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Desmond inquiry: psychologist describes spotty treatment, marital difficulties

Desmond inquiry: psychologist describes spotty treatment, marital difficulties

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — A former Canadian soldier who killed three family members and himself in 2017 received sporadic mental health treatment immediately after he left the military in 2015, a fatality inquiry heard Thursday.
Pandemic spending, no tax increases: Some highlights from the Alberta budget

Pandemic spending, no tax increases: Some highlights from the Alberta budget

EDMONTON — Alberta's United Conservative government tabled its budget Thursday. Here are some of the highlights: — No new taxes or tax increases. — Deficit of $18.2 billion on estimated revenues of $43.7 billion. — Spending of $57.
Navy and coast guard's shipbuilding plan plagued by delays, auditor general says

Navy and coast guard's shipbuilding plan plagued by delays, auditor general says

OTTAWA — Federal auditor general Karen Hogan delivered a stark warning Thursday that government mismanagement is threatening to leave the navy and coast guard without the ships they need to defend Canada and protect its waterways.
Navy and coast guard's shipbuilding plan plagued by delays, auditor general says

Navy and coast guard's shipbuilding plan plagued by delays, auditor general says

OTTAWA — Federal auditor general Karen Hogan delivered a stark warning Thursday that government mismanagement is threatening to leave the navy and coast guard without the ships they need to defend Canada and protect its waterways.
Feds get another month to reform assisted-dying law as bill stalls in the Commons

Feds get another month to reform assisted-dying law as bill stalls in the Commons

OTTAWA — The federal government was granted one more month Thursday to expand access to medical assistance in dying even as its efforts to do so stalled in the House of Commons.
Feds didn't supply enough resources to end water advisories on First Nations: auditor

Feds didn't supply enough resources to end water advisories on First Nations: auditor

OTTAWA — The government did not provide the support needed to ensure First Nations communities have access to safe drinking water, says federal auditor general Karen Hogan in a report released Thursday.
Military reeling as new defence chief steps aside amid allegations of misconduct

Military reeling as new defence chief steps aside amid allegations of misconduct

OTTAWA — The Canadian Armed Forces is reeling after news defence chief Admiral Art McDonald is being investigated for misconduct, only weeks after military police launched an investigation into allegations against his predecessor.
B.C. businessman dinged for illegal donation to NDP MP's 2015 campaign

B.C. businessman dinged for illegal donation to NDP MP's 2015 campaign

OTTAWA — A British Columbia businessman who made an illegal contribution to New Democrat MP Peter Julian's 2015 election campaign has been ordered to pay $7,500 to the receiver general of Canada.
Public health agency investigating quarantine sexual assault allegations

Public health agency investigating quarantine sexual assault allegations

OTTAWA — The Public Health Agency of Canada is launching an investigation and reviewing its practices after two returning travellers were allegedly sexually assaulted during their mandatory quarantine periods.
U.S. secretary of state plans virtual visits Friday with Trudeau, Garneau, Mexico

U.S. secretary of state plans virtual visits Friday with Trudeau, Garneau, Mexico

WASHINGTON — Antony Blinken will meet virtually Friday with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau in a day of online diplomacy for the U.S. secretary of state.