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The real estate company behind some of Canada's most popular shopping centres embedded cameras inside its digital information kiosks at 12 shopping malls across Canada to collect millions of images — and used facial recognition technology without customers' knowledge or consent — according to a new investigation by the federal, Alberta and B.C.
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Quebec reports 1,030 new COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours, 25 more deaths

MONTREAL -- Quebec public health authorities reported Thursday that 1,030 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours bringing the total number of cases in the province to 103,844 since the start of the pandemic.
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TORONTO -- Ontario is reporting more than 900 new cases of COVID-19, a single-day increase after several days of case numbers in the 800s.
The 936 new infections reported Thursday represent an increase over Wednesday’s total when officials reported 834 new cases and Tuesday’s total when officials reported 827 new cases.
 

New population estimate suggests only 356 North Atlantic right whales left

There are just 356 North Atlantic right whales left in the world, according to a newly released estimate that is down from last year's population count for the endangered species and which one scientist calls "gut wrenching.
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Trans Mountain expansion may not be economically viable, says think tank report

The future of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project is once again being called into question — this time by a new report that argues the mix of competing pipelines, changes in energy demand and shifts in international prices could wreak havoc on the project's business case.
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Nunavut's only humane society to be demolished

TORONTO -- Canada’s northernmost humane society is set to be demolished next year, and the organization is rushing to raise $1 million in hopes of building a new facility to serve all of Nunavut.
The Iqaluit Humane Society has been around for 13 years and re-homes up to 700 pets every year, often to other parts of Canada.
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Some staff at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights were told not to talk about pregnancy or abortion, in addition to censoring LGBT content, during some tours involving religious schools, according to emails obtained by CBC News.
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An immigration lawyer representing Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, the driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash, is fighting to keep his client in Canada.
In January 2019, Sidhu pleaded guilty to 29 counts of dangerous driving causing death or bodily injury.
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Nunavut RCMP body cams to roll out in Iqaluit over 9 months

Nunavut RCMP says its body camera pilot project will be a three-phase roll-out over nine months in Iqaluit. 
The first phase of what the Mounties are now calling a "limited" project will see two of the six officers per shift in Iqaluit wearing body cams by the end of November, Insp.
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For Muslim girls who love basketball, Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir is arguably the biggest trailblazer. 
"I kind of sacrificed my career for the greater good," said Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir. "I still miss basketball very much, but I see the fruits of my sacrifice now.
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Quebec Cree say top court's decision a victory for Indigenous communities

The Quebec Cree Nation government says the Supreme Court of Canada's refusal to consider an appeal in connection with a $200 million lawsuit against the government of Quebec gives more power to Indigenous communities across Canada to stop resource projects in their tracks.
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Ontario records more than 900 new COVID-19 cases, positivity rate at 2.6 per cent

TORONTO -- Ontario is reporting more than 900 new cases of COVID-19, a single-day increase after several days of case numbers in the 800s.
The 936 new infections reported Thursday represent an increase over Wednesday’s total when officials reported 834 new cases and Tuesday’s total when officials reported 827 new cases.
 

UPS executive granted special ministerial exemption from Canada's COVID-19 quarantine

The president of U.S. operations for global shipping giant UPS was granted a special ministerial exemption from Canada's mandatory 14-day COVID-19 quarantine, a CBC News investigation has learned, which he used to lobby Ontario employees to accept the company's new contract offer.
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