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House of Commons unanimously agrees to pass conversion therapy bill

The House of Commons unanimously agreed to pass Bill C-4, the legislation to ban LGBTQ2S+ conversion therapy, through all stages without study or amendment after a Conservative motion, making it the first bill to pass the House in the 44th Parliament and head to the Senate. This rapid fast-tracking came just two days after the Liberals tabled the expanded legislation.

Justice Minister and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti speaks as Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan, Robert Oliphant and Tourism Minister and Associate Finance Minister Randy Boissonnault look on following Question Period, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 in Ottawa. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

Canada's ban on single-use plastic items delayed until 2022

While the government announced in the fall of 2020 that its ban on several single-use plastic items would take effect by the end of this year, Environment and Climate Change Canada now says final regulations will be published some time next year instead.

Feds reinstating foreign air travel testing, reviewing booster strategy in light of Omicron

Canada is reviewing its vaccine booster strategy, adding new countries to the list of nations subjected to federal travel restrictions, and is imposing new testing requirements on all air travellers coming from outside of Canada with the exception of the U.S., due to concerns over the Omicron variant. Federal ministers and public health officials announced these three new steps with the aim of preventing further importation and spread of the variant of concern.

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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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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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