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'Not consulted': Alberta health minister questions Ottawa's national pharmacare plan

'Not consulted': Alberta health minister questions Ottawa's national pharmacare plan

EDMONTON — Alberta's health minister is questioning the need for a national pharmacare plan, saying the province already has a comprehensive program for seniors, as well as for those who have low incomes and receive disability benefits.
Proposed Quebec language rules will lead to fewer products, higher prices: lawyer

Proposed Quebec language rules will lead to fewer products, higher prices: lawyer

MONTREAL — Proposed Quebec regulations that would require more French markings on consumer products will lead to fewer choices and higher costs for things such as home appliances, according to an industry group and a Montreal lawyer.
Quebec doesn't seem serious about discussing asylum seeker costs: Ottawa

Quebec doesn't seem serious about discussing asylum seeker costs: Ottawa

OTTAWA — Federal Immigration Minister Marc Miller says he doesn't think Quebec wants to have serious discussions about the costs and social consequences of the influx of asylum seekers.
Changes needed to ensure safer, more resilient RCMP, union mental-health report says

Changes needed to ensure safer, more resilient RCMP, union mental-health report says

OTTAWA — The union representing front-line Mounties is urging the RCMP to move beyond "patchwork solutions" to ensure the mental health of officers amid concerns they face increasing risks to their well-being.
His son died in a 2021 B.C. crane tragedy. He wants to know why they still happen

His son died in a 2021 B.C. crane tragedy. He wants to know why they still happen

“It's insane to me that in this day and age, we're still seeing this stuff happen,” says Chris Vilness, whose son died in 2021 when a crane collapsed in Kelowna.
Ottawa will shut down shady post-secondary institutions if provinces don't: Miller

Ottawa will shut down shady post-secondary institutions if provinces don't: Miller

Ottawa is ready to step in and shut down shady schools that are abusing the international student program if provinces don't crack down, Immigration Minister Marc Miller warned Tuesday.
No evidence that data was extracted from RCMP during recent cyberattack: commissioner

No evidence that data was extracted from RCMP during recent cyberattack: commissioner

OTTAWA — The head of the RCMP said Tuesday there was no evidence to date that personal or operational information had been pilfered from the national police force's systems during a recent cyberattack.
Priest facing sexual assault charge in Nunavut will not be dismissed from Oblates

Priest facing sexual assault charge in Nunavut will not be dismissed from Oblates

OTTAWA — A French priest accused of sexually abusing Inuit children in Nunavut will be allowed to remain a member of the Oblates congregation after leadership in Rome ruled against his dismissal.
Backlog of problems with federal Phoenix pay system bigger than ever: union

Backlog of problems with federal Phoenix pay system bigger than ever: union

OTTAWA — Three unions are calling on the government to provide additional compensation to federal public servants as they struggle with the Phoenix pay system and its litany of chronic problems.
Woman's death in Quebec City after weekend house fire ruled a homicide: police

Woman's death in Quebec City after weekend house fire ruled a homicide: police

Quebec City police say the death of a woman who was found unresponsive after a house fire over the weekend has been ruled a homicide.
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