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Biochemist Daniela Beatriz Ori manipulates swab samples to make a real time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) analysis for COVID-19 testing at the biochemistry lab of Central Navy Hospital Dr. Pedro Malloon April 28, 2020 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Amilcar Orfali/Getty Images)
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Senate passes bill to ban conversion therapy

The Senate has just unanimously agreed to fast-track the passage of Bill C-4, the legislation to ban conversion therapy in Canada. This move comes after the House of Commons unanimously passed it without changes last week.

The pride flag flies in front of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill after a flag raising ceremony in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Indigenous papal visit postponed to 2022 amid concerns around Omicron

An upcoming trip by Indigenous leaders to meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican has officially been postponed. Leaders from the three national Indigenous organizations who were set to send delegates as well as the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops announced the decision this afternoon.