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Trudeau defends Sajjan, accuses Tories of slandering embattled defence minister

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau voiced his support for Harjit Sajjan on Friday after opposition parties banded together in the House of Commons to censure the embattled defence minister. He used part of his opening statement during his first COVID-19 update in a week to tout Sajjan's previous service as a police and military officer before accusing the Conservatives of slandering the minister.

Centre Block renovation to take until at least 2030 to complete, cost up to $5B

The massive ongoing renovation of Parliament Hill, centred on revitalizing and reworking Centre Block as the crown jewel of Canadian democracy, is expected to take until at least 2030 and cost up to $5 billion to complete. On Thursday federal officials leading the renovation project released the final design, scope, and anticipated timelines for completing the project.

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Racially profiled sickle cell disease patients say they face poor care

Some 5,000 Canadians suffer from sickle cell disease that can leave them in excruciating and paralyzing pain during an attack, and when left untreated, can be deadly. But many patients who seek medical help are instead racially profiled and discriminated against, resulting in poor health care and potentially deadly consequences.

Many patients who seek medical help for sickle cell disease say they are racially profiled and discriminated against, resulting in poor health care.