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Desmond inquiry: Veterans Affairs submits internal review after initial refusal

Desmond inquiry: Veterans Affairs submits internal review after initial refusal

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — Veterans Affairs Canada initially refused to disclose to an inquiry its internal review of how it handled the tragic case of an Afghanistan war veteran who fatally shot three family members and himself in 2017.
Experts, advocates say federal budget is hit-and-miss on housing

Experts, advocates say federal budget is hit-and-miss on housing

OTTAWA — Experts and advocates say countrywide government measures aimed at putting housing within reach of more Canadians mark a step in the right direction, despite a few misses and ham-fisted moves. Monday's federal budget promises $2.
Other COVID-19 cases in Nunavut linked to ongoing outbreak in Iqaluit

Other COVID-19 cases in Nunavut linked to ongoing outbreak in Iqaluit

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nunavut's chief public health officer says there's a greater risk of COVID-19 transmission in Iqaluit and other Baffin communities after cases popped up in Kinngait this week. Dr.
'This system is broken': Nunavut RCMP release few details on man shot dead by police

'This system is broken': Nunavut RCMP release few details on man shot dead by police

IQALUIT, Nunavut — The Nunavut RCMP has released new, but limited details into the death of a 31-year-old man who was shot by an officer in the hamlet of Clyde River last spring.
Opposition leaders criticize federal budget over pharmacare, old age security

Opposition leaders criticize federal budget over pharmacare, old age security

OTTAWA — Federal opposition leaders are criticizing the Liberal government's first budget in two years for omitting pharmacare, failing to adequately boost old age security and not speeding up the pace of vaccinations.
Quebec court upholds most of province's secularism law, exempts English school boards

Quebec court upholds most of province's secularism law, exempts English school boards

MONTREAL — Quebec’s secularism law is largely legal, a Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday, even as he acknowledged it violates the rights of Muslim women and has cruel and dehumanizing consequences for those who wear religious symbols.
Quick Quotes: Reaction to Quebec court ruling on Bill 21, religious symbols law

Quick Quotes: Reaction to Quebec court ruling on Bill 21, religious symbols law

Quebec Superior Court Justice Marc-Andre Blanchard on Tuesday upheld the bulk of the province's secularism law, known as Bill 21, which bans many public sector workers from wearing religious symbols on the job.
Female service members blast military police over sexual misconduct investigations

Female service members blast military police over sexual misconduct investigations

OTTAWA — Female service members and veterans came out swinging at Canada's military police on Tuesday as they related their own individual experiences after having come forward to report a sexual crime or misconduct.
'The time of my life': Canadian on Perseverance mission to Mars enjoying every minute

'The time of my life': Canadian on Perseverance mission to Mars enjoying every minute

Spare a thought for the plight of Farah Alibay, a Canadian on the team that recently landed a probe on Mars and, last weekend, directed the first flight on a planet other than Earth.

Woman attacked in Saskatoon parking lot too traumatized to speak publicly: lawyer

SASKATOON — A lawyer for a woman who was seen on video being kneeled on by a security guard outside a grocery store says the young mother is too traumatized to talk publicly about what happened.
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