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Health-care deal should come shortly after Feb. 7 meeting with PM: Ford

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he hopes the provinces can reach a health-care deal with the federal government shortly after their meeting next week with the prime minister.
In The News for Feb. 1: Will an updated Ontario Disability Support Program help?

In The News for Feb. 1: Will an updated Ontario Disability Support Program help?

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 Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Biden, McCarthy meeting to stake out positions as clash looms over debt ceiling

Biden, McCarthy meeting to stake out positions as clash looms over debt ceiling

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Joe Biden is sitting down with his new Republican nemesis for the first time to talk about how to ensure the federal government can continue to pay its bills. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy says he wants to avoid a U.S.
Alberta promising changes to campuses amid university 'woke' free speech standoff

Alberta promising changes to campuses amid university 'woke' free speech standoff

EDMONTON — The Alberta government says changes are coming to further protect free speech on campuses as a former professor speaking out on so-called “woke” policies prepares for a showdown with the University of Lethbridge.
First Nations women overrepresented among B.C. toxic drug deaths: doctor

First Nations women overrepresented among B.C. toxic drug deaths: doctor

VICTORIA — Indigenous people, especially women, are dying from toxic drugs at disproportionately high rates in British Columbia as the overdose crisis continues "unabated," nearly seven years after the province first declared a public health emergency
'Political theatre': NDP questions sanctions regime as few funds frozen, none seized

'Political theatre': NDP questions sanctions regime as few funds frozen, none seized

OTTAWA — The NDP is accusing the Liberals of basing their sanctions regime on "political theatre" as data suggest few funds have been frozen and none have been seized.
Poilievre bringing in record fundraising dollars, more than previous Tory leaders

Poilievre bringing in record fundraising dollars, more than previous Tory leaders

OTTAWA — The Conservative party has set a fundraising record for a non-election year under the new leadership of Pierre Poilievre, and it is outpacing other federal parties.
Decriminalization begins in B.C. as coroners service releases overdose death data

Decriminalization begins in B.C. as coroners service releases overdose death data

VANCOUVER — Decriminalization of people with small amounts of illegal drugs for their own use has become a reality in British Columbia, but substance users and researchers say the change is expected to make little immediate difference because of a to
Sister of Montreal man who died while illegally jailed wants video footage released

Sister of Montreal man who died while illegally jailed wants video footage released

MONTREAL — More than a month after her younger brother died, Sarafina Dennie says she still has trouble eating or sleeping.
Ethics committee to probe conflict-of-interest violation by Trade Minister Mary Ng

Ethics committee to probe conflict-of-interest violation by Trade Minister Mary Ng

OTTAWA — A parliamentary committee voted Tuesday to examine a recent ethics ruling against International Trade Minister Mary Ng.