March 4th, 2024

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A way with words: Political leaders past and present pay tribute to Brian Mulroney

By The Canadian Press on February 29th, 2024

OTTAWA – Political leaders of all stripes are paying tribute to former prime minister Brian Mulroney, who is dead at 84. His family made the announcement this evening, saying he died peacefully surrounded by loved ones. Mulroney served as Canada’s 18th prime minister and championed free trade, putting in place the North American Free Trade ... Read More »

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What Canadians are saying about the death of former prime minister Brian Mulroney

By Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press on February 29th, 2024

OTTAWA – Brian Mulroney is dead at 84. His family announced late Thursday that Canada’s 18th prime minister died peacefully, surrounded by loved ones. Here’s a sampling of how Canadians are responding to the news. “Brian Mulroney loved Canada. I’m devastated to learn of his passing. He never stopped working for Canadians, and he always ... Read More »

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Quick Quotes: Reaction to Quebec Appeal Court ruling upholding religious symbols ban

By The Canadian Press on February 29th, 2024

MONTREAL – The Quebec Court of Appeal upheld Quebec’s Bill 21 Thursday, finding the secularism law, which bans teachers, judges, police officers and prison guards from wearing religious symbols on the job, to be constitutional. Here’s a quick look at some of the reaction to the decision: “Secularism is a collective choice that is part ... Read More »

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How Canada is reacting to the death of former prime minister Brian Mulroney

By Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press on February 29th, 2024

OTTAWA – Former prime minister Brian Mulroney is dead at 84. His family announced late Thursday that the former Tory leader died peacefully, surrounded by loved ones. He served as Canada’s 18th prime minister. Here’s how Canadians are reacting to his death. “He unleashed free enterprise, crushed inflation, restored fiscal sanity and concluded one of ... Read More »

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Brian Mulroney, one of Canada’s most divisive prime ministers, dead at 84

By The Canadian Press on February 29th, 2024

OTTAWA – There was no in-between with Martin Brian Mulroney. Canadians loved him: In 1984, they handed the youthful charmer a blank cheque and the largest majority mandate in history so he could change the country. Canadians hated him: When he announced his departure from politics in 1993, his charm was dismissed as blarney, his ... Read More »

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Former prime minister Brian Mulroney dead at 84, says daughter

By The Canadian Press on February 29th, 2024

OTTAWA – Former prime minister Brian Mulroney is dead at the age of 84, his daughter Caroline says in a social media post. The country’s 18th prime minister died peacefully and surrounded by family, she said in a post on X. Mulroney’s family said last summer he was improving daily after a heart procedure that ... Read More »

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CP NewsAlert: Former prime minister Brian Mulroney dead at 84, says daughter

By The Canadian Press on February 29th, 2024

OTTAWA – Former prime minister Brian Mulroney is dead at the age of 84, his daughter Caroline Mulroney says in a social media post. The country’s 18th prime minister died peacefully and surrounded by family, she said in a post on X. More coming... Read More »

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Bill delaying expansion of assisted dying eligibility until 2027 poised to become law

By The Canadian Press on February 29th, 2024

OTTAWA – A Liberal government bill delaying the expansion of medical assistance in dying eligibility until 2027 is poised to become law after passing in the Senate. Access to the procedure was set to widen within weeks to include those seeking it solely on the basis of a mental disorder. The government moved to delay ... Read More »

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Here’s how politicians and advocates are reacting to Ottawa’s new pharmacare bill

By The Canadian Press on February 29th, 2024

OTTAWA – The Liberal government tabled a bill Thursday that paves the way for a universal drug program. The bill allows the federal government to negotiate with provinces and territories to cover birth control, along with diabetes drugs and supplies, for anyone with a health card. Pharmacare is a central pillar of the political pact ... Read More »

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Pornhub operator broke privacy law by failing to ensure valid consent, watchdog finds

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press on February 29th, 2024

OTTAWA – The Montreal-based operator behind Pornhub and other pornographic websites broke the law by enabling intimate images to be shared without direct knowledge or consent, the federal privacy watchdog has found. The privacy commissioner’s investigation into Aylo, formerly known as MindGeek, followed a complaint from a woman whose ex-boyfriend had uploaded an intimate video ... Read More »

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Virani says new measures meant to help prevent hate crimes will come with safeguards

By The Canadian Press on February 29th, 2024

OTTAWA – The federal justice minister says a series of steps would need to happen before a judge can restrict a person’s movement because of fears they could commit a hate crime. Arif Virani says he listened to calls for Ottawa to better respond to a rise in hate crimes when drafting the new Online ... Read More »

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