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MPs advised to mind sartorial standards in latest hybrid Parliament

MPs advised to mind sartorial standards in latest hybrid Parliament

OTTAWA — MPs have been advised to wear parliamentary attire, which means a jacket and tie for men, in the new hybrid Parliament that begins in earnest this week.
Government introduces beefed-up bill banning conversion therapy outright

Government introduces beefed-up bill banning conversion therapy outright

OTTAWA — The federal government tabled a new, tougher bill Monday to ban conversion therapy in Canada, comparing the practice to "torture.
Court hears cross-examination of challenge to Manitoba Tory leadership vote

Court hears cross-examination of challenge to Manitoba Tory leadership vote

WINNIPEG — The president of the Manitoba Progressive Conservatives is defending a vote that saw Premier Heather Stefanson become leader of the party as her rival challenges the outcome in court.
Global maple syrup shortage forces Quebec to release half its strategic reserve

Global maple syrup shortage forces Quebec to release half its strategic reserve

MONTREAL — Rising international demand for maple syrup and a drop in production last year have created a global shortage — but Quebec's strategic reserve is ready to hold the line.
British Columbia extends gas rationing, state of emergency after floods

British Columbia extends gas rationing, state of emergency after floods

VICTORIA — British Columbia has extended fuel rationing until Dec. 14 when the Trans Mountain pipeline is back online after a series of devastating storms in the southern part of the province.
Canada's residential addiction programs need national standards: expert

Canada's residential addiction programs need national standards: expert

OTTAWA — An expert on substance use policy says there should be clearer standards for publicly funded residential addiction treatment programs in Canada.
Yukon's illicit overdose death toll now highest in Canada: coroner

Yukon's illicit overdose death toll now highest in Canada: coroner

WHITEHORSE — Yukon's Coroner's Service says the territory's opioid overdose rate per capita is now the highest in Canada with a reported 48.4 deaths per 100,000 people.
U.S. presses Canada to make good on promised 200-soldier peacekeeping force

U.S. presses Canada to make good on promised 200-soldier peacekeeping force

OTTAWA — The United States is pressing Canada to commit medical units and drones to United Nations missions at a peacekeeping summit in South Korea next week, and to come up with a 200-strong force first promised four years ago.
Feds to apologize to victims of military sexual misconduct on Dec. 13

Feds to apologize to victims of military sexual misconduct on Dec. 13

OTTAWA — A date has been set for the government to deliver its promised apology to victims of military sexual misconduct. The Department of National Defence announced Monday that the apology will be delivered on Dec. 13 and come in the three parts.
Desmond inquiry: Nova Scotia has no specific mental health program for Black people

Desmond inquiry: Nova Scotia has no specific mental health program for Black people

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S.