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Coutts arrests prompt deeper look at extremist elements at protests

By Catherine Griwkowsky February 16, 2022

Peter Smith, a researcher and investigative journalist with the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, told AB Today while there may be legitimate policy debates over public health mandates, organizers of the freedom convoy and blockades are inextricably entwined with anti-democratic, far-right movements. 

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Université de l’Ontario Français’ future uncertain due to poor enrolment

By Alan S. Hale February 16, 2022

The future of Ontario's long-called-for French university could be uncertain as just 33 Franco-Ontarians have applied for enrolment in two years.

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B.C. craft cannabis industry seeks changes from government

By Shannon Waters February 3, 2022

The BC NDP and Ottawa could be doing more to support the west coast craft cannabis industry and create jobs, insiders say.

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‘Unchartered’ waters: some Tories choose sides ahead of O’Toole leadership vote

By Palak Mangat February 2, 2022

As Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole gears up for a leadership review that could take place as early as today, several Tories began publicly staking their ground for or against the captain on Tuesday, with one dissenter condemning him for “doubling down” on alleged threats and attacks against his opponents.

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Ministers, Opposition call for an end to border blockade

By Catherine Griwkowsky February 1, 2022

RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Curtis Peters told AB Today the blockade is “no longer a lawful protest” and the police are considering enforcement measures.

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Liberal leadership candidates pitch plans to tackle drug poisoning crisis

By Shannon Waters January 31, 2022

After more British Columbians died of overdoses in the first 10 months of 2021 than in any year previously, Liberal leadership hopefuls say it’s time to handle the crisis differently, even as the NDP government insists its efforts were working prior to the pandemic.

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More PC donations by people linked to FH Health uncovered

By Alan S. Hale January 28, 2022

The NDP is now asking Ontario chief electoral officer Greg Essensa to investigate whether provincial laws guiding political contributions were breached after the party uncovered 10 more PC donations from people linked to FH Health.

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FH Health denies any quid pro quo after entire board donates to PCs

By Alan S. Hale January 26, 2022

A few months before FH Health was tapped by the province to run 10 GTA vaccine clinics, each member of its board of directors made the maximum allowable donation to the Progressive Conservative Party under their own names — and all within a few days of each other.

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Platform promise progress: Finance, Health, and Mental Health and Addictions

By Shannon Waters January 24, 2022

Following initial reporting on January 6, BC Today contacted all ministries requesting updates on relevant platform promises with the intent of providing comprehensive coverage of the government’s progress so far.

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The practicalities of paid sick leave

By Shannon Waters January 21, 2022

B.C.’s permanent employer-paid sick leave program took effect on January 1, providing all workers covered by the Employment Standards Act with five paid sick days per year after 90 days on the job.

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