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Ottawa making good on pledge to unilaterally protect Quebec caribou: minister

Ottawa making good on pledge to unilaterally protect Quebec caribou: minister

MONTREAL — Ottawa is moving forward with plans to unilaterally protect Quebec caribou after the province failed to meet a deadline to provide an acceptable proposal, federal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault said Thursday.
Documents detail push, and pushback, on Liberal promise to block unvaccinated from EI

Documents detail push, and pushback, on Liberal promise to block unvaccinated from EI

OTTAWA — Internal government documents show that the Liberals' pledge to prevent unvaccinated people from accessing jobless benefits didn't eliminate all avenues for them to enter the employment insurance system.
Countrywide action to crack down on handguns needed, advocates tell federal minister

Countrywide action to crack down on handguns needed, advocates tell federal minister

OTTAWA — Prominent firearm-control advocates are urging the Liberal government to abandon plans to allow provinces to ban handguns, saying regional measures will lead to a disastrous patchwork across Canada.
Barbie doll in likeness of Queen released to celebrate the monarch's Platinum Jubilee

Barbie doll in likeness of Queen released to celebrate the monarch's Platinum Jubilee

A Barbie doll has been released in the likeness of Queen Elizabeth to commemorate her Platinum Jubilee. The Queen celebrated her 96th birthday Thursday and is marking 70 years of service as Britain's longest-reigning monarch this year.
'Soap opera': Alberta premier says he's been too tolerant of open dissent

'Soap opera': Alberta premier says he's been too tolerant of open dissent

EDMONTON — Premier Jason Kenney says Albertans are unimpressed with the intraparty melodrama of his United Conservative government and adds that, if anything, he has been too soft on dissenters.
'He took ownership': Manitoba Métis meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican

'He took ownership': Manitoba Métis meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican

ROME — A Métis group from Manitoba says Pope Francis took ownership of the harms done by the Roman Catholic Church during the first meeting with an Indigenous group at the Vatican since the pontiff's historic apology.
Crown wraps case at Quebec Halloween murder trial, defence to begin next week

Crown wraps case at Quebec Halloween murder trial, defence to begin next week

QUEBEC — The Crown has wrapped its case in the trial of a 26-year-old man charged with using a sword to murder two people and injure five others on Halloween night 2020 in Quebec City's historic district.
Ombud flags unfairness in treatment of sexual dysfunctions for female veterans

Ombud flags unfairness in treatment of sexual dysfunctions for female veterans

OTTAWA — Canada’s veterans ombud is warning that women who served in the Canadian Armed Forces are facing unacceptable barriers and bias when it comes to accessing federal assistance for sexual dysfunctions.
Better COVID tracking, calls for national gun-control plan : In The News for April 21

Better COVID tracking, calls for national gun-control plan : In The News for April 21

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 April 21 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Canada needs a stronger COVID-19 detection system, experts say

Canada needs a stronger COVID-19 detection system, experts say

Experts say Canada needs to develop a robust system to detect COVID-19 activity in the absence of wide-scale PCR testing.