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Commission probing use of Emergencies Act for 2022 trucker protests granted extension

Commission probing use of Emergencies Act for 2022 trucker protests granted extension

OTTAWA — The commission investigating the federal government’s use of the Emergencies Act to quell the trucker protests last winter in Ottawa has asked for more time to complete its report.
By the numbers for British Columbia's overdose crisis

By the numbers for British Columbia's overdose crisis

VICTORIA — British Columbia's chief coroner released overdose figures for 2022, showing 2,272 residents died from toxic drugs last year. Lisa Lapointe says drug toxicity remains the leading cause of unnatural death in B.C.
Yukon Liberals, NDP renew confidence and supply agreement to hold power

Yukon Liberals, NDP renew confidence and supply agreement to hold power

WHITEHORSE — The Yukon Liberals and New Democrats have extended a confidence and supply agreement that the party leaders say will improve housing, health care and education, while advancing reconciliation and addressing climate change.
Calgary man searching for group that helped him emigrate to Canada three decades ago

Calgary man searching for group that helped him emigrate to Canada three decades ago

Ivo Ceko was a member of a military police unit that was guarding a hotel in a town in central Bosnia when he met a group of young Canadians and Americans in the summer of 1994.
Ukrainian groups withdraw court challenge of nixed turbine export to Russian pipeline

Ukrainian groups withdraw court challenge of nixed turbine export to Russian pipeline

OTTAWA — A Ukrainian-Canadians group has withdrawn a court challenge of Ottawa's decision to export gas turbines for a Russian pipeline after the federal government nixed the plan in December.
Parks Canada updating its reservation system to book camping and other activities

Parks Canada updating its reservation system to book camping and other activities

CALGARY — Parks Canada says visitors will be able to start booking reservations for camping and other activities at its sites across the country in March.
Canada sanctions more Myanmar elite, bans jet fuel sales two years after coup

Canada sanctions more Myanmar elite, bans jet fuel sales two years after coup

OTTAWA — Canada has sanctioned more of Myanmar’s military elite, two years after the country’s coup.
In The News for Jan. 31: Will proposed new standards make long-term care better?

In The News for Jan. 31: Will proposed new standards make long-term care better?

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 Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Federal agency targeting illegal wildlife trade through financial intelligence

Federal agency targeting illegal wildlife trade through financial intelligence

OTTAWA — Canada's financial intelligence agency is stepping up the fight against the illicit wildlife trade by taking aim at the criminals who reap big profits from the global racket.
Quebec calls for resignation of federal government's anti-Islamophobia representative

Quebec calls for resignation of federal government's anti-Islamophobia representative

MONTREAL — The Quebec government is calling for the resignation of the federal government's special representative to combat Islamophobia over a 2019 opinion piece in an Ottawa newspaper in which she suggested Quebecers are influenced by anti-Muslim