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Mary Simon’s office closes social media commenting over ‘abusive, misogynistic and racist’ posts

Also cites violent threats online it says were hurtful to governor general and her staff

The office of Governor General Mary Simon has shut off all commenting on her social media accounts over a growing number of abusive comments, including a rise in “violent threats.” “In recent months we have witnessed an increase in abusive, misogynistic and racist engagement on social media and online platforms, including a greater number of...

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Akeeagok, other premiers meeting PM over health-care funding

Announcement from Trudeau expected Tuesday following sit-down with premiers in Ottawa

Nunavut Premier P.J. Akeeagok and Canada’s other premiers are in Ottawa to meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, seeking more federal funding for health care. Shown during a news conference at an Ottawa hotel Tuesday morning are, seated from left, Akeeagok, and premiers Caroline Cochrane of Northwest Territories, Danielle Smith of Alberta, Dennis King of Prince Edward Island, Tim Houston of Nova Scotia, Doug Ford of Ontario and Heather Stefanson of Manitoba. (Photo by Jeff Pelletier)



SLIDESHOW: Inuit community across Ottawa celebrates Christmas together

Images from Tungasuvvingat Inuit and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami celebration in nation's capital

Members of the Inuit community from across Ottawa came together at St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall on Saturday for a Christmas gathering, buffet and country food feast hosted by Inuuqatigiit Centre, Tungasuvvingat Inuit and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami. Santa Claus was on hand with his elves, visiting with the children and posing for pictures. (Photo by Andrea Sakiyama Kennedy)