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Health ministers looking at electronic database to fight opioids crisis

EDMONTON — Canada's health ministers are looking at ways of working together, including an electronic prescription database, to fight the growing crisis in opioid addictions.
Homeless B.C. nomads pitch tents at tony Oak Bay park after week at city hall

Homeless B.C. nomads pitch tents at tony Oak Bay park after week at city hall

OAK BAY, B.C. — A nomadic group of homeless people has chosen one of Canada's wealthiest communities to pitch some tents and draw attention to housing shortages for disadvantaged people across British Columbia.

Quebec education minister says sex-ed should be mandatory in all schools

QUEBEC — Sex education in schools is more important then ever, particularly in light of the recent sexual harassment allegations rocking Quebec's cultural industries, the province's education minister said Thursday.
Bodies removed from B.C. arena following ammonia leak, evacuation order persists

Bodies removed from B.C. arena following ammonia leak, evacuation order persists

FERNIE, B.C. — The bodies of two men have been removed from an ice arena in southeastern British Columbia following an ammonia leak that killed three people as officials try to piece together a timeline leading up to the deadly incident.
Quotes about Finance Minister Bill Morneau's blind trust announcement

Quotes about Finance Minister Bill Morneau's blind trust announcement

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Bill Morneau promised Thursday to put his assets into a blind trust and sell of his shares in Morneau Shepell, the firm he ran before he entered politics.
Accused killer breaks self-imposed silence, has questions for victim's sister

Accused killer breaks self-imposed silence, has questions for victim's sister

OTTAWA — The man accused of killing three women in a revenge-fuelled rampage in the Ottawa Valley two years ago made an unexpected move Thursday during his first-degree murder trial: he actually took part.
PM briefs premiers on NAFTA developments, as more ministers bound for U.S.

PM briefs premiers on NAFTA developments, as more ministers bound for U.S.

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government briefed provincial premiers earlier this month on the contentious renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement and expects many of them to return to the U.S. to push the pact, sources say.
Ex-Just For Laughs president Gilbert Rozon facing sexual misconduct allegations

Ex-Just For Laughs president Gilbert Rozon facing sexual misconduct allegations

MONTREAL — Gilbert Rozon, the founder of the Just For Laughs comedy festival, is facing allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault from at least nine women who came forward Thursday. Le Devoir and Montreal radio station 98.
Bombardier rail division president unfazed by global challenges it faces

Bombardier rail division president unfazed by global challenges it faces

MONTREAL — None of the challenges facing Bombardier's railway business — including the threat of lost streetcar contracts, a bribery investigation and a super-sized European rival — will derail its plans to become a stronger, more profitable global c
Shoppers find deals at Sears Canada liquidation sales underwhelming

Shoppers find deals at Sears Canada liquidation sales underwhelming

TORONTO — Sears Canada began its liquidation sales at its remaining stores across the country Thursday, but many shoppers found the deals to be underwhelming.