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'Police don't release information:' Why the RCMP withheld details after N.S. massacre

'Police don't release information:' Why the RCMP withheld details after N.S. massacre

HALIFAX — At the centre of the political firestorm erupting over the RCMP’s response to the worst mass shooting in Canadian history is a phrase used by police to justify withholding case information.

Supreme Court to hear Ontario case on treaty payments to Indigenous peoples

OTTAWA — Canada's top court says it will hear a legal battle over Crown payments to Indigenous peoples who ceded a large swath of northern Ontario under two treaties in 1850.
Study suggests forever renters, Parliament on summer break : In The News for June 23

Study suggests forever renters, Parliament on summer break : In The News for June 23

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 June 23 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Gender-affirming care in Canada comes with barriers and delays, especially in N.S.

Gender-affirming care in Canada comes with barriers and delays, especially in N.S.

HALIFAX — Despite progress in Canada in the field of transgender health care, for the more than 100,800 trans or non-binary Canadians, access to gender-affirming care comes with barriers and delays that vary by province.

MPs pass 'extreme intoxication' bill in expedited process, Senate weighs doing same

OTTAWA — The House of Commons passed the Liberal government's "extreme intoxication" bill today after agreeing yesterday to rush its passage.
B.C. premier made the 'wrong call,' stops $800-million museum project

B.C. premier made the 'wrong call,' stops $800-million museum project

VICTORIA — A plan to tear down and replace British Columbia's provincial museum was put on hold indefinitely Wednesday by Premier John Horgan who admitted he miscalculated public support for the $789 million project.
B.C. fish farm licences renewed outside Discovery Islands until at least spring 2023

B.C. fish farm licences renewed outside Discovery Islands until at least spring 2023

OTTAWA — Open-net salmon farming may continue off British Columbia's coast outside the Discovery Islands area, while Ottawa undertakes consultation on a plan to transition away from the practice, the federal government announced Wednesday.
Brown's campaign manager joins Michelle Rempel Garner for possible UCP leadership bid

Brown's campaign manager joins Michelle Rempel Garner for possible UCP leadership bid

OTTAWA — Patrick Brown's campaign manager has left to help Michelle Rempel Garner with her possible bid to lead the United Conservative Party in Alberta.
Almost 100,000 mail ballots not counted in federal election, most arrived late

Almost 100,000 mail ballots not counted in federal election, most arrived late

OTTAWA — Almost 100,000 mail-in ballots were not counted in the federal election, most because they arrived after the deadline, a report by Elections Canada has revealed.

Parliamentary committee releases report on mental health and assisted dying

A special joint committee of the House of Commons and Senate released an interim report on medically assisted dying Wednesday that discusses provisions around people with mental disorders, but makes no recommendations to the government.
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