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Quebec language reform Bill 96 adopted in National Assembly

Bill 96, the provincial government's controversial legislation aimed at protecting the French language in Quebec, has been adopted in the National Assembly.
MNAs voted 78-29 in favour of passing the law Tuesday afternoon, with opposition members from the Liberal Party and Parti Québécois voting against it.
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Language law Bill 96 adopted, promising sweeping changes for Quebec

Bill 96, the provincial government's controversial legislation aimed at protecting the French language in Quebec, has been adopted in the National Assembly.
MNAs voted 78-29 in favour of passing the law Tuesday afternoon, with opposition members from the Liberal Party and Parti Québécois voting against it.
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Quebec's majority government has adopted its contentious language bill overhauling the Charter of the French language, in a vote that lasted only minutes at the National Assembly this afternoon. 
Dissent over Bill 96 had escalated in recent weeks with thousands holding protests, denouncing the bill for impeding the rights of anglophones, allophones and Indigenous communities.
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The Atlantic hurricane season, which spans from June 1 to Nov. 30, is expected to be a busy one.
Experts from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration out of the United States, along with those from the Canadian Hurricane Centre, released predictions for the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane season Tuesday.
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Indiana pastor admits adultery to congregation; woman says she was 16

An Indiana pastor resigned after a woman stood at a Sunday service and said he had a sexual relationship with her years ago that began when she was a teenager, the church said Tuesday.
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Active 2022 Atlantic hurricane season expected, with up to 21 named storms

The Atlantic hurricane season, which spans from June 1 to Nov. 30, is expected to be a busy one.
Experts from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration out of the United States, along with those from the Canadian Hurricane Centre, released predictions for the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane season Tuesday.
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Indiana church says it confronted pastor about sex with teen

An Indiana pastor who confessed to "adultery" years ago with a teenager publicly informed his congregation last weekend after church leaders confronted him, the church said Tuesday.
John Lowe II has resigned, New Life Christian Church and World Outreach in Warsaw said in a statement on its website.
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A report looking into a mapping program the RCMP had access to -- but couldn't open -- during the 2020 mass shooting in Nova Scotia concludes it could have helped contain the killer's rampage.
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Russia's theft of Ukrainian grain appears to be ramping up as it continues its war on the country, according to new satellite photos of the Crimean port of Sevastopol.
Two Russia-flagged bulk carrier ships are shown docking and loading up with what is believed to be stolen Ukrainian grain in the images.
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Canada's defence minister says the federal government has more to do to support military members who are struggling to find housing.
A recent email encouraging Canadian Armed Forces members to consider contacting Habitat for Humanity for affordable housing is shedding light on how rising home and rental prices are affecting military personnel.
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Summer Barton, 27, said losing her baby at 37 weeks was the worst day of her life. 
In December 2021, Barton of Denfield, Ont., had developed a severe form of preeclampsia and her daughter, Darla, did not survive. It wasn't completely unexpected — Barton had struggled with her first pregnancy too.
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Quebec adopts Bill 96 to overhaul Charter of French Language

Quebec's majority government has adopted its contentious language bill overhauling the Charter of the French language, in a vote that lasted only minutes at the National Assembly this afternoon. 
Dissent over Bill 96 had escalated in recent weeks with thousands holding protests, denouncing the bill for impeding the rights of anglophones, allophones and Indigenous communities.
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A Cree bead artist flying between Alberta and Quebec was disappointed recently when she had to choose what beads to leave behind at airport security. 
Jessica Sanderson-Barry, a member of the Chakastaypasin Band who lives in Edmonton, was travelling to Kitigan Zibi in Quebec for a hide camp.
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