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Afghan refugee plan lagging and Train to Banff sparks concern: In The News for Aug.15

Afghan refugee plan lagging and Train to Banff sparks concern: In The News for Aug.15

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 Monday, August 15, 2022 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Canada less than halfway to Afghan resettlement goal one year after Taliban takeover

Canada less than halfway to Afghan resettlement goal one year after Taliban takeover

OTTAWA — A year after the Taliban seized control of Kabul, Canada's resettlement efforts have lagged behind official targets and the efforts to help those fleeing the war in Ukraine.
Quebec auditor general releases review today on province's finances ahead of election

Quebec auditor general releases review today on province's finances ahead of election

Quebec's auditor general is releasing her review today of the finance minister's pre-election report on the province's finances.

Trudeau and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to sign hydrogen deal in Newfoundland

HALIFAX — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz are set to sign a green energy agreement later this month in Newfoundland that could prove pivotal to Canada's nascent hydrogen industry.

Senegalese embassy challenges reports on diplomat beaten by Quebec police as "false"

MONTREAL — The Senegalese Embassy in Ottawa has come to the defence of one of its diplomats allegedly beaten by police in Quebec, characterizing a provincial rental board ruling against her as one-sided and asserting media coverage of the case has di
International support for miners rescue was 'heartwarming,' says company president

International support for miners rescue was 'heartwarming,' says company president

OTTAWA — The recent successful rescue of two miners trapped in a mine in the Dominican Republic for more than a week was made possible thanks to support from the international community including direct assistance from the Royal Canadian Air Force, a
Quebec towns protecting right to serve residents in English after new language law

Quebec towns protecting right to serve residents in English after new language law

MONTREAL — Quebec's new language law has dozens of municipalities in the province shoring up their bilingual status, with few considering giving up the right to serve their citizens in both English and French.
Ottawa should offer Indigenous-language training, exemptions to public servants: memo

Ottawa should offer Indigenous-language training, exemptions to public servants: memo

OTTAWA — Senior civil servants explored offering Indigenous-language training to federal employees and possible exemptions to those who already speak one from requiring fluency in both English and French, newly released documents show.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz coming to Canada to meet with Trudeau, business leaders

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz coming to Canada to meet with Trudeau, business leaders

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will accompany the chancellor of Germany, Olaf Scholz, on a brief Canadian visit later this month that will include stops in Montréal, Toronto and Stephenville in western Newfoundland, his office announced on Sa
Canadian Blood Services in talks around paid donations of plasma as supply dwindles

Canadian Blood Services in talks around paid donations of plasma as supply dwindles

Canadian Blood Services is in talks with companies that pay donors for plasma as it faces a decrease in collections.