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After more than a year, Ottawa moves to hire permanent federal ethics commissioner

After more than a year, Ottawa moves to hire permanent federal ethics commissioner

OTTAWA — The federal government has appointed a new ethics commissioner with the support of opposition parties. Konrad von Finckenstein, who had been serving as acting ethics commissioner since August, was given the official title today.
In the news today: Pharmacare legislation to be tabled and "Not a chance" PM resigns

In the news today: Pharmacare legislation to be tabled and "Not a chance" PM resigns

Here is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to bring you up to speed on what you need to know today...
New Brunswick government reaches settlement deal with two wrongfully convicted men

New Brunswick government reaches settlement deal with two wrongfully convicted men

FREDERICTON — Innocence Canada says a "satisfactory" conditional settlement has been reached between the New Brunswick government and two men who were wrongfully convicted of a 1983 murder.
New Brunswick government reaches settlement deal with two wrongfully convicted men

New Brunswick government reaches settlement deal with two wrongfully convicted men

FREDERICTON — Innocence Canada says a "satisfactory" conditional settlement has been reached between the New Brunswick government and two men who were wrongfully convicted of a 1983 murder.
Fired scientists played down links to China, failed to protect information: documents

Fired scientists played down links to China, failed to protect information: documents

OTTAWA — Two scientists at a high-security laboratory lost their jobs after reviews found they failed to protect sensitive assets and information and played down their collaborations with Chinese government agencies, newly released records show.
Canada working to airdrop aid in Gaza Strip as soon as possible: Hussen's office

Canada working to airdrop aid in Gaza Strip as soon as possible: Hussen's office

OTTAWA — International Development Minister Ahmed Hussen's office confirmed late Wednesday that Canada is working to airdrop humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip as soon as possible.
Canada to reinstate visas for Mexican nationals after spike in asylum claims: report

Canada to reinstate visas for Mexican nationals after spike in asylum claims: report

OTTAWA — A Radio-Canada report says the federal government will reimpose some visa requirements on visiting Mexican nationals in response to a massive spike in asylum claims.
Canadian man drives off Hawaiian cliff, falls from wreck, washes out to sea, survives

Canadian man drives off Hawaiian cliff, falls from wreck, washes out to sea, survives

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii — A Canadian tourist in Hawaii has survived a disastrous sequence of events after he took a wrong turn while heading out to watch the sunrise, drove off a cliff, fell out of the wreck and was washed out to sea.
'Smug, cocky and arrogant': Saskatchewan inquest hears of mass killer's arrest

'Smug, cocky and arrogant': Saskatchewan inquest hears of mass killer's arrest

SASKATOON — A mass killer on the run after a stabbing rampage in Saskatchewan was "smug" while officers took him into custody, a coroner's inquest heard Wednesday. Const.
Quebec launches helpline, looks for other ways to stop politicians from quitting

Quebec launches helpline, looks for other ways to stop politicians from quitting

RIVIÈRE-DU-LOUP, Que. — The Quebec government says it is not ruling out punitive measures for people who harass elected officials, as the province strives to stop an exodus of politicians from municipal jobs.