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Indigenous groups across Canada carrying millions in dollars of debt from negotiating treaty claims with Ottawa will soon have that debt erased.
The federal government announced in its 2019 budget it will be forgiving loans to Indigenous groups who have taken on debt to negotiate comprehensive claims and treaties.
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The federal Liberal government plans to spend $4.5 billion over the next five years to try to narrow the socio-economic gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people — part of a plan to keep reconciliation at the forefront of this fall's campaign narrative.
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Rare protests erupt against Hamas's 12-year rule over Gaza

Hamas is facing the biggest demonstrations yet against its 12-year rule of the Gaza Strip, with hundreds of Palestinians taking to the streets in recent days to protest the dire living conditions in the blockaded territory.
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Canadian identified as alleged informant in U.S. college admissions scandal

MONTREAL -- Morrie Tobin, the Montreal native named in reports as the central figure who exposed an alleged college admissions scam in the United States, was described Tuesday by those who knew him as someone who stood out for his athleticism and drive.
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New $1B border strategy will get tough on irregular asylum seekers

OTTAWA - The Liberal government is signalling its intent to stem the flow of asylum seekers crossing into Canada at unofficial entry points with a new border-enforcement strategy aimed at detecting, intercepting and removing irregular migrants.
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Tunisian billionaire who fled Canada ahead of 2016 deportation arrested in France

An elusive Tunisian billionaire who disappeared from Canada as he was set to be deported to his homeland in 2016 has resurfaced and is under arrest in France.
Belhassen Trabelsi fell off the radar of Canadian authorities three years ago as he was to be returned to Tunisia to face justice.
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Liberals offer 'modest' help for first-time homebuyers

OTTAWA -- On the eve of a federal election this fall, the Liberal government is looking to help more Canadians buy their first homes by picking up a portion of their mortgage costs and increasing the amount they can borrow from their retirement savings for a down payment.
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Canadian tennis teen Bianca Andreescu is waking up to a new world

Take 18-year-old Bianca Andreescu and her historic win this past weekend at Indian Wells. She is the first wild card to ever capture the event, the most prestigious tournament ever won by a Canadian singles player.
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Quick-thinking students save school bus after driver collapses

A group of students from St. Mary Catholic Secondary School are being heralded as heroes for safely bringing their school bus to a stop and offering first aid after their driver collapsed from a medical emergency.
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Amber Alert issued for missing 5-year-old girl in the Toronto-area

Police in the Greater Toronto Area have issued an Amber Alert for a missing five-year-old girl who they believe was abducted by her father.
York region police officers were called to Armadale Public School in Markham, Ont.
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Newfoundland teenager arrested after driving with beer, posting photo

GLOVERTOWN, N.L. -- A Newfoundland teenager has learned it's probably not wise to post a picture of yourself driving while holding a beer on social media.
RCMP say they charged a 19-year-old man after someone tipped them to a post on a "Cape Shore Memes" social media page.
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Amber Alert cancelled after missing girl, 5, found safe in Toronto area

Police in the Greater Toronto Area say a five-year-old girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert has been found safe.
Police say the girl’s father took her from her classroom at Armadale Public School in Markham, Ont.
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Gene editing for human reproduction is 'irresponsible,' WHO panel says

A panel convened by the World Health Organization said it would be "irresponsible" for scientists to use gene editing for reproductive purposes, but stopped short of calling for a ban.
The experts also called for the U.N.
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