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In postelection review, PBO told to look at costing platforms outside campaign

In postelection review, PBO told to look at costing platforms outside campaign

OTTAWA — The parliamentary budget office says demand from parties to cost their campaign promises shot well past expected this year, but is stopping short of saying it must review planks between general elections.
Extreme wildfire weather increasing around the globe, research says

Extreme wildfire weather increasing around the globe, research says

New research suggests the risk of extreme wildfire events is increasing across the globe, with some of the largest increases in Western Canada.
Astrophysicist Amita Kuttner chosen as interim leader of Green Party of Canada

Astrophysicist Amita Kuttner chosen as interim leader of Green Party of Canada

OTTAWA — The Greens have chosen a nonbinary astrophysicist as the interim leader of their party.
BC braces for more rain and the Greens get an interim leader: In The News for Nov. 25

BC braces for more rain and the Greens get an interim leader: In The News for Nov. 25

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 Nov. 25 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Provinces take issue with proposed federal mental health transfer

Provinces take issue with proposed federal mental health transfer

OTTAWA — Though provincial governments are clamouring for more funds to bolster their health systems in the wake of COVID-19, some are pushing back against a Liberal election promise to offer dedicated funding for mental health.
MPs hold emergency debate on B.C. floods, climate change

MPs hold emergency debate on B.C. floods, climate change

OTTAWA — The House of Commons held an emergency debate Wednesday night on the devastating floods in British Columbia amid increased attention to how ill-prepared the country is for the effects of a changing climate.
B.C. human rights commissioner report outlines racial disparities in policing

B.C. human rights commissioner report outlines racial disparities in policing

VICTORIA — The office of British Columbia's human rights commissioner says an analysis of data from five police services across the province shows "profound racial disparities" and it is calling for changes toaddress discrimination in policing.
B.C. braces for storms as it is in 'uncharted territory': public safety minister

B.C. braces for storms as it is in 'uncharted territory': public safety minister

British Columbia remains in "uncharted territory" with a chain of storms set to sweep over areas of the province that are already struggling to recover from devastating flooding, Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth said Wednesday.
Conservatives say virtual Commons proceedings allow government to dodge scrutiny

Conservatives say virtual Commons proceedings allow government to dodge scrutiny

OTTAWA — The Liberal government faced questions on Wednesday about whether ministers would bother to turn up to debates if the House of Commons returns to a hybrid system.
Liberals introduce bill with targeted pandemic aid for businesses, workers

Liberals introduce bill with targeted pandemic aid for businesses, workers

OTTAWA — The Trudeau Liberals have outlined their latest aid package for an economy recovering from COVID-19, proposing targeted support to severely affected businesses, locked-down workers, and extra weeks of benefits that expired just days ago.
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