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[l] at 2/5/23 2:00am
Canada’s health-care system isn’t working anymore, and Tuesday’s first minister’s meeting in Ottawa will require the provinces and the federal government to agree on common priorities while allowing regional flexibility if it's going to get back on track, says Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos. 

[Author: Peter Zimonjic] [Category: News/Politics]

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[l] at 2/4/23 2:00am
An Indigenous human rights activist says he hopes an upcoming Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) review of elder services at prisons will lead to meaningful change for the Indigenous inmates who make up 32 per cent of the prison population.

[Author: Olivia Stefanovich] [Category: News/Politics]

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[l] at 2/3/23 5:24pm
A combination of a slowing global economy, rising inflation and rising interest rates is restricting the federal government's ability to take on new spending, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said Friday following a meeting with her provincial counterparts.

[Author: Richard Raycraft] [Category: News/Politics]

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[l] at 2/3/23 1:50pm
Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry François-Philippe Champagne said Friday the government has legal options to recover $173 million it gave to soon-to-be defunct medical company Medicago for COVID-19 vaccine development. But he didn't say whether the government is looking to get its money back.

[Author: Richard Raycraft] [Category: News/Politics]

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[l] at 2/3/23 1:18pm
It was a “climb down” and it was “humiliating” for the federal government — that much seems beyond dispute. But the government’s real mistake was to box itself so thoroughly in a corner that throwing up its hands was the only conceivable way forward.

[Author: Aaron Wherry] [Category: News/Politics]

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[l] at 2/3/23 12:21pm
Officials at Global Affairs Canada have summoned China's Ambassador to Canada Cong Peiwu for a meeting in response to a high-altitude surveillance balloon that a government source says was in Canadian airspace.

[Author: Jessica Mundie] [Category: News/Politics]

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[l] at 2/3/23 8:12am
The Liberal government has withdrawn a series of controversial amendments to pending firearms legislation, Bill C-21, that some firearms owners say would have unfairly targeted hunters and farmers.

[Author: John Paul Tasker] [Category: News/Politics]

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[l] at 2/3/23 2:00am
When finance ministers meet in Toronto today, they'll hear both an update on the country's economic outlook and a pitch from Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland on the need for a shared response to the competitive challenges posed by the United States.

[Author: David Cochrane] [Category: News/Politics]

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[l] at 2/3/23 2:00am
A northern Ontario First Nation that has lived under a boil-water advisory for nearly three decades has hired an outside consultant to find out once and for all what ails the community's water system.

[Author: Olivia Stefanovich] [Category: News/Politics]

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[l] at 2/2/23 7:15pm
At Issue this week | The Liberals face mounting pressure over more than $100M spent on consulting contracts with McKinsey & Company as the opposition questions the relationship between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the firm's former head Dominic Barton. Plus, the tension between anti-Islamophobia representative Amira Elghawaby and Quebec politicians.

[Category: News/The National]

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[l] at 2/2/23 3:38pm
While Canada’s premiers have been insisting they need 35 per cent of their health-care funding costs covered by the federal government, British Columbia’s premier is signalling he may be willing to move past that "red line" in next Tuesday’s meeting in Ottawa with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

[Author: Catherine Cullen,Christian Paas-Lang] [Category: News/Politics]

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[l] at 2/2/23 2:01pm
Canada's cyber intelligence agency says Lockbit — a prolific ransomware group with links to Russia — was responsible for 22 per cent of attributed ransomware incidents in Canada last year and will pose an "enduring threat" to Canadian organizations this year.  

[Author: Catharine Tunney] [Category: News/Politics]

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[l] at 2/2/23 11:22am
The Liberal government is introducing legislation to delay by one year the expansion of the medically assisted death (MAID) law to cover those suffering solely from a mental illness.

[Author: Peter Zimonjic] [Category: News/Politics]

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[l] at 2/2/23 11:00am
Veteran broadcast journalist Tom Clark has been named Canada's consul-general of New York, sources have told CBC News. The former chief political correspondent for Global News and bureau chief for CTV in China and Washington spent more than four decades working in Canadian journalism.

[Author: Peter Zimonjic,David Cochrane] [Category: News/Politics]

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[l] at 2/2/23 10:29am
There are very real questions to be asked about the amount of money the federal government has been spending on the advice of private-sector consultants like McKinsey. But it's not clear that any federal party is actually interested in asking them.

[Author: Aaron Wherry] [Category: News/Politics]

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[l] at 2/2/23 8:48am
Justice Minister David Lametti says the government is considering legislative changes to deal with repeat, violent offenders as the Conservatives push the federal government to toughen bail conditions in certain cases.

[Author: Catharine Tunney] [Category: News/Politics]

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[l] at 2/2/23 2:00am
Some First Nations chiefs are calling for a different type of workplace investigation to probe claims that the national chief of the Assembly of First Nations bullied and harassed staff — while others are urging the national advocacy organization to get back to business.

[Author: Olivia Stefanovich] [Category: News/Politics]

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[l] at 2/2/23 2:00am
It's premature to declare victory over inflation, says the U.S. central bank's Jerome Powell, in a move that could force North American interest rates even higher yet.

[Author: Don Pittis] [Category: News/Business]

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[l] at 2/1/23 12:34pm
Dominic Barton, McKinsey & Company's former global managing director, told a House of Commons committee Wednesday he has played no role in the federal government's decisions to grant contracts to the consulting firm.

[Author: Darren Major] [Category: News/Politics]

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[l] at 12/6/22 12:34pm

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