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Poilievre demands end to military vaccine mandate, but some say it's more complex

Poilievre demands end to military vaccine mandate, but some say it's more complex

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre is demanding an end to the vaccine mandate for military members, but his health critic suggested the situation might need a more nuanced approach.
Parliament passes law allowing jurors to disclose information to health providers

Parliament passes law allowing jurors to disclose information to health providers

OTTAWA — Parliament has passed a new law that allows jurors to disclose information about jury proceedings to health care professionals.
Quebec votes: Legault criticizes immigration minister who said newcomers 'don't work'

Quebec votes: Legault criticizes immigration minister who said newcomers 'don't work'

MONTREAL — Quebec Premier François Legault says his Immigration Minister Jean Boulet is no longer qualified for the position after recent comments emerged in which Boulet said the majority of immigrants "don't work.
UN food chief warns Horn of Africa famine imminent if global crises left unchecked

UN food chief warns Horn of Africa famine imminent if global crises left unchecked

OTTAWA — The head of the World Food Program is urging countries to follow Canada in trying to avert a looming famine in East Africa, which he warns could get even worse due to sanctions against Russia.
N.W.T. confirms first case of avian influenza in wild bird

N.W.T. confirms first case of avian influenza in wild bird

YELLOWKNIFE — The Northwest Territories has confirmed its first case of avian influenza in a wild bird found in Yellowknife.
Corrective to September 28 Black civil servants file complaint to United Nations

Corrective to September 28 Black civil servants file complaint to United Nations

OTTAWA — A group of Black civil servants is filing a complaint to the United Nations Human Rights Council, accusing the federal government of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance.
Enbridge sells minority stake in seven pipelines to Indigenous communities

Enbridge sells minority stake in seven pipelines to Indigenous communities

Enbridge Inc. has signed a deal to sell a minority stake in seven pipelines in the Athabasca region of northern Alberta to a group of 23 First Nation and Métis communities for $1.12 billion.
Federal cybersecurity bill threatens privacy, transparency, civil society groups say

Federal cybersecurity bill threatens privacy, transparency, civil society groups say

OTTAWA — Several civil society groups are pushing for changes to the Liberal government's cybersecurity bill, saying it would undermine privacy, accountability and judicial transparency.

N.W.T. testing discarded blood samples for COVID-19 antibodies

YELLOWKNIFE — The Northwest Territories government says it plans to begin testing blood samples for the presence of antibodies that develop in response to COVID-19.

Workplace safety board says scaffold design led to two deaths at Quebec paper mill

MONTREAL — Quebec's workplace health and safety board says design failures led to a scaffold collapse that killed two workers and injured several others at a western Quebec paper mill in October 2021.