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Former top civil servant, medical association president appointed as senators

Former top civil servant, medical association president appointed as senators

OTTAWA — Ian Shugart, a longtime bureaucrat and the country's top civil servant during the first part of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been tapped for a seat in the Senate. Dr.
Quebec votes: Advanced voting almost doubles compared with last election

Quebec votes: Advanced voting almost doubles compared with last election

MONTREAL — The percentage of Quebec voters who have cast an early ballot has almost doubled compared with the last election, the province's elections office said Monday.
In Port aux Basques, N.L., residents reeling after Fiona destroys dozens of homes

In Port aux Basques, N.L., residents reeling after Fiona destroys dozens of homes

CHANNEL-PORT AUX BASQUES, N.L. — Jocelyn Gillam knows she’s lucky to be alive after coming face-to-face with the post-tropical storm that destroyed part of her southwestern Newfoundland town and nearly swept her away in a surge of rushing water.
Canadian Armed Forces spearheads Ottawa's post-Fiona response to Atlantic Canada

Canadian Armed Forces spearheads Ottawa's post-Fiona response to Atlantic Canada

OTTAWA — The Canadian military is spearheading federal efforts to support post-Fiona recovery efforts across Atlantic Canada. Here is a look at what Ottawa is doing to help those affected by the hurricane.
Poilievre denounces Diagolon 'losers' over threat of sexual assault against his wife

Poilievre denounces Diagolon 'losers' over threat of sexual assault against his wife

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre said Monday he has asked the RCMP to look into "disgusting" comments by the founder of a far-right group about sexually assaulting his wife.
MPs to study Access to Information system, federal 'culture of secrecy'

MPs to study Access to Information system, federal 'culture of secrecy'

OTTAWA — The House of Commons information, ethics and privacy committee plans to look at Canada’s much-maligned access-to-information regime — the latest in a long line of studies of a system intended to make government more transparent.
Quebec man charged with killing wife, two children in Montreal suburb

Quebec man charged with killing wife, two children in Montreal suburb

MONTREAL — Police in Quebec say a 36-year-old man has been charged with three counts of murder in the killings of his wife and two children in Brossard, a suburb of Montreal.
Young Indigenous leaders speak on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at Senate

Young Indigenous leaders speak on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at Senate

OTTAWA — Dr. Meghan Beals says she wants Canada's National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to resemble Remembrance Day.
Fiona fallout: Losses being tallied as hundreds of soldiers arrive for cleanup duty

Fiona fallout: Losses being tallied as hundreds of soldiers arrive for cleanup duty

STANLEY BRIDGE, P.E.I. — Phyllis Carr's voice broke with emotion as she surveyed damage to the historic town of Stanley Bridge, a small community on the north shore of Prince Edward Island.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency raises alarm as spotted lanternfly pest nears border

Canadian Food Inspection Agency raises alarm as spotted lanternfly pest nears border

OTTAWA — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is asking Canadians to keep an eye out for an invasive bug that could spell disaster for the country's wineries and fruit growers.