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Freeze promotions until military commanders are screened for misconduct: Committee

OTTAWA — A parliamentary committee has called for a freeze on all promotions and salary increases for the military’s top brass until they can be screened for past incidents of inappropriate behaviour.

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada on Thursday, June 17, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 8:55 p.m. Yukon health officials are reporting nine new cases of COVID-19, bringing the active infections in the territory to 54.
Panel says Grassy Mountain coal mine in Alberta Rockies not in public interest

Panel says Grassy Mountain coal mine in Alberta Rockies not in public interest

A joint federal-provincial review has denied an application for an open-pit coal mine in Alberta's Rocky Mountains, saying its impacts on the environment and Indigenous rights aren't worth the economic benefits it would bring.
Pfizer, Moderna vaccines now preferred second dose for AstraZeneca recipients: NACI

Pfizer, Moderna vaccines now preferred second dose for AstraZeneca recipients: NACI

OTTAWA — The National Advisory Committee on Immunization said Thursday people who got the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine as their first dose should get Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna for their second shot.
Provincial leaders want more federal money for health care, plan to meet in fall

Provincial leaders want more federal money for health care, plan to meet in fall

OTTAWA — Canada's premiers are reiterating a call for more federal health care funding.
High vaccination rates, ongoing measures mean near-normal return to school in B.C.

High vaccination rates, ongoing measures mean near-normal return to school in B.C.

VICTORIA — Students and parents can expect a near-normal return to school in British Columbia this fall as regular activities like assemblies and field trips are phased in and any transmission of COVID-19 is monitored. Provincial health officer Dr.
One million chickens euthanized during labour dispute at Quebec slaughterhouse

One million chickens euthanized during labour dispute at Quebec slaughterhouse

MONTREAL — The head of an association representing Quebec chicken producers says it is unacceptable that one million chickens have been euthanized during an extended labour dispute at a slaughterhouse near Quebec City.
Virtual Supreme Court hearings to continue beyond pandemic, chief justice says

Virtual Supreme Court hearings to continue beyond pandemic, chief justice says

OTTAWA — Canada's chief justice says the Supreme Court will continue to hold virtual hearings beyond the COVID-19 pandemic if participants agree to them.
Massive restoration of Parliament's Centre Block to cost up to $5 billion

Massive restoration of Parliament's Centre Block to cost up to $5 billion

OTTAWA — The massive restoration project underway at Parliament's Centre Block will cost up to $5 billion and continue at least until 2030, federal officials say.
Ottawa using "racist" Indian Act to narrow Jordan's Principle eligibility, AFN argues

Ottawa using "racist" Indian Act to narrow Jordan's Principle eligibility, AFN argues

OTTAWA — Canada's attempt to narrow the list of First Nations children who can access services under Jordan's Principle is linked to the country's long-standing "racist and colonial" policies toward Indigenous Peoples, lawyers argued in Federal Court