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Slipshod practices might mean gaps in Canada's COVID-19 record, info watchdog says

Slipshod practices might mean gaps in Canada's COVID-19 record, info watchdog says

OTTAWA — Key government decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic might be lost to history because of a sudden shift to new technologies and long-standing poor record-keeping practices, the federal information watchdog warns.
Bloc Québécois doubles down on motion on Quebec nationhood, constitutional change

Bloc Québécois doubles down on motion on Quebec nationhood, constitutional change

OTTAWA — The Bloc Québécois is taking a second stab at getting MPs to recognize Quebec's right to unilaterally change the Constitution in line with proposed reforms to the province's language law.
Ontario commits $10 million to investigate burial sites at residential schools

Ontario commits $10 million to investigate burial sites at residential schools

Ontario is committing $10 million over three years to identify, investigate and commemorate burial sites on the grounds of former residential schools in the province.
Commissioner says lobbying of federal departments, politicians hits record high

Commissioner says lobbying of federal departments, politicians hits record high

OTTAWA — The federal lobbying commissioner says government agencies and officials faced a record barrage of pitches in the last year from groups trying to shape the country's pandemic response.
COVID-19 depleted staff at Quebec long-term care home where 100 died, inquest hears

COVID-19 depleted staff at Quebec long-term care home where 100 died, inquest hears

MONTREAL — A Quebec long-term care home hard hit during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic was plunged into a crisis as infections mounted among managers and staff, a coroner’s inquest heard Tuesday.
Liberal government moves to define 'elder abuse' to better target ways to stop it

Liberal government moves to define 'elder abuse' to better target ways to stop it

OTTAWA — The federal government is launching a consultation on how it should define elder abuse, an exercise that would bring more targeted programs and policies for Canada's aging population.
Five MPs join national security and intelligence committee of parliamentarians

Five MPs join national security and intelligence committee of parliamentarians

OTTAWA — The committee of parliamentarians that oversees the security and intelligence community is almost doubling in size with the addition of five MPs.
Despite COVID-19 and un-Canadian temperatures, Habs fans are legion in Las Vegas

Despite COVID-19 and un-Canadian temperatures, Habs fans are legion in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Joe Fruchter is smiling — and sweating.

Boat had lights on when it was hit by vessel operated by Linda O'Leary, witness says

A boat carrying a group of stargazers on a central Ontario lake had its lights on when it was struck by another boat captained by Linda O'Leary nearly two years ago, court heard Tuesday from a witness who was also charged in the crash.
AFN slams Ottawa for 'heartless' legal challenge of First Nations child compensation

AFN slams Ottawa for 'heartless' legal challenge of First Nations child compensation

OTTAWA — The Assembly of First Nations is chastising the federal government's legal challenge of a ruling to compensate First Nations children who were unnecessarily taken into foster care as "callous" and "heartless.