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It's time to extend a version of parental leave to Members of Parliament: report

A new House of Commons report is asking the Liberal government to extend pregnancy and parental leave to sitting Members of Parliament.

Jagmeet Singh to announce bid for NDP leadership: sources

Jagmeet Singh, the deputy leader of the Ontario NDP, will launch his bid next Monday to become leader of the federal New Democrats, CBC News has learned.

'Excited over the simple things': First Nation enjoys turning on the taps after 10 years without clean water

Makayla McWatch had her first sip of tap water last summer — at age 11. Her community, Pic Mobert First Nation, spent a decade under a boil-water advisory. It's one of 18 Indigenous communities to recently get off the federal government's long-term water list. But at the same time, a dozen more were added.

Co-operators Insurance rejects church's bid to forego trial

Co-operators General Insurance wants to go to trial in the civil lawsuit filed by the Archdiocese of Moncton against the company. The archdiocese wants to recoup $4.2 million to pay for abuse claims.

Advanced care paramedics want access to health system

Advanced care paramedics are calling on the Gallant government to enact an election promise and allow these specialized workers into the health system.

Diocese of Moncton suing Co-Operators Insurance for $4.2M

The Diocese of Moncton wants Co-Operators General Insurance cover $4.2 million it paid to victims of sexual abuse. The insurance company claims it has no duty to pay because the church was aware of assaults. The diocese says the language of the policy is not clear.

Bathurst Diocese case over clergy abuse goes into final arguments

A precedent setting case is going into its final stretch. Lawyers for the Bathurst Catholic Diocese and Aviva Insurance are preparing their closing arguments.

Victims of sexual abuse by clergy opened up to Michel Bastarache

Former Supreme Court justice Michel Bastarache is testifying in the civil suit involving the Diocese of Bathurst. It's seeking millions of dollars from the Aviva Insurance company, spent compensating victims of sexual abuse by clergy.

Dieppe asks youth to vote on how the city spends money

For the first time, the City of Dieppe is getting youth as young as 11 to vote on how it should spend $300,000 of its 2016 budget. It's Dieppe's way of getting its citizens directly involved in city projects.

Moncton sets new targets for attracting immigrants

The City of Moncton is implementing an immigration strategy to attract, retain and help newcomers live and find jobs. The city wants to identify challenges immigrants face, help them find solutions and work with them to integrate into the community.

Moncton-Dieppe bid to host 2021 Francophonie Games

The worlds largest Francophone games could be coming to Moncton and Dieppe in 2021. The two cities are spending the week trying to convince a committee from the Games of La Fracophonie that it should bring the 2021 games to the area.

City of Moncton plans to spend $8.9M on new buses

City of Moncton's capital budget includes pumping money into buying 17 replacement buses. Money will also be spent at Magentic Hill Zoo to expand the African exhibit with flamingos and smaller cats.

Health care council calls for standardized health services

New Brunswick Health Care Council says province needs to implement standards when it comes to health care services.

Rino Volpé, former Vitalité CEO suing province for nearly $1.3M

Rino Volpé, the former Vitalité Health Network CEO, alleges the Minster of Health, Victor Boudreau had no grounds to fire him on November 21, 2014. Volpé is suing the province for $1,279,132 in damages.

Trail in Pointe-du-Chene causing dust up

A walking and biking trail in Pointe-du-Chene has many people living in the area crying foul. They say the construction could have negative environmental impacts on wildlife and possibly cause future flooding.