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Voter turnout in federal election about average despite pandemic challenges

Voter turnout in federal election about average despite pandemic challenges

OTTAWA — Sixty-two per cent of eligible voters cast ballots in last week's federal election — about average turnout for recent Canadian elections despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
White House plays down notion of link between Meng decision, release of two Michaels

White House plays down notion of link between Meng decision, release of two Michaels

WASHINGTON — The White House is playing down the links between the release of Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig and last week's decision to abandon the extradition of Meng Wanzhou. Press secretary Jen Psaki says the U.S.
Direct passenger flights from India resume as Canada lifts ban

Direct passenger flights from India resume as Canada lifts ban

OTTAWA — Direct passenger flights to Canada from India are resuming today as Transport Canada lifts a months-long ban imposed due to high COVID-19 case counts.
Saskatchewan stop on organ donations will have ripple effect across Canada: doctor

Saskatchewan stop on organ donations will have ripple effect across Canada: doctor

REGINA — Krystal Graham is a Saskatchewan nurse who is on a transplant list waiting for a liver.
Quebec to offer four-hour free legal consult for conjugal, sexual violence victims

Quebec to offer four-hour free legal consult for conjugal, sexual violence victims

MONTREAL — The Quebec government says it will offer up to four hours of free legal advice for victims of sexual assault or domestic violence. Justice Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette announced the program today in Montreal.
Canadian Taxpayers Federation estimates cost of severance for ex-MPs at $3.3 million

Canadian Taxpayers Federation estimates cost of severance for ex-MPs at $3.3 million

OTTAWA — The Canadian Taxpayers Federation estimates that MPs who lost their seats or stood down before the election could get $3.3 million in "golden goodbyes.
China: 2 Canadians in prisoner swap freed for health reasons

China: 2 Canadians in prisoner swap freed for health reasons

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Two Canadians detained in late 2019 who were allowed to return to Canada in a prisoner swap were released on bail for health reasons, China's Foreign Ministry said Monday.

Canada's vaccination divide and Germany's election: In The News for Sept. 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 Sept. 27 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Canada's First National Day for Truth and Reconciliation commemorated with events

Canada's First National Day for Truth and Reconciliation commemorated with events

Canada's first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is taking place Thursday and communities across the country are preparing to mark the day with virtual and in-person events.
Tensions high between vaccinated and unvaccinated in Canada, poll suggests

Tensions high between vaccinated and unvaccinated in Canada, poll suggests

A new poll suggests tensions over COVID-19 vaccines in Canada are high as frictions grow between those who are vaccinated against the virus and those who are not.