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In new mandate letter, top Mountie asked to speed up RCMP reform, boost recruitment
News/Politics: The federal government has issued RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki new marching orders, including increasing recruitment, reviewing the Mounties' use-of-force techniques and removing firearms out of domestic situations more quickly.
Emergency alert system not good enough, says Bill Blair
News/Politics: Canada's emergency alert system is not working well enough when disaster strikes, the Minister of Emergency Preparedness said Friday, adding that more useful information needs to get to those who may be affected quicker.
Quebec City mosque shooter must get chance at parole after 25 years, Supreme Court rules
News/Canada/Montreal: Justices found that a sentencing provision that allowed for consecutive, 25-year blocks of parole ineligibility periods for multiple first-degree murders to be "cruel and unusual" punishment.
Natural gas, rare earth minerals: What's at stake for Ukraine in the territory Russia is trying to conquer
News/Politics: Ukraine wanted to make itself energy independent in 2014 — and then Russia invaded Crimea. Ukraine has one of the largest deposits of rare earth minerals in Europe, the kind used in cellphones, TVs and electronics. So while the war is about Russian identity, experts say it is also about resources.
Is Canada falling behind its Five Eyes allies on national security?
News/Politics/Power & Politics: A new report co-authored by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s former national security adviser and a former Department of National Defence analyst says that Canada has failed to act on modern threats.
All six candidates participated in French-language Conservative leadership debate last night
News/Politics/Power & Politics: Political strategists Rudy Husny, Michele Cadario, and Willy Blomme join Power & Politics to discuss the highlights of the French-language Conservative Leadership Debate and what impact it may have on the race.
Western countries considering whether to let Russian oligarchs buy relief from sanctions
News/Politics: Western allies are considering allowing Russian oligarchs to buy their way out of sanctions and using the money to rebuild Ukraine, according to government officials familiar with the matter.
Government taking 'targeted' approach to monkeypox vaccination: health official
News/Politics: Federal health officials are strategically positioning vaccine doses for monkeypox across the country in response to a growing number of cases, the deputy chief public health officer said Thursday.
Ottawa unveils proposed policy directives for CRTC to focus on consumers and affordability
News/Business: The federal government has put out new policy directives for the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission aimed at improving competition and giving consumers more options for their telecom services.
A third of recent cannabis users say they have driven while high: government survey
News/Politics: Despite public awareness campaigns and law enforcement training to deter marijuana-impaired driving, a third of Canadians who've recently used cannabis say they've been behind the wheel after consuming, according to a new government survey.
Federal justice minister criticizes Quebec's use of notwithstanding clause for Bill 96
News/Canada/Montreal: Canada's federal justice minister said he is worried about how Bill 96 will affect Quebecers access to health care and justice. He also criticized the province for its use of the notwithstanding clause.
Conservative leadership candidates gather in Quebec for final debate of the race
News/Politics: Conservative leadership candidates will gather tonight for the final official debate of the race — a French-language matchup that will challenge the candidates' languages skills as they fight for the top job.