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1M units of imported kids' pain meds now hitting pharmacy shelves as flu rates spike

1M units of imported kids' pain meds now hitting pharmacy shelves as flu rates spike

OTTAWA — Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos says the previously announced one million units of imported kids' pain relievers are starting to arrive on pharmacy shelves, while an additional 500,000 units have been ordered and are expected over the next few weeks
Federal government to extend EI sickness benefits from 15 to 26 weeks

Federal government to extend EI sickness benefits from 15 to 26 weeks

OTTAWA — The federal government is extending employment insurance sickness benefits to 26 weeks, up from 15 weeks, Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough announced on Friday.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau describes his choice to invoke the Emergencies Act

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau describes his choice to invoke the Emergencies Act

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was the last witness to testify at the public inquiry into his Liberal government's decision to invoke the Emergencies Act to quell protests in Ottawa and at several Canada-U.S. border crossings last winter.
Quebec reverses policy and makes flu vaccine free for all residents

Quebec reverses policy and makes flu vaccine free for all residents

MONTREAL — Quebec is making the flu vaccine free for all residents this year. The shots had only been free for certain high-risk groups and for health-care workers.
In The News for Nov. 25: The PM to sit in the hot seat at the Emergencies Act inquiry

In The News for Nov. 25: The PM to sit in the hot seat at the Emergencies Act inquiry

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Nov. 25 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Croatian Canadians set to cheer on favourites as Canada plays Croatia at World Cup

Croatian Canadians set to cheer on favourites as Canada plays Croatia at World Cup

Marinko Buric and his family have their red and white Croatian soccer jerseys ready for when they'll visit a friend's house to watch Canada and Croatia play at the World Cup this Sunday.
PMO staff say Bergen privately acknowledged concerns over engaging with protesters

PMO staff say Bergen privately acknowledged concerns over engaging with protesters

OTTAWA — Staff in the Prime Minister's Office are suggesting the former Conservative interim leader, Candice Bergen, privately acknowledged concerns about engaging with "Freedom Convoy" protesters last winter while publicly urging the prime minister to listen to them
Liberals, Tories spar over scope of proposed assault-style firearm definition

Liberals, Tories spar over scope of proposed assault-style firearm definition

OTTAWA — The Liberals say their proposed definition of a prohibited assault-style firearm applies only to guns that belong on the battlefield.
Carol Todd worries Dutch man who harassed daughter Amanda may not serve sentence

Carol Todd worries Dutch man who harassed daughter Amanda may not serve sentence

Carol Todd is worried the Dutch man convicted of harassing and extorting her teenage daughter, Amanda, who later died by suicide, may not serve any of the 13-year sentence handed to him by a British Columbia court last month.
B.C. ready to cancel surgeries as respiratory cases flood overcrowded hospitals

B.C. ready to cancel surgeries as respiratory cases flood overcrowded hospitals

VICTORIA — Plans to make room for patients with respiratory illnesses by cancelling surgeries are in place in British Columbia hospitals, says Health Minister Adrian Dix, as parents worry about long emergency room waits with sick children.