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Ottawa calls for project proposals that help internationally trained health workers

Ottawa calls for project proposals that help internationally trained health workers

HALIFAX — A program announced Monday will fund projects to remove barriers preventing qualified new Canadians from working in health care, the federal immigration minister said.
Aspiring environmental engineer wins scholarship in memory of Polytechnique victims

Aspiring environmental engineer wins scholarship in memory of Polytechnique victims

MONTREAL — A Quebec environmental engineering student intent on researching solutions to the global climate crisis is the latest recipient of a $30,000 prize established in honour of the 14 women killed 33 years ago at Montreal’s École Polytechnique.
Permanent residents can now apply to join the Canadian Armed Forces

Permanent residents can now apply to join the Canadian Armed Forces

OTTAWA — Permanent residents can now apply to join the Canadian Armed Forces, regardless of whether they have been trained by a foreign military.
Canada imposes more sanctions in Haiti, targeting country's wealthiest people

Canada imposes more sanctions in Haiti, targeting country's wealthiest people

OTTAWA — Canada is imposing more sanctions on Haitian elites it accuses of empowering gangs in the Caribbean country. The new sanctions freeze Canadian assets held by three of the country's wealthiest people.
In The News for Dec. 5: Can Ottawa be compelled to repatriate 19 Canadians from Syria

In The News for Dec. 5: Can Ottawa be compelled to repatriate 19 Canadians from Syria

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Monday, Dec. 5, 2022 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Canada, China set to co-host global nature talks even as diplomatic tensions persist

Canada, China set to co-host global nature talks even as diplomatic tensions persist

OTTAWA — A major UN conference on biodiversity will get underway in Montreal Tuesday with a lofty goal to get every country to agree to protect almost one-third of the world's land and oceans before the end of this decade.
Federal Court set to hear case about repatriating Canadians detained in Syria

Federal Court set to hear case about repatriating Canadians detained in Syria

OTTAWA — A Federal Court is slated to begin two days of hearings today into the Liberal government’s refusal to repatriate 19 Canadian women and children who are being held in northeastern Syria.
Veterans' cases raise fresh concerns about expanding assisted dying law

Veterans' cases raise fresh concerns about expanding assisted dying law

OTTAWA — Revelations that some Canadian veterans have been offered medically assisted deaths while seeking help from the federal government are adding to worries about Ottawa’s plans to expand such procedures to include mental-health injuries and illnesses

Girl Guides of Canada announces two potential new names for Brownies program

TORONTO — Girl Guides of Canada is asking its members to vote on two new name options for its Brownies program — comets or embers.
'Paris moment:' COP15 conference in Montreal seeks hard targets on biodiversity

'Paris moment:' COP15 conference in Montreal seeks hard targets on biodiversity

If global biodiversity — the subject of a huge international meeting in Montreal this week — is too much of a mouthful, try thinking instead about the white-throated sparrow.