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LeBlanc signals some cautious easing of pandemic travel restrictions coming soon

Jun 15 2021 — Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc is signalling that Canadians can expect an announcement by Monday on easing pandemic travel restrictions. But he warned Tuesday that the relaxed rules won't necessarily go into effect immediately. And he stressed that the restrictions will be phased out slowly and cautiously and only so long as vaccination […]

Medically assisted deaths rising as Canadians grow more comfortable with the idea

Jun 7 2021 — Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Almost 7,600 Canadians received medical assistance to end their lives last year, continuing a trend of steady annual increases in cases since the procedure was legalized in 2016. Health Canada official Abby Hoffman provided the lastest statistics Monday at a meeting of the newly launched joint parliamentary committee that is reviewing Canada's assisted […]