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Liberal government introduces beefed-up bill banning conversion therapy

Liberal government introduces beefed-up bill banning conversion therapy

OTTAWA — The federal government has tabled a new, tougher bill today in its latest effort to ban conversion therapy in Canada.
Quebec confirms case of Omicron variant of concern; 115 travellers under watch

Quebec confirms case of Omicron variant of concern; 115 travellers under watch

MONTREAL — Quebec confirmed its first case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant on Monday, and officials said 115 travellers who recently returned to the province, primarily from countries in southern Africa, have been told to take a PCR test and isolate.
U.S. presses Canada to make good on promised 200-soldier peacekeeping force

U.S. presses Canada to make good on promised 200-soldier peacekeeping force

OTTAWA — The United States is pressing Canada to commit medical units and drones to United Nations’ missions at a peacekeeping summit in South Korea next week, and to come up with a 200-strong force first promised four years ago.
Third atmospheric river to pack up to 200 mm of rain for parts of B.C.

Third atmospheric river to pack up to 200 mm of rain for parts of B.C.

VANCOUVER — Environment Canada is warning that up to 200 mm of rain could drench the central coast of British Columbia and parts of Vancouver Island through to Wednesday as a third atmospheric river hits the province.
Global maple syrup shortage forces Quebec to release half its strategic reserve

Global maple syrup shortage forces Quebec to release half its strategic reserve

MONTREAL — The organization governing Quebec's maple syrup producers is releasing half its strategic reserve to address a global shortage of the province's "blond gold.
RCMP confirm all 22 victims of 2020 mass killing were firearm-related homicides

RCMP confirm all 22 victims of 2020 mass killing were firearm-related homicides

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia RCMP confirmed to The Canadian Press Monday that all 22 victims of the April 2020 mass killing in the province were shot.

Canada's residential addiction programs need national standards: expert

OTTAWA — An expert on substance-use policy says there should be clearer standards for publicly funded residential addiction treatment programs in Canada.
Ontario investigating four possible Omicron cases, offering testing to 375 travellers

Ontario investigating four possible Omicron cases, offering testing to 375 travellers

TORONTO — Ontario was investigating four more possible cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant and offered to test hundreds of travelers Monday as the province's top doctor warned additional infections would likely be detected after the country's first
MPs advised to mind sartorial standards in latest hybrid Parliament

MPs advised to mind sartorial standards in latest hybrid Parliament

OTTAWA — MPs have been advised to wear parliamentary attire, which means a jacket and tie for men, in the new hybrid Parliament that begins in earnest this week.
Montreal to host forum in January on ways to reduce gun violence in the city

Montreal to host forum in January on ways to reduce gun violence in the city

Montreal is planning to host a forum in January about reducing gun violence in the city.