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Five people dying every day from toxic illicit drugs in B.C.: Coroner

Five people dying every day from toxic illicit drugs in B.C.: Coroner

VICTORIA — Doctors and nurses are being asked to support British Columbia's safe supply drug program and other substance use measures, as an average of five people a day die from illicit drug overdoses, the B.C. Coroners Service says.
Two supply ships alone not enough to ensure navy can resupply fleets: documents

Two supply ships alone not enough to ensure navy can resupply fleets: documents

OTTAWA — Newly released documents show the navy will need help resupplying its fleets at sea even after two multibillion-dollar support vessels are built.
'Secrecy is everywhere': Review slams Montreal church's handling of pedophile priest

'Secrecy is everywhere': Review slams Montreal church's handling of pedophile priest

Montreal's archdiocese did little to address complaints against a pedophile priest and seemed more interested in protecting his reputation than his victims, according to an independent review released Wednesday.
Cotler appointed Canada's envoy for Holocaust remembrance, fighting anti-Semitism

Cotler appointed Canada's envoy for Holocaust remembrance, fighting anti-Semitism

OTTAWA — Irwin Cotler, a former Liberal cabinet minister and longtime advocate for human rights, has been appointed Canada's first special envoy for Holocaust remembrance and combating anti-Semitism.
Horgan's NDP cabinet built to tackle pandemic, economic recovery, says former premier

Horgan's NDP cabinet built to tackle pandemic, economic recovery, says former premier

VICTORIA — Former B.C. premier Mike Harcourt says he understands the balancing act that John Horgan is facing as he is set to introduce his NDP government's new cabinet Thursday during a pandemic that's threatening lives and the economy.

Ontario alleges family employed by province perpetrated $11M COVID benefit fraud

TORONTO — Four family members who worked for the Ontario government in information technology defrauded the province of at least $11 million destined as COVID-19 relief money, a statement of claim alleges.
N.S. brings in rent control, bans 'renovictions' amid affordable housing crunch

N.S. brings in rent control, bans 'renovictions' amid affordable housing crunch

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's Liberal government is bringing in temporary rent controls amid a series of evictions of low-income tenants and rising homelessness in Halifax.

Longest-serving Quebec justice minister, Marc-Andre Bedard, dead of COVID-19 at 85

MONTREAL — Marc-Andre Bedard, a well-known politician with the Parti Quebecois and loyalist to Rene Levesque, has died of complications from COVID-19 at the age of 85.
Hearing for judge accused of perjury over Black federation role set for December

Hearing for judge accused of perjury over Black federation role set for December

TORONTO — A judge accused of lying about his involvement in a Black activist organization will face a disciplinary hearing starting next month, the Ontario Judicial Council has announced.
Canada-wide survey of women's shelters shows abuse more severe during pandemic

Canada-wide survey of women's shelters shows abuse more severe during pandemic

A new national survey by Women's Shelters Canada offers a glimpse into the experiences of front-line workers and women fleeing violence during the COVID-19 pandemic, with reports of clients facing more violence that is also increasing in severity.