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Canadian researcher says new study suggests autism overdiagnosed

MONTREAL — Autism has become so overdiagnosed that within five to 10 years there could be almost no difference between groups of people who have been diagnosed with the condition and those who haven't, a Montreal researcher warns following the public
Trudeau vows to stand firm against 'increasingly assertive' China

Trudeau vows to stand firm against 'increasingly assertive' China

MONTREAL — Canada won't back down in its defence of Canadians against an increasingly assertive China, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday following another round of sharp criticism from the Asian country.

Feminine hygiene products added to food subsidy program Nutrition North

CAMBRIDGE BAY, Nunavut — The federal government is expanding its subsidy program for northern groceries to include feminine hygiene products and staple foods shipped by road or sea.

Feds provide $3 million boost to charity for social entrepreneurs

The federal government says it is giving $3 million to a charity that supports young Canadians developing socially conscious businesses.

ACOA writes off balance of two multimillion-dollar loans to Irving company

FREDERICTON — An Irving-owned company is off the hook on repaying the balance owed on two multimillion-dollar federal loans it received to open a drywall plant in Saint John, N.B. The two conditionally repayable loans, totalling $7.
'What our ancestors meant:' Canada, First Nations create new park reserve

'What our ancestors meant:' Canada, First Nations create new park reserve

LUTSEL K'E, N.W.T. — A deal on a vast new national park reserve in the North is being called a model for future relationships between First Nations and Canada.
Liberals unhurt, Tories not helped by scathing SNC-Lavalin report: Poll

Liberals unhurt, Tories not helped by scathing SNC-Lavalin report: Poll

OTTAWA — A new poll suggests a scathing ethics report on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's handling of the SNC-Lavalin affair hasn't so far hurt the Liberals' chances of re-election this fall — and it hasn't helped the Conservatives.
Groups ready large get-out-the-vote campaign to keep youth turnout high

Groups ready large get-out-the-vote campaign to keep youth turnout high

OTTAWA — Caro Loutfi is busy at her Montreal office preparing ways to get young voters to cast a ballot in this fall's federal election.
Hotter, larger fires turning boreal forest into carbon source: research

Hotter, larger fires turning boreal forest into carbon source: research

Bigger, hotter wildfires are turning Canada's vast boreal forest into a significant new source of climate-changing greenhouse gases, scientists say.
NDP working to recruit candidates in New Brunswick where roster is bare

NDP working to recruit candidates in New Brunswick where roster is bare

OTTAWA — A spokesperson for NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh insists the party is working hard to recruit new candidates and get its message out to the people of New Brunswick.
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