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Survey reveals high levels of psychological distress among Quebec students

MONTREAL — A wide-ranging survey completed by roughly 24,000 Quebec university students revealed a high percentage of respondents said they suffered from some kind of mental health problem.
'Remember who we're fighting for,' Singh says as NDP caucus sworn into office

'Remember who we're fighting for,' Singh says as NDP caucus sworn into office

OTTAWA — When it comes to Justin Trudeau's minority government cabinet, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he's more interested in seeing whether the Liberals change the way they govern than finding out who makes the cut.
Ex-NDP leader Tom Mulcair featured at pro-homeopathy conference in Montreal

Ex-NDP leader Tom Mulcair featured at pro-homeopathy conference in Montreal

MONTREAL — Former federal NDP leader Tom Mulcair appeared at a pro-homeopathy conference on Tuesday, much to the dismay of critics who say his presence serves to legitimize a field they denounce as pseudoscience.
Slow economic growth bad for Canada's foreign policy goals: experts

Slow economic growth bad for Canada's foreign policy goals: experts

OTTAWA — Canada's slow economic growth and poor competitiveness are undercutting its global interests, experts say, as the post-"sunny ways" version of the Trudeau government's foreign policy emerges Wednesday with the announcement of a new cabinet.
Overhauling Canada's toxic chemicals law should be priority: advocate

Overhauling Canada's toxic chemicals law should be priority: advocate

OTTAWA — A new report suggests retailers in Canada are lagging behind American companies in removing hazardous chemicals from their products.
Brewing battle over future of NATO creates minefield for Canada

Brewing battle over future of NATO creates minefield for Canada

OTTAWA — A brewing battle over the future of NATO could have major implications for Canada, which for decades has relied on the military alliance as a cornerstone of its security, protection and influence in the world.
Toxic algae, climate change, bad policy: Scientists say fresh water under threat

Toxic algae, climate change, bad policy: Scientists say fresh water under threat

HAMILTON — Canada will be up a creek without a paddle if it doesn't acknowledge threats to its fresh water, says a report from some of the country's top water scientists.

Military investigated reservist for ties to Canadian Nationalist Party

OTTAWA — The military launched an investigation last month into whether a reservist's connections to right-wing political parties meant his personal beliefs were offside with the values of the Canadian Forces.

Members of little people community applaud change to drop 'midget' term

TORONTO — The term 'midget' will be dropped along with other traditional age group names across Hockey Canada programs in a change that's being applauded by members of the little people community.

Documents give glimpse of challenges to digitizing federal services

OTTAWA — The federal system that handles old age security payments will be as old as the seniors it serves by the time it is replaced near the end of the decade, but even now it illustrates the kinds of challenges officials face when trying to bring