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Echaquan inquiry: reform needed to reduce Indigenous patients' fear of health system

Echaquan inquiry: reform needed to reduce Indigenous patients' fear of health system

MONTREAL — Indigenous patients are afraid of seeking care due to systemic racism and the poor treatment they encounter in Quebec's health network, a witness said Monday at the coroner's inquiry into the death of Joyce Echaquan. Dr.
Head of coal-mining panel says Albertans' trust in resource regulators to be examined

Head of coal-mining panel says Albertans' trust in resource regulators to be examined

EDMONTON — A public consultation committee on coal mining in the Rocky Mountains will consider why Albertans' level of trust in the province's regulatory bodies is so low, the panel's head said Monday.
Greens join Tories to say Liberals, NDP pushing through new net-zero climate bill

Greens join Tories to say Liberals, NDP pushing through new net-zero climate bill

OTTAWA — Green Party of Canada Leader Annamie Paul says important climate legislation is failing to get the scrutiny it deserves because the Liberal government and NDP are ramming it through Parliament.
Charlottetown council votes to remove controversial statue of Sir John A. Macdonald

Charlottetown council votes to remove controversial statue of Sir John A. Macdonald

Charlottetown city council has voted to permanently remove a statue of Sir John A. Macdonald from a downtown intersection as a response to recent revelations about Canada's residential school system.
Canada's PM Trudeau walking with cane after he sprained his ankle playing Frisbee

Canada's PM Trudeau walking with cane after he sprained his ankle playing Frisbee

OTTAWA — It wasn't all fun and games for Justin Trudeau during some time with his family this weekend. The prime minister was spotted Monday walking with a cane after leaving an event announcing federal loans for Black entrepreneurs.
Canada won't rush reopening border with United States, Trudeau says

Canada won't rush reopening border with United States, Trudeau says

MONTREAL — Canada won't be rushed into reopening its border with the United States to non-essential travel, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday as new COVID-19 case counts continued to drop in much of the country.
AstraZeneca expiry change based on science but communication is key: experts

AstraZeneca expiry change based on science but communication is key: experts

OTTAWA — Many immunologists and infectious disease experts are rushing to convince Canadians that extending the expiration date on some Oxford-AstraZeneca doses is a normal and scientifically sound decision.
Mayors press Freeland for direct funding for urban Indigenous housing

Mayors press Freeland for direct funding for urban Indigenous housing

OTTAWA — The mayors of Canada's biggest cities say they pushed Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland for a timeline on when the Liberals want to meet their goal of ending chronic homelessness in the country, and when extra housing help is coming for urb
Iqaluit to ease public health restrictions Thursday, Pfizer doses coming for teens

Iqaluit to ease public health restrictions Thursday, Pfizer doses coming for teens

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Iqaluit will start easing public health restrictions on Thursday as the city continues to recover from a COVID-19 outbreak.
Federal government launches loan program for Black-owned businesses

Federal government launches loan program for Black-owned businesses

OTTAWA — The federal government is opening the doors to a loan program that will provide financing to Black-owned businesses that often face a steep hill to access capital.
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