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How a social media group dubbed Mom Jeans is helping people fight inflation

Over a six-week period, as part of the ‘Out of Pocket’ series, Global News is examining how inflation is impacting Canadians from coast to coast. Lise LeBlanc was a mother of two managing a single-income household battling a mountain of debt when she founded the not-for-profit and Facebook group Mom Jeans. “I had just taken …

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Expansion of assisted dying for mental illness to be delayed until 2024 in new bill – National

The Trudeau government has tabled a bill that will delay by a year an expansion of medically assisted dying to people with mental disorders as their only underlying condition. The bill seeks to delay the expansion until March 17, 2024. Justice Minister David Lametti, who tabled the bill Thursday, announced in December that Ottawa intended …

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Galaxy Broadband to battle Elon Musk for remote internet service in Canada

Elon Musk now has broadband competition in the skies over northern Canada. A new player will soon offer access to high-speed internet in remote and rural communities: Ontario’s Galaxy Broadband has just announced it is teaming up with UK-based OneWeb in a $50 million US multi-year deal to provide low-orbit satellite internet service in direct …

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US filing another dairy dispute with Canada under USMCA trade deal – National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 31, 2023 2:18 pm Descrease article font size Increase article font size The United States is filing another formal dispute over what it considers Canada’s failure to live up to its trade obligations to American dairy farmers and producers. It’s the second time the US has launched such …

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Opinion: High grocery prices and food insecurity – the system is broken all over the world

The current food system is costing us a fortune, in part, because so much power lies in the hands of so few.Josh Funk/The Associated Press Gisèle Yasmeen is a senior fellow at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia. According to experts across the ideological spectrum, the costs …

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Prime Minister stands behind newly appointed special representative on combating Islamophobia

Amira Elghawaby, a human-rights advocate and journalist, pointed out that the specific sentence from a 2019 co-authored article that has raised ire — that Quebeckers appeared to be swayed by anti-Muslim sentiment — was not her opinion, but rather, a description of a poll’s findings.Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stood by …

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Almost all doctors in Canada support moving to pan-Canadian licensing: survey – National

Almost all doctors in Canada support changes to medical licensing that would make it easier for health workers to see patients anywhere in the country, according to a new survey. The Canadian Medical Association online survey of more than 5,000 working and retired physicians and medical learners found 95 per cent would like to see …

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Mendicino says national security ‘at no time’ threatened by China-linked RCMP contract – National

Canada’s public safety minister insisted Monday that federal contracts awarded to a firm that had ties to the Chinese government “at no time” threatened national security, but the contracts were still suspended out of an abundance of caution. Yet RCMP officials who tested alongside Marco Mendicino at the House of Commons industry committee about the …

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First ‘expect’ feds to up share of health-care costs to 35% as Trudeau meeting nears – National

Canada’s 13 premier say they “expect” to get a commitment from Ottawa to increase its share of health-care funding to 35 per cent, setting the stage for a possibly contentious first ministers’ meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau next week. The first released a joint statement Monday, saying they welcome the Feb. 7 meeting, which …

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Federal departments failed to spend $38-billion on promised programs, services last year

Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks to the media at the Hamilton Convention Centre, in Hamilton, Ont., on Jan. 24.NICK IWANYSHYN/The Canadian Press The federal government failed to spend tens of billions of dollars in the last fiscal year on promised programs and services, including new military equipment, affordable housing and …

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