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Decriminalization begins in B.C. as coroners service releases overdose death data

Decriminalization begins in B.C. as coroners service releases overdose death data

Decriminalization of people with small amounts of illegal drugs for their own use has become a reality in British Columbia, but substance users and researchers say the change is expected to make little immediate difference because of a toxic drug supply.
Sister of Montreal man who died while illegally jailed wants video footage released

Sister of Montreal man who died while illegally jailed wants video footage released

MONTREAL — More than a month after her younger brother died, Sarafina Dennie says she still has trouble eating or sleeping.
Ethics committee to probe conflict-of-interest violation by Trade Minister Mary Ng

Ethics committee to probe conflict-of-interest violation by Trade Minister Mary Ng

OTTAWA — A parliamentary committee voted Tuesday to examine a recent ethics ruling against International Trade Minister Mary Ng.
L'Arche Canada says changes made amid sex abuse scandal tied to founder Jean Vanier

L'Arche Canada says changes made amid sex abuse scandal tied to founder Jean Vanier

MONTREAL — An international charity that helps people with intellectual disabilities said it has been making changes as it attempts to grapple with revelations about its Canadian co-founder's sexual abuse of women.
Congress of Aboriginal Peoples calls for end to police brutality in Canada

Congress of Aboriginal Peoples calls for end to police brutality in Canada

Canadian police forces need to acknowledge and apologize for brutality against members of racialized groups in the country, a national Indigenous organization said Tuesday.
Mi'kmaw Nova Scotia MP says updated electoral map kicks him out of his own riding

Mi'kmaw Nova Scotia MP says updated electoral map kicks him out of his own riding

OTTAWA — A Mi'kmaw member of Parliament said Tuesday that proposed changes to the boundaries of federal ridings in Nova Scotia would remove two Indigenous communities from the area he represents, including his home of Eskasoni First Nation.
Milk shakeup: U.S. launches second USMCA dispute panel in dairy battle with Canada

Milk shakeup: U.S. launches second USMCA dispute panel in dairy battle with Canada

WASHINGTON — The United States doubled down Tuesday in its ongoing dispute with Canada over dairy imports, accusing one of its closest trading partners of shirking its responsibilities under the terms of North America's three-year-old trade agreement
St-Onge urges provinces to accelerate efforts to make sports safer for athletes

St-Onge urges provinces to accelerate efforts to make sports safer for athletes

OTTAWA — Sport Minister Pascale St-Onge plans to push her provincial counterparts to hasten their efforts to investigate abuse in sports when she meets them in February in Prince Edward Island.
Liberals should legislate long-term care standards to fulfil pledge in pact, says NDP

Liberals should legislate long-term care standards to fulfil pledge in pact, says NDP

OTTAWA — The Liberals must enshrine new standards for long-term care homes in law to fulfil a pledge in the confidence-and-supply agreement that would help keep their minority government in power, the health critic for the New Democrats said Tuesday.
Backlog targeted as Veterans Affairs reports nearly $1B for ex-soldiers was unspent

Backlog targeted as Veterans Affairs reports nearly $1B for ex-soldiers was unspent

OTTAWA — The federal Liberal government is facing fresh calls to eliminate a backlog of disability claims from ill and injured veterans amid revelations Veterans Affairs Canada failed to spend nearly $1 billion of its budget last year.
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