Coronavirus: Businesses, U.S. legislators fume as Canada extends travel ban; Trudeau stands firm

OTTAWA — Canada is extending a ban on nonessential travel with the United States and the rest of the world until July 21, officials said on Friday, prompting frustration from businesses and U.S. legislators. Canada is under pressure from companies and the tourism industry to ease the ban, which was imposed in March 2020 to … Read more

N.S. man charged with murder after another man ‘intentionally struck’ by truck – Halifax

A man from Bayport, N.S., has been charged with second-degree murder after another man was “intentionally struck with a motor vehicle” in Dublin Shore on Thursday. In a release, the RCMP said members of its Lunenburg detachment responded to a report of a man being run over by a truck around 10:30 that night. “Before … Read more

Do Muslims feel safe in Canadian communities? Omar Alghabra wants you to ask yourself that question

A lot of things have felt new to Omar Alghabra since he was promoted to Justin Trudeau’s cabinet as transport minister this year. One thing, regrettably, has not: the Islamophobia that keeps being used as a political battering ram against him. Even as the country and Parliament were reeling this month from the killings of … Read more

Quebec authorized a class-action lawsuit against group RESPs. It may have impacts across Canada

A Quebec class-action lawsuit against providers of group registered educations savings plans (group RESPs) could have ripple effects across Canada. The lawsuit, which was authorized by the Superior Court of Quebec on March 31, targets six group RESP providers alleging that the sales charges or enrolment fees they have been charging in Quebec are unlawful … Read more

Hardline judiciary head Ebrahim Raisi wins Iran presidency following low turnout

Iran’s hardline judiciary chief won the country’s presidential election in a landslide victory Saturday, propelling the supreme leader’s protege into Tehran’s highest civilian position in a vote that appeared to see the lowest turnout in the Islamic Republic’s history. Initial results showed Ebrahim Raisi won 17.8 million votes in the contest, dwarfing those of the … Read more

ASK AMY: Grandparents’ proximity might breed contempt

Breadcrumb Trail Links Relationships Author of the article: Amy Dickinson  •  Special to Postmedia Network Publishing date: Jun 19, 2021  •  53 minutes ago  •  3 minute read  •  Join the conversation A grandmother yearns to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren. Photo by file photo /Getty Images Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products … Read more

Half of Canadians are anxious about reopening amid COVID-19. Here’s how to cope – National

After more than a year of social isolation amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario mother Paula Schuck says she and her family do not want to be anywhere near a crowd as the process of reopening is now under way in the province. With a sharp drop in coronavirus cases coupled by rising vaccination coverage, restrictions … Read more

Should you take advantage of employer’s offer to work from home? Some say it could be a career-limiting move

As vaccination rates rise and employers start to think about resuming regular working routines, many firms are considering adopting a hybrid policy — where workers will divide their time between time in the office and time spent working at home. Tempting as it may sound to those who love working in their sweatpants and the freedom … Read more