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Milk shakeup: U.S. launches second USMCA dispute panel in dairy battle with Canada

Milk shakeup: U.S. launches second USMCA dispute panel in dairy battle with Canada

WASHINGTON — The United States doubled down Tuesday in its ongoing dispute with Canada over dairy imports, accusing one of its closest trading partners of shirking its responsibilities under the terms of North America's three-year-old trade agreement
St-Onge urges provinces to accelerate efforts to make sports safer for athletes

St-Onge urges provinces to accelerate efforts to make sports safer for athletes

OTTAWA — Sport Minister Pascale St-Onge plans to push her provincial counterparts to hasten their efforts to investigate abuse in sports when she meets them in February in Prince Edward Island.
Liberals should legislate long-term care standards to fulfil pledge in pact, says NDP

Liberals should legislate long-term care standards to fulfil pledge in pact, says NDP

OTTAWA — The Liberals must enshrine new standards for long-term care homes in law to fulfil a pledge in the confidence-and-supply agreement that would help keep their minority government in power, the health critic for the New Democrats said Tuesday.
Backlog targeted as Veterans Affairs reports nearly $1B for ex-soldiers was unspent

Backlog targeted as Veterans Affairs reports nearly $1B for ex-soldiers was unspent

OTTAWA — The federal Liberal government is facing fresh calls to eliminate a backlog of disability claims from ill and injured veterans amid revelations Veterans Affairs Canada failed to spend nearly $1 billion of its budget last year.
Commission probing use of Emergencies Act for 2022 trucker protests granted extension

Commission probing use of Emergencies Act for 2022 trucker protests granted extension

OTTAWA — The commission investigating the federal government’s use of the Emergencies Act to quell the trucker protests last winter in Ottawa has asked for more time to complete its report.
By the numbers for British Columbia's overdose crisis

By the numbers for British Columbia's overdose crisis

VICTORIA — British Columbia's chief coroner released overdose figures for 2022, showing 2,272 residents died from toxic drugs last year. Lisa Lapointe says drug toxicity remains the leading cause of unnatural death in B.C.
Yukon Liberals, NDP renew confidence and supply agreement to hold power

Yukon Liberals, NDP renew confidence and supply agreement to hold power

WHITEHORSE — The Yukon Liberals and New Democrats have extended a confidence and supply agreement that the party leaders say will improve housing, health care and education, while advancing reconciliation and addressing climate change.
Calgary man searching for group that helped him emigrate to Canada three decades ago

Calgary man searching for group that helped him emigrate to Canada three decades ago

Ivo Ceko was a member of a military police unit that was guarding a hotel in a town in central Bosnia when he met a group of young Canadians and Americans in the summer of 1994.
Ukrainian groups withdraw court challenge of nixed turbine export to Russian pipeline

Ukrainian groups withdraw court challenge of nixed turbine export to Russian pipeline

OTTAWA — A Ukrainian-Canadians group has withdrawn a court challenge of Ottawa's decision to export gas turbines for a Russian pipeline after the federal government nixed the plan in December.
Parks Canada updating its reservation system to book camping and other activities

Parks Canada updating its reservation system to book camping and other activities

CALGARY — Parks Canada says visitors will be able to start booking reservations for camping and other activities at its sites across the country in March.
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