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Senate passes bill to ban conversion therapy

Conversion therapy will soon be banned across Canada, after the Senate agreed to the expedited passage of Bill C-4 on Tuesday. After multiple attempts to pass legislation banning the harmful practice failed in recent years, the bill has now cleared both the House of Commons and Senate without changes, in just over a week. Once it receives royal assent, the bill will become law.

The pride flag flies in front of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill after a flag raising ceremony in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

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OPINION | Tom Mulcair: Intolerant policies now haunting Legault

Quebec Premier Francois Legault’s populist policies have recently turned against him, as employers in all regions of the province complain bitterly about a labour shortage that is crippling many businesses, former NDP leader Tom Mulcair writes in his latest column for CTVNews.ca.

Quebec Premier Francois Legault responds to reporters' questions in Quebec City, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

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OPINION | Don Martin: Ready. Fire. Aim. How the feds are targeting Omicron

In Florida, to enter a hardware store wearing a mask means you will be immediately identified as a staffer and asked for directions to the plumbing department. To wear one indoors in a restaurant means you’re a Biden-loving Democrat or a Canadian, writes Don Martin in an exclusive column for CTVNews.ca.

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OPINION | Tom Mulcair: Trudeau steps up on climate at COP26

There’s been a lot of debate as to whether the UN climate summit in Glasgow was a success or failure. In his latest column for CTVNews.ca, former NDP leader Tom Mulcair calls it a ‘turning point’ for Canada on the world stage, and that we’ve finally taken a leadership role in sustainable development.