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at 00:36 on May 31, 2016, EDT.

Liberals concede 'risk' of missing Supreme Court's assisted-death deadline

OTTAWA - With just one week to go, the federal government acknowledged publicly for the first time Monday that it may not be able to meet the Supreme Court's June 6 deadline for passing a law to govern medically assisted death.


at 18:57 on May 30, 2016, EDT.

Alberta lawmakers to debate medically assisted dying motion Tuesday

EDMONTON - Alberta lawmakers are to debate a government motion on medically assisted dying.


at 18:21 on May 30, 2016, EDT.

Liberal government plans plain tobacco packages; legal battle looming

OTTAWA - A legal showdown appears to be looming as the federal government moves ahead with plans for plain packaging of tobacco products.


at 18:10 on May 30, 2016, EDT.

Five things: what happens after Supreme Court's June 6 assisted-death deadline?

OTTAWA - Health Minister Jane Philpott admitted Monday the government is at risk of missing next Monday's Supreme Court deadline for a law governing doctor-assisted death. Here are five questions about what might come next.


at 14:45 on May 30, 2016, EDT.

Alberta expands dementia care service to Calgary and Edmonton regions

EDMONTON - Alberta Health Services says it is expanding a program to help people with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, in the Calgary and Edmonton regions.


at 12:45 on May 30, 2016, EDT.

Boys, 16 and 17, sought by police in Manitoba addiction centre attack

SELKIRK, Man. - Two Manitoba teenage boys are being sought by police after two female staff members were allegedly attacked and robbed at a long-term residential addictions treatment facility just north of Winnipeg.


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