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Assisted dying bill gets mixed reviews, raises fears of more restrictions

Assisted dying bill gets mixed reviews, raises fears of more restrictions

OTTAWA — Some experts fear that legislation intended to make it easier for intolerably suffering Canadians to receive medical assistance to end their lives might actually make it harder in some cases and will create confusion among doctors who provid
Independent senators push to suspend Beyak again, despite apology

Independent senators push to suspend Beyak again, despite apology

OTTAWA — Independent senators want to suspend Sen. Lynn Beyak a second time, even though she has apologized for posting derogatory letters about Indigenous Peoples on her website.
New NAFTA better than none, feds say, as business says get on with ratification

New NAFTA better than none, feds say, as business says get on with ratification

OTTAWA — It's imperative for Canada to ratify the new North American free-trade deal, says a leading business group, as the federal government released its long-awaited economic assessment of the pact Wednesday.
Prepare for new coronavirus like an emergency, health minister advises

Prepare for new coronavirus like an emergency, health minister advises

OTTAWA — Health Minister Patty Hajdu is encouraging Canadians to stockpile food and medication in their homes in case they or a loved one should fall ill with the novel coronavirus, despite the relatively low risk of contracting the disease in Canada
Candidates down to the wire to enter Conservative leadership contest

Candidates down to the wire to enter Conservative leadership contest

OTTAWA — Rudy Husny scrambled up and down the stairs of the House of Commons Wednesday, thrusting his nomination papers for the Conservative leadership in front of one party member after another as he hustled to collect enough names to enter the cont
Alberta must juggle sluggish economy, big deficits, lost jobs in upcoming budget

Alberta must juggle sluggish economy, big deficits, lost jobs in upcoming budget

EDMONTON — Alberta is to bring in its new budget Thursday while juggling a sluggish economy, multibillion-dollar deficits and escalating conflicts with public-sector workers. "There continues to be heavy lifting in front of us as a province.
What if Canada gets an outbreak of the new coronavirus? A look at pandemic plans

What if Canada gets an outbreak of the new coronavirus? A look at pandemic plans

OTTAWA — Canada has a leg up on preparing for a potential outbreak of the novel coronavirus because the country already has a detailed pandemic plan, according to federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu.
Canada must expose hidden company owners to end 'snow washing,' inquiry hears

Canada must expose hidden company owners to end 'snow washing,' inquiry hears

VANCOUVER — Canada must urgently create public registries that reveal the true owners of corporations in order to shed its international reputation as a destination for laundering the proceeds of crime, an inquiry has heard.
Names in the mix: an list of potential Conservative leadership contenders

Names in the mix: an list of potential Conservative leadership contenders

OTTAWA — The Conservative leadership race is underway and the deadline to register as a candidate is Feb. 27.
Acquittal quashed: Homeowner who gunned down car thief to be tried anew

Acquittal quashed: Homeowner who gunned down car thief to be tried anew

TORONTO — A homeowner who gunned down a would-be car thief seconds after a driveway confrontation will again have to stand trial on second-degree murder, Ontario's top court ruled on Wednesday.
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