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Digital giants must pay media for using news: Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez

Digital giants must pay media for using news: Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez

OTTAWA — Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez says the government is pressing ahead with plans to ensure digital giants pay Canadian media outlets for reusing their news content.
Former B.C. legislature clerk's cufflinks, whisky subject of indictment: Crown

Former B.C. legislature clerk's cufflinks, whisky subject of indictment: Crown

VANCOUVER — Former clerk of the British Columbia legislature Craig James claimed expenses ranging from malt whisky to pieces of luggage on the public purse, a special prosecutor said Tuesday. Brock Martland told a B.C.
Canada faces criticism for 'soft' response to Ukraine amid Russia threat

Canada faces criticism for 'soft' response to Ukraine amid Russia threat

OTTAWA — As the Trudeau government wraps its cabinet retreat Wednesday, its handling of the Ukraine-Russia crisis faces growing criticism for being soft and superficial while rendering Canada missing in action with its allies.
Quebec to reopen restaurant dining rooms next week, allow small private gatherings

Quebec to reopen restaurant dining rooms next week, allow small private gatherings

MONTREAL — Quebec will soon begin lifting some of the COVID-19 restrictions that have been in place since December, beginning with easing private gathering limits and allowing restaurant dining rooms to reopen, Premier François Legault announced Tues
Budget officer finds $1B orphan well liability by 2025; critics claim underestimate

Budget officer finds $1B orphan well liability by 2025; critics claim underestimate

The parliamentary budget officer has found the cost of cleaning up orphaned oil and gas wells in Alberta and Saskatchewan already dwarfs the money collected from industry to pay for it.
Supporters of Hassan Diab urge Ottawa to reject French terrorism proceedings

Supporters of Hassan Diab urge Ottawa to reject French terrorism proceedings

OTTAWA — Supporters of Hassan Diab are urging the Trudeau government to rebuff any new extradition request from France now that there is a date for the Ottawa sociology professor's terrorism trial.
Liberal MP George Chahal fined $500 for taking Tory election leaflet from front door

Liberal MP George Chahal fined $500 for taking Tory election leaflet from front door

OTTAWA — Member of Parliament George Chahal has paid a $500 fine after taking an opponent's campaign flyer from a front door and replacing it with his own during last year's election.
Kids should get the COVID-19 shot, and an extra for the immunocompromised: NACI

Kids should get the COVID-19 shot, and an extra for the immunocompromised: NACI

OTTAWA — The National Advisory Committee on Immunization has urged kids aged five to 11 to get their two doses of an mRNA COVID-19 shot, and also recommends a third dose for immunocompromised kids.
Funds for memorial to 22 mass shooting victims in N.S. shifts to municipal leadership

Funds for memorial to 22 mass shooting victims in N.S. shifts to municipal leadership

HALIFAX — Funds for a memorial to the victims of Nova Scotia's mass shooting are being shifted to a municipal government trust, while some communities and families have been pursuing their own fundraising efforts.
Nunavut community locks down due to COVID-19 cases, Iqaluit jail faces outbreak

Nunavut community locks down due to COVID-19 cases, Iqaluit jail faces outbreak

IQALUIT, Nunavut — One Nunavut community is under a strict lockdown as COVID-19 spreads rapidly among households. All offices and schools in the Baffin Island community of Igloolik, where about 1,600 people live, are closed and travel is restricted.