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Canadian Blood Services eyes removing sexual orientation-based donation restrictions

Canadian Blood Services eyes removing sexual orientation-based donation restrictions

If Jason Goncalves has to answer detailed questions about his sex life in order to donate blood plasma, he'll grit his teeth and do it.
Green Party to drop legal action against Annamie Paul as discussions drag on

Green Party to drop legal action against Annamie Paul as discussions drag on

OTTAWA — Green Party executives have opted to drop a legal challenge against their leader that brought tensions between senior officials and Annamie Paul to a boil last summer.
Human rights adjudicator can't decide workplace discrimination complaint: top court

Human rights adjudicator can't decide workplace discrimination complaint: top court

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada says a labour arbitrator — not a human rights adjudicator — should weigh a complaint from a unionized Manitoba health-care aide who alleged discrimination by her employer.
Line 5 dispute 'directly and significantly' impacting Canada-U.S. relations: Enbridge

Line 5 dispute 'directly and significantly' impacting Canada-U.S. relations: Enbridge

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for Enbridge Inc. are asking a judge in Michigan to consider the bilateral implications of the state's bid to shut down the Line 5 cross-border pipeline.
Reshaping COVID benefits, Rogers rumble and film set tragedy: In The News for Oct. 22

Reshaping COVID benefits, Rogers rumble and film set tragedy: In The News for Oct. 22

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 Oct. 22 ... What we are watching in Canada ...

Raw onions recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination

OTTAWA — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says red, white, and yellow raw onions from Prosource Produce LLC of Hailey, Idaho are being recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination.
Library and Archives Canada service cuts hindering research, historians complain

Library and Archives Canada service cuts hindering research, historians complain

OTTAWA — Researchers say recent service cuts at Canada's national archives are making their work — already hampered by COVID-19 — even more challenging.
Pfizer will ship millions of vaccine doses for kids as soon as it's approved: Trudeau

Pfizer will ship millions of vaccine doses for kids as soon as it's approved: Trudeau

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says as soon as Health Canada approves the COVID-19 vaccine for kids, Pfizer will ship millions of doses to vaccinate children as young as five.
Alberta inquiry finds no wrongdoing in anti-oilsands campaign despite foreign funds

Alberta inquiry finds no wrongdoing in anti-oilsands campaign despite foreign funds

EDMONTON — Canadian environmental groups were exercising their democratic rights of free speech when they accepted foreign funding for campaigns opposing oilsands development, a public inquiry has reported.
Quebec introduces family law reform, would regulate surrogate motherhood

Quebec introduces family law reform, would regulate surrogate motherhood

Quebec Justice Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette has introduced a bill that would create a legal framework for surrogate mothers.