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Ottawa should move fast on promised $200M fund for Black-led charities, group says

The federal government needs to follow through quickly on its promise to create a self-sustaining investment fund for Black-led charities and community-based organizations, says a spokesperson for a group backing the idea. Liban Abokor, a board co-chair with the Foundation for Black Communities, made the comment after Ottawa took another step in laying the …

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Ontario has promised to put immigrant nurses to work faster. That change is long overdue

This column is an opinion piece by Yamaan Alsumadi, a nursing student in Thunder Bay, Ont. For more information about CBC’s Opinion section, please see the FAQ. I’m a fourth-year nursing student studying at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ont., and I’m in a classroom filled with people who are …

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Two years after Trudeau promised a made-in-Canada COVID vaccine, the country is still waiting

In the early days of the pandemic, the federal government announced a multi-million-dollar funding agreement with the National Research Council (NRC) to expand a vaccine facility in Montreal — a site Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said would pump out Canadian-made COVID-19 shots by November 2020. Two years after the prime …

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Ontario promised to build 1.5 million homes by 2031. A new report says that will likely never happen

Ontario is unlikely to meet its lofty goal of building 1.5 million homes by 2031 to alleviate the housing crisis, according to a new report from the Smart Prosperity Institute, an Ottawa-based think-tank. There are so many bottlenecks that we need to address in the next five to 10 years.– …

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Promised SFU medical school still years from opening despite doctor shortage

This story is part of Situation Critical, a series from CBC British Columbia reporting on the barriers people in this province face in accessing timely and appropriate health care. When Sharman Minus had a heart attack in early 2020, she hadn’t had a family doctor in two years. The 69-year-old Victoria retiree still doesn’t and as a result waits hours in emergency rooms or on telehealth lines  explaining her medical history again and again, hoping to get help for chronic symptoms …

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Promised Ontario gas tax cut of 5.7 cents per litre coming Friday

A cut to the provincial gas tax promised by Premier Doug Ford before the June election takes effect on Friday and experts say it may offer some relief to drivers facing sky-high pump prices, but the long-term benefits to consumers are unpredictable. The government passed legislation this spring to lower the gas tax by 5.7 cents …

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Saguenay, Que., evacuees promised $20 a day, a place to stay as experts assess if homes can be saved

The City of Saguenay and the Quebec government have put in place new measures to help the 187 residents forced from their homes Sunday due to the threat of more landslides. A total of 79 residences were evacuated in the La Baie borough of Saguenay, about 240 kilometres north of …

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