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David Cohen presents letters of credence at Rideau Hall to begin job as U.S. envoy

David Cohen presents letters of credence at Rideau Hall to begin job as U.S. envoy

WASHINGTON — David Cohen is finally getting down to business as the newest United States ambassador to Canada — the first to take on the role full-time since 2019. Cohen, a lawyer, lobbyist and former U.S.
Indigenous papal visit postponed to 2022 over concerns about Omicron COVID-19 variant

Indigenous papal visit postponed to 2022 over concerns about Omicron COVID-19 variant

OTTAWA — Indigenous leaders and residential school survivors will not travel to the Vatican as planned this month to meet with Pope Francis because of the latest threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Liberals table bill that would repeal mandatory minimums for some drug, gun crimes

Liberals table bill that would repeal mandatory minimums for some drug, gun crimes

OTTAWA — The federal government introduced a bill in the House of Commons on Tuesday that would repeal mandatory minimum penalties for drug offences and some gun-related crimes.
Conservatives push for all-party committee to examine Canada's Afghanistan response

Conservatives push for all-party committee to examine Canada's Afghanistan response

OTTAWA — Conservatives will push for a vote on a new all-party House of Commons committee to look back at Canada's plan for the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban and the response to the humanitarian crisis that followed.
Liberals raise doubts of high number of vaccine exemptions among Conservatives ranks

Liberals raise doubts of high number of vaccine exemptions among Conservatives ranks

OTTAWA — Government House leader Mark Holland is questioning the relatively high number of medical exemptions among the Conservative ranks preventing them from being vaccinated against COVID-19.
Military's former head of human resources charged with sexual assault, indecent acts

Military's former head of human resources charged with sexual assault, indecent acts

OTTAWA — Military police have laid criminal charges against the Canadian Armed Forces’ former head of human resources despite the Liberal government having said it would transfer the investigation and prosecution of sexual misconduct cases to civilia
Man faces murder charge in death of 80-year-old Quebec woman east of Montreal

Man faces murder charge in death of 80-year-old Quebec woman east of Montreal

MONTREAL — A suspect was charged with second-degree murder Tuesday in the killing of an 80-year-old woman last week in a town east of Montreal. Jeannine Perron-Ruel was found outside her home last Thursday morning in Coaticook, Que.
African community group says Canada's new COVID-19 travel rules an example of racism

African community group says Canada's new COVID-19 travel rules an example of racism

The president of the African Community Association of Calgary says its members feel hurt and believe it's important for the federal government to address what they say is subtle racism behind Canada's new COVID-19 travel rules.
Chinese envoy urges Canada to approve Huawei for 5G, says concerns are U.S. ploy

Chinese envoy urges Canada to approve Huawei for 5G, says concerns are U.S. ploy

OTTAWA — China’s ambassador to Canada is calling on the federal government to ignore “invented” warnings from the United States about Huawei and allow the Chinese telecom giant’s participation in this country’s 5G networks.
'This is beyond my expectations,' Champagne says of Canadian biomanufacturer rebound

'This is beyond my expectations,' Champagne says of Canadian biomanufacturer rebound

OTTAWA — Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne says Canada's biomanufacturing sector has rebounded beyond his initial expectations in the last several months, as a Canadian drug maker stands poised to bring positive results from the first p
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