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Federal review of Access to Information law to take another year amid impatience

Federal review of Access to Information law to take another year amid impatience

OTTAWA — It will likely be another year before a federal review of the government's key transparency law is complete, fuelling the frustration of openness advocates.
The latest news on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 6:10 p.m. British Columbia is reporting 564 new cases of COVID-19 today, for a total of 62,976. There are 4,450 actives cases and 15 new deaths. Provincial health officer Dr.
Report on Quebec woman murdered by offender on day parole calls for better oversight

Report on Quebec woman murdered by offender on day parole calls for better oversight

Correctional authorities will change how federal offenders on day parole are managed in Quebec following recommendations in a report released Thursday into the murder of Marylene Levesque nearly one year ago.

What happens when the Governor General resigns?

OTTAWA — Some questions and answers about what happens when a governor general suddenly leaves office. Who does the job in the meantime? The usual term for a governor general is five years.
The highlights — and lowlights — of Julie Payette's tenure as Governor General

The highlights — and lowlights — of Julie Payette's tenure as Governor General

OTTAWA — Oct. 2, 2017: Julie Payette is sworn in as Canada's fourth female Governor General, taking over from David Johnston. Nov.
Cartoonist elated 'Kamala in Canada' included in Canadian Biden inauguration event

Cartoonist elated 'Kamala in Canada' included in Canadian Biden inauguration event

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg cartoonist says he is honoured to play a small role in a historic moment after his comic book about U.S. Vice-President Kamala Harris was included in a Canadian celebration of Joe Biden's inauguration.

A list of those who have held the office of governor general of Canada

The role of Canada's vice-regal has been held by a wide variety of people, from British nobles to military leaders to humanitarian advocates.

Quicks facts about Julie Payette: engineer, astronaut, and former governor general

OTTAWA — Here are quick facts about Julie Payette, who resigned as governor general on Thursday: Age: 57 Hometown: Montreal Education: Attended primary and secondary school in Montreal and earned an international baccalaureate from the United World C

Canadian Press NewsAlert: Julie Payette resigns as Governor General

OTTAWA — Julie Payette has resigned as Governor General, saying Canadians deserve stability in uncertain times. Payette says she is sorry for the tensions that have arisen at Rideau Hall in the past months.
Some provinces yet to say when jail inmates to be vaccinated against COVID-19

Some provinces yet to say when jail inmates to be vaccinated against COVID-19

A director at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association believes provinces should set targets for vaccinating inmates in provincial jails — something half of jurisdictions have yet to do.