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Winnipeg lab records fight about avoiding ’embarrassment,’ not security: docs

Winnipeg lab records fight about avoiding ’embarrassment,’ not security: docs

Two scientists fired from Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg in 2019 had an “extensive relationship” with China that they did not properly disclose to Canadian health officials, according to documents that were finally released over four years later. Health Minister Mark Holland tabled the documents in Parliament on Wednesday after a special ad-hoc committee

Immigration minister calls Ontario’s international student claims ‘garbage’

Immigration minister calls Ontario’s international student claims ‘garbage’

Canada’s immigration minister is pushing back against provincial assertions that the federal government didn’t consult with Ontario over the international student cap that upended the post-secondary sector. The Ford government has repeatedly accused Ottawa of dropping the cap on international students out of nowhere.Minister of Colleges and Universities Jill Dunlop previously said a lack of

Biden administration raises ‘concerns’ about aspects of Quebec language law

Biden administration raises ‘concerns’ about aspects of Quebec language law

A proposed regulation around the language of commercial signage in Quebec is attracting skepticism from U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration, which has “concerns” about the potential impact on American businesses.The issue came up during a wide-ranging meeting between high-level trade officials from both countries in Toronto on Wednesday. A summary of the meeting said an

Former Alberta premier Rachel Notley stepping down as NDP leader

Former Alberta premier Rachel Notley stepping down as NDP leader

Former premier Rachel Notley, the leader of the Alberta NDP and Official Opposition, is stepping down. “Having considered what I believe to be the best interests of our party, our caucus, as well as my own preferences, I am here today to announce that I will not be leading Alberta’s NDP into the next election,” she said Tuesday

Court ruling on public drug use rankles B.C. police chiefs

Court ruling on public drug use rankles B.C. police chiefs

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 2, 2024 7:23 pm Descrease article font size Increase article font size A top British Columbia law enforcement official says a recent court decision placing a temporary injunction on a law to restrict public drug use takes away police enforcement tools. Vancouver Police Department Deputy Chief Const. Fiona