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Prostitution laws, not sex work, source of 'structural inequality,' says lawyer

Prostitution laws, not sex work, source of 'structural inequality,' says lawyer

OTTAWA — The laws governing prostitution in Canada — not sex work itself — are creating inequality, a lawyer told the Ontario Superior Court on Tuesday as part of a constitutional challenge. "Sex work itself is not a source of structural inequality.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces $300-million Fiona relief fund

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces $300-million Fiona relief fund

HALIFAX — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday announced a $300-million fund to help the East Coast recover from post-tropical storm Fiona and rebuild to withstand future damage. Speaking to reporters in Dartmouth, N.S.
Environment commissioner warns Canada failing to protect commercially valuable fish

Environment commissioner warns Canada failing to protect commercially valuable fish

OTTAWA — The federal government is biased against listing commercially valuable fish as species at risk and needing protection, environment commissioner Jerry DeMarco said in a new audit published Tuesday.
Re-elected Quebec Premier Legault looks to form new cabinet after landslide win

Re-elected Quebec Premier Legault looks to form new cabinet after landslide win

QUEBEC — Fresh off his landslide electoral victory, Premier François Legault has a new mission: forming his next cabinet. And the leader of the re-elected Coalition Avenir Québec has many new faces to choose from.
Advocacy group calls out corporate 'tax avoidance,' cites billions lost in new report

Advocacy group calls out corporate 'tax avoidance,' cites billions lost in new report

OTTAWA — A new report from Canadians for Tax Fairness says top companies paid $30 billion less in taxes last year than would be expected under existing corporate tax rates.
A second mandate for CAQ and North Korea rattles Sabre: In The News for Oct. 4

A second mandate for CAQ and North Korea rattles Sabre: In The News for Oct. 4

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 Oct. 4 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Immigration could be source of conflict between Ottawa and Quebec's re-elected CAQ

Immigration could be source of conflict between Ottawa and Quebec's re-elected CAQ

QUEBEC — Control over immigration and Quebec's religious symbols ban could be sources of conflict between Ottawa and the province as Premier François Legault begins his second mandate.
Scientists have developed a technique to restore kelp forests for future generations

Scientists have developed a technique to restore kelp forests for future generations

VANCOUVER — For Liam Coleman, scuba diving in B.C. waters is like taking a weightless walk in the woods. "It's a really beautiful, quite special experience to go diving into kelp forests ….

Joly to attend the General Assembly of the Organization of American States in Peru

Canada's foreign affairs minister will be in Lima, Peru this week, to take part in the 52nd regular session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States.
What to watch from Canada as U.S. race to midterms showdown enters final month

What to watch from Canada as U.S. race to midterms showdown enters final month

WASHINGTON — Campaigning politicians say it all the time: the coming election will be the most important in a generation.