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Federal Court set to hear case about repatriating Canadians detained in Syria

Federal Court set to hear case about repatriating Canadians detained in Syria

OTTAWA — A Federal Court is slated to begin two days of hearings today into the Liberal government’s refusal to repatriate 19 Canadian women and children who are being held in northeastern Syria.
Veterans' cases raise fresh concerns about expanding assisted dying law

Veterans' cases raise fresh concerns about expanding assisted dying law

OTTAWA — Revelations that some Canadian veterans have been offered medically assisted deaths while seeking help from the federal government are adding to worries about Ottawa’s plans to expand such procedures to include mental-health injuries and ill

Girl Guides of Canada announces two potential new names for Brownies program

TORONTO — Girl Guides of Canada is asking its members to vote on two new name options for its Brownies program — comets or embers.
'Paris moment:' COP15 conference in Montreal seeks hard targets on biodiversity

'Paris moment:' COP15 conference in Montreal seeks hard targets on biodiversity

If global biodiversity — the subject of a huge international meeting in Montreal this week — is too much of a mouthful, try thinking instead about the white-throated sparrow.
Chinese immigration to Canada record high from 2015, as some flee zero-COVID strategy

Chinese immigration to Canada record high from 2015, as some flee zero-COVID strategy

VANCOUVER — China's zero-COVID lockdowns have been linked to a rare wave of protests across the country in recent weeks, and immigration industry experts say the strict pandemic rules are also fuelling a surge in requests to live in Canada.
Slain RCMP Const. Yang cleared of wrongdoing in shooting: B.C. police watchdog

Slain RCMP Const. Yang cleared of wrongdoing in shooting: B.C. police watchdog

SURREY, B.C. — British Columbia's police watchdog has cleared a slain Burnaby RCMP constable of wrongdoing after she shot a man in the altercation that led to her death.
Alberta changing sovereignty bill to reverse provision giving cabinet unchecked power

Alberta changing sovereignty bill to reverse provision giving cabinet unchecked power

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is crafting changes to be debated next week to reverse the section of a bill that gives cabinet unfettered power to rewrite laws behind closed doors without legislature approval, the province's premier said Saturday.
'More American than football': Retired history professor recounts abortion fight

'More American than football': Retired history professor recounts abortion fight

CALGARY — Betsy Jameson found a yellow piece of paper in 2017 when she cleaned out her office after retiring from the history department at the University of Calgary.
Investments in Inuit housing inadequate to address human rights violations: watchdog

Investments in Inuit housing inadequate to address human rights violations: watchdog

From a family living for seven years in a condemned home that was meant to be temporary to people with disabilities having to be carried in and out of their bathrooms, Canada's housing advocate says during a tour this fall of several Inuit communitie
Ministers decline request to testify on Afghan aid blockade as desperation grows

Ministers decline request to testify on Afghan aid blockade as desperation grows

OTTAWA — Three Liberal ministers have declined invitations to testify at the Senate as the upper chamber probes why Canada still won't allow humanitarian workers to help in Afghanistan.
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