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PM tabs chief legal officer at House of Commons to be next privacy commissioner

PM tabs chief legal officer at House of Commons to be next privacy commissioner

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has nominated accomplished lawyer Philippe Dufresne to be the next federal privacy commissioner.
Big industry can lower carbon pricing costs as feds launch first offset credit market

Big industry can lower carbon pricing costs as feds launch first offset credit market

OTTAWA — Canada's first federal carbon offset market kicked off Wednesday as the final piece of the puzzle in the carbon price for big industry takes shape.
Canada target of Russian disinformation, with tweets linked to foreign powers

Canada target of Russian disinformation, with tweets linked to foreign powers

OTTAWA — An analysis of over six million tweets and retweets — and where they originate from — has found that Canada is being targeted by Russia to influence public opinion here.
B.C., StatCan partner on fire prevention pilot as deaths increase in province

B.C., StatCan partner on fire prevention pilot as deaths increase in province

VICTORIA — Firefighters in British Columbia will soon have access to information to help identify neighbourhoods where the risk of home fires is greatest in an effort to prevent more needless deaths, says the province's fire commissioner.
Audit of several Quebec dioceses' records identifies 87 abusers in the church: report

Audit of several Quebec dioceses' records identifies 87 abusers in the church: report

MONTREAL — An independent audit of more than 80 years of files involving nine Quebec Catholic dioceses found at least 87 abusers among church personnel, according to a summary of findings released Wednesday.
N.S. mass shooting inquiry: Communications official admits warning was delayed

N.S. mass shooting inquiry: Communications official admits warning was delayed

HALIFAX — An RCMP official broke down in tears when she told a public inquiry Wednesday that the unclear practices her team used to alert the public to an active shooter led to a crucial delay during the killer's 2020 rampage.
Masking will no longer be mandatory on public transit in Quebec starting June 18

Masking will no longer be mandatory on public transit in Quebec starting June 18

MONTREAL — Quebec is lifting its mask mandate for public transit on June 18, the province's health minister announced Wednesday.
Canada Child Benefit would have cost $1.1B more without pandemic supports: PBO

Canada Child Benefit would have cost $1.1B more without pandemic supports: PBO

OTTAWA — The parliamentary budget office estimates the Canada Child Benefit program would cost $1.

'Sometimes' OK to play songs containing F-word on French radio: broadcast council

MONTREAL — It's acceptable in most cases for French radio stations to play English songs containing the F-word during the daytime, the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council said Wednesday.
Russia not invited as Arctic Council resumes meetings

Russia not invited as Arctic Council resumes meetings

OTTAWA — The Arctic Council is deciding to sit again, after suspending its meetings in protest at Russia's invasion of Ukraine.