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Government says there is no need for every toxic chemical to have a pollution plan

Government says there is no need for every toxic chemical to have a pollution plan

OTTAWA — The federal government is playing a dangerous game by refusing to force any company that makes or uses toxic chemicals to have a plan in place to prevent them from getting into the environment, a lawyer for the Canadian Environmental Law Ass
House of Commons returns with focus on economy, health care — and the number eight

House of Commons returns with focus on economy, health care — and the number eight

OTTAWA — Eight years.
Congressman wants Canada, U.S. to use video teleconferencing for Nexus interviews

Congressman wants Canada, U.S. to use video teleconferencing for Nexus interviews

WASHINGTON — A New York congressman wants to add some Zoom to the sluggish effort to clear a bilateral backlog of Nexus trusted-traveller applications. Rep. Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith opposes assisted-dying expansion as Ottawa eyes delay

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith opposes assisted-dying expansion as Ottawa eyes delay

OTTAWA — Alberta Premier Danielle Smith's office says the province objects to Ottawa's plan to extend eligibility for medically assisted death to people whose sole underlying condition is a mental illness.
MPs unanimously call for Russia-based Wagner Group to be listed as terrorist entity

MPs unanimously call for Russia-based Wagner Group to be listed as terrorist entity

OTTAWA — The House of Commons has called on the Canadian government to list Russia-based mercenary company Wagner Group as a terrorist entity.
Singh meeting with Trudeau about private health care ahead of sit-down with premiers

Singh meeting with Trudeau about private health care ahead of sit-down with premiers

OTTAWA — Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said that he would sit down with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday to discuss private health care ahead of next week's summit with premiers.
WHO decided the COVID-19 global emergency isn't over. What happens next?

WHO decided the COVID-19 global emergency isn't over. What happens next?

OTTAWA — The World Health Organization decided Monday not to end to the COVID-19 global public health emergency it declared three years ago, even though the pandemic has reached what the international body calls an "inflection point.
Quebec RCMP say they rescued man trying to cross U.S. border on foot through woods

Quebec RCMP say they rescued man trying to cross U.S. border on foot through woods

MONTREAL — Quebec RCMP say they rescued a man over the weekend who became lost in the woods in heavy snow while trying to cross the border into the United States. Cpl.
What to know about B.C. decriminalizing possession of drugs for personal use

What to know about B.C. decriminalizing possession of drugs for personal use

VANCOUVER — British Columbia is introducing a policy of decriminalization on Tuesday as part of what it says is an overall plan to prevent overdose deaths from illicit drugs. The pilot project will continue until Jan.
Firing of Memphis police officers signals progress, but also need for change: experts

Firing of Memphis police officers signals progress, but also need for change: experts

Canadian experts and advocates say the firing and charging of the five Memphis, Tenn.