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Western Quebec smelter will reduce arsenic emissions to five times provincial norm

Western Quebec smelter will reduce arsenic emissions to five times provincial norm

MONTREAL — Arsenic emissions at a western Quebec copper smelter will be reduced to five times the provincial norm by 2017 at a cost of around $500 million, the plant’s owner said Thursday.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tours Quebec's Gaspé Peninsula

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tours Quebec's Gaspé Peninsula

NEW-RICHMOND, Que. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continued his summer politicking tour Thursday with a trip to Quebec's Gaspé Peninsula, where he visited a strawberry and rhubarb farm and toured two industrial facilities.
Tension in Ottawa as group associated with convoy protest attempts to put down roots

Tension in Ottawa as group associated with convoy protest attempts to put down roots

OTTAWA — An Ottawa-based group with suspected ties to the "Freedom Convoy" says it was threatened with eviction Wednesday and is ready to take its cause to court in an attempt to set up headquarters in the country's capital.
UNESCO team in Alberta to judge if Wood Buffalo Park should go on endangered list

UNESCO team in Alberta to judge if Wood Buffalo Park should go on endangered list

EDMONTON — A United Nations body that monitors some of the world's greatest natural glories is in Canada again to assess government responses to ongoing threats to the country's largest national park, including plans to release treated oilsands taili
Pope says not enough evidence to open sex assault probe against Quebec cardinal

Pope says not enough evidence to open sex assault probe against Quebec cardinal

MONTREAL — There is not enough evidence to open a formal church investigation into sexual assault allegations against a prominent Quebec cardinal, Pope Francis declared Thursday.
Spy watchdog panel to review how agencies intercept communications

Spy watchdog panel to review how agencies intercept communications

OTTAWA — The committee of MPs and senators that oversees the security and intelligence community says it plans a review of how these agencies intercept communications during investigations.
Treasury Board rejects 'blanket exemption' idea for official language requirements

Treasury Board rejects 'blanket exemption' idea for official language requirements

OTTAWA — The Treasury Board is rejecting an idea pitched by some Indigenous public servants to offer "blanket exemptions" so they don't have to learn both of Canada's official languages.
Supreme Court to review mandatory minimum penalty for child luring offence

Supreme Court to review mandatory minimum penalty for child luring offence

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will examine the constitutionality of a minimum sentence for the offence of child luring. The top court has agreed to review the case of a Quebec man, identified only as H.V.
French language clash, Ontario health announcement: In The News for Aug. 18

French language clash, Ontario health announcement: In The News for Aug. 18

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 Thursday, August 18, 2022. What we are watching in Canada ...
Quebec COVID-19 booster rates stay low as province launches new vaccination campaign

Quebec COVID-19 booster rates stay low as province launches new vaccination campaign

MONTREAL — As Quebec prepares to launch a provincewide COVID-19 vaccination campaign ahead of a potential new fall wave, it's unclear whether it will be enough to prompt a pandemic-weary public to roll up their sleeves for another booster.