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Latest StatsCan jobs numbers, new sanctions against Russia : In The News for July 8

Latest StatsCan jobs numbers, new sanctions against Russia : In The News for July 8

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 July 8 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Streaming bill could mean Justin Bieber hits don't count as 'Canadian' on Spotify

Streaming bill could mean Justin Bieber hits don't count as 'Canadian' on Spotify

OTTAWA — Justin Bieber may be one of the top-selling musicians of all time, with a clutch of Grammy Awards and Junos to his name.
Too many guns vs. mental health supports: in Highland Park, 'why can't it be both?'

Too many guns vs. mental health supports: in Highland Park, 'why can't it be both?'

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. — The man in the fluorescent green baseball cap nervously eyes the video camera, then politely declines to be interviewed.
Via Rail receives 72-hour strike notice from Unifor, risk of service suspension

Via Rail receives 72-hour strike notice from Unifor, risk of service suspension

Via Rail says services across Canada could be suspended next week, after it received a 72-hour strike notice from the union representing approximately 2,400 of its employees.
Whistleblower says Patrick Brown arranged her payment by third-party company

Whistleblower says Patrick Brown arranged her payment by third-party company

OTTAWA — A longtime Conservative organizer says Patrick Brown was personally involved in an arrangement that saw her paid by a third-party company for work she did on his leadership campaign.
AFN starts reviews into finances, bullying in chance to heal, clean up: Archibald

AFN starts reviews into finances, bullying in chance to heal, clean up: Archibald

The Assembly of First Nation’s annual meeting boiled over with accusations of corruption, a climate of toxicity and bullying in a crisis that the national chief says is a great opportunity for the organization to begin to heal
Canada not paying for tobacco company stake in vaccine-maker Medicago: minister

Canada not paying for tobacco company stake in vaccine-maker Medicago: minister

OTTAWA — The federal government isn't considering putting up money to help buy shares in the only domestic manufacturer of COVID-19 vaccines, but it is "working on a solution" with Medicago's parent company.
Tory insider says Brown's exit raises questions about how ballots will be counted

Tory insider says Brown's exit raises questions about how ballots will be counted

OTTAWA — A Conservative party insider says Patrick Brown's exit isn't likely to change the outcome of the leadership race, but it may encourage candidates to change their strategies.
Ontario considering expanding COVID-19 booster shots to all adults amid seventh wave

Ontario considering expanding COVID-19 booster shots to all adults amid seventh wave

Ontario is considering expanding eligibility for fourth doses of COVID-19 vaccines to people under 60 years of age and that decision is expected to come early next week, the province's top doctor said Thursday.
Montreal drag queen to meet with elected officials after library storytime cancelled

Montreal drag queen to meet with elected officials after library storytime cancelled

MONTREAL — A well-known Montreal performer whose drag queen storytime event at a local library was cancelled has been invited to meet with elected officials to discuss the event.
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