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OTTAWA—Federal Health minister Jane Philpott says Ottawa now will pay for someone to travel with indigenous women who need to leave their communities to give birth—a change to what she called an “extremely unhelpful” policy.
OTTAWA—Conservative Sen. Lynn Beyak says her party's decision to sanction her for comments about Canada's residential school history amounts to a threat to freedom of speech.
In a statement released yesterday, Beyak, who was removed Wednesday from the Senate committee on Aboriginal Peoples, says political correctness is “stifling opinion and thoughtful conversation.”
OTTAWA—Conservative Sen. Lynn Beyak, who famously declared “some good” came out of Canada's residential schools, has been kicked off the Senate's committee on Aboriginal Peoples.
Jake Enwright, a spokesperson for interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose, confirmed the decision in a statement late yesterday.
OTTAWA—One of the perceived front-runners in the Conservative leadership race is calling Sen. Lynn Beyak's comments about residential schools “unfortunate.”
But Kevin O'Leary is stopping short of saying he would kick her out of caucus.
OTTAWA—Conservative MPs distanced themselves from one of their own yesterday after a Tory senator suggested there were positive aspects to Canada's residential school system.
Caucus members, including Tory indigenous affairs critic Cathy McLeod, made it clear they do not support or agree with Sen. Lynn Beyak, appointed to the upper chamber by former prime minister Stephen Harper.
OTTAWA—Liberal backbenchers have defied Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, voting in favour of a bill that would bar health and life insurance companies from forcing clients to disclose the results of genetic testing.
OTTAWA—More money for child and youth services would boost Canada's economy and patient health, a new report from the Mental Health Commission of Canada suggests, buttressing Ottawa's push for targeted mental health investments.
OTTAWA—The ongoing mercury poisoning on the Grassy Narrows First Nation is “very much" an Ontario issue, Justin Trudeau says—a point of contention for indigenous leaders who want action on the prime minister's personal promise to address the problem "once and for all.”
GATINEAU, Que.—Quebec MP Guy Caron has joined the race to lead the NDP—bringing to three the number of candidates so far in the race to succeed Tom Mulcair.
Caron, an economist who is positioning himself as a contender with financial smarts, made the announcement today at a log cabin in Gatineau, Que.