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Quebec calls for resignation of federal government's anti-Islamophobia representative

Quebec calls for resignation of federal government's anti-Islamophobia representative

MONTREAL — The Quebec government is calling for the resignation of the federal government's special representative to combat Islamophobia.
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith opposes assisted-dying expansion as Ottawa eyes delay

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith opposes assisted-dying expansion as Ottawa eyes delay

OTTAWA — Alberta Premier Danielle Smith's office says the province objects to Ottawa's plan to extend eligibility for medically assisted death to people whose sole underlying condition is a mental illness.
Tamil groups ask Ottawa to bring Sri Lanka officials to International Criminal Court

Tamil groups ask Ottawa to bring Sri Lanka officials to International Criminal Court

OTTAWA — Tamil diaspora groups are praising Ottawa's sanctions on Sri Lanka officials, while asking Canada to bring that country to international tribunals.
WHO decides the COVID-19 global emergency isn't over

WHO decides the COVID-19 global emergency isn't over

OTTAWA — The World Health Organization decided Monday not to declare an end to the COVID-19 global public health emergency.

Quebec Cardinal Marc Ouellet set to retire after overseeing Vatican's bishops' office

Marc Ouellet, the Quebec cardinal who oversaw the Vatican's powerful bishops' office and has been recently accused of sexual misconduct, is retiring.
Firing of Memphis police officers signals progress, but also need for change: experts

Firing of Memphis police officers signals progress, but also need for change: experts

Canadian experts and advocates say the firing and charging of the five Memphis, Tenn.
In The News for Jan. 30 : Debating the privatization of health care

In The News for Jan. 30 : Debating the privatization of health care

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Jan. 30 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
NDP to call for emergency debate in House of Commons over private health care

NDP to call for emergency debate in House of Commons over private health care

OTTAWA — Federal New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh says he will call on the House of Commons to hold an emergency debate on the privatization of health care.
Children of asylum seekers experience Quebec cultural ritual: French welcome classes

Children of asylum seekers experience Quebec cultural ritual: French welcome classes

MONTREAL — Victor Manuel, a young asylum seeker from Mexico, arrived at Montreal's St-Donat school on a frigid morning last week with his seven-year-old son and baby boy, whose bootless feet were covered only in socks.
Parliamentarians return to House of Commons facing rocky economic year

Parliamentarians return to House of Commons facing rocky economic year

OTTAWA — Economic matters will be top of mind for parliamentarians as they return to Ottawa to kick off a new year in federal politics.
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