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Calls for expanded safe supply as B.C. counts another 179 overdose deaths

Calls for expanded safe supply as B.C. counts another 179 overdose deaths

VICTORIA — British Columbia’s coroner says the overdose death toll for October reached 179 people, prompting a renewed call for Premier David Eby to introduce a widely accessible safe supply of drugs.
China accused of 'regularly' intercepting Canadian military aircraft

China accused of 'regularly' intercepting Canadian military aircraft

OTTAWA — China is being accused of having "regularly" intercepted a Canadian military aircraft tasked with enforcing UN sanctions against North Korea.
Coroner refuses Montreal family's request for new investigation into woman's ER death

Coroner refuses Montreal family's request for new investigation into woman's ER death

MONTREAL — The Quebec coroner’s office has rejected a request by a Montreal family for a new investigation into the death of an 86-year-old Filipino woman found lifeless on the floor of an emergency room last year.
List of areas the Alberta government accuses Ottawa of overreaching

List of areas the Alberta government accuses Ottawa of overreaching

EDMONTON — When the Alberta legislature resumed sitting Tuesday, the first bill introduced by the United Conservative Party government was one aimed at shielding the province from federal laws it deems harmful to its interests.
Legal experts say Ottawa unlikely to be 'main combatant' in Alberta sovereignty fight

Legal experts say Ottawa unlikely to be 'main combatant' in Alberta sovereignty fight

CALGARY — Constitutional law experts say it's unlikely Ottawa will rush to fight Alberta over a proposed sovereignty bill that would give the provincial government new powers to resist what it considers federal intrusion.
Senate motion to strip 'Honourable' title could affect at least two former senators

Senate motion to strip 'Honourable' title could affect at least two former senators

OTTAWA — At least two former senators could be stripped of the title of "Honourable" following a motion the upper chamber passed on Tuesday.
Trudeau says nothing is off the table when it comes to Smith's new 'sovereignty' act

Trudeau says nothing is off the table when it comes to Smith's new 'sovereignty' act

OTTAWA — Nothing is off the table when it comes to responding to newly proposed legislation that would give Alberta Premier Danielle Smith's government "exceptional powers," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday.
Educated immigrants face underemployment as Canada leads G7 in educated workforce

Educated immigrants face underemployment as Canada leads G7 in educated workforce

TORONTO — When Nancy Morsi arrived in Oakville, Ont., last year after finishing her medical degree, she was planning to practice medicine. Instead, she's been working as a medical assistant since September.
Canada issues $500M in government-backed bonds for Ukraine

Canada issues $500M in government-backed bonds for Ukraine

OTTAWA — The federal government has finished issuing $500 million in bonds to support Ukraine, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday, pointing to the bond drive as another sign of Canada's support for the embattled country.
New census data shows how commuting dropped during pandemic, labour force aging

New census data shows how commuting dropped during pandemic, labour force aging

OTTAWA — New census data shows commuting levels dropped significantly in 2021 compared to 2016, and while some of that decline has rebounded, transit ridership hasn't fully recovered. According to Statistics Canada, there were 2.
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