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In The News for Jan. 27: Concerns over state of provincial health systems

In The News for Jan. 27: Concerns over state of provincial health systems

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 Jan. 27 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Focus on retaining nurses before recruiting nurses from other provinces: association

Focus on retaining nurses before recruiting nurses from other provinces: association

MONTREAL — Efforts to lure nurses from other provinces are underway in several parts of the country, but the head of a national nurses association says the poaching won't solve anything unless working conditions are improved.
Provincial governments not jumping to act on tighter alcohol warning guidelines

Provincial governments not jumping to act on tighter alcohol warning guidelines

HALIFAX — Politicians in charge of provincial and territorial liquor laws aren't hurrying to adopt or promote newly updated guidelines that advise a steep drop in Canadian drinking habits.
Supreme Court of Canada to rule on constitutionality of mandatory firearm sentences

Supreme Court of Canada to rule on constitutionality of mandatory firearm sentences

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada plans to rule today on the constitutionality of mandatory minimum sentences in cases involving armed robbery and recklessly firing a gun.
Canadians worried about the state of provincial health systems: poll

Canadians worried about the state of provincial health systems: poll

OTTAWA — A new survey suggests the vast majority of Canadians have concerns about the state of the health-care system, particularly in Atlantic provinces where hospitals have struggled to maintain emergency services for months.
Ottawa preparing to announce revival of federal body offering cabinet legal advice

Ottawa preparing to announce revival of federal body offering cabinet legal advice

OTTAWA — The federal government is preparing to revive an independent commission that would offer advice to cabinet on reforming Canadian laws.
B.C. to install earthquake warning sensors to give life-saving notice

B.C. to install earthquake warning sensors to give life-saving notice

VICTORIA — Up to 50 earthquake early warning sensors are being installed around British Columbia as part of a larger plan to protect people and infrastructure in a big quake.
NDP says Alberta premier's prosecutor review flawed, calls for outside investigation

NDP says Alberta premier's prosecutor review flawed, calls for outside investigation

EDMONTON — Alberta’s Opposition leader says Premier Danielle Smith's assurance of a thorough investigation into allegations of interference with Crown prosecutors is "an empty talking point" given new details on the search itself.
No more expensing home internet bills to taxpayers, Tory and Liberal MPs told

No more expensing home internet bills to taxpayers, Tory and Liberal MPs told

OTTAWA — The federal Liberal government is joining the Opposition Conservatives in no longer allowing its members of Parliament to expense taxpayers for home internet services.
Ceremony for Quebec mosque attack to be held in prayer room where shooting occurred

Ceremony for Quebec mosque attack to be held in prayer room where shooting occurred

QUEBEC — A commemoration planned for Sunday to mark the sixth anniversary of the Quebec City mosque shooting will be held for the first time inside the prayer room where six men were killed.