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Forest fire forces evacuation of 500 homes in Chapais in northern Quebec

Forest fire forces evacuation of 500 homes in Chapais in northern Quebec

MONTREAL — Quebec's forest fire prevention agency said Thursday that two wildfires were burning out of control in the province, including one in northern Quebec that has led to the evacuation of about 500 homes.
Ontario commits to cover 1/3 cost of Stellantis deal, Ford urges feds to close deal

Ontario commits to cover 1/3 cost of Stellantis deal, Ford urges feds to close deal

Ontario has committed to paying a third of the cost to save a $5-billion electric vehicle battery plant in Windsor, Ont., premier Doug Ford said Thursday.
Independent probe into Montreal's Lakeshore hospital ER includes 135 recommendations

Independent probe into Montreal's Lakeshore hospital ER includes 135 recommendations

MONTREAL — A report into problems plaguing a suburban Montreal hospital emergency room makes 135 recommendations for improving the situation, chief among them accelerating the building of a replacement for the aging critical care unit.
Firefighters battling Halifax wildfire among those who lost homes in disaster

Firefighters battling Halifax wildfire among those who lost homes in disaster

HALIFAX — As volunteer firefighter Mark Zawidzki battled eye-stinging smoke and flying embers to save homes from the Halifax wildfire, he realized its flames were headed to a neighbouring subdivision — and his own residence. But he kept working.
MPs say Russian activist Vladimir Kara-Murza should be given honorary citizenship

MPs say Russian activist Vladimir Kara-Murza should be given honorary citizenship

OTTAWA — A cross-party group of MPs and senators is hoping to grant honorary Canadian citizenship to Russian political prisoner Vladimir Kara-Murza in the coming weeks. "He embodies the movement for a democratic Russia," Ontario Sen.
Delaying new gun-control regulations could 'cost lives,' advocates warn Ottawa

Delaying new gun-control regulations could 'cost lives,' advocates warn Ottawa

OTTAWA — Two prominent gun-control groups are urging the Liberal government to proceed without delay in drafting regulations that will flesh out firearm legislation being reviewed by the Senate.
Deals to let firms avoid bribery charges may be 'political kryptonite': law professor

Deals to let firms avoid bribery charges may be 'political kryptonite': law professor

It's been five years since Canadian prosecutors were given the tools to cut deferred prosecution deals with companies accused of corruption, but only two have been approved by the courts since then.
Métis leaders want introduction, passage of self-government legislation by summer

Métis leaders want introduction, passage of self-government legislation by summer

OTTAWA — Métis leaders urged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government on Thursday to speed up its plans to introduce and pass self-government legislation before Parliament breaks for summer.
Bill 96: Quebec public servants now required to make 'exemplary' use of French

Bill 96: Quebec public servants now required to make 'exemplary' use of French

MONTREAL — Quebec's language law reform is continuing to draw criticism and legal challenges from the province's English community as more of its provisions come into effect Thursday, exactly a year after it received royal assent.
Process underway for Han Dong's possible return to the Liberal caucus

Process underway for Han Dong's possible return to the Liberal caucus

OTTAWA — A senior government official says Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc is leading a process to determine Independent MP Han Dong's possible return to the Liberal caucus.