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Murray Sinclair to help AFN with conflict resolution after 'turmoil': national chief

Murray Sinclair to help AFN with conflict resolution after 'turmoil': national chief

OTTAWA — Murray Sinclair, a former senator and commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, will help the Assembly of First Nations with conflict resolution in 2023, national chief RoseAnne Archibald said Tuesday.
Indigenous women call on federal government to act in light of Winnipeg killings

Indigenous women call on federal government to act in light of Winnipeg killings

OTTAWA — The daughters of an Indigenous woman police believe to have been the victim of a serial killer urged the federal government on Tuesday to act on what they call an ongoing genocide.
Quebec minister introduces bill making oath to King optional for legislators

Quebec minister introduces bill making oath to King optional for legislators

Quebec's Coalition Avenir Québec government tabled a bill on Tuesday that would make the oath to the monarch optional for members of the provincial legislature.
Alberta premier rejects suggestion she erred with bill giving her sweeping powers

Alberta premier rejects suggestion she erred with bill giving her sweeping powers

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is rejecting suggestions she made a mistake when she introduced a bill that would give her cabinet sweeping powers to rewrite laws outside the legislative process.
No legal obligation to bring Canadians home from Syria, federal lawyer tells court

No legal obligation to bring Canadians home from Syria, federal lawyer tells court

OTTAWA — The Charter of Rights and Freedoms does not obligate Ottawa to repatriate Canadians held in Syrian camps, a government lawyer told a Federal Court hearing Tuesday.
Quebec Press Council upholds complaint over question to Blanchet at leaders debate

Quebec Press Council upholds complaint over question to Blanchet at leaders debate

MONTREAL — The Quebec Press Council has upheld a complaint regarding a question the moderator asked Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet during the English-language federal leaders debate last year.
Military faces calls to return general to duty after sexual assault acquittal

Military faces calls to return general to duty after sexual assault acquittal

OTTAWA — Maj.-Gen.
COVID-19 benefits helped economy rebound, but post-payment verification lacking: AG

COVID-19 benefits helped economy rebound, but post-payment verification lacking: AG

OTTAWA — Canada's auditor general says COVID-19 benefits were delivered quickly and helped mitigate economic suffering, but the federal government hasn’t done enough to recover billions of dollars in overpayments.
Afghanistan aid blockade can only be fixed by changing Criminal Code: officials

Afghanistan aid blockade can only be fixed by changing Criminal Code: officials

OTTAWA — Parliament would need to amend the Criminal Code to allow Canadian aid workers to help in Afghanistan, federal officials told a Senate committee studying the issue.
Most unused COVID-19 vaccines will expire at the end of the year: auditor general

Most unused COVID-19 vaccines will expire at the end of the year: auditor general

OTTAWA — Tens of millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines are likely about to expire and go to waste because of a failure to manage an oversupply, Canada's auditor general reported Tuesday — a failure with an estimated price tag of about $1 billion.