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Advocates decry Ottawa’s decision to stop funding Health Council of Canada

The federal Conservative government will stop funding the council created to ensure common standards for health-care across provinces and territories – a move that critics say will fragment the national system of medicare.<p>The Health Council of Canada was established in 2004 at the recommendation of …

Senate Offices Warned To Be Vigilant After Ricin-Tainted Letter Sent To Sen. Wicker

Letter sent to Wicker was postmarked from Memphis.<p>WASHINGTON — In the wake of an envelope reportedly tainted with ricin being sent to Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker's office, the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms is warning Capitol Hill offices to be vigilant and advising them that mail is being stopped …