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‘Sliding scale’ of penalties necessary for ethical breaches, says watchdog

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According to the act, those found in breach of the rules could face a fine of up to $500.
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Plus, Independent Senator Murray Sinclair is happy to make his return to the legal field before his career winds down, as one advocate hails him as Canada's most respected Indigenous rights advocate.
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'I think the issue with racialized people not returning to work is more about whether or not they’re going to be hired,' says Arjumand Siddiqi, who holds the Canada Research chair in population health equity.
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Plus, politicians learn raccoons might just be a uniquely Canadian creature, and we apparently fold, never cut, our lettuce.
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'People just decide that they have to bite the bullet and just do it. It hurts, but they pay,' says Susan Prentice, a sociology professor at the University of Manitoba who sits on Ottawa's expert panel on child care.
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'It was highly unusual for us to be spending any significant amount of time with the federal government on these types of proposals,' says Craig Kielburger.
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'I don't want us to forget the people that are caught in the crosshairs of a big juicy scandal, and that’s a lot of young people and NGOs,' says Green parliamentary leader Elizabeth May.
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Plus, Toronto Coun. Mike Layton celebrates what would have been his late father,Jack Layton's, 70th birthday with a selfie in front of the Jack Layton statue.
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Responses from the force to the body take an average of about 17 months. 'This is unacceptable in any system where accountability is critical,' says the RCMP watchdog.
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'What’s at stake here is human life, and in a systemic sense, the treatment of vulnerable groups and actually being able to embed equity in our society,' says York University professor Lorne Foster.
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A majority of the members of the House Affairs Committee say House staff should work towards developing an app in time for September, when Parliament is expected to return. 
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Plus, Conservative MP Cathy McLeod will be on an episode of TVO's Political Blind Date in the fall, after filming last week in Kamloops, B.C.
The minister said she did not 'personally' bring the recommendation to award WE oversight of the program to the attention staff at the Prime Minister’s Office before it was discussed at cabinet.
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'At this point, any type of placement students are placed in, they wouldn't be able to receive the full benefit coming out of it, because it is already July,' says Nicole Brayiannis.
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'I think it has to be, if I would put it in one word, it’s ‘agile.’ So if it’s progressive, it’s scaleable, more businesses have access to it,' says Independent Senator Tony Loffreda.
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'I knew that my brother and my mother work as professional public speakers and it is not surprising to me that they got paid by WE,' says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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Plus, Liberal MP Peter Fragiskatos supports a petition calling on the feds to provide free menstrual products in the washrooms of all federally regulated workplaces.
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In July 2019, the agency established the Centre for Indigenous Statistics and Partnerships. It also employs 11 Indigenous liaison advisors to help it collect data on Indigenous people in Canada.
'I appreciate we’re not going for the Cadillac option. …  The larger option was much more expensive,' says NDP House Leader Peter Julian. 'We’re talking about over $110-million in savings.'
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According to an auditor general report, ESDC 'did not properly check the accuracy of applications.'
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'We will not be able to make a determination as to whether those deaths were the result of something, but other analysts might be able to look at those questions,' says Jeff Latimer of Statistics Canada.
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Conservative MP Corey Tochor says the new application is the most expensive way to vote. A House official says the app has been developed using existing staff and budgets.
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Plus, Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan thanks Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds and American actress Blake Lively.
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'A lot of the ambivalence towards collection is actually a fear of what the data is going to show, from the institutions that are now being asked to collect that data,' says Akwasi Owusu-Bempah.
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'Our relationship with police has been one of violence, from the colonial nature of everything that has happened in Canada,' says Judith Sayers, president of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council in Port Alberni, B.C.
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'We do not celebrate the existence of this country in the same way other people do, because we think that the existence of this country came at a price to our ancestors and to us,' says Senator Murray Sinclair.
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'We will continue to work through third parties to try and provide consular assistance to Canadians,' says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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If the government sees a spike in cases in the future, 10 military teams of seven will be ready to help in such emergencies, says the defence minister.
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Suspended Senator Lynn Beyak 'knows that she’s now on the edge, and anything that she does in this area—which comes anywhere close to being racist or reflecting a racist view—is probably going to result in her termination,' says Independent Senator Murray Sinclair.
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'We need Canadians to be mindful of the fact that protectionism still exists, and in fact, runs the risk of being even bigger,' says Duclos.
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The survey is part of the agency’s data collection series aimed at tapping into the effects felt by different groups of people during the pandemic.
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The AG says MPs can expect some delays in wrapping up its audits.

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