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His son died in a 2021 B.C. crane tragedy. He wants to know why they still happen

His son died in a 2021 B.C. crane tragedy. He wants to know why they still happen

VANCOUVER — When Chris Vilness heard about the crane accident that killed a construction worker in Vancouver last week, he was angry, and he didn't have to imagine what the woman's family was going through.
Online harms against minors, victims must be criminalized, not regulated: Poilievre

Online harms against minors, victims must be criminalized, not regulated: Poilievre

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre says he prefers a tough-on-crime approach to online safety issues affecting young people, rather than trying to regulate them.
'Not consulted': Alberta health minister questions Ottawa's national pharmacare plan

'Not consulted': Alberta health minister questions Ottawa's national pharmacare plan

EDMONTON — Alberta's health minister is questioning the need for a national pharmacare plan, saying the province already has a comprehensive program for seniors, as well as for those who have low incomes and receive disability benefits.
Conservatives vote in favour of Liberal government bill banning replacement workers

Conservatives vote in favour of Liberal government bill banning replacement workers

OTTAWA — Conservatives have voted in favour of a bill that would ban replacement workers from being used during strikes and lockouts at federally regulated workplaces.
Quebec provincial police make 22nd arrest in eastern Quebec drug war crackdown

Quebec provincial police make 22nd arrest in eastern Quebec drug war crackdown

MONTREAL — Provincial police have arrested a 22nd person they say is tied to a war between crime groups in Quebec City and the eastern part of the province.
Ottawa will shut down shady post-secondary institutions if provinces don't: Miller

Ottawa will shut down shady post-secondary institutions if provinces don't: Miller

Ottawa is ready to step in and shut down shady schools that are abusing the international student program if provinces don't crack down, Immigration Minister Marc Miller warned Tuesday.
Inquest hears Saskatchewan mass killer died in custody from cocaine overdose

Inquest hears Saskatchewan mass killer died in custody from cocaine overdose

SASKATOON — A pathologist told Saskatchewan coroner's inquest Tuesday that a man who killed 11 people and injured 17 others died from a cocaine overdose after he was taken into police custody.
No evidence that data was extracted from RCMP during recent cyberattack: commissioner

No evidence that data was extracted from RCMP during recent cyberattack: commissioner

OTTAWA — The head of the RCMP said Tuesday there was no evidence to date that personal or operational information had been pilfered from the national police force's systems during a recent cyberattack.
Priest facing sexual assault charge in Nunavut will not be dismissed from Oblates

Priest facing sexual assault charge in Nunavut will not be dismissed from Oblates

OTTAWA — A French priest accused of sexually abusing Inuit children in Nunavut will be allowed to remain a member of the Oblates congregation after leadership in Rome ruled against his dismissal.
Backlog of problems with federal Phoenix pay system bigger than ever: union

Backlog of problems with federal Phoenix pay system bigger than ever: union

OTTAWA — Three unions are calling on the government to provide additional compensation to federal public servants as they struggle with the Phoenix pay system and its litany of chronic problems.