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Liberals' political will on pharmacare questioned as minister promises progress

Liberals' political will on pharmacare questioned as minister promises progress

OTTAWA — Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos says the government's plans for pharmacare are moving forward, but experts who study government drug plans suggest the Liberals may have lost the political will to take bold steps toward a national program.
As economy slows, Liberals push off EI reform over worries it could drive up premiums

As economy slows, Liberals push off EI reform over worries it could drive up premiums

OTTAWA — The Liberal government left employment insurance reform out of the federal budget this week over concern that reforming the program amid a slowing economy could drive up premiums for workers and employers.
Ottawa is going all in on 'friendshoring.' Here's what that could mean.

Ottawa is going all in on 'friendshoring.' Here's what that could mean.

OTTAWA — This year's budget reveals the federal Liberals envision Canada relying more on its allies for trade in the future, economists and geopolitical experts say — even if that could result in higher prices or missed opportunities.
Authorities work to identify eight bodies pulled from St. Lawrence River this week

Authorities work to identify eight bodies pulled from St. Lawrence River this week

QUEBEC — Akwesasne Mohawk Police say they are working with Immigration Canada and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to confirm the identities of the eight migrants whose bodies were pulled from the St. Lawrence River this week.

One winning ticket sold for Friday's $60 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — Someone in the Prairies is waking up $60 million dollars richer. One winning ticket was drawn for Friday's Lotto Max jackpot. There was also one Maxmillion winner from Ontario out of six possible $1 million prizes.
Vancouver asks artist, vigil keepers to end Indigenous children's shoe memorial

Vancouver asks artist, vigil keepers to end Indigenous children's shoe memorial

VANCOUVER — Officials in Vancouver said they plan to meet with the artist and volunteers who are keeping vigil on a children's shoe memorial on the steps of the city's art gallery in an effort to end the tribute to children who didn't return from res
Ottawa gives final approval, with conditions, for Rogers' $26B purchase of Shaw

Ottawa gives final approval, with conditions, for Rogers' $26B purchase of Shaw

TORONTO — The largest telecommunications deal in Canadian history will go forward after Rogers Communications Inc.'s $26-billion takeover of Shaw Communications Inc. received approval from Ottawa on Friday.
Migrant death toll rises to eight after bodies of child, adult found in Akwesasne

Migrant death toll rises to eight after bodies of child, adult found in Akwesasne

QUEBEC — Authorities in the Mohawk Territory of Akwesasne lamented on Friday how their community is often exploited by human trafficking networks after the bodies of eight migrants, including two children, were pulled from the St. Lawrence River.
Inquiry into N.S. mass shooting says spouse of killer was revictimized by RCMP probe

Inquiry into N.S. mass shooting says spouse of killer was revictimized by RCMP probe

HALIFAX — The final report of the public inquiry into the Nova Scotia mass shooting says the gunman’s partner — a survivor of his violent domestic abuse — was revictimized by the RCMP investigation into the tragedy.
Alberta premier's phone call to accused raises questions about court case

Alberta premier's phone call to accused raises questions about court case

EDMONTON — A phone call between Alberta Premier Danielle Smith and a Calgary pastor where they discussed his criminal trial raises questions about whether she has compromised the case, the Opposition NDP said Friday.
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