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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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Looking back at a year of investigations into alleged military sexual misconduct

The Canadian military has spent the last year grappling with sexual misconduct investigations of its highest ranking members, deepening the call for a complete internal culture shift. CTVNews.ca has compiled a timeline of investigations launched by the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) dating back to February, 2021.

Starting from top left and going clockwise, composite image of Gen. Jonathan Vance, Admiral Art McDonald, Vice-Admiral Haydn Edmundson, Lt.-Gen. Steven Whelan, Lt.-Gen. Trevor Cadieu and Maj. Gen. Dany Fortin (CP / Department of National Defence)

PM Trudeau names new ministers to several key files in sizable cabinet shakeup

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has considerably shaken up his cabinet roster, naming new ministers to key portfolios including defence, health, foreign affairs, and environment, while adding in a handful of rookies as he forges ahead with a third mandate. Gender parity has been restored, there is new emphasis on regional development agencies. Overall there are 39 members of the new cabinet.

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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.

People lounge at a rooftop swimming pool at the 1 Hotel South Beach, Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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OPINION | Don Martin: Does Trudeau love all of Canada? That's a good question now.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s single-minded takedown of oilsands production is like banning Christmas tree sales so he can start delivering on his three-year-old pledge to expand our forests by two billion trees, a promise that has yet to take root, Don Martin writes in an exclusive column for CTVNews.ca.

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