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OTTAWA - There are signs of momentum toward finalizing new health-care funding pacts with the provinces, with plans for the first one-on-one negotiation set for Thursday with the Ontario government, and the Prince Edward Island premier indicating he will sign the deal.

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YELLOWKNIFE - Frigid temperatures didn't stop workers from marching outside city hall in the territorial capital Wednesday, carrying signs reading "not about greed, it's about need" and "locked out," as passing drivers honked in support.

MONTREAL - About one million square kilometres of Quebec is covered by boreal forest, roughly 70 per cent of the entire province. In the north, where ecosystems are less likely to have been altered by human activity, those forests have been accumulating and sequestering immense quantities of…

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WASHINGTON - U.S. President Joe Biden offered no apologies for his spendthrift, pro-American economic strategy Tuesday, making clear in his second state of the union speech that he intends to persist with a protectionist approach that's making for anxious allies, including Canada.

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OTTAWA - The federal government has presented a new health-care funding offer that would see Ottawa shift $196 billion to the provinces and territories over the next 10 years in exchange for commitments to massively upgrade health-care data collection and digital medical records.

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VICTORIA - The British Columbia government introduced legislation Tuesday to make Sept. 30 a statutory holiday to mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a recognition that Labour Minister Harry Bains said will provide opportunities to hold annual commemoration events similar to …

OTTAWA - Premiers got their fist look at Ottawa's offer to increase long-term health funding Tuesday at a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, but the federal proposal falls short of what they were seeking.

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