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Belarusian opposition figure Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya speaks as Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne looks on during a press conference in Vilnius, Lithuania, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mindaugas Kulbis

Belarus’s exiled opposition leader holds Canada in her heart, Champagne says

Belarus’s exiled opposition leader holds Canada in her heart, Champagne says

Belarusian opposition figure Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya speaks as Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne looks on during a press conference in Vilnius, Lithuania, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mindaugas Kulbis
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in a press conference during the COVID pandemic in Ottawa, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says provinces have to do more work to address racism in the health-care system. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Provinces need to address racism in the health-care system: Trudeau

Provinces need to address racism in the health-care system: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in a press conference during the COVID pandemic in Ottawa, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says provinces have to do more work to address racism in the health-care system. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Sheila North, then-grand chief of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak, listens to an RCMP announcement at a news conference in Winnipeg, Friday, March 18, 2016. North's mother, a First Nations elder, says her symptoms were initially ignored and she was questioned about alcohol use during a stay at a Winnipeg hospital, where she was brought by her daughter on Sept. 6. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

First Nations elder alleges she was questioned about alcohol use in Winnipeg hospital

First Nations elder alleges she was questioned about alcohol use in Winnipeg hospital

Sheila North, then-grand chief of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak, listens to an RCMP announcement at a news conference in Winnipeg, Friday, March 18, 2016. North's mother, a First Nations elder, says her symptoms were initially ignored and she was questioned about alcohol use during a stay at a Winnipeg hospital, where she was brought by her daughter on Sept. 6. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
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Ray Lopez delivers supplies to Mountain Mike's Pizza in the Montclair district of Oakland, Calif., where power is turned off, on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Pacific Gas & Electric has cut power to portions of Northern California hoping to prevent wildfires during hot, windy weather throughout the region. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Trump changes course, approves California relief for 6 fires

Trump changes course, approves California relief for 6 fires

Ray Lopez delivers supplies to Mountain Mike's Pizza in the Montclair district of Oakland, Calif., where power is turned off, on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Pacific Gas & Electric has cut power to portions of Northern California hoping to prevent wildfires during hot, windy weather throughout the region. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Mrs. Pierre Laporte (veiled) is escorted by her son Jean and daughter Claire as they follow the casket after funeral services for the Quebec Labour minister at Notre Dame Church in downtown Montreal Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1970. Mr. Laporte was kidnapped from his home Oct. 10 and killed a week later when ransom demands by the terrorist group Front de Liberation Quebec, FLQ, were not met. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Bregg

‘A tragedy for Quebec’: Pierre Laporte’s death remembered 50 years later

‘A tragedy for Quebec’: Pierre Laporte’s death remembered 50 years later

Mrs. Pierre Laporte (veiled) is escorted by her son Jean and daughter Claire as they follow the casket after funeral services for the Quebec Labour minister at Notre Dame Church in downtown Montreal Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1970. Mr. Laporte was kidnapped from his home Oct. 10 and killed a week later when ransom demands by the terrorist group Front de Liberation Quebec, FLQ, were not met. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Bregg
Ballots cast so far in 2020 already make up 12% of the total number cast in 2016.;

Record avalanche of early votes transforms the 2020 election

Record avalanche of early votes transforms the 2020 election

Ballots cast so far in 2020 already make up 12% of the total number cast in 2016.;
Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Pablo Rodriguez looks towards Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as they take part in a press conference during the COVID pandemic in Ottawa on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Liberals propose special committee to examine pandemic-related spending

Liberals propose special committee to examine pandemic-related spending

Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Pablo Rodriguez looks towards Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as they take part in a press conference during the COVID pandemic in Ottawa on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in a press conference during the COVID pandemic in Ottawa on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Trudeau says feds want fixes, not control, of long-term care system

Trudeau says feds want fixes, not control, of long-term care system

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in a press conference during the COVID pandemic in Ottawa on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
This 2020 electron microscope made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention image shows the spherical coronavirus particles from the first U.S. case of COVID-19 Three people in the Northwest Territories have received presumptive positive test results for COVID-19, says a news release from the territory's chief public health officer.. THE CANADIAN PRESS/C.S. Goldsmith, A. Tamin/CDC via AP

Officials issue COVID-19 exposure warning for Yellowknife gym, RCMP detachment

Officials issue COVID-19 exposure warning for Yellowknife gym, RCMP detachment

This 2020 electron microscope made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention image shows the spherical coronavirus particles from the first U.S. case of COVID-19 Three people in the Northwest Territories have received presumptive positive test results for COVID-19, says a news release from the territory's chief public health officer.. THE CANADIAN PRESS/C.S. Goldsmith, A. Tamin/CDC via AP
A health-care worker prepares to swab a man at a walk-in COVID-19 test clinic in Montreal North, Sunday, May 10, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba look to ramp up restrictions as COVID caseload nears 200K

Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba look to ramp up restrictions as COVID caseload nears 200K

A health-care worker prepares to swab a man at a walk-in COVID-19 test clinic in Montreal North, Sunday, May 10, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Why can’t I get a flu shot? Experts address some common questions in an uncommon year

Why can’t I get a flu shot? Experts address some common questions in an uncommon year

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2020 photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a ceremony unveiling a statue of Mother Frances Cabrini, the patron saint of immigrants, in Battery Park in New York. Three Rockland County Jewish congregations have filed a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court accusing Gov. Andrew Cuomo of engaging in a streak of anti-Semitic discrimination with a crackdown on religious gatherings. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Jewish leaders call COVID rules ‘blatantly anti-Semitic’

Jewish leaders call COVID rules ‘blatantly anti-Semitic’

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2020 photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a ceremony unveiling a statue of Mother Frances Cabrini, the patron saint of immigrants, in Battery Park in New York. Three Rockland County Jewish congregations have filed a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court accusing Gov. Andrew Cuomo of engaging in a streak of anti-Semitic discrimination with a crackdown on religious gatherings. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
A person walks their dog at Woodbine Beach on a cool fall morning during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A person walks their dog at Woodbine Beach on a cool fall morning during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Conservative MPs Pierre Poilievre and Michael Barrett hold a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on July 29, 2020. Opposition MPs braced for another marathon meeting of the House of Commons ethics committee as they ramp up efforts to revive their investigation into the WE Charity affair. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Conservative MPs Pierre Poilievre and Michael Barrett hold a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on July 29, 2020. Opposition MPs braced for another marathon meeting of the House of Commons ethics committee as they ramp up efforts to revive their investigation into the WE Charity affair. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
RCMP officers continue to work outside a crime scene at the corner of Cornwall Drive in Penticton, B.C., on Tuesday April 16, 2019. A sentencing hearing is scheduled to continue today for a man who pleaded guilty to four murders last year in Penticton, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Bassett

Man who pleaded guilty to 4 murders in B.C. eligible for parole in 25 years

Man who pleaded guilty to 4 murders in B.C. eligible for parole in 25 years

RCMP officers continue to work outside a crime scene at the corner of Cornwall Drive in Penticton, B.C., on Tuesday April 16, 2019. A sentencing hearing is scheduled to continue today for a man who pleaded guilty to four murders last year in Penticton, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Bassett
Matthew Vincent Raymond arrives at Court of Queen's Bench for the opening of his murder trial in Fredericton on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. The jury at the mass murder trial in Fredericton has been shown hundreds of images and comments posted on the computer of Matthew Raymond. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Jurors in N.B. mass murder trial shown more images on suspect’s computer of ‘demons’

Jurors in N.B. mass murder trial shown more images on suspect’s computer of ‘demons’

Matthew Vincent Raymond arrives at Court of Queen's Bench for the opening of his murder trial in Fredericton on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. The jury at the mass murder trial in Fredericton has been shown hundreds of images and comments posted on the computer of Matthew Raymond. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Toronto Police Chief James Ramer sits next to a screen displaying photos of Calvin Hoover during a news conference at Toronto Police Headquarters, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Ramer said DNA evidence indicated Calvin Hoover, then 28, who was known to the girl's family, had sexually assaulted Christine Jessop. Officers met with the Jessop family as well as with Guy Paul Morin, who was wrongfully convicted in the case. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Toronto cops ID dead man as likely killer of Christine Jessop, 9, in 1984, via DNA

Toronto cops ID dead man as likely killer of Christine Jessop, 9, in 1984, via DNA

Toronto Police Chief James Ramer sits next to a screen displaying photos of Calvin Hoover during a news conference at Toronto Police Headquarters, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Ramer said DNA evidence indicated Calvin Hoover, then 28, who was known to the girl's family, had sexually assaulted Christine Jessop. Officers met with the Jessop family as well as with Guy Paul Morin, who was wrongfully convicted in the case. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
President Donald Trump speaks with members of the press on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Trump is traveling to North Carolina for a campaign event and Florida for a town hall. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump, Biden go at it — from a distance — in town halls

Trump, Biden go at it — from a distance — in town halls

President Donald Trump speaks with members of the press on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Trump is traveling to North Carolina for a campaign event and Florida for a town hall. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces $43 million in repairs and improvements to provincial parks at a news conference in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Alberta's premier is warning that the province's public-sector unions may have to share in the pain as the province struggles with high unemployment and a crash in revenues. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says political staff have taken 7 per cent pay cut

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says political staff have taken 7 per cent pay cut

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces $43 million in repairs and improvements to provincial parks at a news conference in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Alberta's premier is warning that the province's public-sector unions may have to share in the pain as the province struggles with high unemployment and a crash in revenues. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., speaks before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the fourth days of hearing on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)

GOP pushes Barrett toward court as Democrats decry ‘sham’

GOP pushes Barrett toward court as Democrats decry ‘sham’

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., speaks before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the fourth days of hearing on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)