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Foster care is modern-day residential school system: Inuk MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq

In the wake of the tragic reported discovery of an unmarked burial site in Kamloops, B.C., the Liberals are facing tough questions about ongoing harms being suffered by Indigenous children in the child welfare system — a system an Inuk MP says is no different than residential schools.

Canadians divided on sending Olympic athletes to Tokyo: poll

A new poll suggests the country is divided over plans to send athletes from Canada to the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo as Japan grapples with climbing COVID-19 cases.

MPs to discuss rule changes after 'rude' treatment of sex assault victims, advocates

Members of Parliament say they are open to changing the way witnesses are treated at committees after some sexual violence survivors and advocates say they felt angered and, in some cases, revictimized when telling their personal stories in those meetings.

Sexual assault victims complain of 'rude' treatment by MPs at committees

Sexual assault victims who have appeared before parliamentary committees are complaining about treatment by MPs, including being cut off, ignored or booted from the conversation while discussing traumatic experiences.

Sen. Mike Duffy loses appeal over lawsuit seeking damages from Senate

Sen. Mike Duffy has lost his bid to overturn a court decision blocking him from suing the Senate for millions of dollars over his suspension without pay. 

First Nations say salmon allocation decision shows systemic racism at DFO

Sports and commercial troll fishers are given more rights to fish in the waters off the west coast of Vancouver Island, a Nuu-chah-nulth spokesperson says.

Sen. Murray Sinclair joins legal firm to mentor lawyers in Indigenous law

The former chief commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, who was also the first Indigenous judge appointed in Manitoba, is joining Cochrane Saxberg LLP, Manitoba's largest Indigenous law firm.

Trudeau says he didn't see WE deal as a conflict, but knew there would be 'perception issues'

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he knew there would be problems with perception over having WE Charity run a $900-million student-volunteer program, but he believed there was no conflict of interest because his family would not benefit. 

Stop enforcing sex work laws during COVID-19, Amnesty, sex worker advocates say

Canada's sex work laws are creating undue harm and contribute to human rights violations during COVID-19, sex workers and human rights advocates say, which is why they're now pushing Ottawa to stop enforcing them.

Peter MacKay campaign dismisses O'Toole team's theft allegation

Tension between the two perceived front-runners of the Conservative leadership contest reached a fever pitch this weekend with Erin O'Toole's campaign accusing leadership rival Peter MacKay of stealing confidential campaign data — charges MacKay's team is dismissing as a preposterous political ploy.