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Bill to ban conversion therapy being turned into political fundraising tool

Bill to ban conversion therapy being turned into political fundraising tool

OTTAWA — A proposed bill seeking to make it illegal to force someone into therapy to alter their sexual orientation or gender identity is turning into a political fundraising tool.
The latest news on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 6:15 p.m. British Columbia has reached past a new milestone for COVID-19 infections in province. Provincial health officer Dr.
Veterans minister declares backlog progress even as overall numbers go up

Veterans minister declares backlog progress even as overall numbers go up

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is claiming success after reducing the number of older claims for disability benefits from veterans, even as the overall number of files in the system remains unchanged and advocates fear COVID-19 is preventing new req
Ontario predicts COVID-19 health system strain; Quebec mulls school closures

Ontario predicts COVID-19 health system strain; Quebec mulls school closures

New projections suggest Ontario's surging COVID-19 caseload is likely to strain its health-care system to the point where surgeries will be cancelled, while Quebec's premier is raising the possibility of school closures around the holidays and Albert
COVID faceoff: Manitoba hunkering down for second time to fight spread of virus

COVID faceoff: Manitoba hunkering down for second time to fight spread of virus

WINNIPEG — Manitoba matched its deadliest day of the COVID-19 pandemic Thursday as business owners feared how they will get through a second period of economic hibernation.
Pandemic spending leaves Quebec with $15-billion deficit for fiscal 2020-2021

Pandemic spending leaves Quebec with $15-billion deficit for fiscal 2020-2021

MONTREAL — For the first time since 2014, the Quebec government expects to run a budget deficit.
N.L. public health has COVID advice for the holiday mummering tradition

N.L. public health has COVID advice for the holiday mummering tradition

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador public health officials have issued advice for those looking to stay COVID-safe while marauding around town with underwear on the outside of their clothes.

Ethics watchdog sends 'letter of concern' to MP who employed sister

OTTAWA — The federal ethics watchdog is expressing concern about a Toronto MP who hired her sister to work in her constituency office.
RCMP surveillance, searches breached anti-fracking protesters' rights, watchdog says

RCMP surveillance, searches breached anti-fracking protesters' rights, watchdog says

OTTAWA — The RCMP watchdog has uncovered shortcomings with the national force's crowd-control measures, physical searches and collection of social media information while policing anti-fracking protests in New Brunswick.
First Nation to launch lawsuits against N.S. commercial fishers for alleged damages

First Nation to launch lawsuits against N.S. commercial fishers for alleged damages

INDIAN BROOK, N.S. — A Mi'kmaq First Nation that encountered violence after it opened a self-regulated lobster fishery says it will launch a series of lawsuits against non-Indigenous fishers for alleged damages incurred by its members.