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B.C. watchdog says mentally ill children and youth retraumatized in hospital

B.C. watchdog says mentally ill children and youth retraumatized in hospital

VICTORIA — One mentally ill youth hospitalized in British Columbia recalls being restrained to a bed and injected with medication as she screamed for her mom while another says drugs turned him into a "zombie" when he needed therapy for his emotional
Legault nixes call for COVID-19 curfew exemption, saying it could used to avoid fines

Legault nixes call for COVID-19 curfew exemption, saying it could used to avoid fines

MONTREAL — Quebec Premier Francois Legault says he won't grant a curfew exemption for Montreal's homeless population, telling reporters Tuesday he has confidence that police will use their good judgment in dealing with cases.
Parliamentary hearings over Zoom an ongoing headache for translators

Parliamentary hearings over Zoom an ongoing headache for translators

OTTAWA — Each day, translator Nicole Gagnon wakes up and heads to work worried she'll experience further loss of hearing — a sense even more vital to her livelihood than for many workers.
Maritime senators issue plea for Ottawa to provide financial support to Maritime Bus

Maritime senators issue plea for Ottawa to provide financial support to Maritime Bus

OTTAWA — Twenty-one senators from the Maritimes are urging the federal government to provide financial assistance to an inter-city bus service that they say is in financial peril because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ombudsman slams new restrictions on mental-health support for veterans' families

Ombudsman slams new restrictions on mental-health support for veterans' families

OTTAWA — Canada’s veterans ombudsman is calling on the federal government to reverse recent restrictions on the provision of mental-health support to members of veterans' families who need treatment because of their loved one’s service in uniform.
Subway can press $210-million defamation suit against CBC for show on chicken content

Subway can press $210-million defamation suit against CBC for show on chicken content

TORONTO — A defamation lawsuit by the world’s largest fast-food operator against Canada's public broadcaster over a report on the chain's chicken sandwiches can proceed, Ontario's top court has ruled.
Canadian neonatal nurse fired after speaking at D.C. rally; support petition started

Canadian neonatal nurse fired after speaking at D.C. rally; support petition started

TORONTO — A Canadian neonatal intensive care nurse who spoke at an anti-lockdown rally in Washington, D.C., has been fired, her employer said on Tuesday. The London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ont.
COVID-19 vaccines: Canadians torn between helping the world and helping themselves

COVID-19 vaccines: Canadians torn between helping the world and helping themselves

MONTREAL — The COVID-19 vaccine rollout is highlighting the disconnect between the way Canadians see their role in the world and reality, according to international affairs experts.
Canada calls for Ugandan opposition to be set free, no plans to cancel UN mission

Canada calls for Ugandan opposition to be set free, no plans to cancel UN mission

OTTAWA — The Canadian government is “deeply concerned” about the political situation in Uganda but says it has no plans to stop deploying a military aircraft to the African nation, where it has been helping different United Nations peacekeeping missi
'Very mesmerizing': Canadians eye Biden inauguration with relief, anxiety

'Very mesmerizing': Canadians eye Biden inauguration with relief, anxiety

Katie Thompson noticed a pattern emerging with appointments made at her chiropractic clinic for Wednesday afternoon that's usually typical of big sporting events: patients wanted to schedule sessions around the U.S. presidential inauguration.
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