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Alberta whistleblower legislation needs overhaul, experts say

The Alberta legislature’s Resource Stewardship Committee heard conflicting testimony as it reviewed the effectiveness of its Public Interest Disclosure Act

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National experts say Alberta’s whistleblower legislation needs an overhaul, while the province’s Public Interest Commissioner says only small changes are necessary. The Alberta legislature’s Resource Stewardship Committee heard conflicting testimony as it reviewed the effectiveness of its Public Interest Disclosure Act. David Hutton, of the Centre for Free Expression (CFE) at Ryerson

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Lee Harding is the Saskatchewan Political Columnist for the Western Standard. He is also a Research Fellow at the Frontier Centre for Public Policy and is the former Saskatchewan Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

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Canadians hit with millions of dollars of COVID fines

Cabinet tabled in the Commons detailed enforcement actions under the Quarantine Act.

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The feds have issued tickets for close to $3 million for COVID-19 scofflaws who have refused to quarantine at hotels after arriving back in the country, says Blacklock's Reporter. Other tickets handed out include fines for fraudulent COVID-19 test results. Cabinet tabled in the Commons detailed enforcement actions under the Quarantine Act. “I think it is important that we ad

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Poll shows deepening trouble for CPC leader O’Toole

“Conservative leader Erin O’Toole is viewed unfavourably by 56% of Canadians, a decline of four more points from March,” said a release by the Angus Reid group, of the poll.

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A new national poll is showing worsening results for Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole. "Conservative leader Erin O’Toole is viewed unfavourably by 56% of Canadians, a decline of four more points from March," said a release by the Angus Reid group, of the poll. "Prime Minister Justin Trudeau finds his approval up four points over the last three months to 45%, though the number of Canadians

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Body found in Naramata home linked to double murder

Police discover a woman’s body while following up on previous homicide investigation

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BC RCMP are investigating the murder of 57-year-old Kathleen Richardson, whose body was found inside of a Naramata residence, which may be linked to a double homicide. Police approached the home at the 3900 block of 3rd Street and discovered Richardson's body around 5 p.m. Wednesday, while following up on information regarding the murder of Kamloops brothers Erick Fryer, 29, and Carlos Fryer,

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We the undersigned call on the Canadian government to immediately cease all payouts to media companies.

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