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Indigenous leaders, experts urge Ottawa to quickly pass UNDRIP bill before election

Indigenous leaders, experts urge Ottawa to quickly pass UNDRIP bill before election

OTTAWA — It's been over 40 years since Chief Wilton Littlechild of Alberta began fighting for recognition of Indigenous rights in Canada, but he says he's waiting to see these rights passed into federal law before he can finally rest.
Liberals set to dive deeply into child care in April 19 federal budget

Liberals set to dive deeply into child care in April 19 federal budget

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals are set to dive into child care in next week's budget, with stakeholders being told to expect strings attached to federal cash for provinces who want the money.
Top military police officer defends unit's handling of sex misconduct cases

Top military police officer defends unit's handling of sex misconduct cases

OTTAWA — The commander of Canada's military police found himself defending the independence and professionalism of his investigators on Tuesday as members of a parliamentary committee grilled him over how they deal with cases of sexual misconduct.
Chinese ambassador denies mistreatment of two detained Canadians

Chinese ambassador denies mistreatment of two detained Canadians

OTTAWA — China's ambassador to Canada says the media has "hyped up" stories about violations against the two Canadians detained in China.
'A strange thing:' Yukon election ends in a tie. Here's what could happen next

'A strange thing:' Yukon election ends in a tie. Here's what could happen next

The Yukon territorial election ended in a tie Monday night with the Liberals seemingly headed toward a minority government. The Liberal and Yukon parties sit at eight seats each and the NDP has two. Ten seats are needed to win a majority.
A right to healthy environment included in proposed changes to legislation: Wilkinson

A right to healthy environment included in proposed changes to legislation: Wilkinson

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is proposing long-awaited changes to an environmental protection law that include a recognition every person living in Canada has a right to a healthy environment.
Red Cross collects $6.2 million for families affected by Nova Scotia mass shooting

Red Cross collects $6.2 million for families affected by Nova Scotia mass shooting

HALIFAX — Canadians and people from around the world donated $6.2 million to help the families in Nova Scotia affected by the mass shooting last spring that claimed 22 lives, the Canadian Red Cross confirmed Tuesday.
Failed fitting caused 190,000-litre spill at Trans Mountain site in B.C.: TSB

Failed fitting caused 190,000-litre spill at Trans Mountain site in B.C.: TSB

VANCOUVER — A Transportation Safety Board report says the failure of a fitting on a section of narrow tubing at a Trans Mountain pumping station in British Columbia was the cause of a crude oil spill last year.

How J&J and AstraZeneca differ from the mRNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna

Johnson & Johnson's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine has hit a stumbling block in the United States as regulators begin investigating reports of blood clots, weeks before the first shipment of the jabs are expected to arrive in Canada. The U.S.

US recommends 'pause' for J&J vaccine over clot reports

The U.S. is recommending a "pause" in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots.