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Conservative member of Parliament Michelle Rempel Garner asks a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. Federal opposition parties are promising to keep fighting to get to the bottom of the WE controversy despite what they describe as Liberal threats and stonewalling. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Michelle Rempel Garner considering UCP leadership run

OTTAWA — Michelle Rempel Garner, a longtime Conservative MP from Calgary, says…

Conservative member of Parliament Michelle Rempel Garner asks a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. Federal opposition parties are promising to keep fighting to get to the bottom of the WE controversy despite what they describe as Liberal threats and stonewalling. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A person wears a Team Canada hockey jersey as Wellington Street is lined with trucks once again after city officials negotiated to move some trucks towards Parliament and away from downtown residences, on the 18th day of a protest against COVID-19 measures that has grown into a broader anti-government protest, in Ottawa, on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Key ‘Freedom Convoy’ figure pleads guilty to counselling mischief, released from jail

Laura Osman, The Canadian Press OTTAWA — Tyson “Freedom George” Billings charged…

A person wears a Team Canada hockey jersey as Wellington Street is lined with trucks once again after city officials negotiated to move some trucks towards Parliament and away from downtown residences, on the 18th day of a protest against COVID-19 measures that has grown into a broader anti-government protest, in Ottawa, on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Justice Minister and Attorney General David Lametti rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Federal MPs are expected to vote this afternoon on whether to adopt the Liberals' mandatory minimums bill and send it to the Senate. Bill C-5 would amend the Criminal Code to remove mandatory minimum sentences for all drug convictions and for some firearms and tobacco-related offences.THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

MPs pass bill removing mandatory minimum sentences from some criminal offences

OTTAWA — Members of Parliament voted to adopt the Liberal government’s proposed…

Justice Minister and Attorney General David Lametti rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Federal MPs are expected to vote this afternoon on whether to adopt the Liberals' mandatory minimums bill and send it to the Senate. Bill C-5 would amend the Criminal Code to remove mandatory minimum sentences for all drug convictions and for some firearms and tobacco-related offences.THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations provides an update on the Government of Canada's actions and investments to support Indigenous communities regarding the ongoing impacts of residential schools during an announcement in Ottawa on Monday, May 16, 2022. Federal Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller says Pope Francis's upcoming trip to Canada at the moment remains unchanged, but his health is an "extreme concern." THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Pope’s health is an ‘extreme concern’ but trip to Canada remains unchanged: Miller

Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press OTTAWA — Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller…

Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations provides an update on the Government of Canada's actions and investments to support Indigenous communities regarding the ongoing impacts of residential schools during an announcement in Ottawa on Monday, May 16, 2022. Federal Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller says Pope Francis's upcoming trip to Canada at the moment remains unchanged, but his health is an "extreme concern." THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Floodwaters are seen from the air in Abbotsford, B.C., on Nov. 23, 2021. November's floods in British Columbia that swamped homes and farms, swept away roads and bridges and killed five people are now the mostly costly weather event in provincial history. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Flood of atmospheric rivers in B.C. cost $675 million in insured damage: bureau

VANCOUVER — November’s floods in British Columbia that swamped homes and farms,…

Floodwaters are seen from the air in Abbotsford, B.C., on Nov. 23, 2021. November's floods in British Columbia that swamped homes and farms, swept away roads and bridges and killed five people are now the mostly costly weather event in provincial history. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Leela Aheer, then minister of culture, multiculturalism and the status of women, makes an announcement on domestic and gender-based violence during the CFL’s Grey Cup week in Calgary on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. The United Conservative backbencher removed from Premier Jason Kenney’s cabinet after publicly criticizing him is running to replace him in the party’s upcoming leadership race. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol

Former Kenney cabinet minister Leela Aheer running to replace him as UCP leader

Aheer the 6th candidate, the 2nd to have been booted from caucus by Kenney

Leela Aheer, then minister of culture, multiculturalism and the status of women, makes an announcement on domestic and gender-based violence during the CFL’s Grey Cup week in Calgary on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. The United Conservative backbencher removed from Premier Jason Kenney’s cabinet after publicly criticizing him is running to replace him in the party’s upcoming leadership race. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
Prescription drugs are seen on shelves at a pharmacy in Montreal, Thursday, March 11, 2021. The Parliamentary Budget Officer says changes to the way Canada sets drug prices will lower drug spending by about seven per cent  over the long term. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

New drug price regulations could save Canada billions of dollars: PBO report

OTTAWA — New drug price regulations set to come into effect next…

Prescription drugs are seen on shelves at a pharmacy in Montreal, Thursday, March 11, 2021. The Parliamentary Budget Officer says changes to the way Canada sets drug prices will lower drug spending by about seven per cent  over the long term. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Aydin Coban is pictured, in this courtroom sketch, at B.C. Supreme Court, in New Westminster, B.C., on Monday, June 6, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jane Wolsak

Cash, hard drive, passport hidden in home of Amanda Todd extortion suspect: officer

Coban has pleaded not guilty to charges of extortion, harassment, communication

Aydin Coban is pictured, in this courtroom sketch, at B.C. Supreme Court, in New Westminster, B.C., on Monday, June 6, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jane Wolsak
A member of the Parliamentary Protective Service (PPS) responds to an incident on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Saturday, June 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
A member of the Parliamentary Protective Service (PPS) responds to an incident on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Saturday, June 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
President Joe Biden speaks during a bill signing ceremony, June 13, 2022, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The U.S. government is joining calls for Canada to participate in a probe of cross-border pollution coming from coal mines in southern British Columbia. CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Patrick Semansky
President Joe Biden speaks during a bill signing ceremony, June 13, 2022, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The U.S. government is joining calls for Canada to participate in a probe of cross-border pollution coming from coal mines in southern British Columbia. CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Patrick Semansky
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An organizer displays a naloxone kit that people can pick up for free at Centennial Square in Victoria, B.C., on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

High school students across Canada to be trained on how to administer naloxone

The majority of opioid deaths in 2021 — 94 per cent — were accidental

An organizer displays a naloxone kit that people can pick up for free at Centennial Square in Victoria, B.C., on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
People wait in line to check in at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Thursday, May 12, 2022. Sources confirm the federal government is putting an end to COVID-19 vaccine mandates for domestic and outbound international travellers and public sector workers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates to end for domestic, outbound travellers: sources

OTTAWA — The Canadian government is putting an end to COVID-19 vaccine…

People wait in line to check in at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Thursday, May 12, 2022. Sources confirm the federal government is putting an end to COVID-19 vaccine mandates for domestic and outbound international travellers and public sector workers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A fire engine is seen as the Sheep fire burns in Wrightwood, Calif., Monday, June 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Western wildfires force evacuations in Arizona, California

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Western U.S. on Monday marked another day…

A fire engine is seen as the Sheep fire burns in Wrightwood, Calif., Monday, June 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Cenovus Energy Inc. says it has signed an agreement to buy the 50 per cent stake in the Sunrise oilsands project in northern Alberta that it does not already own from BP. Cenovus Energy logos are on display at the Global Energy Show in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, June 7, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

BP exits oilsands to focus on offshore; will sell Sunrise stake to Cenovus

CALGARY — British energy giant BP is exiting the Alberta oilsands to…

Cenovus Energy Inc. says it has signed an agreement to buy the 50 per cent stake in the Sunrise oilsands project in northern Alberta that it does not already own from BP. Cenovus Energy logos are on display at the Global Energy Show in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, June 7, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
FILE - A view of the E. Barrett Prettyman Courthouse in Washington, Oct. 11, 2019. As the number of people sentenced for crimes in the Capitol insurrection nears 200, an Associated Press analysis of sentencing data shows that some judges are divided over how to punish the rioters, particularly for the low-level misdemeanors arising from the attack. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

In Jan. 6 cases, 1 judge stands out as the toughest punisher

An Ohio couple climbed through a broken window of the U.S. Capitol…

FILE - A view of the E. Barrett Prettyman Courthouse in Washington, Oct. 11, 2019. As the number of people sentenced for crimes in the Capitol insurrection nears 200, an Associated Press analysis of sentencing data shows that some judges are divided over how to punish the rioters, particularly for the low-level misdemeanors arising from the attack. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Ukraine supporters cheer on the stands during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Ukraine and Armenia, in Lodz, Poland, Saturday, June 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Michal Dyjuk)

Ukraine’s leader says his troops keep defying predictions

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said no one knows how…

Ukraine supporters cheer on the stands during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Ukraine and Armenia, in Lodz, Poland, Saturday, June 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Michal Dyjuk)
Quebec Liberal Party Leader Dominique Anglade, centre, speaks at their general council meeting in Montreal, Saturday, June 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Quebec Liberals promise not to preempt court challenges with notwithstanding clause

MONTREAL — Quebec Liberal leader Dominique Anglade cast herself as a candidate…

Quebec Liberal Party Leader Dominique Anglade, centre, speaks at their general council meeting in Montreal, Saturday, June 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Children jump into the lake at Brigadoon Village, a summer camp for children with chronic health conditions that has also been offering programs for children who are grieving, in a 2021 handout photo. The centre in Aylesford, N.S., announced on Saturday that it has completed a $12.5-million expansion project that will give it capacity for more than 300 added campers this summer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Brigadoon Village, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Expanding camp in N.S. includes program for kids in grief, with ample time for fun

HALIFAX — When Meaghan Belanger’s mother informed her about a Nova Scotia…

Children jump into the lake at Brigadoon Village, a summer camp for children with chronic health conditions that has also been offering programs for children who are grieving, in a 2021 handout photo. The centre in Aylesford, N.S., announced on Saturday that it has completed a $12.5-million expansion project that will give it capacity for more than 300 added campers this summer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Brigadoon Village, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
In this photo provided by the Unidad de Microscopi­a Electronica del ISCIII in Madrid, on Thursday, May 26, 2022, an electronic microscope image shows the monkeypox virus seen by a team from the Arbovirus Laboratory and the Genomics and Bioinformatics Units of the Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII) in Madrid. The Canadian heading the World Health Organization's fight against monkeypox says it's crucial to act before the virus begin spreading in the general population. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-HO, Unidad de Microscopi­a Electronica del ISCIII, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Canadian heading World Health Organization’s fight against monkeypox

MONTREAL — A Canadian is playing a major role in the World…

In this photo provided by the Unidad de Microscopi­a Electronica del ISCIII in Madrid, on Thursday, May 26, 2022, an electronic microscope image shows the monkeypox virus seen by a team from the Arbovirus Laboratory and the Genomics and Bioinformatics Units of the Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII) in Madrid. The Canadian heading the World Health Organization's fight against monkeypox says it's crucial to act before the virus begin spreading in the general population. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-HO, Unidad de Microscopi­a Electronica del ISCIII, *MANDATORY CREDIT*