Susan Lunn

Susan Lunn has been covering politics in Ottawa since 2002. She has a special interest in health and the environment.

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A relic of Canada's atom age, the NRU reactor is shutting down for good

On March 31, a little-known part of Canada’s nuclear history will end.

Conservative MP Erin O'Toole considering run for Ontario PC leadership

Ontario Conservative MP Erin O'Toole says he's not ruling out running as a candidate in the Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership race.

39% of cannabis users admit to driving after smoking pot, government survey finds

A survey done for Health Canada suggests that 39 per cent of people who admitted to smoking pot say they've driven within two hours of smoking up.

Canada must reduce emissions from oilsands to meet climate goals: OECD report

The report card from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development says Canada has made progress in some areas and failed in others.

Federal government proposes new monitoring system for medical assistance in dying

The federal government has released proposed new rules for tracking those who request medical assistance in dying and those approved to receive it, in an effort to foster public trust in the new regime.

Cities grapple with bylaw and regulation changes as they race to make legal pot deadline

Now that the federal government has released more details on its legislation to legalize pot, some cities have already taken steps to make sure they are ready for next July's deadline.

Liberals say they'll back prescription heroin, drug checking services to fight opioid crisis

The federal government will support new treatment options for drug addicts, including giving them prescription opioids or pharmaceutical grade heroin, backing quality testing of street drugs and helping provinces set up overdose prevention sites in emergencies.

Woodland caribou continue to decline as provinces fail to meet protection deadline

Five years after they were forced to come up with strategies to protect habitat for the boreal caribou, not a single province has met that deadline, according to a federal government progress report released today.

Liberals' pot bill tweaked to remove plant height limit, add timeline for edibles

The Liberal government's marijuana bill has returned from a parliamentary committee with a few amendments, including a requirement that they introduce a policy around edibles and other concentrated forms of cannabis within a year

Premiers want federal tax proposals on agenda at first ministers' meeting

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sits down with the premiers next week, it's likely he will get more grief on his government's proposed small business tax changes. And the Prime Minister's Office said Thursday that Finance Minister Bill Morneau will be on hand to answer premiers' questions.