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National rules needed for emotional-service animals: Rempel

National rules needed for emotional-service animals: Rempel

OTTAWA — A Conservative MP says she would like to see national standards on the right to have emotional-service animals in public spaces after watching her husband encounter numerous barriers while travelling in Canada with his dog, Midas.
Abuse survivors await apology from Anglican Church for physical harm: Bennett

Abuse survivors await apology from Anglican Church for physical harm: Bennett

OTTAWA — The Anglican Church's recent apology for doing "spiritual harm" to Indigenous Peoples is a beginning, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett said Wednesday, but victims of sexual abuse at the hands of one priest in the 1970s and

Federal government adds millions for 'essential' harm reduction in opioid crisis

SURREY, B.C. — The federal government is putting more money into fighting the opioid crisis and addressing what Canada's health minister says is the "alarming growth of methamphetamine use.
Police chief shares frustration about addictions resources in letter to officers

Police chief shares frustration about addictions resources in letter to officers

Winnipeg's police chief sent a candid internal memo to officers expressing his dissatisfaction with a lack of addictions resources as the city deals with what he calls an epidemic of violence.
Trio of deadly crashes not a sign DHC-2 Beaver is unsafe: aviation experts

Trio of deadly crashes not a sign DHC-2 Beaver is unsafe: aviation experts

MONTREAL — At least eight people have died in three crashes involving de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver planes in less than a week in Canada, but civil aviation experts say the aircraft remains the safest, popular and best option for bush pilots.
Younger voters mobilizing to make federal election about climate change

Younger voters mobilizing to make federal election about climate change

OTTAWA — Several hundred Canadian millennials planned to rally in at least 30 cities across the country Wednesday, demanding a federal leaders' debate on climate change.
Pilot on downed float plane identified as search continues for missing

Pilot on downed float plane identified as search continues for missing

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Authorities Wednesday were holding out little hope of finding survivors from Monday's crash in Labrador of a float plane carrying a pilot and six passengers on a fishing trip.

Major reforms of Ontario's class action law needed, new report says

TORONTO — The law governing class-action lawsuits in Ontario needs far-reaching reforms to ensure they are a fair, efficient and effective way for plaintiffs to get justice, a report released on Wednesday concludes.
Former head of RCMP in Saskatchewan named province's lieutenant-governor

Former head of RCMP in Saskatchewan named province's lieutenant-governor

REGINA — A former head of the RCMP in Saskatchewan has been appointed the province's new lieutenant-governor. Russell Mirasty, 62, becomes Saskatchewan's 23rd vice-regal representative.
Toronto man who lost family in Ethiopian plane crash testifies at US Congress

Toronto man who lost family in Ethiopian plane crash testifies at US Congress

A Toronto man who lost his family in the crash of a Boeing 737 Max jet in Ethiopia called Wednesday for a stronger aircraft approval process in the U.S. and said more people would die if that type of plane was allowed to fly again.