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The Backlog: Thousands of veterans with disabilities are waiting years for support

The Backlog: Thousands of veterans with disabilities are waiting years for support

OTTAWA — Nearly a dozen years ago, Micheal McNeil was hit with an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. The former combat engineer, who is now a 40-year-old father of three in Saint John, N.B.
Military's top prosecutor, police officer agree to send sex-crime cases to civilians

Military's top prosecutor, police officer agree to send sex-crime cases to civilians

OTTAWA — The military's top prosecutor and police officer say they will transfer sexual misconduct cases to civilian authorities, and that they will be reaching out to victims affected by the change. In a statement, Col.
Free menstrual products coming to on-reserve schools: Indigenous Services minister

Free menstrual products coming to on-reserve schools: Indigenous Services minister

Free menstrual products will be available in on-reserve schools "very soon," the federal Indigenous Services minister said on Friday. "Period poverty should never be a barrier to going to school. End of story," Patty Hajdu said in a Twitter post.
Alberta judge convicts man of assault for coughing on server in Calgary bar

Alberta judge convicts man of assault for coughing on server in Calgary bar

CALGARY — A man who removed his mask and deliberately coughed on a server at a Calgary bar last year has been convicted of assault.
Battle for Montreal city hall takes nasty turn ahead of Sunday's vote

Battle for Montreal city hall takes nasty turn ahead of Sunday's vote

MONTREAL — As the race to see who will be Montreal's next mayor moves into its final days, the campaign has taken an increasingly personal tone, with the two main candidates accusing each other of lacking integrity.
Nunavut starts offering COVID-19 vaccine boosters to those 12 and older

Nunavut starts offering COVID-19 vaccine boosters to those 12 and older

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut has started offering COVID-19 vaccine boosters to residents who are ages 12 and older. People who want the third shot must have received their second dose of vaccine at least six months ago.
October job numbers and old growth logging concerns: In The News for Nov. 5

October job numbers and old growth logging concerns: In The News for Nov. 5

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Nov. 5 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Feds would need majority provincial OK to guarantee Quebec share of Commons seats

Feds would need majority provincial OK to guarantee Quebec share of Commons seats

OTTAWA — Constitutional experts say the federal government has a bit of wiggle room to maintain Quebec's 78 seats in the House of Commons — or even add one or two — but it can't guarantee the province's influence in the chamber won't wane over time w
'They're afraid they won't come back:' Petition wants elder care in Nunavut

'They're afraid they won't come back:' Petition wants elder care in Nunavut

IQALUIT — Aani Uqaitu hasn't been able to see her 89-year-old mother for six months since she was sent to a long-term care home 1,200 kilometres away from Sanikiluaq, Nunavut.
Indigenous leaders concerned over B.C.'s process for old-growth logging deferrals

Indigenous leaders concerned over B.C.'s process for old-growth logging deferrals

VANCOUVER — Indigenous leaders in British Columbia have expressed concerns over the tight timeline and lack of support in the government's plan for old-growth logging deferrals, while they underscore the urgency of preserving at-risk ecosystems.