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Ontario passes bill to join opioid class-action lawsuit launched by BC

TORONTO — Ontario is joining five other provinces in a class-action lawsuit against opioid manufacturers in a bid to recoup costs the government alleges can be directly attributed to the overdose crisis.
Andrew Scheer is resigning as Conservative leader. Here's what happens next.

Andrew Scheer is resigning as Conservative leader. Here's what happens next.

OTTAWA — Now that Andrew Scheer has revealed his decision to resign as Conservative leader, the party will start getting ready for the race to replace him.

Bail decision coming Monday for blogger who touted Montreal gunman

MONTREAL — Prosecutors have opposed bail for a blogger alleged to have glorified the gunman behind Montreal's 1989 Ecole polytechnique killings, calling it one of the worst examples in recent memory of inciting hatred.
Salmonella outbreak in six provinces linked to snakes and rodents

Salmonella outbreak in six provinces linked to snakes and rodents

The Public Health Agency of Canada is advising exotic pet owners to practise good hygiene amid a salmonella outbreak in six provinces that's been linked to contact with snakes and rodents.

Verbatim: Andrew Scheer's resignation announcement in the House of Commons

OTTAWA — How Andrew Scheer announced his resignation as leader of the Conservative party in the House of Commons on Dec. 12, 2019: Mr. Speaker, I was elected to this House in 2004, at the ripe old age of 25.

Bail decision on Monday for Montreal blogger who touted Polytechnique gunman

MONTREAL — A decision on whether to grant bail to a Montreal blogger alleged to have glorified the gunman behind Montreal's 1989 Ecole polytechnique killings is expected Monday.
Legault defends telling California governor all French-Canadians are Catholic

Legault defends telling California governor all French-Canadians are Catholic

SACRAMENTO, United States — Quebec Premier Francois Legault is defending comments made Wednesday to the governor of California in which he declared all French-Canadians are Catholic. Legault was making small talk with Gov.
Almost 14,000 Canadians killed by opioids since 2016: new national study

Almost 14,000 Canadians killed by opioids since 2016: new national study

OTTAWA — New numbers released Wednesday show close to 14,000 Canadians have been killed by opioids over the last four years and more than 17,000 people have been hospitalized for opioid-related poisoning.
Alberta's high court won't change life sentence of man who killed seniors

Alberta's high court won't change life sentence of man who killed seniors

EDMONTON — The Alberta Court of Appeal has dismissed a sentence appeal of a man convicted of killing two Edmonton-area seniors.
Pricey trees and wild cats in an abandoned town; In The News for Dec. 12

Pricey trees and wild cats in an abandoned town; In The News for Dec. 12

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Dec. 12. What we are watching in Canada ...