OTTAWA—Canada has yet to feel the full effects of mental health issues gripping people across the country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today as he pledged support to lower levels of government in combating the problem.
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OTTAWA—The leader of the country’s national Inuit organization says his people also are dealing with devastating rates of suicide.
The “heartbreaking” suicide crisis in the First Nation community of Attawapiskat has become a touchstone moment for how mental health issues affect aboriginal peoples, Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, said yesterday.
OTTAWA—Newly-released data on youth voters suggests they neither were apathetic nor disengaged in the last election—and instead may be primed to become the most powerful voting bloc in the country.
MONTREAL—Two members of a Quebec family were among those killed during a massive earthquake in Ecuador on the weekend, a relative confirmed today.
Guy Laflamme told Montreal radio station 98.5 FM his nephew’s wife, Jennifer Mawn, and their son, Arthur Laflamme, were among the 350 reported dead after the roof of a residence collapsed on them.
MONTREAL—There’s a very personal driving force behind Heidi Berger’s quest to get provinces to introduce compulsory genocide education for high-school students.
Her late mother, Ann Kazimirski, was a Holocaust survivor who championed the cause until her death 10 years ago.
OTTAWA—The federal government is signalling that when it finally unveils changes to parental leave rules, there will be provisions dedicated exclusively to new fathers.
When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mused about the idea last month at the United Nations, it was in the context of more gender equality and increasing opportunities for women in the workforce.
QUEENSLAND, N.S.—Just a few months ago, Syrian refugee Ziad Zeina was contemplating returning to the Middle East rather than continuing to live in a Halifax apartment he described as dirty, small, and cold.
Then a small Nova Scotia community 50 km outside the city swung into action to provide a cedar-shingled home with a yard and a view of a beach for the six-member family.
WINNIPEG—One of Canada’s two remaining NDP governments finds itself on the ropes as it heads into an election tomorrow with polls suggesting Manitoba voters are ready to turn to the Progressive Conservatives.
Premier Greg Selinger’s New Democrats have been in power for 16 years, but have faced voter anger since they raised the provincial sales tax in 2013.
OTTAWA—An internal audit has uncovered numerous gaps in the federal border agency’s efforts to prevent dangerous cargo and people from entering Canada aboard freight trains.
The Canada Border Services Agency review found inadequate managerial oversight, a lack of timely information on which to base decisions, and shoddy targeting of incoming rail shipments for scrutiny.
LONDON—An underwater robot exploring Loch Ness has discovered a dark, monster-shaped mass in its depths.
Disappointingly, tourism officials say the nine-metre object is not the fabled Loch Ness Monster but a prop left over from a 1970 film.