IQALUIT, Nunavut—Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall touched down today in Iqaluit—kicking off a royal visit that's scheduled to culminate on Parliament Hill this weekend as Canada marks its 150th anniversary.
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OTTAWA—Six of the country's leading health organizations endorse 10 new cannabis recommendations designed to help reduce the risks associated with Canadians using marijuana—which is set to become legal in a year.
OTTAWA—Ontario's chief coroner has asked an outside police force to assist Thunder Bay police in investigating the deaths of two indigenous teens that garnered national attention due to concerns levelled by First Nations' leaders.
OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined indigenous leaders across from Parliament Hill on a sun-drenched Wednesday and said the building housing his office no longer will bear the name of Hector-Louis Langevin, a father of Confederation and an architect of the residential school system.
OTTAWA—Be alert but not alarmed, police are urging Canadians who will congregate under the Peace Tower next month for Canada 150 celebrations—a massive public gathering for which intelligence agencies and emergency teams have spent months preparing.
OTTAWA—Ontario MP Charlie Angus is urging the public safety minister to launch an RCMP investigation into the deaths of two indigenous teenagers in Thunder Bay.
In a letter to Ralph Goodale released yesterday, Angus said 70 First Nations' leaders also have asked the Mounties to take a closer look at what happened to 17-year-old Tammy Keeash and 14-year-old Josiah Begg.
OTTAWA—Former jurors delivered an emotional plea yesterday for the federal government to create national supports for Canadians who perform jury duty.
Mark Farrant, who said he developed post-traumatic stress disorder after serving on a jury in 2014, characterized the experience as a descent into a dark hole from which he was never able to completely escape.
OTTAWA—Two new candidates in the NDP leadership race wasted no time going toe-to-toe in their first appearance together yesterday at a leadership debate in Sudbury, Ont.
OTTAWA—Jagmeet Singh, long a star among the NDP ranks of the Ontario legislature, embarks later today on a bid to replace Tom Mulcair as the party's leader in Ottawa—a quest that could make him the first non-Caucasian to helm a major federal party.
OTTAWA—Justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, a former First Nations' leader, says a proposed government bill that changes the human rights code will apply on reserves.
And she's hoping individuals will see that it provides additional legal protections in the face of discrimination.