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Ottawa to spend $1.5 billion to improve access to drugs for rare diseases

Ottawa to spend $1.5 billion to improve access to drugs for rare diseases

MONTREAL — The federal government will spend up to $1.5 billion over the next three years to improve access to drugs used to treat rare diseases, Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said Wednesday. Almost all the funding envelope — $1.
Take hard line on Canada's digital tax, online laws, tech associations urge Biden

Take hard line on Canada's digital tax, online laws, tech associations urge Biden

WASHINGTON — A high-tech industry coalition in the United States is urging President Joe Biden to take a hard line against Canada's approach to digital services. The group says the proposed digital services tax unfairly targets U.S.
Transportation Safety Board report on sinking cites lax federal rules on stability

Transportation Safety Board report on sinking cites lax federal rules on stability

HALIFAX — A Transportation Safety Board of Canada report has linked the fatal sinking of a Nova Scotia scallop dragger in 2020 to years of federal inaction on the imposition of stricter stability standards for fishing vessels.
In The News for March 22 : A spring renewal for Canada's housing market

In The News for March 22 : A spring renewal for Canada's housing market

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 March 22 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
No winning ticket sold for Tuesday's $40 million Lotto Max jackpot

No winning ticket sold for Tuesday's $40 million Lotto Max jackpot

There was no winning ticket sold in Tuesday's Lotto Max $40 million draw. The jackpot for the next draw on March 24 will be an estimated $50 million with two $1 million Maxmillion prizes up for grabs. The Canadian Press
Trudeau chief of staff Katie Telford to testify on foreign interference at committee

Trudeau chief of staff Katie Telford to testify on foreign interference at committee

OTTAWA — The Liberals have agreed to allow Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's chief of staff to appear at a House of Commons committee next month to answer questions about foreign interference in Canadian elections, ending a two-week standoff by Liberal
Edmonton zoo says Lucy the elephant too sick to be moved to sanctuary

Edmonton zoo says Lucy the elephant too sick to be moved to sanctuary

EDMONTON — For the beloved and well-known elephant named Lucy, the Edmonton Valley Zoo says it will continue to be her home for the rest of her life based on medical assessments.
Federal decision to shut down B.C. salmon farms prompts company court challenge

Federal decision to shut down B.C. salmon farms prompts company court challenge

VANCOUVER — A British Columbia salmon farming company is going to court to challenge the federal government's decision not to renew the licences for its open-net farms off Vancouver Island.
Saskatchewan First Nation comes to B.C. to talk about taking over child welfare

Saskatchewan First Nation comes to B.C. to talk about taking over child welfare

VANCOUVER — Solomon Reece spent a decade in Vancouver before being elected as a councillor to the Key First Nation in Saskatchewan last year.
Families of Montreal fire victims facing agonizing wait for answers

Families of Montreal fire victims facing agonizing wait for answers

MONTREAL — Family and friends of the presumed victims of a deadly fire in Old Montreal were facing an agonizing wait for answers on Tuesday, as a recovery team worked to enter the charred shell of the building where two bodies have been found and fiv
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