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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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In do-or-die mode, Biden does neither

Joe Biden’s foreign allies left town on Thursday. His allies at home, meanwhile, joined in the political assassination. Plagued by a domestic political crisis, the beleaguered US president held a rare, unscripted and free press conference to conclude this week’s NATO summit. The event, broadcast live on television, was a defining moment for Biden’s campaign, as many Democrats weigh whether …

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Head of National Microbiology Laboratory resigns after scientist safety scandal

The head of the National Microbiology Lab (NML) in Winnipeg has announced he is stepping down to continue his medical work and accept a position with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba, CBC News has learned. Since 2020, Dr. Guillaume Poliquin has overseen Canada’s only Level 4 virology facility, which is equipped to handle the most serious and …

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A new law aims to tackle environmental racism in Canada

For years, researchers, activists and community leaders have shown how Indigenous, Black and other racial groups are disproportionately affected by polluting industries. Now, a new law will require the federal government to do a better job of identifying this injustice and trying to correct it. Bill C-226, sponsored by Green Leader Elizabeth May, became law on Thursday evening, almost four …

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Traditional Chinese medicine did nothing for my psoriasis. But it was my mother’s love language

This First Person article was written by Kerry Yang, a first-year medical student in Calgary. For more information about First Person Stories, see the FAQ. When plaques started appearing on my knees in first grade, my mother thought it was because of all the kneeling I did on the carpet while reading. ‘Aiyah! You have to stop kneeling,” she said …

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