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Liberals table bill to implement UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Liberals table bill to implement UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

OTTAWA — The Liberal government introduced long-awaited legislation Thursday to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which Justice Minister David Lametti described as a significant step forward on the path to
Teen told police he was warned not to 'snitch' after sex assault at St. Mike's school

Teen told police he was warned not to 'snitch' after sex assault at St. Mike's school

TORONTO — A teen boy told police he was warned not to "snitch" after being sexually assaulted by a group of fellow students at a renowned Toronto high school, and feared for his safety if he reported what happened, court heard Thursday.
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 5:43 p.m. Alberta has recorded 1,854 new COVID-19 infections, a new daily record.
Liberals accuse Conservatives of disregarding court deadline, filibustering bill

Liberals accuse Conservatives of disregarding court deadline, filibustering bill

OTTAWA — Federal Liberals are accusing the Conservatives of filibustering a bill to expand access to medical assistance in dying and thumbing their noses at a looming court deadline.
Climate change costs taking increasing chunk off Canada's GDP growth: study

Climate change costs taking increasing chunk off Canada's GDP growth: study

Climate change costs are already taking an increasing bite out of Canada's economic growth and the country is falling behind other nations when it comes to planning for them, says federally funded research.
Trudeau tells United Nations to address COVID-19 inequality amid vaccine advances

Trudeau tells United Nations to address COVID-19 inequality amid vaccine advances

OTTAWA — The world's fight against COVID-19 doesn't end with the successful distribution of a vaccine, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday.
Feds, provinces to stage distribution dry run as approval of first vaccine imminent

Feds, provinces to stage distribution dry run as approval of first vaccine imminent

OTTAWA — Federal and provincial governments will stage a dress rehearsal Monday to test the complex plan to get precious COVID-19 vaccines distributed to every corner of Canada. Maj.-Gen.
Ex-Hasidic couple lose case against Quebec government over inadequate education

Ex-Hasidic couple lose case against Quebec government over inadequate education

MONTREAL — A Quebec Superior Court judge has ruled against a former Hasidic couple who took the Quebec government to court for failing to ensure they received the education to which they were entitled.
COVID-19 vaccine approval could be days away as pressures mount on health-care system

COVID-19 vaccine approval could be days away as pressures mount on health-care system

Senior Health Canada officials said they could be just days away from approving a COVID-19 vaccine as many provinces reported increasing hospitalizations and Quebec cancelled plans to allow gatherings over the Christmas holidays on Thursday.
Liberals' failure to be transparent on vaccines fuelling anxiety: O'Toole

Liberals' failure to be transparent on vaccines fuelling anxiety: O'Toole

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole blamed the Liberal government Thursday for the fact some Canadians are casting doubt on the science behind the COVID-19 vaccine.
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