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Gun-control reforms passed last year might not be fully in place until 2022: memo

Gun-control reforms passed last year might not be fully in place until 2022: memo

OTTAWA — Several federal gun-control measures that received royal assent over a year ago, including expanded background checks, might not come into effect before 2022, says an internal government memo.
Canadian producers cheer, U.S. denounces WTO decision on softwood lumber

Canadian producers cheer, U.S. denounces WTO decision on softwood lumber

WASHINGTON — Canadian lumber producers cheered the latest decision Monday from the World Trade Organization on Canada's long-standing dispute with its largest trading partner over exports of softwood lumber — a finding the United States quickly denou
Bank of Canada looks for broader input in updating inflation-target framework

Bank of Canada looks for broader input in updating inflation-target framework

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada is turning to the public for input on its inflation-rate target that underlies any changes to the central bank's trend-setting interest rate.
Climate change rears ugly head as Republicans rally re-election effort

Climate change rears ugly head as Republicans rally re-election effort

WASHINGTON — Climate change, an issue that has taken a back seat to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing economic crisis in the United States, is roaring back to the forefront just as Donald Trump's Republicans begin their sprint to the November preside
Canadians join lawsuit to overturn opening Alaska wilderness to energy drilling

Canadians join lawsuit to overturn opening Alaska wilderness to energy drilling

Canadian environmentalists and First Nations have joined a U.S. lawsuit that seeks to overturn a U.S. decision that opens an Alaska wilderness for oil and gas exploration.
Halifax-area firm ready to roll out drug-dispensing machines to fight opioid crisis

Halifax-area firm ready to roll out drug-dispensing machines to fight opioid crisis

HALIFAX — A Halifax-area company is rolling out five automated drug dispensers across Canada this week, which can provide safe, doctor-prescribed medication to opioid addicts by scanning their palm.
Recovery of New Brunswick economy after COVID-19 becoming main election issue

Recovery of New Brunswick economy after COVID-19 becoming main election issue

FREDERICTON — One week into the first election campaign in Canada since the COVID-19 pandemic, the big issue is how the next New Brunswick government will manage the province's economy through the crisis and after it.
Bernier says O'Toole not a real conservative, unlike his People's Party

Bernier says O'Toole not a real conservative, unlike his People's Party

OTTAWA — People's Party Leader Maxime Bernier launched a full-throated attack on Erin O'Toole Monday, accusing the newly minted Conservative leader of wearing a "true blue" mask during the leadership campaign and warning that he is really "Liberal-li
Ontario business schools foster 'hostile environment,' racialized students say

Ontario business schools foster 'hostile environment,' racialized students say

Business school students in Ontario are sounding the alarm about what they call outright racism from fellow students and a lack of equity and diversity training among faculty.
New study calls for new approach to tackling overdose crisis

New study calls for new approach to tackling overdose crisis

VANCOUVER — Canada needs a new approach to tackle its overdose crisis, says the lead author of a new study that highlights a prevalence of overdoses involving non-prescribed fentanyl and stimulants in British Columbia.