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Trudeau government has adopted dozens of secret cabinet orders since coming to power

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has adopted 72 secret orders-in-council — hidden from Parliament and Canadians — since coming to office, CBC News has learned. A review by CBC News of nearly 8,900 orders-in-council (OICs) — or cabinet decrees — adopted by the federal government shows the number of secret or unpublished OICs has been …

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What the election could mean for the ‘out of control’ price of homes in Ontario

The crushing cost of buying a home in Ontario. That’s the top issue for voters ahead of the June 2 election, based on input from the CBC News audience and backed up by thousands more who filled out Vote Compass. The result is not especially surprising, given that the province’s own …

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For Queen’s Jubilee, Boris Johnson leans on nostalgia for political gain

Queen Elizabeth has seen a great deal of change in British society during her 70 years on the throne. The territory where she reigns has shrunk. The influence of her United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has been diminished. Now, as she celebrates her Platinum Jubilee, Her Majesty’s government …

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How Uxbridge’s emergency tornado response got a boost from this local IT expert — and Elon Musk

When a devastating tornado hit Uxbridge, Ont., residents went out and helped, first responders were inundated with calls for help and the township’s emergency operations centre swung into action.  But there was a snag.  The emergency management team was struggling because of the feeble internet and cell service at the Uxbridge fire hall …

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Monkeypox warnings ‘went ignored,’ and now world must brace for more outbreaks: scientists

For years, African scientists tracked a steep rise in monkeypox cases. More than 2,800 suspected cases were reported in 2018 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo alone. The year after, there were nearly 3,800. By 2020 — half a century after the first human infection was found in the …

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Now that Quebec’s new language law has been adopted, many wonder how it will be enforced

The potential problems with enforcing the Quebec government’s new law to protect the French language — commonly known as Bill 96 — become evident when one imagines the simplest of scenarios. Suppose your recycling bin is cracked, and you want to get a new one. If you live in Montreal, you’d call the 311 information number. But …

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Privacy breached for hundreds of employees claiming Phoenix damages

Hundreds of federal government employees had their privacy breached after the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat sent a mass email containing personal information to those claiming Phoenix pay damages with the department. In an email sent to more than 200 claimants on May 3, the secretariat’s “Severe Impacts Team” acknowledged people’s …

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Future unclear for Nunavut man who broke his spine while trying to get around in a wheelchair

A man in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, who broke his spine while trying to access a building in his wheelchair is still recovering from the catastrophic injuries he sustained, and it’s not clear what supports he’ll find in his community now that he faces even bigger mobility challenges.  In November, Richard …

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Manitoba premier rehires chief of staff who got $85K to part ways with government a year ago

Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson has just done something her former boss called “not fair” and “not right” — rehired a chief of staff who received a severance payment from the province in recent memory. Stefanson confirmed last week that Philip Houde, who served as former premier Brian Pallister’s first chief of staff, …

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