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MPs, Senators debate requirements for medically assisted dying with mental disorders

MPs, Senators debate requirements for medically assisted dying with mental disorders

OTTAWA — An expert told a special joint committee of the House of Commons and Senate that people with mental disorders can suffer for decades, and their distress is equally as valid as someone suffering physical pain.
Jason Kenney, soon out as Alberta premier, pokes fun at himself in speech

Jason Kenney, soon out as Alberta premier, pokes fun at himself in speech

Jason Kenney, in one of his last speeches as Alberta’s premier and United Conservative Party leader, riffed at the microphone Friday, drawing laughs as he poked fun at himself and pretended to brush off a call from the prime minister.
More Indigenous-led services needed for communities, national wellness summit hears

More Indigenous-led services needed for communities, national wellness summit hears

TORONTO — More Indigenous-led services are needed to help communities deal with tragedies and mental health issues, an Indigenous leader who lost loved ones in the Saskatchewan stabbing rampage said Friday.
Quebec votes: Legault says Conservative leader an 'agitator,' compares him to Trump

Quebec votes: Legault says Conservative leader an 'agitator,' compares him to Trump

MONTREAL — Coalition Avenir Québec Leader François Legault went on the offensive Friday, comparing rival Éric Duhaime to former United States president Donald Trump and saying the Conservative leader's stance on COVID-19 restrictions is disqualifying
Court of Appeal upholds sharing of Canadian bank account info with U.S. authorities

Court of Appeal upholds sharing of Canadian bank account info with U.S. authorities

OTTAWA — The Federal Court of Appeal has affirmed the constitutionality of legislation that allows account information held by Canadian financial institutions to be shared with U.S. authorities. Two U.S.
Follow Canada's lead on easing COVID-19 travel restrictions, U.S. lawmakers urge

Follow Canada's lead on easing COVID-19 travel restrictions, U.S. lawmakers urge

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers from the northern United States are cheering reports that Canada is poised to abandon COVID-19 vaccination rules for foreign visitors, and want President Joe Biden's administration to follow suit. Montana Sen.
Trudeau taps career diplomat Jennifer May to be Canada's new ambassador to China

Trudeau taps career diplomat Jennifer May to be Canada's new ambassador to China

OTTAWA — A career diplomat with three decades of experience in foreign service was named Canada's ambassador to China Friday by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
RCMP 'did their best' in response to N.S. mass shooting: federal Justice Department

RCMP 'did their best' in response to N.S. mass shooting: federal Justice Department

HALIFAX — The RCMP’s response to the 2020 shooting rampage that left 22 Nova Scotians dead was far from perfect, but police did their best, the federal Justice Department said Friday.
Hearing-impaired N.L. student awarded $10,000 after prof refused to wear microphone

Hearing-impaired N.L. student awarded $10,000 after prof refused to wear microphone

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Memorial University is appealing a human rights ruling that found a student with a hearing disability had been discriminated against when one of his professors refused to wear a microphone in class, citing her religious beliefs.
COVID-19 outbreak reported at care centre in Nunavut

COVID-19 outbreak reported at care centre in Nunavut

GJOA HAVEN, Nunavut — Health officials in Nunavut have declared a COVID-19 outbreak at a continuing care centre home in Gjoa Haven. The territory's Department of Health says all eight residents and one staff member have tested positive for COVID-19.