Canadian Food Inspection Agency raises alarm as spotted lanternfly pest nears border

This Oct. 10, 2021 photo shows a cluster of spotted laternflies on a tree, in Harrisburg, Pa. (Scott Eshenaur via AP) This Oct. 10, 2021 photo shows a cluster of spotted laternflies on a tree, in Harrisburg, Pa. (Scott Eshenaur via AP)

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Quebec adopts law making oath to King optional for elected members

The oath of allegiance to the monarch that has long rankled Quebec sovereigntist politicians is a thing of the past after the provincial legislature passed a law on Friday abolishing the requirement for its elected members. The Coalition Avenir Quebec government tabled a bill this week to make the oath optional after weeks of debate in the aftermath of the October election, as three members of the opposition Parti Quebecois refused to swear allegiance to King Charles and were barred from sitting.

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