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In The News for Jan. 31: Will proposed new standards make long-term care better?

In The News for Jan. 31: Will proposed new standards make long-term care better?

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Sister of Montreal man who died while illegally jailed wants video footage released

Sister of Montreal man who died while illegally jailed wants video footage released

MONTREAL — More than a month since her younger brother died, Sarafina Dennie says she still has trouble eating or sleeping.
'Dangerous' to think B.C.'s decriminalization plan will reduce OD deaths: researcher

'Dangerous' to think B.C.'s decriminalization plan will reduce OD deaths: researcher

VANCOUVER — Decriminalization of people with small amounts of illegal drugs for their own use has become a reality in British Columbia, but substance users and researchers say the change is expected to make little immediate difference because of a to
Time is of the essence to bring in and enforce new long-term care standards: authors

Time is of the essence to bring in and enforce new long-term care standards: authors

OTTAWA — Proposed new standards for long-term care issued by a panel of experts at the Health Standards Organization on Tuesday say residents should get at least four hours of direct care a day and workers must be paid more.
Federal agency targeting illegal wildlife trade through financial intelligence

Federal agency targeting illegal wildlife trade through financial intelligence

OTTAWA — Canada's financial intelligence agency is stepping up the fight against the illicit wildlife trade by taking aim at the criminals who reap big profits from the global racket.
Quebec calls for resignation of federal government's anti-Islamophobia representative

Quebec calls for resignation of federal government's anti-Islamophobia representative

MONTREAL — The Quebec government is calling for the resignation of the federal government's special representative to combat Islamophobia over a 2019 opinion piece in an Ottawa newspaper in which she suggested Quebecers are influenced by anti-Muslim
Const. Nicole Chan feared never working at VPD again after hospital stint: sergeant

Const. Nicole Chan feared never working at VPD again after hospital stint: sergeant

BURNABY, B.C. — Const.
Tamil groups ask Ottawa to bring Sri Lanka officials to global courts

Tamil groups ask Ottawa to bring Sri Lanka officials to global courts

OTTAWA — Tamil diaspora groups are praising Ottawa's sanctions on Sri Lanka officials, while asking Canada to bring that country to international tribunals.
Key points in report on L'Arche International sex abuse scandal involving Jean Vanier

Key points in report on L'Arche International sex abuse scandal involving Jean Vanier

L'Arche International, a non-profit charity that helps people with intellectual disabilities, released a report Monday that identified 25 women who experienced a sexual act or an intimate gesture between 1952 and 2019 involving the group's founder, Jean Vanier
Quebec Cardinal Marc Ouellet to retire after overseeing the Vatican's bishops' office

Quebec Cardinal Marc Ouellet to retire after overseeing the Vatican's bishops' office

Marc Ouellet, the Quebec cardinal who oversaw the Vatican's powerful bishops' office and who has been recently been hit with accusations of sexual misconduct, announced Monday he would retire in April.