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health-surveyCITIZEN PANEL CALLS FOR UNIVERSAL PHARMACARE

A group of Canadians looking into access to prescription drugs is recommending the federal government adopt a national, publicly funded pharmacare plan in concert with the country’s universal health-care system. Representatives of the Citizens’ Reference Panel on Pharmacare in Canada will deliver their recommendations today to a the Commons Standing Committee on Health.

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OTTAWASECURITY SHOULDN’T TRUMP PRIVACY: WATCHDOGS

Privacy commissioners from across the country will tell the Trudeau government today to make respect for personal information a cornerstone of its revamped national security policy. Federal privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien and his provincial and territorial counterparts are signing a joint submission to the government’s security review.

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court-gavelGOOGLE, B.C. COMPANY BATTLE IN HIGH COURT

A legal fight between Google and a B.C. technology company unfolds today in the Supreme Court of Canada, where they will duel over competing free speech and copyright infringement issues. At issue is whether Canadian courts have the jurisdiction to make sweeping orders to block access to content on the Internet beyond Canada’s borders.