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Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Carla Qualtrough rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. he federal Liberal government has not called their disability benefit legislation for debate before Parliament breaks for summer, despite promised action since 2020 and recent pleas from organizations across the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Liberals leave disability benefit bill in limbo as Parliament breaks for summer

“I’m angry. Because nobody should have to live like this because they have a disability”

Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Carla Qualtrough rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. he federal Liberal government has not called their disability benefit legislation for debate before Parliament breaks for summer, despite promised action since 2020 and recent pleas from organizations across the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
People gather at English Bay Beach amidst a heat wave, in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
People gather at English Bay Beach amidst a heat wave, in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
After more than two years of economic turbulence through the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s workforce participation overall appears quite rosy for women. But experts say the uneven recovery has not uplifted all groups of women equally. (File photo)

Uneven economic recovery does not bring all Canadian women with it: experts

Women did much worse during the pandemic compared to previous recessions

After more than two years of economic turbulence through the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s workforce participation overall appears quite rosy for women. But experts say the uneven recovery has not uplifted all groups of women equally. (File photo)
Afghans dig a trench for a common grave for their relatives killed in an earthquake to a buria site l in Gayan village, in Paktika province, Afghanistan, Thursday, June 23, 2022. Some Afghan-Canadians say they are worried Wednesday’s magnitude 6 earthquake in eastern Afghanistan could heighten the country’s already dire humanitarian crisis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ebrahim Nooroozi
Afghans dig a trench for a common grave for their relatives killed in an earthquake to a buria site l in Gayan village, in Paktika province, Afghanistan, Thursday, June 23, 2022. Some Afghan-Canadians say they are worried Wednesday’s magnitude 6 earthquake in eastern Afghanistan could heighten the country’s already dire humanitarian crisis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ebrahim Nooroozi
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Child hunger a major concern as Canadians hit by soaring food prices

About a third of people who rely on Canadian food banks are children

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Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds fly past the Peace Tower during the Canada Day noon show on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, July 1, 2019. The Department of National Defence says the Canadian Forces Snowbirds will be unable to fly in planned air shows and fly pasts until a technical issue is resolved. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds fly past the Peace Tower during the Canada Day noon show on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, July 1, 2019. The Department of National Defence says the Canadian Forces Snowbirds will be unable to fly in planned air shows and fly pasts until a technical issue is resolved. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Pope Francis arrives to attend his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, June 22, 2022. The Vatican has released the program for Pope Francis’ visit to Canada next month, which includes a visit to the site of a former residential school in Alberta with survivors of the institutions.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

‘Miraculous event:’ Pope visiting former Alberta residential school site during visit

Pope Francis expected to deliver apology for Catholic Church’s role in residential schools

Pope Francis arrives to attend his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, June 22, 2022. The Vatican has released the program for Pope Francis’ visit to Canada next month, which includes a visit to the site of a former residential school in Alberta with survivors of the institutions.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
An enhanced coloured sun and sky due to the wildfires south of the border silhouettes trees on a mountain top in North Vancouver, B.C., Friday, October 2, 2020. Rainy conditions that raised flood risks in north, central and southeastern British Columbia are being replaced by sunshine as a brief heat wave, the first in the province this year, offers a respite until early next week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. watches flood risk as rains ease, but heat has potential to melt snowpack

Flood watches maintained in parts of the southern Interior and northeastern B.C.

An enhanced coloured sun and sky due to the wildfires south of the border silhouettes trees on a mountain top in North Vancouver, B.C., Friday, October 2, 2020. Rainy conditions that raised flood risks in north, central and southeastern British Columbia are being replaced by sunshine as a brief heat wave, the first in the province this year, offers a respite until early next week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to Prince Charles delivering remarks during the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda on Friday, June 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to Prince Charles delivering remarks during the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda on Friday, June 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
People protest about abortion, Friday, June 24, 2022, outside the Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

US Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion

13 states already have laws on the books that ban abortion, pending this decision

People protest about abortion, Friday, June 24, 2022, outside the Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
The ruins of houses and businesses are seen in Lytton, B.C., on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, almost a year after the town was destroyed by fire during the heat dome weather event. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Trial by fire continues for Lytton, B.C., its residents in limbo, buildings in ruins

More than 2,000 are still living in the area without the village to support them after the fire

The ruins of houses and businesses are seen in Lytton, B.C., on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, almost a year after the town was destroyed by fire during the heat dome weather event. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pauses after laying a wreath at the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Kigali, Rwanda on Thursday, June 23, 2022. More than 250,000 victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi have been buried in a mass grave at the memorial. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Trudeau announces $250M in food aid, blames Russia for skyrocketing prices

Prime minister is in Kigali, Rwanda, for a meeting of Commonwealth heads of government

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pauses after laying a wreath at the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Kigali, Rwanda on Thursday, June 23, 2022. More than 250,000 victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi have been buried in a mass grave at the memorial. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Minister of Justice David Lametti listens during an announcement on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Thursday, June 16, 2022. Members of Parliament have agreed to expedite the Liberal government’s “extreme intoxication” bill in the House of Commons with a unanimous consent motion. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Extreme intoxication bill will become law after Senate, House expedite its passage

Pending royal assent means that the Criminal Code will be amended to create criminal liability

Minister of Justice David Lametti listens during an announcement on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Thursday, June 16, 2022. Members of Parliament have agreed to expedite the Liberal government’s “extreme intoxication” bill in the House of Commons with a unanimous consent motion. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A young boy is silhouetted as he jumps off the pier at Crescent Beach into Boundary Bay, in Surrey, B.C., Tuesday, July 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

A timeline of B.C.’s record-setting extreme heat event in June 2021

Environment Canada heat warnings covered most of British Columbia one year ago…

A young boy is silhouetted as he jumps off the pier at Crescent Beach into Boundary Bay, in Surrey, B.C., Tuesday, July 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
In this March 2021 file photo provided by Pfizer, vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are prepared for packaging at the company’s facility in Puurs, Belgium. (Pfizer via AP)
In this March 2021 file photo provided by Pfizer, vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are prepared for packaging at the company’s facility in Puurs, Belgium. (Pfizer via AP)
Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly responds to questions next to Ralph Goodale, High Commissioner for Canada in Great Britain, during a news conference in Kigali, Rwanda on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Canada hopes to spur action at Commonwealth to address impact of Russian war: Goodale

Commonwealth countries range from some of the richest economies in the world to some of the poorest

Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly responds to questions next to Ralph Goodale, High Commissioner for Canada in Great Britain, during a news conference in Kigali, Rwanda on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
The Senate of Canada building and Senate Chamber are pictured in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. A special joint committee of the House of Commons and Senate released an interim report on medically assisted dying Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

MPs say safeguards needed around mental health and assisted dying

Parliamentary committee releases report but makes no recommendations

The Senate of Canada building and Senate Chamber are pictured in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. A special joint committee of the House of Commons and Senate released an interim report on medically assisted dying Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh participates in a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Liberal-NDP agreement changed political dynamics on Parliament Hill

MPs head off for summer without having to prepare for a fall election for first time in 4 years

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh participates in a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
The Canadian Coast Guard ship called John P. Tully has been used to bring scientists to the Explorer Seamount — Canada’s largest underwater mountain. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

West Coast expedition off B.C. explores never-before-seen deep-sea habitat

‘We are going to habitats that nobody’s mapped before, that nobody’s seen before’

The Canadian Coast Guard ship called John P. Tully has been used to bring scientists to the Explorer Seamount — Canada’s largest underwater mountain. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
The flag of the People’s Republic of China flies at the Embassy of China in Ottawa, on Nov. 22, 2019. A federal research unit detected what might be a Chinese Communist Party information operation that aimed to discourage Canadians of Chinese heritage from voting for the Conservatives in the 2021 federal election. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Beijing may have tried to discourage Canadians from voting Conservative: federal unit

Researchers observed a narrative that Conservatives would all but sever relations with Beijing

The flag of the People’s Republic of China flies at the Embassy of China in Ottawa, on Nov. 22, 2019. A federal research unit detected what might be a Chinese Communist Party information operation that aimed to discourage Canadians of Chinese heritage from voting for the Conservatives in the 2021 federal election. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang