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CSIS saw 'no high privacy risks' with metadata crunching now under fire: docs

CSIS saw 'no high privacy risks' with metadata crunching now under fire: docs

OTTAWA — The national spy service saw little risk to the personal privacy of Canadians in a self-penned evaluation of its secret data-crunching centre — a shadowy program now at the centre of intense controversy, newly released documents show.

Covering 'essential' drugs could fill health gaps, save billions: researchers

VANCOUVER — New research suggests that providing universal coverage for more than 100 prescription medications could save Canadians as much as $3 billion per year.

Ten stories in the news today, Feb. 27

Ten stories in the news for Monday, Feb.

Winnipeg police find person of interest in alleged mall fluid assault case

Winnipeg police say they're waiting for a forensic examination of a substance a man allegedly sprayed on a teenage girl in a shopping mall before deciding whether to lay charges. Investigators released a security image on Saturday from the St.
NDP leadership race expands with Charlie Angus entering the fold

NDP leadership race expands with Charlie Angus entering the fold

OTTAWA — And then there were two. Ontario MP Charlie Angus officially entered the NDP leadership race Sunday — a competition that's expected to start heating up soon with a debate scheduled for next month in Ottawa.
Despite Manitoba concerns, immigration minister not convinced of an asylum trend

Despite Manitoba concerns, immigration minister not convinced of an asylum trend

OTTAWA — Canada's immigration minister says he's not yet convinced a recent increase in the number of asylum seekers crossing the border illegally from the United States constitutes a growing trend, despite concerns raised by Manitoba that the situat
'An engineering feat': Workday traffic flows during Halifax bridge overhaul

'An engineering feat': Workday traffic flows during Halifax bridge overhaul

HALIFAX — A roughly 10 metre segment hung in the fog over Halifax Harbour on Sunday to fill the 46th and final gap in the decades-old MacDonald Bridge in time for tens of thousands of cars to cross the bridge Monday morning.

Health Canada's position on opioid Tramadol indefensible: doctor

OTTAWA — It is indefensible that Health Canada has failed to register the opioid Tramadol under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, a drug-safety researcher says, noting the department explored making such a move in 2007, but backtracked. Dr.

Murder charged laid in fatal fire at Ontario youth facility

KAWARTHA LAKES, Ont. — A second degree murder charge was laid Saturday following a fire at an Ontario group home last week that left one person dead.
The Populism Project: could the Conservative establishment be at risk?

The Populism Project: could the Conservative establishment be at risk?

OTTAWA — There were "Make America Great Again" hats, there were signs with Donald Trump's name.