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B.C. privacy watchdog investigating federal Liberals over facial recognition software

B.C. privacy watchdog investigating federal Liberals over facial recognition software

OTTAWA — British Columbia's privacy watchdog has launched an investigation into the federal Liberal party's use of facial recognition technology to pick candidates for the next election. B.C.
Economy added 94,000 jobs in July, largely in the services sector: Statistics Canada

Economy added 94,000 jobs in July, largely in the services sector: Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada said the country added 94,000 jobs in July as public health restrictions linked to the COVID-19 pandemic continued to be lifted, but economists warned there is still a "long slog" toward a full recovery ahead.

Going for soccer gold and possible border woes: In The News for Aug. 6

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 Aug. 6 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
White Rock Lake fire jumps Highway 97 just south of Monte Lake: wildfire service

White Rock Lake fire jumps Highway 97 just south of Monte Lake: wildfire service

VANCOUVER — The White Rock Lake fire burning between Kamloops and Vernon has jumped across Highway 97 just south of Monte Lake and continued growth is expected.
Court tosses former Yukon cabinet minister's bid to overturn tie vote

Court tosses former Yukon cabinet minister's bid to overturn tie vote

WHITEHORSE — The results of the Yukon election stand after a former cabinet minister who lost her seat in a tie vote also lost her bid to overturn the election result in court.
Indigenous lobster fishing boats cut loose from wharf in Nova Scotia: First Nation

Indigenous lobster fishing boats cut loose from wharf in Nova Scotia: First Nation

WEYMOUTH NORTH, N.S. — A First Nation in Nova Scotia says nine of its lobster fishing boats were purposely cut loose from a wharf on Thursday.
Canada's attorney general says U.S. has 'very high' standards on extradition evidence

Canada's attorney general says U.S. has 'very high' standards on extradition evidence

VANCOUVER — The actions of the United States in the extradition case against Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou should not be "questioned lightly", says a lawyer representing Canada's attorney general.
Hinshaw backs Alberta's COVID plan amid criticism

Hinshaw backs Alberta's COVID plan amid criticism

CALGARY — Alberta's top doctor is defending the province's plan to lift all its COVID-19 public health restrictions despite mounting concerns from physicians and political leaders across Canada, including federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu.
Some federal workers may be required to get COVID-19 vaccine: Prime Minister Trudeau

Some federal workers may be required to get COVID-19 vaccine: Prime Minister Trudeau

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is considering making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for some federally regulated workplaces in a bid to boost Canada's vaccination levels.
Ottawa announces $6-billion transfer to Quebec aimed at strengthening child care

Ottawa announces $6-billion transfer to Quebec aimed at strengthening child care

MONTREAL — The federal government will transfer about $6 billion to Quebec over five years in connection with Ottawa's national child-care program, but the money comes without conditions and Quebec's government can spend it how it pleases.