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Media shunning transparency law due to worsening delays, journalist says

Media shunning transparency law due to worsening delays, journalist says

OTTAWA — Reporters are abandoning the federal Access to Information Act as a research tool because turnaround times are terrible and getting worse, veteran journalist Dean Beeby told MPs studying the federal law.
'Why won't you search for us': Family of slain woman in Winnipeg take call to AFN

'Why won't you search for us': Family of slain woman in Winnipeg take call to AFN

OTTAWA — Calls from the daughters of a slain Indigenous woman to bring her remains home from a landfill that police in Winnipeg won't search turned into a rallying cry Wednesday to end the violence against their women and girls.
Liberals propose changes to foreign investment screening to protect national security

Liberals propose changes to foreign investment screening to protect national security

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is aiming to address evolving national security concerns by proposing several changes to Canada's investment screening law, including giving broader powers to the industry minister.
Trudeau says 120 countries are ready to agree to '30 by 30' framework at COP15

Trudeau says 120 countries are ready to agree to '30 by 30' framework at COP15

MONTREAL — As negotiations officially began at the COP15 UN nature talks in Montreal Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said almost two-thirds of the countries at the table have already agreed to protect 30 per cent of the world's land and wate

Former Kelowna, B.C., mayor Colin Basran charged with sexual assault

Former Kelowna mayor Colin Basran has been charged with one count of sexual assault stemming from an alleged incident in May while he was still in office.
Katrina Chen exits B.C. cabinet, citing 'long-standing trauma,' gender-based violence

Katrina Chen exits B.C. cabinet, citing 'long-standing trauma,' gender-based violence

VICTORIA — Former British Columbia cabinet member Katrina Chen says she took herself out of contention for a new ministerial position in order to deal with "long-standing trauma" suffered as a result of gender-based violence.
'More to do' on systemic barriers facing Muslim charities, Trudeau acknowledges

'More to do' on systemic barriers facing Muslim charities, Trudeau acknowledges

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged Wednesday there is "significantly more to do" on the systemic barriers that confront Muslim charities amid concerns from a federal watchdog that his review of the issue also faces roadblocks.
Quebec's auditor finds Education Department ill-prepared for pivot to online learning

Quebec's auditor finds Education Department ill-prepared for pivot to online learning

QUEBEC — The province's Education Department was ill-prepared when the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to shutter in March 2020, and it still does not have a complete picture of the learning delays that resulted, Quebec's auditor general said Wednes
Quebec coroner questions why witnesses failed to report drunk driver before crash

Quebec coroner questions why witnesses failed to report drunk driver before crash

MONTREAL — A Quebec coroner is questioning why people who saw a drunk driver get behind the wheel failed to call police before he got into a crash that killed four members of a family north of Quebec City last year.
Developed countries called on to provide meaningful financial support at COP15

Developed countries called on to provide meaningful financial support at COP15

MONTREAL — Hard talks on hard targets for saving the world's biodiversity began Wednesday at an international conference in Montreal, with calls for rich nations to pony up to save functioning ecosystems where most of them exist — in poor nations.
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