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  • NewsThe Canadian Press

    Georgia Republicans say religious liberty needs protection, but Democrats warn of discrimination

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Republicans are voting to protect religious rights from being trampled by state and local governments, while Democrats warn that the long-disputed measure opens the door for people and groups to discriminate against LGBTQ+ people in the name of religion. The Senate voted 33-19 for Senate Bill 180 on Thursday, sending it to the House for more debate. It's a new flareup in an old debate in Georgia, where lawmakers eight years ago passed a different version of the measure. Th

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  • NewsYahoo News Canada

    Brian Mulroney's life and legacy in photos

    Brian Mulroney — who, as Canada's 18th prime minister, steered the country through a tumultuous period in national and world affairs but left office deeply unpopular — has died. He was 84.

  • NewsCBC

    Friends and admirers remember Brian Mulroney for momentous policies that changed Canada

    From championing free trade to opposing racial apartheid in South Africa, former prime minister Brian Mulroney left a remarkable and indelible imprint on Canadian history.Condolences have been pouring since news broke that the nation's 18th prime minister had died just shy of his 85th birthday. His daughter Caroline Mulroney shared the news Thursday afternoon on social media.His friends and admirers spoke both of the late statesman's ambitious (and sometimes divisive) political agenda and the ex

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  • NewsReuters

    UN chief says Gaza killing could require independent investigation

    Speaking in St. Vincent and the Grenadines ahead of a regional summit, Guterres said he was "shocked" by the latest episode in the war with Israel, in which Palestinian authorities say over 30,000 civilians have been killed since Oct. 7. Responding to questions on the failure of a recent Security Council resolution seeking a ceasefire, Guterres said worsening geopolitical divides have "transformed the veto power into an effective instrument of paralysis of the action of the Security Council."

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  • NewsCBC

    Yukon gov't to spend 3 years remediating abandoned Minto mine site

    The Yukon government is planning to spend three years remediating the Minto mine site, regardless of whether another company buys it.The mine, located near Pelly Crossing, Yukon, on the traditional territory of the Selkirk First Nation, was closed and abandoned by the now-defunct Minto Metals Corp. last May. The government took over the site the next day. Remediation of the site has already cost $20 million, and spending is expected to grow to $24 million by the end of the fiscal year in March.

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  • NewsThe Canadian Press

    Law to protect long-term funding of federal child care system passes final hurdle

    OTTAWA — Legislation that commits the federal government to long-term funding of the national child care system is poised to become law. The bill aims to enshrine the system into law, making it harder for future governments to defund it. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government announced the creation of a national child care system in 2021 and struck deals with all provinces and territories to deliver day care for an average of $10 a day by 2026. Provinces and territories have slashed fees at

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  • NewsCBC

    Halifax council lays out plan to move away from police-led wellness checks

    Halifax council is considering fast-tracking plans to have civilians — rather than police — respond to citizens who are in crisis, a move supported by both residents and local police forces.The Halifax Regional Municipality's new community safety department presented its $13-million budget to councillors Wednesday during a budget committee meeting."This is the most important thing that we are doing as a council right now. This is the transformative piece we need to be doing," Coun. Waye Mason sa

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