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Quebec long-term care homes 'forgotten' in COVID-19 planning, ombudswoman says

Quebec long-term care homes 'forgotten' in COVID-19 planning, ombudswoman says

MONTREAL — Long-term care homes were almost totally forgotten in Quebec's early COVID-19 planning, the province's ombudswoman said Tuesday in a report that called for widespread changes to "humanize" the senior care model in the province.
Woman back in Canada with young daughter after years in Syrian prison camps

Woman back in Canada with young daughter after years in Syrian prison camps

OTTAWA — A Canadian woman who spent more than two years in Syrian prison camps is home from Iraq after fighting Ottawa to get an emergency travel document.
COVID-19 recovery top priority in throne speech, but GG provides little detail

COVID-19 recovery top priority in throne speech, but GG provides little detail

OTTAWA — The continuing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic and the work needed to recover are the undercurrents of Liberal plans for this session of Parliament and throughout Gov. Gen. Mary Simon's first speech from the throne.
Quick Quotes: Party leaders reach to 2021 speech from the throne

Quick Quotes: Party leaders reach to 2021 speech from the throne

OTTAWA — Here are some key quotes from Tuesday's speech from the throne, as well as party leaders' reactions. Speech from the throne, as delivered by Gov. Gen. Mary Simon "Reconciliation is not a single act, nor does it have an end date.
Canada must strengthen critical infrastructure for future extreme weather: Blair

Canada must strengthen critical infrastructure for future extreme weather: Blair

OTTAWA — Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair says the risk of future storms has to be taken into account as British Columbia rebuilds following massive rainstorms and deadly mudslides.
Asylum seekers can use Roxham Road crossing in Quebec again as pandemic ban lifted

Asylum seekers can use Roxham Road crossing in Quebec again as pandemic ban lifted

MONTREAL — An unofficial border crossing in rural Quebec that was used by asylum seekers to enter Canada has reopened after being closed for much of the pandemic.
Ebony staffs, tricorn hats: throne speech traces tradition back centuries

Ebony staffs, tricorn hats: throne speech traces tradition back centuries

OTTAWA — When Mary Simon, the first Indigenous governor general, delivered her first throne speech Tuesday, she stamped her mark on a centuries-old tradition, tracing its origins to an altercation that led to the beheading of an English monarch.
With pressure growing to act, Liberals reference inflation worries in throne speech

With pressure growing to act, Liberals reference inflation worries in throne speech

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals are facing rising pressure to detail how they plan to rebuild an economy upended by COVID-19 and cool inflation after delivering a throne speech that promised to rein in the rising cost of living.
Five key take-aways from Tuesday's speech from the throne

Five key take-aways from Tuesday's speech from the throne

OTTAWA — Gov. Gen. Mary Simon officially kicked off a new session of Parliament on Tuesday with a throne speech delivered on behalf of the government. Here are five key take-aways from the speech: 1.
Throne speech outlines Liberal agenda, no bones thrown to opposition parties

Throne speech outlines Liberal agenda, no bones thrown to opposition parties

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau threw few bones to opposition parties Tuesday in a throne speech that recapped the election platform that produced a second consecutive Liberal minority government.