By Laura Osman
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The federal government launched a long-awaited review on Thursday of how legalizing marijuana has affected the health of Canadians, the domestic cannabis industry and the black market. The Liberals lifted a century-long prohibition on the recreational use and sale of cannabis in October 2018, with the provision that they review […]

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A Canadian Armed Forces officer who urged other military members against helping to distribute COVID-19 vaccines has pleaded guilty to conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline. Officer Cadet Laszlo Kenderesi entered the guilty plea at the start of his court martial at Canadian Forces Base Borden today, […]

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Bell tolls, moments of silence and brief pauses in transit services were observed Monday afternoon across Ontario in memory of Queen Elizabeth II as her official state funeral concluded. Canada and Ontario declared Monday a Day of Mourning to coincide with the funeral, and Premier Doug Ford encouraged people to […]

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OTTAWA – A University of Calgary economist warns that the federal dental benefit for children opens families up to the potential for “clawbacks” if they don’t spend all the money on their kids’ teeth. The government plans to offer cheques of up to $650 to qualifying low- and middle-income families […]

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NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. – A sentencing hearing is expected to begin today for a Dutch man found guilty of harassing British Columbia teenager Amanda Todd in the years before her suicide. A B.C. Supreme Court jury convicted Aydin Coban last month of extortion, harassment, communication with a young person to […]

By Allison Jones
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Ontario is expected to make funding decisions for a long COVID strategy in the near future, the province’s top doctor says, as health officials work to create standard definitions and treatment protocols. Hospitals have been submitting proposals to Ontario Health, and now the province is working to provide guidance to […]

By Holly McKenzie-Sutter
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TORONTO – Thousands of migrants and their supporters held rallies across Canadian cities on Sunday to call on Ottawa to extend permanent status to undocumented people. There were also calls to swiftly implement an inclusive regularization program for undocumented migrants – a long-standing demand that advocates say appears closer than […]

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OTTAWA – If Shakespeare thought misery acquaints people with strange bedfellows, he may well agree that mourning a cherished monarch may also bridge some political divides. At least temporarily. Such was the case Sunday in London, when former prime minister Stephen Harper was invested into the Order of Canada while […]

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OTTAWA – A member of Parliament who quit the Conservative caucus says Pierre Poilievre’s office sent a text message to party members in his Quebec riding asking them to encourage him to resign. Alain Rayes, who supported former Quebec premier Jean Charest in the Conservative leadership race, left Tuesday to […]

By Bob Weber
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The piercing yellow eyes and deadly hunting skills of the snowy owl awe bird-lovers in the U.S. Midwest every winter. Now, thanks to what has been heralded as the most comprehensive summary of migration patterns ever assembled, those birders can see where those raptors migrated from: the Seal River watershed […]