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Quebec allows copper smelter in northwest to emit arsenic levels five times norm

Quebec allows copper smelter in northwest to emit arsenic levels five times norm

MONTREAL — A copper smelter in northwest Quebec will be permitted to release 15 nanograms of arsenic per cubic metre of air — five times the provincial norm — Quebec's environment minister said Monday. The factory in Rouyn-Noranda, Que.
Premier Jason Kenney kicks off campaign to attract skilled workers to Alberta

Premier Jason Kenney kicks off campaign to attract skilled workers to Alberta

CALGARY — Premier Jason Kenney kicked off a campaign to lure skilled workers from Toronto and Vancouver as he doubled down on his criticism of a so-called Alberta sovereignty act pitched by one of the candidates running to replace him.
Thousands of Afghans who helped Canada trapped in Afghanistan, struggling to leave

Thousands of Afghans who helped Canada trapped in Afghanistan, struggling to leave

OTTAWA — The federal government needs to do more to help thousands of Afghans who assisted Canadian Forces but remain trapped in Afghanistan a year after the Taliban seized Kabul, aid groups and opposition parties say.
Inflation sends Quebec government revenue soaring as CAQ promises income tax cuts

Inflation sends Quebec government revenue soaring as CAQ promises income tax cuts

While inflation may be hurting ordinary Quebecers' pocketbooks, it's done the opposite for a provincial government that has seen its projected deficit shrink by billions of dollars, according to a report released Monday ahead of the fall election cam
Public hearings in Emergencies Act inquiry to start in September

Public hearings in Emergencies Act inquiry to start in September

OTTAWA — The inquiry into Ottawa's unprecedented use of the Emergencies Act during protests in February will start its public hearings next month. The Public Order Emergency Commission announced today that it expects the hearings to run from Sept.
Quebec starts offering fifth dose of COVID-19 vaccine to long-term care residents

Quebec starts offering fifth dose of COVID-19 vaccine to long-term care residents

MONTREAL — Quebec on Monday started offering fifth doses of COVID-19 vaccine to residents of long-term care homes and private seniors residences.
Afghan refugee plan lagging and Train to Banff sparks concern: In The News for Aug.15

Afghan refugee plan lagging and Train to Banff sparks concern: In The News for Aug.15

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 Monday, August 15, 2022 ... What we are watching in Canada ...

Trudeau and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to sign hydrogen deal in Newfoundland

HALIFAX — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz are set to sign a green energy agreement later this month in Newfoundland that could prove pivotal to Canada's nascent hydrogen industry.

Senegalese embassy challenges reports on diplomat beaten by Quebec police as "false"

MONTREAL — The Senegalese Embassy in Ottawa has come to the defence of one of its diplomats allegedly beaten by police in Quebec, characterizing a provincial rental board ruling against her as one-sided and asserting media coverage of the case has di
International support for miners rescue was 'heartwarming,' says company president

International support for miners rescue was 'heartwarming,' says company president

OTTAWA — The recent successful rescue of two miners trapped in a mine in the Dominican Republic for more than a week was made possible thanks to support from the international community including direct assistance from the Royal Canadian Air Force, a