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U.S. announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics. Will Canada be next?

U.S. announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics. Will Canada be next?

CBC Sports’ Anastasia Bucsis is joined by CBC News Senior Parliamentary reporter David Cochrane, to break down what exactly a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics will look like and if Canada will be one of the next countries to follow suit.

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RCMP has report on contaminated training facility, but won’t release it

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An external firm hired by the RCMP has produced a report on the hazards associated with a former training facility in Kemptville, Ont., but the police force is refusing to make the report public.

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Serena Williams won’t play at 2022 Australian Open

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Not long after Serena Williams’ name was absent from the entry list for the Australian Open, she confirmed the obvious: the seven-time champion won’t play the 2022 edition of the season-opening major in January.

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Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Wednesday

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Poland and several other countries in central and eastern Europe are facing the emergence of the omicron variant while already dealing with surging coronavirus cases and deaths.

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First charter flight of privately sponsored Afghan refugees  arrives in Canada

As Canada welcomes Afghan refugees, private sponsors across the country are stepping up. A significant number of Afghan nationals will be arriving as privately sponsored refugees, sponsored by individuals, groups and communities across Canada.

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Four Designs for Global Affairs Canada Commemorative Artwork Revealed

Canadians can fill out a survey on the four design concepts for new commemorative artwork that will be built at a Global Affairs Canada building on Sussex Drive in Ottawa.

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Canada announces renewed commitments to peacekeeping at 2021 United Nations Peacekeeping Ministerial

The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, participated in the 2021 Seoul United Nations Peacekeeping Ministerial (UNPKM) virtual conference hosted by South Korea. Minister Anand participated in her role and on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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Backgrounder: Canada’s commitments at the 2021 United Nations Peacekeeping Ministerial

Canada’s $85 million in new projects and contributions, as well as its renewed commitment on ongoing, multi-year support for UN peace operations and peacebuilding, is shaped by Canada’s feminist foreign policy, evidence and the collective experiences of peacekeepers themselves.

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What I learned about community from my Korean parents who lived in rural Canada

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I learned to navigate the complexities of fighting racism by watching my immigrant parents live and work in rural Canada, writes Nathan Kim.

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Tracking omicron: Canadian scientists race to understand new variant

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Canadian scientists are racing to understand more about the threat of the omicron variant — how fast it spreads, whether it causes more or less severe illness, and if it can escape previous immunity to COVID-19.

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The U.S. just lost to the Taliban. We’ll see if it can deter Putin

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The U.S. just lost Afghanistan to the Taliban. Can it really deter Russia’s Vladimir Putin from invading Ukraine? We’re about to find out whether an old superpower, using new sanction threats, can still shape events in eastern Europe.

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Protecting Prince Harry cost Canadians more than $334,000

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Protecting Prince Harry and his family during their visits to Canada cost Canadian taxpayers more than $334,000 over a period of less than four years, CBC News has learned.

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23 women have died after intimate-partner violence since the 1970s in this rural Ontario community

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A CBC investigation conducted over 16 months found one in four cases of intimate partner homicide was in rural, remote or northern part of Canada.

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Canada’s effort to bring in Afghan refugees expected to take up to two years

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With the year nearly over, only about a tenth of the 40,000 Afghan refugees Canada promised to bring into the country have made it here so far — and Ottawa now says it could take up to two years to resettle everyone.

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Statement by Minister Alghabra to mark Drone Safety Day

Across Canada, drones play an important role in connecting communities with the resources they depend on, reaching hard-to-access rural and remote areas, and helping in life-saving search and rescue and emergency operations. Drones are quickly becoming part of an important economic sector in Canada, with significant potential to improve the lives of Canadians across the country.

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Federal and British Columbia agriculture ministers host roundtable discussion with representatives of the provincial agriculture and agri-food sector

Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Lana Popham, British Columbia’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries held a virtual roundtable with British Columbia.’s agricultural sector yesterday to listen to their concerns following the devastating floods and landslides and to discuss both immediate and long-term support for the British Columbia. agriculture and agri-food industry.

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Outdoor light show series brings people back to downtown Halifax

Government of Canada fueling community revitalization and creating the conditions for local economies to thrive as they rebound from the effects of COVID-19

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Minister Joly meets with OSCE Secretary General Helga Schmid

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, held a productive meeting with Helga Schmid, the Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Statement by Minister Alghabra to mark Drone Safety Day

Across Canada, drones play an important role in connecting communities with the resources they depend on, reaching hard-to-access rural and remote areas, and helping in life-saving search and rescue and emergency operations. Drones are quickly becoming part of an important economic sector in Canada, with significant potential to improve the lives of Canadians across the country.

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Statement from the Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health (CCMOH): Update on the Use of COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters and on COVID-19 Vaccines and the Risk of Myocarditis and Pericarditis

Statement from the Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health (CCMOH): Update on the Use of COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters and on COVID-19 Vaccines and the Risk of Myocarditis and Pericarditis

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Remarks from the Chief Public Health Officer on December 3, 2021

Remarks from the Chief Public Health Officer on COVID-19, December 3, 2021

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Funding announced for winner of the Alternate Format Business Technology Challenge 

The Government of Canada continues to take action to remove barriers to accessibility and inclusion. That is why Employment and Social Development Canada partnered with Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) to create the Alternate Format Business Technology Challenge, to encourage small businesses to innovate, and help increase access to physical and digital alternate format materials for Canadians with print disabilities.

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Government of Canada funds improved access for inclusive early learning and child care centres across the country

Parents and guardians of children with disabilities have always faced unique challenges in finding quality, affordable and inclusive child care options that meet the specific needs of their children, a reality that has been intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic. That is why the Government of Canada is determined to build an early learning and child care system that is inclusive from the start, giving all children an equal chance to succeed.

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Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on December 3, 2021

On December 3, 2021, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement on COVID-19.

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Message from the Minister of Health and the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health – International Day of Persons with Disabilities December 3, 2021

Today, we are celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD).

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Lockdown and search at Bath Institution 

On December 2, 2021, at approximately 7:20 pm, a lockdown was put in place at Bath Institution, a medium security federal institution, to enable staff members to perform an exceptional search.

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Media advisory – Montréal, Quebec

From sunset until 1 a.m., the Samuel De Champlain Bridge will be lit in purple to honour the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

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Canada to launch consultations on new climate commitments this month, establish Emissions Reduction Plan by the end of March 2022

The Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act requires the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, to establish the 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP) within six months of royal assent, with the authority to extend this deadline by ninety days. Today, the Minister confirmed that the 2030 ERP would be established by the end of March 2022.

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Government of Canada signs agreements for COVID-19 oral antiviral treatments

The Government of Canada is committed to protecting the health and safety of everyone in Canada from COVID-19. This includes securing effective treatments as they become available.

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Statement from the Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health (CCMOH): Update on the Use of COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters and on COVID-19 Vaccines and the Risk of Myocarditis and Pericarditis

Statement from the Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health (CCMOH): Update on the Use of COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters and on COVID-19 Vaccines and the Risk of Myocarditis and Pericarditis

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Strengthening Canada’s anti-money laundering regime through collaboration and capacity building

Money laundering is a complex and significant problem that threatens the integrity and stability of the financial sector and broader economy.

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Lockdown and search at Bath Institution 

On December 2, 2021, at approximately 7:20 pm, a lockdown was put in place at Bath Institution, a medium security federal institution, to enable staff members to perform an exceptional search.

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IFF Men’s World Floorball Championships on CBC: Canada vs Germany

IFF Men's World Floorball Championships on CBC: Canada vs Germany

Watch the worlds’ best compete in the Men’s World Floorball Championship from Helsinki, Finland.

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Manitoba athletes talk frankly about racism in sport in new video aimed at combatting discrimination

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Najma Osman has been called the N-word twice while playing sports. She’s also had her hijab pulled off in public, but the 19-year-old felt it came off the same as other racist encounters she’s had on the pitch and the basketball court.

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Flames squander lead as Hertl’s hat-trick powers Sharks to comeback victory

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Tomas Hertl scored his fourth career hat trick and the San Jose Sharks used a three-goal barrage in the second period to beat the Calgary Flames 5-3 on Tuesday night in San Jose, Calif.

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B.C. safety agency issues worker hazard warnings for flooding cleanup

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Restoration companies and contractors that are about to help launch a massive flood cleanup and repair effort must be aware of the risks and hazards their work could pose to employees, says the province’s worker protection agency.

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My advice to Riders’ QB Cody Fajardo: Stay off social media!

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Embattled field general deserves support from fans.

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Government of Canada invests $14.7M in conservation projects in five mountain national parks to prevent and manage aquatic invasive species

Government of Canada investing $14.7M in conservation projects in five mountain national parks to prevent and manage aquatic invasive species.

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Minister Ng and Team Canada delegation advocate for Canadian workers and industry in Washington, D.C.

Canada and the United States have one of the closest trade relationships in the world, built on shared values and deeply integrated supply chains that support hundreds of thousands of jobs and opportunities on both sides of the border.

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Integrating Ontario’s carbon pollution pricing system for large industrial emitters with the federal fuel charge

Today, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, announced the release of draft regulatory proposals under the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, that integrate Ontario’s Emissions Performance Standards (EPS) facilities with the federal fuel charge, for 2022. This allows Ontario’s EPS facilities to register as an emitter, allowing them to obtain fuel without the federal fuel charge applying, given they will be subject to the provincial system. Output-based pricing systems like Ontario’s or the federal government’s ensure that as we move towards a net-zero emissions economy, we are protecting the competitiveness of Canadian businesses and supporting good jobs.

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Fuel Charge Rates for Listed Provinces and Territories for 2023 to 2030

The Government of Canada’s approach to pricing pollution gives provinces and territories the flexibility to implement the type of system that makes sense for their circumstances, as long as those systems align with minimum national stringency standards, or ‘benchmark’ criteria. By putting a specific price on carbon pollution, the government is giving Canadian businesses certainty and a clear incentive to move towards a net-zero economy, positioning Canada as a leader in the green transition.

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Delivering Climate Action Incentive Payments Quarterly

The Government of Canada has taken action to ensure that there is a price on carbon pollution across Canada. To ensure that carbon pollution pricing remains affordable for Canadians, direct proceeds from the federal pollution pricing system are returned to the jurisdictions where they were collected and the majority of proceeds are returned directly to Canadians through Climate Action Incentive (CAI) payments. These payments mean some 8 out of 10 families receive more money back than they pay in direct costs under this system.

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Maison Francine Leroux receives federal boost to make food more accessible in Drummondville

This week, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, highlighted an investment of up to $78,338 to Maison Francine Leroux under the Local Food Infrastructure Fund’s second phase.

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Strengthening Canada’s anti-money laundering regime through collaboration and capacity building

Money laundering is a complex and significant problem that threatens the integrity and stability of the financial sector and broader economy.

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Government of Canada invests $14.7M in conservation projects in five mountain national parks to prevent and manage aquatic invasive species

Government of Canada investing $14.7M in conservation projects in five mountain national parks to prevent and manage aquatic invasive species.

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Dubois’ highlight-reel goal negated as Hurricanes lean on power-play to down Jets

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Martin Necas and Vincent Trocheck each had a power-play goal to help boost the Carolina Hurricanes to a 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday in Winnipeg.

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Competition Bureau obtains court orders to advance an investigation of a proposed transaction between the only two container terminal operators at the Port of Halifax

The Competition Bureau has obtained court orders from the Federal Court of Canada to advance an investigation into PSA Canada Ventures Ltd.’s proposed acquisition of Ceres Halifax Inc. The orders require the two parties to produce records and written information relevant to the Bureau’s investigation.

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Statement by Minister Ien on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, issued the following statement today on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women: “On this day in 1989, families were having breakfast like on any other day. Parents greeted their daughters, and friends greeted each other as they walked into Polytechnique Montréal – never once doubting that this would be the last time they would see each other.

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Joint statement on detentions in Ethiopia

The text of the following statement was released by Canada, Australia, Denmark, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States: We are profoundly concerned by recent reports of the Ethiopian government’s detention of large numbers of Ethiopian citizens on the basis of their ethnicity and without charge.

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Government of Canada launches Call for Nominations for Canada’s Volunteer Awards

Every year volunteers across the country dedicate their time and resources to positively impact their communities. On this year’s International Volunteer Day, we celebrate their countless contributions and honour those who paved the way before the pandemic, as well as those who stepped up during the most uncertain of times, by nominating them for a Canada’s Volunteer Award.