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Bloc leader says he would back fast-tracking bill on medical assistance in dying

Bloc leader says he would back fast-tracking bill on medical assistance in dying

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government has given notice that it will impose closure to ensure a bill to expand access to medical assistance in dying comes to a final vote in the House of Commons before a court-ordered deadline of March 26.
First Nations say Alberta review of coal project inadequate, seek federal involvement

First Nations say Alberta review of coal project inadequate, seek federal involvement

EDMONTON — Two of southern Alberta's largest First Nations have asked the federal government to step into an environmental review of a coal mine proposed for the Rocky Mountains.

Tories block NDP attempt to break legislative impasse in House of Commons

OTTAWA — Federal Conservatives are coming under fire from all sides for obstructing the minority Liberal government's legislative agenda.
Northwest Territories sees spike in illegal caribou hunting along ice roads

Northwest Territories sees spike in illegal caribou hunting along ice roads

YELLOWKNIFE — Officials in the Northwest Territories say hunters are illegally killing caribou in vulnerable herds along the territory's ice roads.
Ontario becomes first province to prioritize pregnancy in vaccination rollout

Ontario becomes first province to prioritize pregnancy in vaccination rollout

After months of shifting advice, Ontario has become the first Canadian province to prioritize pregnant women in a vaccine rollout plan, without special conditions.
Leaders welcome military's first female deputy commander, demand action on misconduct

Leaders welcome military's first female deputy commander, demand action on misconduct

OTTAWA — Federal leaders were united Tuesday in welcoming Lt.-Gen.
Legal challenge launched against Canada's federally mandated quarantine hotel policy

Legal challenge launched against Canada's federally mandated quarantine hotel policy

TORONTO — A constitutional rights advocacy group is mounting a legal challenge to the federal government's quarantine hotel policy, arguing it infringes on Canadians' fundamental rights.
Nunavut community of Arviat to loosen COVID-19 restrictions Wednesday

Nunavut community of Arviat to loosen COVID-19 restrictions Wednesday

IQALUIT — Nunavut health officials say some COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted in Arviat on Wednesday, more than 110 days after the community went into lock down. The territory's chief public health officer, Dr.
Alberta's Toews says final bill on defunct Keystone XL not 'materially' above $1.3B

Alberta's Toews says final bill on defunct Keystone XL not 'materially' above $1.3B

EDMONTON — Alberta’s finance minister says taxpayers won’t be on the hook for much more beyond $1.3 billion already committed to the defunct Keystone XL oil pipeline. “Our total exposure is just under $1.3 billion.
Now not the time to talk about breaking with the monarchy, Trudeau says

Now not the time to talk about breaking with the monarchy, Trudeau says

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday he's not eager for a debate over the future of the monarchy in the wake of allegations of racism at Buckingham Palace.