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Quebec economic update: A lot of uncertainty in 2023, Girard says

Quebec economic update: A lot of uncertainty in 2023, Girard says

Quebec is announcing help for seniors today in an economic update that responds to stubborn inflation and points to a possible recession and much uncertainty for the coming year.
First Nations leaders reject Trudeau's proposed gun law, citing risk to treaty rights

First Nations leaders reject Trudeau's proposed gun law, citing risk to treaty rights

OTTAWA — Chiefs at the Assembly of First Nationsvoted Thursdayto publicly oppose the Liberal government's proposed gun-control legislation.
Justice minister open to changes on Victims Bill of Rights after scathing report

Justice minister open to changes on Victims Bill of Rights after scathing report

OTTAWA — The federal justice minister says he is open to updating the Victims Bill of Rights as a parliamentary report calls on the federal government to better support victims of crime.
Defence Department reviewing contracts with Ontario company linked to China

Defence Department reviewing contracts with Ontario company linked to China

OTTAWA — The Department of National Defence says it is reviewing several contracts that were awarded to an Ontario company with links to China.
MPs want to hear from witnesses on the government's assault-style gun definition

MPs want to hear from witnesses on the government's assault-style gun definition

OTTAWA — Seven members of a parliamentary committee studying the Liberal gun bill have requested two special meetings to hear from witnesses on the government's proposed definition of an assault-style firearm.
Financial institutions have a role to play in preserving biodiversity: COP negotiator

Financial institutions have a role to play in preserving biodiversity: COP negotiator

MONTREAL — Business groups and financial institutions have a role to play in preserving the planet's biodiversity, says one of the most prominent Canadians involved in negotiations at the UN biodiversity summit known as COP15.
Liberals aim to secure long-term role for feds in national child-care system

Liberals aim to secure long-term role for feds in national child-care system

OTTAWA — Families Minister Karina Gould introduced legislation Thursday in an attempt to secure a long-term role for Ottawa in daycare and future-proof the Liberal vision of a national child-care system.
Quebec judge authorizes class-action lawsuit against 'addictive' Fortnite video game

Quebec judge authorizes class-action lawsuit against 'addictive' Fortnite video game

MONTREAL — A Superior Court judge has authorized a lawsuit brought by Quebec parents who allege their children became addicted to the popular online video game Fortnite.
Children's deaths from influenza up in B.C., with five mortalities last month

Children's deaths from influenza up in B.C., with five mortalities last month

VICTORIA — At least five children died in British Columbia from influenza last month alone, a rise that comes as an early season of respiratory illnesses adds strain to the beleaguered health-care system.
Federal environment minister certifies 14 bird-friendly cities in six provinces

Federal environment minister certifies 14 bird-friendly cities in six provinces

MONTREAL — Federal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault is certifying 14 more Canadian cities as bird-friendly.