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Seamus O'Regan faces calls to visit Attawapiskat during state of emergency

Seamus O'Regan faces calls to visit Attawapiskat during state of emergency

OTTAWA — Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O'Regan faced calls Wednesday from the federal NDP to visit the northern Ontario community of Attawapiskat First Nation so he can see the impacts of a state of emergency first-hand.
Uncompetitive nomination races weaken parties, democracy, study says

Uncompetitive nomination races weaken parties, democracy, study says

OTTAWA — The opaque path federal parties take to select candidates for elections was detailed in a report Wednesday that warned of profound consequences for Canadian democracy unless parties change their ways.
Cambodia says 11 containers of Canadian trash among illegal garbage shipments

Cambodia says 11 containers of Canadian trash among illegal garbage shipments

OTTAWA — The Canadian government has asked officials in Cambodia for more information about 11 containers of Canadian garbage the southeast Asian country's environment ministry says ended up there illegally.

9 employees fired from Quebec special needs care facility after violence complaints

LAVAL, Que. — Quebec's health minister is hailing the decision by a special needs care facility north of Montreal to fire nine employees accused of violence and harassment towards patients and colleagues.
Search continues as Quebec entrepreneur, teen son now missing for one week

Search continues as Quebec entrepreneur, teen son now missing for one week

MONTREAL — Search and rescue teams focused on a narrowed zone Wednesday in their search for a missing Quebec businessman and his teen son who haven't been heard from in a week.
'Smell of gunpowder:' Interviews with family of shot tourist played in court

'Smell of gunpowder:' Interviews with family of shot tourist played in court

CALGARY — The wife of a German tourist who was shot in the head while driving on an Alberta highway told police she remembers hearing a pop and then smelling the strong odour of gunpowder before her husband drove off the road.
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.