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There is a price to pay for not being prepared for war. Will Canada have to pay that price again?

A little over 18 years ago, amid the dust and blazing heat of Kandahar Airfield, the weary look on Colonel Ian Hope’s face spoke louder than his words. It was the spring of 2006, and the Canadian contingent in Afghanistan had just endured a brutal few weeks. More than half a dozen Canadian soldiers had been killed in roadside bombings. …

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Elections Canada proposes measures to protect nomination contests from interference

Elections Canada is proposing possible changes to protect the political nomination process from foreign interference. These include banning non-citizens from participating in candidate selection, requiring parties to publish contest rules and explicitly prohibiting certain practices, such as voting more than once. The Federal Election Agency outlines the proposed steps in a discussion guide intended to help chief election officer Stéphane …

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Nearly 3 in 4 babies live in areas where low vaccination rates cause measles outbreaks: UN

More children were left out of crucial vaccination campaigns against diseases such as diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough last year as rising conflicts around the world hampered the delivery of life-saving vaccines, especially in conflict-torn regions, the United Nations said Monday. The UN estimates that around 14.5 million children worldwide were not vaccinated in 2023, compared to 13.9 million a …

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His cancerous larynx has been removed. Now he can speak again.

As it happens7:22His cancerous larynx has been removed. Now he can speak again. Just a few months ago, Marty Kedian of Haverhill, Massachusetts, couldn’t speak a word. He didn’t know if he ever would again. But in February, Kedian underwent a total larynx replacement after being diagnosed with laryngeal cancer and undergoing years of surgery. “I had an 82-year-old mother …

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Coral reefs are vital lines of defense against hurricanes. But their future is uncertain

Hurricane season has kicked off with Beryl, the first Category 5 storm ever to form in the Atlantic Ocean. Beryl has since been downgraded to a Category 4, but the storm was still expected to bring life-threatening wind gusts and storm surges to Jamaica on Wednesday. Normally, coral reefs serve as a crucial form of natural coastal protection against such …

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