Canada promises Indigenous partnerships, 10 new marine conservation areas as international oceans summit kicks off
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Canada is promising to establish 10 new Indigenous-led federal marine protected areas as IMPAC5, a global summit on ocean conservation, kicks off Friday in Vancouver ..read more
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​​New disability benefit on its way to making ‘major, major difference’ for working-age Canadians
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A government bill aiming to lift Canadians with disabilities out of poverty is working its way through the Senate after MPs voted unanimously to pass it earlier this week ..read more
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MOVIES looking ahead to the Super Bowl and to Black history month
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Also catching up with Eddie Murphy and a minor romantic comedy ..read more
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Global ocean conservation conference in B.C. aims to advance Montreal agreements
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Federal politicians are expected to make a significant announcement on ocean protection during an international conference in Vancouver on how to take action on promises to protect the marine world made at recent global environment meetings ..read more
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Senate passes online streaming act with a dozen amendments
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Big tech companies that offer online streaming services could soon be required to contribute to Canadian content as a controversial Liberal bill gets one step closer to becoming law ..read more
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Tories are exploiting tragedies 'to score political points' on bail reform, Lametti says
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Canada's justice minister has accused Pierre Poilievre's Conservatives of using tragedies such as the killing of a young Ontario Provincial Police officer "to try to score political points," while saying his government is nonetheless exploring options for how to deal with repeat offenders ..read more
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Former colleague jumps to defence of new anti-Islamophobia special rep
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The federal government's appointment of Amira Elghawaby as its first special representative on combating Islamophobia has caused an uproar in Quebec and raised eyebrows elsewhere in the country ..read more
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Notley calls Smith's plan to pull out of Canada's pension plan a 'risky gamble'
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Alberta's Opposition leader says Premier Danielle Smith’s government needs to end its fixation with pulling the province out of the Canada Pension Plan ..read more
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Montreal and Maritimes brace for extreme cold snap
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An extreme cold snap that is forecast to bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia with temperatures of -27 C Friday night has shelters in the Montreal area fearing for the vulnerable homeless population ..read more
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COVID-19 tests to remain mandatory for travellers from China for another two months
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People arriving on flights to Canada from China, Hong Kong and Macao will have to do a COVID-19 test before they board for another two months, after Canada announced it would renew border restrictions on air travel from those areas on Thursday, February 2, 2023 ..read more
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