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TransAlta completes second of three planned Alberta plant conversions to natural gas

TransAlta completes second of three planned Alberta plant conversions to natural gas

The conversion of Keephills Unit 2 to natural gas is part of the Calgary company's plan to entirely generate clean energy in Alberta by the end of the year.
Canada set to receive 7.1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses this week

Canada set to receive 7.1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses this week

Brig.-Gen. Krista Brodie, who is overseeing the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines across the country, said Canada is moving to a "more nuanced" approach as the supply of doses is on the verge of outstripping demand. More than two million doses of vaccine are already being held back because provinces have said they can't use them yet, she said. 
Canada to have new refugee stream for journalists, others who defend human rights

Canada to have new refugee stream for journalists, others who defend human rights

Andrew Anderson, the executive director of Front Line Defenders, said Canada is one of the first countries to incorporate special refugee recognition for the defenders of human rights, and is going further than any other government has to date.
MPs on finance committee to discuss timing for changes to small business tax rules

MPs on finance committee to discuss timing for changes to small business tax rules

Conservatives say Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government is defying Parliament by not enacting the new rules.
Sending former defence chief's case to civilian courts the only option, says expert

Sending former defence chief's case to civilian courts the only option, says expert

“At the end of the day, more often than not, a civilian court is the most appropriate venue for dealing with criminal charges laid against very senior military personnel, as it better satisfy the ‘appearance of justice’ in deciding the defendant’s guilt or innocence at trial,” said retired colonel Michel Drapeau, who is now a lawyer and one of Canada's top experts in military law.
Company wants to appeal decision that rejected proposed Alberta open-pit coal mine

Company wants to appeal decision that rejected proposed Alberta open-pit coal mine

In the court filing, Benga said a June 17 decision by a joint federal-provincial review panel, including the Alberta Energy Regulator, contains errors of law and procedural fairness that warrant the granting of permission to appeal. 
Justice minister asks for investigation of lawyers

Justice minister asks for investigation of lawyers

Cameron Friesen said, as attorney general of Manitoba, he has asked the Law Society of Manitoba to initiate an investigation into the lawyers with the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms. The centre is representing a group of churches in Manitoba that are challenging COVID-19 public-health orders. 
N.S. police officer, wife launching complaint for 'driving while Black' stop by RCMP

N.S. police officer, wife launching complaint for 'driving while Black' stop by RCMP

Angela Simmonds is quoted saying the case was an example of the way Black people continue "to be subjected to inhumane treatment and are regarded as dangerous, dishonest, guilty criminals." The release calls the incident "another brutal reminder of the broader problem of systemic racism within the RCMP, and it further erodes the trust between police and Black communities in Nova Scotia."
Aiming to allow vaccinated Americans into Canada by mid-August: PM to premiers

Aiming to allow vaccinated Americans into Canada by mid-August: PM to premiers

"The prime minister noted that, if our current positive path of vaccination rate and public-health conditions continue, Canada would be in a position to welcome fully-vaccinated travellers from all countries by early September."
B.C. premier defends not declaring state of emergency over wildfires

B.C. premier defends not declaring state of emergency over wildfires

"If there was a state of emergency called today, it would have no impact on resources because they are already in place," Premier John Horgan said at a news conference on Friday. "We're putting all hands on deck and the state of emergency is not required to do that."