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United States

Anna Mehler Paperny

Quebec court refuses to suspend law banning religious symbols

Dec 12 2019

The Quebec Court of Appeal refused on Thursday to suspend a law banning the wearing of religious symbols by public employees in the Canadian province, although more legal battles await.

Multiple fatalities after small plane crashes in British Columbia

Dec 11 2019

TORONTO A small plane that crashed on Gabriola Island in British Columbia on Tuesday evening was engulfed in flames after it hit the ground, killing several people, according to authorities and an eyewitness on Wednesday.

Thousands of Ontario teachers to walk off job Wednesday in one-day strike

Dec 04 2019

TORONTO Tens of thousands of teachers and support staff in Canada's most populous province are poised to walk off the job on Wednesday in a one-day strike, part of escalating job action as talks failed to produce a tentative agreement with the government.

Two families from Uzbekistan killed in Canada plane crash: ambassador

Nov 29 2019

TORONTO Two families from Uzbekistan died earlier this week when their single-engine aircraft crashed in a wooded area on the outskirts of Kingston, Ontario, killing all seven people aboard, the Uzbekistan ambassador said in a tweet on Friday.

Two families from Uzbekistan killed in Canada plane crash -ambassador

Nov 29 2019

TORONTO, Nov 29 Two families from Uzbekistan died when a single-engine aircraft crashed in a wooded area on the outskirts of Kingston, Ontario, killing all seven people aboard, the Uzbekistan ambassador said in a tweet on Friday.

Canada defends 'Safe Third Country' pact with U.S. as court wraps up

Nov 08 2019

The Canadian government on Friday denied that the rights of any refugees are threatened by a U.S.-Canada agreement that compels asylum seekers trying to cross the border into Canada to first apply for sanctuary in the United States.

U.S. not 'safe' for refugees, rights groups argue in Canadian court

Nov 04 2019

TORONTO The United States is unsafe for would-be refugees and a Canada-U.S. agreement that compels asylum seekers to first apply for U.S. sanctuary ought to be ripped up, lawyers for refugees and rights groups argued in a Canadian federal court on Monday.

INSIGHT-RPT In Canada, a little-known drug regulator shows its teeth

May 08 2019

TORONTO, May 8 A tiny, little-known government agency is ramping up regulation of Canada's pharmaceutical industry, seeking to rein in prices for patented drugs that are among the highest in the world, according to industry sources and a Reuters analysis of government data.

In Canada, a little-known drug regulator shows its teeth

May 08 2019

TORONTO A tiny, little-known government agency is ramping up regulation of Canada's pharmaceutical industry, seeking to rein in prices for patented drugs that are among the highest in the world, according to industry sources and a Reuters analysis of government data.

Exclusive: Facing crackdown in Canada, drugmakers offered billions in price cuts

Feb 06 2019

TORONTO Canadian pharmaceutical industry lobby groups, in an effort to head off a planned crackdown on prescription drug prices, offered to give up C$8.6 billion ($6.6 billion) in revenue over 10 years, freeze prices or reduce the cost of treating rare diseases, according to interviews and documents seen by Reuters.

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