Disappointed veterans take aim at Liberal government’s pension-for-life plan

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government enters the second half of its mandate facing anger and frustration from Canadian military veterans over its recently announced...

Liberals’ pension plan for disabled veterans won’t take effect until 2019

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is promising to provide injured veterans with more financial compensation and assistance in the form of long-promised lifelong disability...

Inuk woman with liver disease improves but family hopes for wider policy change

TORONTO — The family of an Inuk woman struggling with acute liver failure is expressing optimism about her improving condition, while urging the rapid...
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Confirmed Blue-Algae bloom on Bass Lake in Blind River, don’t eat the fish says...

Blue-green algae bloom on Bass Lake in Blind River Algoma Public Health is advising residents and visitors of a confirmed blue-green algae bloom (cyanobacteria) on...

Finance Minister Bill Morneau talks pot bucks with provincial counterparts

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Bill Morneau can expect a lot of provincial hands reaching for the federal purse strings when he sits down with...

Thousands of veterans waiting as backlog for disability benefits explodes

OTTAWA — The number of veterans waiting to find out whether they qualify for disability benefits has skyrocketed over the last eight months, new...

CRA backs down in row with diabetics denied disability tax credit

OTTAWA — The Canada Revenue Agency is taking steps to quell a furor over what critics were calling its heartless treatment of diabetics. Disability advocates and...

Landmark study shows military veterans at greater risk of suicide

OTTAWA — A landmark study from Veterans Affairs Canada appears to confirm what many have long feared: Canadians who have served in uniform are...

Cost of bringing First Nations water systems up to snuff could total $3.2B: PBO

OTTAWA — The parliamentary budget officer estimates it will cost at least $3.2 billion in capital investment to bring First Nations water systems up...

Flu cases showing up earlier than usual, could be harbinger of bad season: experts

The influenza season in Canada could be shaping up to be a potentially nasty one, with a mixed bag of viruses already circulating in much of the country, say...