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Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Friday

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The World Health Organization says COVID-19 vaccine shipments have ground to “a near halt” in Africa while coronavirus cases have spiked 20 per cent over the last two weeks.

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A political turning point for reconciliation in Canada? | At Issue

A political turning point for reconciliation in Canada? | At Issue

WARNING: This story contains distressing details. The At Issue panel discusses the political response in wake of the discovery on the grounds of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., and whether this could be a turning point for reconciliation. Plus, the panellists look at how political leaders should reconcile with the wrongs of past leaders.

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Aryna Sabalenka upset in 3rd round of French Open

Aryna Sabalenka

The women’s side at Roland Garros is now without its top three seeds. Third-seeded Aryna Sabalenka was upset by Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the third round of the clay-court Grand Slam on Friday on Paris.

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The National On Demand: MMIWG action plan, Variants vs. 2nd doses, Airline executive travel

The National On Demand: MMIWG action plan, Variants vs. 2nd doses, Airline executive travel

June 3, 2021 | The federal government promises to address violence against Indigenous women and girls amid growing calls for action towards reconciliation. Ontario faces a new race against the Delta variant and second doses of vaccines. Plus, uproar over airline executives travelling during national lockdowns.

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Police issue Amber Alert for missing 11-month-old girl in Ottawa

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An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing 11-month-old girl in Ottawa.

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2021 Epsom Derby – Horse Racing on CBC

2021 Epsom Derby - Horse Racing on CBC

Hoof pounding action will be thundering to you from Epsom, England.

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Your questions answered about Canada’s residential school system

Kamloops Memorial 215 Children

CBC readers have reached out with questions about Canada’s residential school system and its aftermath following the discovery of what is believed to be the remains of an estimated 215 children at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C.

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RCMP investigating former residential school site in Kamloops, B.C.

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The RCMP has launched an investigation following news that children’s remains have been discovered near a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., a move criticized by the former chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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MMIWG national action plan is an inadequate response to the crisis, say Indigenous women’s advocates

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Indigenous women’s organizations and advocates say the newly released national action plan to end violence against Indigenous women and girls is not an adequate response to the crisis.

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Wealthy KPMG clients continued to dodge taxes for years after CRA detected offshore ‘sham’

Marshall Cooper

In 2010, Canada Revenue Agency auditors unearthed a scheme they called a “sham” that ultra-rich Canadians were using to dodge taxes. But previously unreported court records obtained by CBC’s The Fifth Estate and Radio-Canada’s Enquête show it didn’t stop then. Some taxpayers continued to exploit the tax dodge for several years without officials realizing.