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Pandemic, slower U.S. migration see Canada closing gap with U.S. in workforce race

Since the global onset of COVID-19, Canada has been gradually closing the gap with the United States when it comes to attracting and keeping an important economic prize: new permanent residents.
The annual number of permanent residents admitted to the U.S.
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Mark Donkers of Sarnia, Ont., is your typical hockey-loving Canadian kid. The 11-year-old is proud to play for the under-12 BB Sarnia Sting junior team. 
But while he wears the same jersey as his teammates — the one with the angry bee logo —  Mark was told last month he couldn't keep playing on the team until he provided more documentation, because he wasn't born in Canada.
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Why Ontario buyers are scooping up investment properties in Calgary

The days of Alberta bleeding residents to other provinces are gone, at least for now. In the second quarter alone, the province saw a net gain of about 10,000 people thanks to moves from other parts of the country, especially from Ontario.
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Manitoba has seen a sharp increase in HIV rates over the past four years — and the doctors who have been tracking the data say the situation is likely to get worse.
The Manitoba HIV Program unveiled its 2018-2021 report findings Thursday — World AIDS Day and Indigenous Awareness Week — by highlighting an overrepresentation of Indigenous people living with HIV, and more women being diagnosed.
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Alberta Premier Danielle Smith's controversial proposed legislation — the Alberta Sovereignty within a United Canada Act — which was introduced Tuesday in the provincial legislature immediately prompted accusations that it was undemocratic and constitutionally unsound.
The bill, if passed, would set to "protect Albertans from federal legislation or policies that are unconstitutional or harmful to our province, our people, or our economic prosperity.
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Some schools closed, thousands without electricity in P.E.I. windstorm

Some schools are closed and opening is delayed for others as thousands of homes and businesses on P.E.I. are without power in a windstorm Thursday morning.
Power outages have closed Englewood Elementary, Mount Stewart Consolidated, and Donagh Regional.
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Young and old more likely to face severe flu. Here's why doctors think it happens

Canadians have been getting sick enough with seasonal flu to land in hospital, say doctors with suggestions on who is most at risk and what it could mean for festive gatherings.
"We're starting to now see the effect of flu on certain populations, particularly very young children and very older people, in making them sick enough that they need to come into hospital," said Dr.
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Some wind warnings ended, but thousands without electricity in P.E.I.

Some schools are closed and opening is delayed for others as thousands of homes and businesses on P.E.I. are without power in a windstorm Thursday morning.
Power outages have closed Englewood Elementary, Mount Stewart Consolidated, and Donagh Regional.
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Canada not doing enough with its highly educated immigrants, StatsCan says

Being a physician has been a lifelong dream for 35-year-old Ayman Jabril. He's passionate about caring for patients, clearly explaining medical treatments, and following up with them over time. He trained and worked as a physician in Yemen and Saudi Arabia, but has yet to make headway getting further training and certification in Canada, despite having completed a host of qualification exams since arriving in 2017.
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WARNING: This story contains claims of sexual assault that some people might find distressing.
For more than four years, Jordan MacEachern-Johnson couldn't shake the feeling that police didn't take her case seriously.
MacEachern-Johnson was 17 years old in 2017, when she told Fredericton police she'd been sexually assaulted by a man a few years older.
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The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) will decide whether or not to open the doors of family court to paralegals today by voting on a licence that would allow them to provide some family legal services.
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On the 15th floor of a downtown Calgary office tower on Wednesday, a new clean-tech fund was launched with an aim of decarbonizing the energy sector. But much of the talk at the event was about the Alberta government's controversial Sovereignty Act, which was introduced in the provincial legislature less than 24 hours earlier.
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The national organization representing Inuit is withdrawing its support from a federal government bill that would create a national reconciliation oversight body.
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami President (ITK) Natan Obed told CBC News he received direction from his board on Tuesday to change the organization's position on Bill C-29 — legislation to establish a national council for reconciliation.
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