling for alternatives to incarceration in a new report that shows the number of COVID-19 cases at federal facilities more than doubled in the pandemic's second wave.
Probe ongoing in slaying of Quebec woman who had reported threats just days before

Probe ongoing in slaying of Quebec woman who had reported threats just days before

MONTREAL — Police are still seeking a suspect in the slaying of a Montreal-area woman on Sunday who had told authorities days prior about being the victim of alleged death threats.
Canada, Australia agree to co-ordinate efforts on regulation of online platforms

Canada, Australia agree to co-ordinate efforts on regulation of online platforms

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison have agreed to continue "co-ordinating efforts" to ensure the revenues of web giants are shared more fairly with creators and media, a Tuesday statement from Ottawa said.
Desmond inquiry: psychiatrist says stressors caused relapses for soldier with PTSD

Desmond inquiry: psychiatrist says stressors caused relapses for soldier with PTSD

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — The psychiatrist who diagnosed Cpl.
Macklem points to child care, education to help ease protracted employment recovery

Macklem points to child care, education to help ease protracted employment recovery

OTTAWA — Governments could increase access to child care and reduce its cost to help the labour market rebound, and reduce the risk of long-term economic scarring for women who have disproportionately felt the brunt of pandemic job losses, the govern
'I don't want a small town:' Airport leaders rally to save control towers

'I don't want a small town:' Airport leaders rally to save control towers

REGINA — Eleven months into the COVID-19 pandemic, silence fills Regina's airport. Empty check-in counters line one side of the terminal while the odd employee moves behind reception along a row of vehicle rental desks.
B.C. advocates say relaxed drug offence penalties not enough amid deadly supply

B.C. advocates say relaxed drug offence penalties not enough amid deadly supply

VANCOUVER — Federal government proposals to relax penalties for personal drug possession are a positive step forward for Vancouver's former drug czar, but they're too small to address skyrocketing overdose deaths.
Security committee of MPs, senators to review RCMP's federal policing activities

Security committee of MPs, senators to review RCMP's federal policing activities

OTTAWA — The national security and intelligence committee of parliamentarians will conduct a review of the RCMP's federal policing mandate. The committee of MPs and senators expects to complete the review next year.

Trudeau and Biden meet, and something new from Disney Plus: In The News for Feb. 23

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 Feb. 23 ... What we are watching in Canada ...