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MPs, senators on Emergencies Act committee will take secrecy oath: gov't Senate rep

MPs, senators on Emergencies Act committee will take secrecy oath: gov't Senate rep

OTTAWA — Members of a parliamentary committee set up to scrutinize the Emergencies Act will have to take an oath of secrecy, but will not be given access to highly classified material, says the government's representative in the Senate. Sen.
Highlights of British Columbia budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year

Highlights of British Columbia budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year

VICTORIA — Here are highlights from the B.C. budget tabled Tuesday: — The government is earmarking $2.1 billion to fund disaster recovery efforts and future response to the threats from wildfires, floods and heat waves.
U.S. warns Canada, again, that it's not happy about proposed digital services tax

U.S. warns Canada, again, that it's not happy about proposed digital services tax

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Trade Representative's office has once again made its feelings clear about Canada's plan to implement a controversial new tax on digital services.
First Nation health ombudsperson's office to be established in Saskatchewan

First Nation health ombudsperson's office to be established in Saskatchewan

SASKATOON — An ombudsperson's office being created in Saskatchewan will be the first in Canada to help address racism against Indigenous people trying to get health-care services.
U.S. envoy Cohen discusses co-operation on Ukraine, convoy protest aftermath

U.S. envoy Cohen discusses co-operation on Ukraine, convoy protest aftermath

OTTAWA — Shortly before his president announced new sanctions against Russia, and a short walk from the aftermath of the antigovernment protests that paralyzed Ottawa and key border crossings, the American ambassador to Canada saw a connection. U.S.
Conservatives end boycott of Parliament's national security committee

Conservatives end boycott of Parliament's national security committee

OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives are ending their boycott of a special national security and intelligence committee made up of MPs and senators.
Vaccines, masks required at universities despite broader relaxing of restrictions

Vaccines, masks required at universities despite broader relaxing of restrictions

TORONTO — Several Canadian universities are maintaining COVID-19 precautions such as vaccine mandates and masking for in-person classes even as governments roll back pandemic restrictions.
'Left in the dark.' Nova Scotia premier frustrated with mass shooting inquiry

'Left in the dark.' Nova Scotia premier frustrated with mass shooting inquiry

HALIFAX — The commissioners leading the inquiry into the 2020 mass shooting that claimed 22 lives in Nova Scotia began their first day of hearings on the defensive Tuesday after Premier Tim Houston accused them of disrespecting the victims' families.
'Safety shattered': N.S. mass shooting inquiry hears about impact on mental health

'Safety shattered': N.S. mass shooting inquiry hears about impact on mental health

HALIFAX — The federal-provincial inquiry investigating the 2020 mass murder in Nova Scotia heard Tuesday from experts who talked about the tragedy's impact on the mental health of Nova Scotians and lingering feelings of loss, anger and frustration.
Ottawa's Rideau Centre mall reopens after police incident sparks evacuation

Ottawa's Rideau Centre mall reopens after police incident sparks evacuation

Ottawa police cleared the return of shoppers and staff to Ottawa's largest mall after the building was evacuated Tuesday, just hours after it was able to reopen following a three-week long occupation of the city's downtown core.