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Emergency contraceptives like morning-after pill must be covered by pharmacare: NDP

Emergency contraceptives like morning-after pill must be covered by pharmacare: NDP

OTTAWA — Every Canadian with a health card should be able to get free birth control and morning-after pills to ensure people have the right to do what they want with their body, federal New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh says.
Quebec man charged with second-degree murder after mother, neighbour stabbed to death

Quebec man charged with second-degree murder after mother, neighbour stabbed to death

MONTREAL — The man charged with murder in a stabbing attack west of Montreal that left two women dead and a third seriously injured had a history of serious mental health problems and had recently been charged with assaulting a stranger in the neighb
Reports of Alexei Navalny's death a reminder of 'what a monster Putin is': Trudeau

Reports of Alexei Navalny's death a reminder of 'what a monster Putin is': Trudeau

OTTAWA — Reports of Alexei Navalny's death in a Russian prison are tragic and horrifying, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday, offering his condolences to the opposition leader's family and all who champion his pursuit of justice.
Ottawa considers changes to clean-electricity rules after consultations

Ottawa considers changes to clean-electricity rules after consultations

Ottawa is considering alterations to its proposed clean-electricity regulations after consultations with industry, opening the door to more flexibility for individual power generators.
Trucking firm involved in multiple B.C. overpass strikes loses licence to operate

Trucking firm involved in multiple B.C. overpass strikes loses licence to operate

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government has cancelled the operating licence of the trucking company involved in six highway overpass strikes since 2021, but the firm says it plans to challenge the province's decision.
'Freedom Convoy' members plan small gathering in Ottawa two years after protest

'Freedom Convoy' members plan small gathering in Ottawa two years after protest

OTTAWA — Some of the people who took part in the "Freedom Convoy" two years ago plan a return to downtown Ottawa this weekend to commemorate the anniversary of the police action that broke up the demonstrations.
'Historic decision': Saskatchewan government says pronoun law may go to Supreme Court

'Historic decision': Saskatchewan government says pronoun law may go to Supreme Court

REGINA — The Saskatchewan government says it will fight a court ruling over its school pronoun law, calling it a potential game-changing precedent when it comes to provinces' use of Charter's notwithstanding clause.
Ottawa promised Canadians two billion new trees, Quebec wants to cut some down

Ottawa promised Canadians two billion new trees, Quebec wants to cut some down

MONTREAL — The federal government committed to planting two billion trees across the country to restore natural habitats and fight climate change, and now Quebec wants to harvest some of them.
In the news today: Ontario police force under review for trip to Dubai competition

In the news today: Ontario police force under review for trip to Dubai competition

Here is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to bring you up to speed on what you need to know today...
B.C.'s 2024 vintage faces wipeout, as wine report predicts up to 99% loss due to cold

B.C.'s 2024 vintage faces wipeout, as wine report predicts up to 99% loss due to cold

In a survey at one vineyard, of about 70,000 plants, only "a handful" of productive buds were found, essentially eliminating the harvest.