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Parti Québécois barred from Quebec legislature after refusing to take oath to King

QUEBEC — The three recently elected Parti Québécois members who have steadfastly refused to swear the oath of office to the King were barred today from taking their seats in the legislature.
NDP call for boycott of India hosting G20, citing treatment of religious minorities

NDP call for boycott of India hosting G20, citing treatment of religious minorities

OTTAWA — The New Democrats are calling on the Liberals to boycott India's hosting of the G20, citing that country's treatment of minorities.
Advocates criticize slow expansion of needle exchange program in federal prisons

Advocates criticize slow expansion of needle exchange program in federal prisons

OTTAWA — Health advocates say the federal prison needle exchange program is failing because of a poor rollout by the Correctional Service and a lack of improvement since it was introduced four years ago.
In The News for Dec. 1: Canada gains on U.S. in permanent resident race

In The News for Dec. 1: Canada gains on U.S. in permanent resident race

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Dec. 1 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Applications open for dental care benefits touted by Liberals as inflation relief

Applications open for dental care benefits touted by Liberals as inflation relief

OTTAWA — Parents can apply with the Canada Revenue Agency starting today to receive the children's dental benefit that the federal Liberals say is intended to provide cost-of-living relief to low-income Canadians but that critics say is a drop in the
Pandemic, slower U.S. migration see Canada closing gap with U.S. in workforce race

Pandemic, slower U.S. migration see Canada closing gap with U.S. in workforce race

WASHINGTON — Since the global onset of COVID-19, Canada has been gradually closing the gap with the United States when it comes to attracting and keeping an important economic prize: new permanent residents.
HIV activists hope World AIDS Day marks an end to backsliding on infections, stigma

HIV activists hope World AIDS Day marks an end to backsliding on infections, stigma

OTTAWA — HIV activists are marking World AIDS Day by urging Ottawa to help stop a global backslide in progress on stemming infections and stigma.
Canada-Morocco: Montreal's Moroccans cheering both teams in today's World Cup match

Canada-Morocco: Montreal's Moroccans cheering both teams in today's World Cup match

MONTREAL — Members of Montreal's Moroccan community are packing bars and cafés across the city today for the Canada-Morocco match at the World Cup in Qatar.
Progress being made in fight to save North Atlantic right whale from extinction

Progress being made in fight to save North Atlantic right whale from extinction

HALIFAX — The latest official population estimate for the world's most endangered species of whale is grim.
Ministerial staff shared information about soldiers' role in "Freedom Convoy"

Ministerial staff shared information about soldiers' role in "Freedom Convoy"

OTTAWA — Emails released through a public inquiry suggest federal Liberal political aides were scrambling earlier this year to figure out the extent to which members of the Canadian Armed Forces were supporting "Freedom Convoy" protests