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MPs chide 'incompetent' health agency over fired National Microbiology Lab scientists

MPs chide 'incompetent' health agency over fired National Microbiology Lab scientists

Apr 19, 2024 / 12:38 pm

Federal officials in charge of the National Microbiology Lab are defending security protocols at the Winnipeg institution against accusations of incompetence...

CFIA monitoring for avian flu in Canadian dairy cattle after U.S. discoveries

CFIA monitoring for avian flu in Canadian dairy cattle after U.S. discoveries

Apr 19, 2024 / 11:46 am

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is encouraging veterinarians to keep an eye out for signs of avian influenza in dairy cattle following recent discoveries of...

Major water users in southern Alberta agree to curb consumption in face of drought

Major water users in southern Alberta agree to curb consumption in face of drought

Alberta Apr 19, 2024 / 10:29 am

Major water users in southern Alberta have agreed to curb their consumption if there's a severe drought this spring or summer. Rebecca Schulz, the...

Premiers want return to co-operation with federal government with new budget

Premiers want return to co-operation with federal government with new budget

Apr 19, 2024 / 10:29 am

Canada's premiers are warning the federal government not to overreach into their jurisdictions when it comes to delivering the programs laid out in...

Joly urges halt to escalating violence as Israel suspected of airstrike on Iran

Joly urges halt to escalating violence as Israel suspected of airstrike on Iran

Iran Apr 19, 2024 / 9:58 am

Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly is once again urging Israel and Iran to prevent their long-running conflict from spiralling into a broader Middle...

Ottawa mass killing suspect not seeking bail, as emails show college search for intel

Ottawa mass killing suspect not seeking bail, as emails show college search for intel

Ottawa Apr 19, 2024 / 5:35 am

The 19-year-old Sri Lankan national charged in the mass killing of a newcomer family in Ottawa has no plan to seek bail, his lawyer says. Febrio De-Zoysa was...

Ottawa to force banks to use carbon rebate label for direct deposits

Ottawa to force banks to use carbon rebate label for direct deposits

Apr 19, 2024 / 5:33 am

Canadian banks that refuse to identify the carbon rebate by name when doing direct deposits are forcing the government to change the law to make them do it,...

Alberta government announces plan to protect consumers from power price swings

Alberta government announces plan to protect consumers from power price swings

Alberta Apr 18, 2024 / 5:31 pm

The Alberta government is proposing measures, to take effect in January, that aim to protect power consumers from wild price swings. Premier Danielle Smith told...

Move over boomers, Gen X is raking it in

Move over boomers, Gen X is raking it in

Apr 18, 2024 / 3:00 pm

Gen X, the forgotten generation derided as slackers by its predecessors, has mostly avoided being drawn into the often nasty generational feud between...

Federal minister Dominic LeBlanc says he supports PM, but doesn’t squash leadership organizing rumours

Federal minister Dominic LeBlanc says he supports PM, but doesn’t squash leadership organizing rumours

Apr 18, 2024 / 2:41 pm

A senior federal cabinet minister and close ally of Justin Trudeau says he supports the Prime Minister but did not rule out a leadership bid if the top Liberal...

Métis groups will trudge on toward self-government as bill faces another setback

Métis groups will trudge on toward self-government as bill faces another setback

Apr 18, 2024 / 1:34 pm

Métis organizations in Ontario and Alberta say they'll stay on the path toward self-government, despite the uncertain future of a contentious bill...

Speaker of Ontario legislature stands by keffiyeh ban; Ford, opposition seek reversal

Speaker of Ontario legislature stands by keffiyeh ban; Ford, opposition seek reversal

Ontario Apr 18, 2024 / 11:16 am

The Speaker of Ontario's legislature is standing by a ruling that bans people in the building from wearing keffiyehs, which he says are being worn to make a...

Labour leader urges unions to expose Poilievre's working-class overtures as 'fraud'

Labour leader urges unions to expose Poilievre's working-class overtures as 'fraud'

Apr 18, 2024 / 7:56 am

The head of Canada's largest labour organization is calling Pierre Poilievre a "fraud" for portraying himself as a friend of the working class....

Police say a suspect is in custody, and manslaughter charges are pending

Police say a suspect is in custody, and manslaughter charges are pending

Calgary Apr 18, 2024 / 5:42 am

Police in Calgary have made an arrest in the death of a toddler more than a year and a half ago. Following a lengthy investigation and an autopsy by the chief...

It's the biggest election in history. Here's why few Indians in Canada will take part

It's the biggest election in history. Here's why few Indians in Canada will take part

Apr 18, 2024 / 5:39 am

Parmod Chhabra is deeply invested in the Indian general election that gets underway on Friday, with almost a billion people eligible to vote, but he won't...

Liberals buck global trend in 'doubling down' on foreign aid, as sector urges G7 push

Liberals buck global trend in 'doubling down' on foreign aid, as sector urges G7 push

Apr 18, 2024 / 5:33 am

Foreign aid groups are hailing the federal Liberal government's return to a policy of increasing humanitarian and development spending each year, while...

Here's more about Ottawa's plan to turn post offices, historic armouries into housing

Here's more about Ottawa's plan to turn post offices, historic armouries into housing

Ottawa Apr 17, 2024 / 4:39 pm

A 1970s Canada Post building in Alberta and stone Quebec City army barracks dating back to 1856 are just some of the public lands the Liberal government plans...

RCMP confirm search on home of ArriveCan contractor Kristian Firth

RCMP confirm search on home of ArriveCan contractor Kristian Firth

Apr 17, 2024 / 2:30 pm

The RCMP conducted a search warrant on the Ottawa-area home of one of the central figures in the ArriveCan scandal Tuesday, one day before he appeared before...

What measures were missing from the 2024 federal budget

What measures were missing from the 2024 federal budget

Apr 17, 2024 / 1:08 pm

The federal budget tabled on Tuesday introduced $53 billion in new spending, but not everyone got what they were looking for. Here's a look at some of the...

Tories accuse minister of 'politicizing' Governor General's office over online harms

Tories accuse minister of 'politicizing' Governor General's office over online harms

Apr 17, 2024 / 1:07 pm

A spokeswoman for Gov. Gen. Mary Simon says she will continue to advocate for "digital respect," despite suggestions it's inappropriate for her to...

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