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Former Tory interim leader, longtime Manitoba MP Candice Bergen stepping down

Former Tory interim leader, longtime Manitoba MP Candice Bergen stepping down

OTTAWA — Former Conservative interim leader and longtime Manitoba member of Parliament Candice Bergen announced Wednesday she is stepping down.
Group says private school near Montreal ignored racism complaints

Group says private school near Montreal ignored racism complaints

MONTREAL — A private high school west of Montreal is promising to make changes, following allegations that administrators for years ignored complaints about racist bullying targeting two Black students.
Canada's new anti-Islamophobia representative apologizes for comments about Quebecers

Canada's new anti-Islamophobia representative apologizes for comments about Quebecers

OTTAWA — Canada's new special representative on combating Islamophobia has apologized for words that hurt Quebecers after leaders in that province called for her resignation.
Competition Bureau to investigate industry claims of sustainable forestry management

Competition Bureau to investigate industry claims of sustainable forestry management

The Competition Bureau has opened an inquiry to see if forestry industry claims of sustainable management on vast stretches of Canadian woodlands are false advertising.
'Dances with Wolves' actor to be charged in U.S. may have victims in Canada: police

'Dances with Wolves' actor to be charged in U.S. may have victims in Canada: police

CALGARY — Police in southern Alberta say they have been working with authorities in the United States in a sexual assault investigation involving a former actor in "Dances With Wolves.
Drug users say B.C. 'fight continues' during decriminalization amid safe supply calls

Drug users say B.C. 'fight continues' during decriminalization amid safe supply calls

VANCOUVER — Members of an advocacy group for drug users have gathered to celebrate the start of decriminalization in British Columbia and discuss how they will "fight back" against any efforts to seize illicit substances that meet the 2.
In The News for Feb. 1: Will an updated Ontario Disability Support Program help?

In The News for Feb. 1: Will an updated Ontario Disability Support Program help?

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 Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Biden, McCarthy meeting to stake out positions as clash looms over debt ceiling

Biden, McCarthy meeting to stake out positions as clash looms over debt ceiling

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Joe Biden is sitting down with his new Republican nemesis for the first time to talk about how to ensure the federal government can continue to pay its bills. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy says he wants to avoid a U.S.
Alberta promising changes to campuses amid university 'woke' free speech standoff

Alberta promising changes to campuses amid university 'woke' free speech standoff

EDMONTON — The Alberta government says changes are coming to further protect free speech on campuses as a former professor speaking out on so-called “woke” policies prepares for a showdown with the University of Lethbridge.
First Nations women overrepresented among B.C. toxic drug deaths: doctor

First Nations women overrepresented among B.C. toxic drug deaths: doctor

VICTORIA — Indigenous people, especially women, are dying from toxic drugs at disproportionately high rates in British Columbia as the overdose crisis continues "unabated," nearly seven years after the province first declared a public health emergenc
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