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Ethics commissioner finds former Liberal MP violated conflict of interest code

Ethics commissioner finds former Liberal MP violated conflict of interest code

OTTAWA — Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion says former Liberal MP Yasmin Ratansi violated Parliament's conflict of interest code when she hired her sister in her constituency office.
Liberals table bill to protect French in sweeping update to Official Languages Act

Liberals table bill to protect French in sweeping update to Official Languages Act

OTTAWA — The Liberals are tabling legislation to beef up protection of French in Canada as part of the biggest overhaul to the Official Languages Act in more than three decades.

Boat had lights on when it was hit by vessel operated by Linda O'Leary, witness says

A man involved in a deadly boat crash in central Ontario two years ago says the vessel's lights were on when it was struck by another boat captained by Linda O'Leary.
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada on Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada on Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 11:45 a.m. Newfoundland and Labrador says it will once again welcome Maritime visitors as of June 23.
Commissioner says lobbying of federal departments, politicians hits record high

Commissioner says lobbying of federal departments, politicians hits record high

OTTAWA — The federal lobbying commissioner says government agencies and officials faced a record barrage of pitches in the last year from groups trying to shape the country's pandemic response.
Slipshod practices might mean gaps in Canada's COVID-19 record, info watchdog says

Slipshod practices might mean gaps in Canada's COVID-19 record, info watchdog says

OTTAWA — The federal information watchdog says key government decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic might be lost to history because of a sudden shift to new technologies and long-standing poor record-keeping practices.
Ontario commits $10 million to investigate burial sites at residential schools

Ontario commits $10 million to investigate burial sites at residential schools

Ontario is committing $10 million to identify, investigate and commemorate burial sites on the grounds of former residential schools in the province.
Bloc Québécois doubles down on motion on Quebec nationhood, constitutional change

Bloc Québécois doubles down on motion on Quebec nationhood, constitutional change

OTTAWA — The Bloc Québécois is taking a second stab at getting MPs to recognize Quebec's right to unilaterally change the Constitution in line with proposed reforms to the province's language law.
Trudeau says no 'silver bullet' to vaccinate world amid debate on patent rules

Trudeau says no 'silver bullet' to vaccinate world amid debate on patent rules

BRUSSELS — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spent his last day in Europe on Tuesday thanking leaders and local workers for getting COVID-19 vaccines to Canada, saying there is no "silver bullet" that results in shots being available around the world.
Violent extremists driven by ideology turning to virtual currencies: federal centre

Violent extremists driven by ideology turning to virtual currencies: federal centre

OTTAWA — The federal financial intelligence centre warns that violent extremists driven by causes including racial hatred are increasingly turning to virtual currencies for fundraising.