Kristy Kirkup

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Committee 'deeply disturbed' by reports of coerced, forced sterilization

The House of Commons health committee is calling on the federal government to investigate the problem of coerced or forced sterilization of women in Canada.

PM pledges access to medication as pharmacists, patient groups fear shortage

Canadians will continue to have access to the medications they need, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised Thursday in the face of escalating worry about a Trump administration decision to allow prescription drug imports from Canada.

Trudeau seeks support from allies at G20 amid China-Canada tensions

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has arrived in Osaka, Japan for the G20 leaders' summit, where he will look to raise the issue of two Canadians held in China at "every opportunity

RCMP seeks names of potential victims of coerced sterilization

The RCMP is seeking the names of potential victims of coerced sterilization procedures and wants lawyers to help in the process, Commissioner Brenda Lucki said Tuesday.

Safety concerns for Indigenous women in resource development: MMIWG inquiry

Amnesty International Canada is supporting the call from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls on the "urgent need" to consider the safety of Indigenous women in all stages of resource-extraction projects.

Goodale faces questions over N.S. prison's delay in calling police

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale must explain why the Correctional Service of Canada waited three months to call police after learning of assault allegations at the Nova Institution for women in Truro, N.S., last year, the federal Conservatives said Tuesday.

'Predator' prison guard accused of sexually assaulting 3 women

Three women who say they were sexually assaulted by a prison guard in Nova Scotia have launched a lawsuit against the federal correctional service.

Liberals move ahead on Indigenous agenda after SNC affair, caucus ousters

Justin Trudeau's Liberals say they are still hearing support from Indigenous people and leaders, despite concerns raised publicly about Trudeau's expulsion of two ex-ministers who had been central to work on reconciliation.

Budget 2019: Liberals add $4.5B for Indigenous services as reconciliation effort continues

The federal Liberal government plans to spend $4.5 billion over the next five years to try to narrow the socio-economic gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people — part of a plan to keep reconciliation at the forefront of this fall's campaign narrative.

Wilson-Raybould could have effected change in Indigenous Services: leaders

Jody Wilson-Raybould would have brought a wealth of experience to the Indigenous services portfolio, including first-hand knowledge from the world of First Nations politics, say some Indigenous leaders.

Coerced-sterilization allegations a 'crisis' that demands public inquiry: Alberta chief

Ongoing concerns about coerced sterilization of Indigenous women is nothing short of a "crisis" that warrants a public inquiry, says a prominent Alberta First Nations leader.

Singh urges team to 'double down' in months leading up to October election

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh urged his caucus on Wednesday to "double down" on their efforts to unseat the Trudeau Liberals in the eight months left to the next election.

New year, new chief of staff and a byelection bid: Jagmeet Singh eyes 2019

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has his sights set on winning the Burnaby South riding in a February byelection.

Coerced sterilization reports sparking concern in Canada's medical community

Reports detailing allegations of coerced and forced sterilizations of Indigenous women are "deeply concerning" and describe serious violations of medical ethics, the president of the Canadian Medical Association said Thursday.

Class action lawsuit proposed on coerced sterilization in Alberta

A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed against the Government of Alberta on behalf of Indigenous women who say they were subjected to forced sterilization.