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Feds must ‘better understand’ cryptocurrencies, say NDP, but Conservatives warn Ottawa could ‘get in the way’

While the Bank of Canada has said cryptocurrencies do not pose 'any significant risk' to the financial system or economy, higher inflation could result in more Canadians using them as a store of wealth, says CPC MP.

Advocates, NDP welcome ‘long overdue’ paid sick day legislation for federally regulated employees

News|By Mike Lapointe
But the CFIB says it's wary of the legislation, saying it would expect the government to introduce bills favouring economic growth—and not additional costs to be bared by small business owners.

Canada’s measured response to Ethiopian crisis leaves some wanting more forceful action

News|By Neil Moss
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has spoken with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed twice in the last month, but it is unclear how involved Canada is with the peace process.

International Development Minister Sajjan taps Ashley Wright to lead his new office

Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Chiefs of staff have also been confirmed in the offices of ministers Dominic LeBlanc, Dan Vandal, Kamal Khera, and Helena Jaczek.

‘We’re still here’: MP Idlout on bringing Inuktitut to the House

Governor General Mary Simon's use of Inuktitut during last month's Throne Speech was a historic first, and new Nunavut MP Lori Idlout is making efforts of her own to incorporate her mother tongue into her work.

New Fisheries Minister Murray has list of ‘urgent’ priorities to grapple with

News|By Alice Chen
In a big portfolio with major decisions ranging from Indigenous rights, to environmental concerns, to shipbuilding, observers say ‘hard-working’ Joyce Murray has a lot of pressure on her shoulders.

‘In this fight we shouldn’t be left alone’: Kosovo urges Canada to combat influence of Russia, China in Western Balkans

News|By Neil Moss
President Vjosa Osmani says that Kosovo is 'absolutely ready' to join NATO to have the protection of the military alliance, but also to contribute to its work.

‘Extremely dangerous’ nuclear weapons arms race needs to be confronted, says Austrian diplomat

Feature|By Neil Moss
'The famous doomsday clock is now standing at 100 seconds before midnight, which is actually closer to midnight than at any time during the Cold War,' says Austria's Alexander Kmentt.

‘Absolutely shameful’: RCMP conduct, arrest of journalists in spotlight as Wet’suwet’en opposition to pipeline flares up

The Canadian Association of Journalists and 40 other news organizations and press freedom groups have written to Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino asking for him to drop the charges against two journalists arrested.
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