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Prostitution laws, not sex work, source of 'structural inequality,' says lawyer

Prostitution laws, not sex work, source of 'structural inequality,' says lawyer

OTTAWA — The laws governing prostitution in Canada — not sex work itself — are creating inequality, a lawyer told the Ontario Superior Court on Tuesday as part of a constitutional challenge. "Sex work itself is not a source of structural inequality.
Trudeau announces $300-million Fiona relief fund for the East Coast

Trudeau announces $300-million Fiona relief fund for the East Coast

HALIFAX — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday announced a $300-million fund to help the East Coast recover from the ravages of post-tropical storm Fiona. Speaking to reporters in Dartmouth, N.S.
Five things to watch for with a new CAQ government led by François Legault

Five things to watch for with a new CAQ government led by François Legault

MONTREAL — The Coalition Avenir Québec, led by François Legault, won a second consecutive majority mandate in Monday's election.
Flight 752 families want Ottawa to get tougher on Iran

Flight 752 families want Ottawa to get tougher on Iran

OTTAWA — The families of those killed when Iran's military shot down Flight 752 in January 2020 are demanding the Canadian government take a harder line against the regime.
Immigration could be source of conflict between Ottawa and Quebec's re-elected CAQ

Immigration could be source of conflict between Ottawa and Quebec's re-elected CAQ

QUEBEC — Control over immigration and Quebec's religious symbols ban could be sources of conflict between Ottawa and the province as Premier François Legault begins his second mandate.
Red Cross calls for civilian force, less reliance on military for disaster response

Red Cross calls for civilian force, less reliance on military for disaster response

OTTAWA — Canada needs a new civilian force to respond to natural disasters and other emergencies as such events become more common and severe, the head of the Canadian Red Cross said Tuesday.
Using tax system for social benefits a 'sticking point' for dental benefit: experts

Using tax system for social benefits a 'sticking point' for dental benefit: experts

OTTAWA — Economic and public policy experts warn the proposed federal dental benefit may not reach the families most in need because the government has chosen to distribute it through the tax system.
What to watch from Canada as U.S. race to midterms showdown enters final month

What to watch from Canada as U.S. race to midterms showdown enters final month

WASHINGTON — Campaigning politicians say it all the time: the coming election will be the most important in a generation.
Liberal supported TV application despite conflict-of-interest guideline

Liberal supported TV application despite conflict-of-interest guideline

OTTAWA — Liberal MP Greg Fergus wrote a letter to Canada's broadcast regulator to support a television channel's application for mandatory carriage, despite federal guidelines that prohibit parliamentary secretaries from making such interventions.
Advocacy group calls out corporate 'tax avoidance,' cites billions lost in new report

Advocacy group calls out corporate 'tax avoidance,' cites billions lost in new report

OTTAWA — A new report from Canadians for Tax Fairness says top companies paid $30 billion less in taxes last year than would be expected under existing corporate tax rates.