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OTTAWA — The current system for identifying Canadians is inadequate for the digital age, the chief executive of Desjardins Group told MPs in an emergency parliamentary committee meeting Monday grappling with the fallout of a major data breach at his financial-services company. The breach, revealed in June, saw the leak of names, addresses, birthdates, social-insurance numbers and […]

OTTAWA — Newly published government figures show fewer asylum-seekers crossing “irregularly” into Canada than last year, although June did see a small increase over other months this year. Last month, RCMP officers intercepted 371 more migrants trying to cross into Canada from the United States between official border checkpoints compared to May. June of this year also saw a small increase of […]

OTTAWA — The finance minister for the Metis National Council says he embraces an outside financial audit of his organization. David Chartrand says he expects a financial review by the firm Ernst & Young to be completed by next week. Chartrand says the federal government’s decision to hire the firm to scrutinize the council’s books stems from a complaint from a person he describes […]

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index started the week higher and U.S. markets closed at record highs while Citigroup provided an early glimpse of the potential tone for the second quarter. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 22.70 points to 16,510.82. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 27.13 points at 27,359.16. The S&P […]

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators signed 2019 first-round draft pick Lassi Thomson to a three-year, entry-level contract on Monday. Selected 19th overall last month in Vancouver, the 18-year-old defenceman had 17 goals and 41 points with the Western Hockey League’s Kelowna Rockets in 2018-19, his first playing in North America. Ottawa acquired the pick used on […]

Ontario’s top court has upheld a decision allowing a man found not criminally responsible in a knife attack at a Toronto military recruitment centre to take college classes on his own. The appeal court says the Ontario Review Board considered all the required factors last year in granting Ayanle Hassan Ali permission to attend Mohawk […]

PETAWAWA, Ont. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says President Donald Trump’s suggestion that four female members of Congress should go back where they came from if they don’t like America wouldn’t fly in Canada. All four women are Democrats, political liberals, people of colour, and three were born in the United States. Trump tweeted that the […]

OTTAWA — Mass-shooting survivor Nathalie Provost has quit the federal firearms advisory committee in frustration, saying she is extremely disappointed with the Liberal government’s failure to crack down on assault-style rifles. Provost, who was shot four times during the 1989 attack by a gunman at Montreal’s Ecole Polytechnique, says she feels used by a government unwilling to take the steps […]

TORONTO — A convicted hatemonger who maintains his defence lawyer deliberately blew the case will get a rare chance to show why his trial should be reopened, a judge ruled on Monday. Instead of sentencing James Sears for promoting hatred against women and Jews, Ontario court Judge Richard Blouin said he would instead allow the editor of […]

PETAWAWA, Ont. — Despite President Donald Trump’s anti-NATO rhetoric, the “facts on the ground” in Europe show the United States is more supportive of the alliance than before, says NATO’s chief. “We have seen this, not only words, but also in deeds, the United States, together with Canada, is increasing its military presence in Europe […]