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Feds get another month to reform assisted-dying law as bill stalls in the Commons

Feds get another month to reform assisted-dying law as bill stalls in the Commons

OTTAWA — The federal government was granted one more month Thursday to expand access to medical assistance in dying even as its efforts to do so stalled in the House of Commons.
Feds didn't supply enough resources to end water advisories on First Nations: auditor

Feds didn't supply enough resources to end water advisories on First Nations: auditor

OTTAWA — The government did not provide the support needed to ensure First Nations communities have access to safe drinking water, says federal auditor general Karen Hogan in a report released Thursday.
Military reeling as new defence chief steps aside amid allegations of misconduct

Military reeling as new defence chief steps aside amid allegations of misconduct

OTTAWA — The Canadian Armed Forces is reeling after news defence chief Admiral Art McDonald is being investigated for misconduct, only weeks after military police launched an investigation into allegations against his predecessor.
B.C. businessman dinged for illegal donation to NDP MP's 2015 campaign

B.C. businessman dinged for illegal donation to NDP MP's 2015 campaign

OTTAWA — A British Columbia businessman who made an illegal contribution to New Democrat MP Peter Julian's 2015 election campaign has been ordered to pay $7,500 to the receiver general of Canada.
Public health agency investigating quarantine sexual assault allegations

Public health agency investigating quarantine sexual assault allegations

OTTAWA — The Public Health Agency of Canada is launching an investigation and reviewing its practices after two returning travellers were allegedly sexually assaulted during their mandatory quarantine periods.
U.S. secretary of state plans virtual visits Friday with Trudeau, Garneau, Mexico

U.S. secretary of state plans virtual visits Friday with Trudeau, Garneau, Mexico

WASHINGTON — Antony Blinken will meet virtually Friday with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau in a day of online diplomacy for the U.S. secretary of state.
Pandemic increased direct aid to fossil fuel producers, new study shows

Pandemic increased direct aid to fossil fuel producers, new study shows

OTTAWA — A new report suggests the economic impact of the pandemic led to a massive increase in federal aid to Canada's oilpatch.
Quebec health authority hires Indigenous staff, promises changes after Echaquan death

Quebec health authority hires Indigenous staff, promises changes after Echaquan death

QUEBEC — The health authority that runs the Quebec hospital where an Indigenous woman was mocked before she died last September said Thursday it is taking concrete steps to ensure Atikamekw people receive better care.

Highlights of the auditor general's 2021 reports

OTTAWA — Key findings in the reports delivered by federal auditor general Karen Hogan on Thursday: Mismanagement of shipbuilding plan threatens navy, coast guard fleets Hogan delivered a stark warning on Thursday, saying government mismanagement is t
Supreme Court declines to hear Crown appeal of overturned N.S. murder conviction

Supreme Court declines to hear Crown appeal of overturned N.S. murder conviction

Canada's top court has declined to hear an appeal from the Crown regarding the overturned murder conviction in the case of a former Nova Scotia medical student.
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