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Feds introduce bill dropping some restrictions on assisted dying

Feds introduce bill dropping some restrictions on assisted dying

OTTAWA — The Liberal government has introduced legislation aimed at making it easier for intolerably ill Canadians to get medical help to end their lives.
Alberta Appeal Court sides with province on federal carbon tax

Alberta Appeal Court sides with province on federal carbon tax

EDMONTON — The Alberta Court of Appeal gave opponents of the federal carbon tax their first win on Monday when it ruled that the levy is unconstitutional.
OD deaths decrease in B.C. but officials say safer drug supply needed

OD deaths decrease in B.C. but officials say safer drug supply needed

VICTORIA — Overdose deaths linked to illicit drugs dropped by 36 per cent last year in British Columbia compared with 2018 but the death toll remains almost as high as when the province declared a public health emergency over the crisis.
Trudeau urges peaceful end to blockades as Scheer says PM's done 'literally nothing'

Trudeau urges peaceful end to blockades as Scheer says PM's done 'literally nothing'

OTTAWA — The spirit of reconciliation requires a "peaceful resolution" to the blockades that have kept rail traffic from operating across the country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday, hours after Ontario Provincial Police began dismantling
Doctor details how Lionel Desmond won approval to get a gun despite concerns

Doctor details how Lionel Desmond won approval to get a gun despite concerns

GUYSBOROUGH, N.S.
NDP table legislation to create universal pharmacare program, seek Liberal backing

NDP table legislation to create universal pharmacare program, seek Liberal backing

OTTAWA — The NDP have tabled a new bill that calls for a universal pharmacare plan in Canada. The party, which has been promising the legislation for some time, says its proposal is based on the principles of the Canada Health Act.

Indigenous politician concerned about singing of royal anthem in legislature

TORONTO — Members of Ontario's legislature began a new tradition Monday of singing "God Save the Queen" in the chamber, which an Indigenous politician called a step backward for reconciliation.
UN disarmament chief warns of 'dark side' of AI, as Liberals tout benefits

UN disarmament chief warns of 'dark side' of AI, as Liberals tout benefits

OTTAWA — The United Nations' top disarmament official says governments need to pay more attention to the "dark side" of artificial intelligence, including the implications of so-called killer robots that could take military decisions out of human han

Charge upgraded for Quebec man accused of killing sex worker while on day parole

QUEBEC — A convicted killer accused of killing a woman at a Quebec City hotel while out on day parole has now been charged with first-degree murder.
Government urged to increase diversity at top of federal public service

Government urged to increase diversity at top of federal public service

OTTAWA — The federal government faced calls Monday to add more diversity to the senior ranks of the public service, as black civil servants gathered in the national capital to share their experiences of racism and discrimination in the workplace — an