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Advocates say Canada should commit $1.2 billion to fight against AIDS, TB and malaria
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Advocates say Canada should commit $1.2 billion to fight against AIDS, TB and malaria

Advocacy groups working to end extreme poverty say they hope Canada will use an upcoming international AIDS conference in Montreal to commit new funding for a global organization that fights AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. But the groups say they’re worried Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s commitment to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria...

Quarterly federal carbon price rebates appear in bank accounts with vague labels
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Quarterly federal carbon price rebates appear in bank accounts with vague labels

Canadians who pay the federal carbon price got a midsummer money drop today with the first half of their annual “climate action incentive” payment deposited into their bank accounts. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promoting the payments in various whistle stops in the Ottawa area today, calling them a way to “bring Canadians along” in...

Ottawa exploring criminal reform as Liberal MP tables bill on long-term care neglect
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Ottawa exploring criminal reform as Liberal MP tables bill on long-term care neglect

Cathy Legere saw firsthand the conditions that elder residents of long-term care were enduring, and the intense pressure that personal care staff were under, in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The retired infection control nurse volunteered her services at the Orchard Villa home where her father-in-law, Nick, was a resident, in April 2020...

Public safety minister eyes steps to strengthen oversight of the RCMP
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Public safety minister eyes steps to strengthen oversight of the RCMP

The federal public safety minister says he is “deeply committed” to enhancing oversight of the RCMP by strengthening the role of the national police force’s management advisory board. In an interview, Marco Mendicino expressed a desire to give the board the “independence and autonomy that it needs” — possibly through legislative amendments — to ensure...

B.C. scientists see recovery but fear more heat domes could change ecosystems forever
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B.C. scientists see recovery but fear more heat domes could change ecosystems forever

A year after the heat dome event that killed billions of plants and animals in British Columbia, scientists say ecosystems are recovering, but could be transformed forever if such events become more frequent. Cold-water marine species could be replaced by warm-water organisms, triggering cascading effects through the environment, said Christopher Harley, a zoology professor at...