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Surrey Police Service officers complained of ‘harassment’ by RCMP: court documents – BC

Lawyers for the Surrey Police Union say officers were subjected to harassment and disrespect by members of the Surrey RCMP, only to be left in a “jurisdictional void” when both federal and British Columbia bodies declined to investigate their allegations. The claims that Surrey Police Service officers working alongside the …

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Trove of Winnipeg lab firing documents will face committee study

MPs sitting on a special House of Commons committee will study the trove of documents released last month detailing allegations against two scientists fired from a high-security lab in Winnipeg. Members of the special committee on the Canada–People’s Republic of China relationship met Tuesday at the request of Conservative foreign affairs critic …

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Ontario documents show patient complaints over cataract billings

As Ontario prepares to expand the number of private clinics that perform publicly funded cataract surgeries, documents show those procedures form one of the most common complaints the province receives from patients about unfair billing practices. The Canadian Press submitted a freedom-of-information request for copies of complaints made under the law banning …

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Ottawa warned about impact of high immigration on housing in 2022: documents – National

Federal public servants warned the government two years ago that large increases to immigration could affect housing affordability and services, internal documents show. Documents obtained by The Canadian Press through an access-to-information request show Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada analyzed the potential effects immigration would have on the economy, housing …

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‘Freedom Convoy’ trial: Defence continues fight for internal police documents

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 27, 2023 7:41 am Updated October 27, 2023 7:53 am Descrease article font size Increase article font size The lawyers for two “Freedom Convoy” organizers are expected to continue their legal fight for access to internal Ottawa Police Service documents Friday. Tamara Lich …

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Feds blamed AFN for delays, slow progress on First Nations policing bill: documents

Federal officials worried long-promised legislation declaring First Nations policing an essential service was being delayed by Assembly of First Nations hesitations about the bill, newly released internal documents show. Records obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act also appear to show that one of the sticking …

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Montreal filmmaker documents race to save vanishing Chinatowns across North America

Chinatowns across North America don’t just share a similar look — they also face similar existential threats and David-versus-Goliath-like battles for survival. Whether it’s residents of New York City’s Chinatown protesting a proposed mega jail in their community, or Montreal’s Chinese diaspora fighting to save heritage buildings or struggling to …

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Lack of Ontario long COVID strategy risks care: ministry documents

TORONTO — Ontario’s lack of a long COVID strategy has led the health sector to cobble together “fragmented” clinics that are at risk of closure and may lead to little to no support for patients, internal Ministry of Health documents warn. Long COVID is not yet well understood, but the …

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Alleged Canadian ISIS recruiter Awso Peshdary to plead guilty: court documents

Alleged Canadian ISIS recruiter Awso Peshdary has agreed to plead guilty to all charges, according to court documents circulated Tuesday by federal prosecutors. The Ottawa terror suspect has asked to appear in the Ontario court on Thursday to change his pleas to guilty and proceed directly to sentencing. Peshdary “wishes …

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Ford government documents admit low wages, Bill 124 worsening health staffing issues

Premier Doug Ford’s controversial wage restraint legislation contributed to the staffing crisis in Ontario’s health-care system, according to internal briefing documents given to the minister of health. The admission was made in briefing notes prepared for Sylvia Jones in 2022, after she was appointed minister of health, and obtained by …

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