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Opposition leaders criticize federal budget over pharmacare, old age security

Apr 20 2021 — Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Federal opposition leaders are criticizing the Liberal government's first budget in two years for omitting pharmacare, failing to adequately boost old age security and not speeding up the pace of vaccinations. Debate began in the House of Commons Tuesday with leaders pushing to shape the economic blueprint more to their liking.Federal NDP Leader […]

Conservative leader confirms free vote allowed on MP’s ‘sex-selective abortion’ bill

Apr 14 2021 — Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole will allow a free vote on a caucus member's push to ban "sex-selective abortions." A private members' bill on the issue was presented Wednesday by Saskatchewan MP Cathay Wagantall and debated in the House of Commons.  Wagantall cited a survey that found many Canadians are against the deliberate termination […]

A right to healthy environment included in proposed changes to legislation: Wilkinson

Apr 13 2021 — Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The Liberal government is proposing long-awaited changes to an environmental protection law that include a recognition every person living in Canada has a right to a healthy environment. Officials with Environment and Climate Change Canada say defining what a "healthy environment" means or how exactly that right could work within the Canadian Environmental […]

A right to healthy environment included in proposed changes to legislation: Wilkinson

Apr 13 2021 — Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The Liberal government is proposing long-awaited changes to an environmental protection law that include a recognition every person living in Canada has a right to a healthy environment. Officials with Environment and Climate Change Canada say defining what a "healthy environment" means or how exactly that right could work within the Canadian Environmental […]