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Quebec minister introduces bill making oath to King optional for legislators

Quebec minister introduces bill making oath to King optional for legislators

Quebec's Coalition Avenir Québec government tabled a bill on Tuesday that would make the oath to the monarch optional for members of the provincial legislature.
Alberta premier rejects suggestion she erred with bill giving her sweeping powers

Alberta premier rejects suggestion she erred with bill giving her sweeping powers

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is rejecting suggestions she made a mistake when she introduced a bill that would give her cabinet sweeping powers to rewrite laws outside the legislative process.
No legal obligation to bring Canadians home from Syria, federal lawyer tells court

No legal obligation to bring Canadians home from Syria, federal lawyer tells court

OTTAWA — The Charter of Rights and Freedoms does not obligate Ottawa to repatriate Canadians held in Syrian camps, a government lawyer told a Federal Court hearing Tuesday.
Quebec Press Council upholds complaint over question to Blanchet at leaders debate

Quebec Press Council upholds complaint over question to Blanchet at leaders debate

MONTREAL — The Quebec Press Council has upheld a complaint regarding a question the moderator asked Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet during the English-language federal leaders debate last year.
Military faces calls to return general to duty after sexual assault acquittal

Military faces calls to return general to duty after sexual assault acquittal

OTTAWA — Maj.-Gen.
COVID-19 benefits helped economy rebound, but post-payment verification lacking: AG

COVID-19 benefits helped economy rebound, but post-payment verification lacking: AG

OTTAWA — Canada's auditor general says COVID-19 benefits were delivered quickly and helped mitigate economic suffering, but the federal government hasn’t done enough to recover billions of dollars in overpayments.
Afghanistan aid blockade can only be fixed by changing Criminal Code: officials

Afghanistan aid blockade can only be fixed by changing Criminal Code: officials

OTTAWA — Parliament would need to amend the Criminal Code to allow Canadian aid workers to help in Afghanistan, federal officials told a Senate committee studying the issue.
Most unused COVID-19 vaccines will expire at the end of the year: auditor general

Most unused COVID-19 vaccines will expire at the end of the year: auditor general

OTTAWA — Tens of millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines are likely about to expire and go to waste because of a failure to manage an oversupply, Canada's auditor general reported Tuesday — a failure with an estimated price tag of about $1 billion.

COP 15: Quebec premier says province will protect 30 per cent of territory by 2030

MONTREAL — Quebec Premier François Legault says the province will protect 30 per cent of its land and water by 2030, up from the current 17 per cent.
Eby's new B.C. cabinet builds speculation about early election call, says expert

Eby's new B.C. cabinet builds speculation about early election call, says expert

VICTORIA — Political pundits are expecting Premier David Eby to appoint new cabinet ministers who have fire in their bellies for the challenging jobs ahead, and the possibility of an early election call. Lt.-Gov.
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