Campaigners seek to legalise marijuana in Nepal
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Some Liberal MPs say impatience is mounting among their colleagues as they wait for the first national caucus meeting since the election in September. Radio-Canada spoke to several Liberal MPs, on the record and on background, who said they are eager to make their voices heard on issues at an official gathering. Yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with his newly appointed cabinet ministers, but backbench MPs say they're confused why the whole team hasn't met yet since securing a minorit
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revealed the new makeup of his cabinet that included some additions, subtractions and a shakeup for others. Here are five things to know about the cabinet and what it all could mean. In, out, and moving about: The prime minister expanded his cabinet to 38 ministers, not including Trudeau himself, which meant adding some new faces in Kamal Khera as seniors minister, Pascal St-Onge as sport minister (also the only rookie MP in cabinet), Marci Ien as gender eq
SYDNEY (Reuters) -All fully-vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents will be able to leave the country without a special exemption from Nov. 1, authorities said on Wednesday, as Australia eases coronavirus restrictions amid a rise in vaccination rates. Many of these are now expected to return after Sydney and Melbourne ended quarantine rules for inoculated travelers from Nov. 1. Other cities, mostly virus-free, are expected to ease their border rules once they reach higher vaccination rates.
Citizens in Saskatoon and Regina now have access to rapid COVID tests sent to the province by Ottawa. Tuesday was the first official day of distribution from the Chambers of Commerce in Regina and Saskatoon. The chambers are expected to have tests available for distribution to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Saskatchewan is requesting 4 million rapid kits from Ottawa every month. Many people turned up Tuesday to get their hands on the free kits. Regina Chamber CEO John Hopkins said he expe
Brandon Phillips, a St. John's man who's been serving a federal sentence for second-degree murder, has lost his bid for a new trial. Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal justices William Goodridge, Lois Hoegg and Deborah Fry dismissed the appeal Wednesday, concluding the jury verdict was reasonable and that the trial judge did not err in her handling of evidence provided by a key witness. Phillips, now 33, was convicted in 2017 of shooting Larry Wellman during an armed robbery at the bar of
The seaweed insulation has been discovered in older homes around Halifax, N.S., found in some buildings that are 60-100 years in age.
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A Brazilian Senate committee recommended on Tuesday that President Jair Bolsonaro face a series of criminal indictments for actions and omissions related to the world’s second highest COVID-19 death toll. The 7-to-4 vote was the culmination of a six-month committee investigation of the government’s handling of the pandemic. It formally approved a report calling for prosecutors to try Bolsonaro on charges ranging from charlatanism and inciting crime to misuse of public fun
The U.S. special diplomatic envoy for LGBTQ rights said the decision brings the government documents in line with the “lived reality” that there is a wider spectrum of human sex characteristics than is reflected in the previous two designations.View on euronews
A woman and her boyfriend were arrested Tuesday in the death of the woman's 8-year-old son, whose skeletal remains were found inside a Houston-area apartment with three surviving but apparently abandoned siblings, officials said. (Oct. 26)
California Governor Gavin Newsom was given a COVID-19 vaccination booster shot at an Oakland clinic on Wednesday. Newsom was eligible for the booster because he received the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine earlier this year. (Oct. 27)
The City of Toronto has unanimously passed a motion to explore the purchase of a west end rooming house to boost its affordable housing supply. Coun. Joe Cressy, who represents Ward 10 Spadina-Fort York, said last week that the city had entered into an agreement that gives it the first right of refusal to buy the Parkview Arms, a rooming house at 935 Queen St. W., across from Trinity-Bellwoods Park. It contains 58 rooms. Mayor John Tory's executive committee considered the item at its meeting on
TORONTO — Ontario is introducing legislation that would give workers the right to wear a poppy during the week of Remembrance Day. The Progressive Conservative government says it wants to enshrine the right in law to remind employers that Ontario "owes a debt of gratitude" to those who serve the country. It says that position should be reflected in employment policies and practices. There will be an exception to the proposed law if a poppy poses a safety hazard. Premier Doug Ford vowed to introd
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. State Department said on Wednesday it had issued the first American passport with an "X" gender marker, designed to give nonbinary, intersex and gender-nonconforming people a marker other than male or female on their travel document, according to a statement. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced in June that the X marker would be offered as an option on passports, following other countries including Canada, Germany, Australia and India, which already offer a third gender on documents. State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement that the United States was moving toward adding the "X" gender marker as an option for those applying for U.S. passports or Consular Reports of Birth Abroad.
Justin Trudeau says he aims to lead the Liberals the next time Canadians head to the polls, as he undertook a major cabinet overhaul aimed at quickly delivering on his top priorities during his third term as prime minister. He defended Harjit Sajjan even as he shuffled him to international development and selected former procurement minister Anita Anand to lead the fight against military sexual misconduct as defence minister.
Nova Scotia is home to some of the oldest universities in the country. The 10 institutions are steeped in history and tradition. Many of them are also in rough shape. Government documents released in response to an access to information request show the schools are facing a combined deficit of more than $600 million in deferred maintenance. "A number of universities have approached the province for support for capital infrastructure plans to replace or renovate existing infrastructure," accordin
A new Canadian discount airline continues to expand its reach in Saskatchewan. On Thursday, Flair Airlines announced plans to launch flights from Winnipeg to Regina and Winnipeg to Saskatoon starting April 2022. "Skyxe is thrilled with the continued expansion of our relationship with Flair Airlines," said Stephen Maybury, President & CEO of Skyxe Saskatoon Airport. "Winnipeg is a key domestic market for Saskatoon which will benefit from increased air service opportunities for our guests." The an
How live ammo got on set still a mystery in Baldwin shooting; California high court won't hear Brad Pitt divorce appeal; The CMA Awards will be a night of all-star collaboration. (Oct. 28)
WASHINGTON (AP) — For nine months under President Joe Biden, the U.S. has pursued a diplomatic strategy that could be characterized as about China, without China. On security, trade, climate and COVID-19, the Biden White House has tried to reorient the focus of the U.S. and its allies toward the strategic challenges posed by a rising China — all while there has been little direct engagement between the two rivals. The president is now preparing for a pair of global summits where he again won't b
A former high level staffer in the Alberta legislature is suing the office of Premier Jason Kenney over allegations of a toxic workplace and sexual harassment in legislative offices, though Kenney is not named in the suit.
Investigators say there was “some complacency” in how weapons were handled on a movie set where Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed a cinematographer and wounded another person. (Oct. 27)