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B.C. sets minimum wage, other rules for app-based ride-hailing, delivery work

B.C. sets minimum wage, other rules for app-based ride-hailing, delivery work

VICTORIA — British Columbia has finalized regulations to provide a minimum-wage and basic protections for ride-hailing and delivery workers using app-based platforms such as Uber, DoorDash and SkipTheDishes.
Joly crafting 'Arctic foreign policy' amid regional tensions, not a full strategy

Joly crafting 'Arctic foreign policy' amid regional tensions, not a full strategy

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly is readying an "Arctic foreign policy" aimed at preparing for a more tense time in international relations.
LeBlanc stops short of directing commission of inquiry to name meddling MPs

LeBlanc stops short of directing commission of inquiry to name meddling MPs

OTTAWA — Democratic Institutions Minister Dominic LeBlanc affirmed a plan Wednesday to have an ongoing commission of inquiry delve into allegations about MPs colluding with foreign meddlers.
Court-imposed deadline to pass new citizenship law approaching next week

Court-imposed deadline to pass new citizenship law approaching next week

OTTAWA — The federal government has just a week left to make key changes to the Citizenship Act in response to a court ruling last year.
Quebec police arrest three in $9-million fraud, data theft case involving Desjardins

Quebec police arrest three in $9-million fraud, data theft case involving Desjardins

MONTREAL — Montreal-area police announced Wednesday that they have arrested three people in connection with a major data theft and $8.9-million fraud involving the co-operative financial group Desjardins, some five years after the alleged crime.
Canadian media a target for foreign interference: national security committee chair

Canadian media a target for foreign interference: national security committee chair

OTTAWA — Foreign actors are trying to interfere with the Canadian media, and journalists and their bosses need to be aware of it, the chairman of Parliament's nonpartisan national security committee warned on Wednesday.
Quebec coroner calls for more domestic violence resources after murder of family

Quebec coroner calls for more domestic violence resources after murder of family

MONTREAL — Quebec must further tighten the net of services that protects victims of domestic violence, a coroner said Wednesday as she released her report into a murder case involving a man who strangled his wife and two sons in 2019 before dying by
NDP bill to criminalize coercive control in intimate partner violence heads to Senate

NDP bill to criminalize coercive control in intimate partner violence heads to Senate

OTTAWA — An NDP private member's bill that would criminalize a pattern of abuse known as coercive control is heading to the Senate. The legislation from Victoria MP Laurel Collins passed third reading unanimously in the House of Commons today.
Wreck of Ernest Shackleton's last ship, Quest, found in the depths off Labrador

Wreck of Ernest Shackleton's last ship, Quest, found in the depths off Labrador

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The wreck of the last ship belonging to Sir Ernest Shackleton, the famed Irish explorer of Antarctica, has been found off the coast of Labrador by an international team led by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.
Wildfire forecast anticipates high risk for new wildfires in Prairies, N.W.T.

Wildfire forecast anticipates high risk for new wildfires in Prairies, N.W.T.

OTTAWA — While the wildfire season has been less dire so far this year than 2023, hot, dry weather means conditions are ripe for an above average fire season across most of Canada, the national fire forecast said Wednesday.