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Quebec's propane shortage and a teen's popcorn lung; In-The-News Nov. 22

In-The-News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Nov. 22. What we are watching in Canada ...

Somali-Canadian activist part of wave of returnees eager to help rebuild

OTTAWA — Almaas Elman will be laid to rest Friday after being killed this week in the country's capital of Mogadishu, the second Somali-Canadian who lost her life this year in pursuit of efforts to rebuild a country wracked by war.

Dominic LeBlanc's role, who's in charge of regional agencies becoming clearer

OTTAWA — Democratic Institutions may be gone as a separate ministry in Justin Trudeau's cabinet but the issues it dealt with have not been forgotten.

Manitoba slams lack of detail on Indigenous child-welfare overhaul plan

WINNIPEG — Canada is only six weeks away from one of the largest-ever reforms to the Indigenous child-welfare system and Ottawa has not shared information about how it will be implemented or funded, Manitoba's families minister says.
'I was bawling': Injured Bronco's mother stunned by his progress after surgery

'I was bawling': Injured Bronco's mother stunned by his progress after surgery

The mother of a hockey player paralyzed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash says she's stunned by the progress he has made since receiving spinal surgery in Thailand.

Prime Minister Trudeau to meet with Ontario Premier Ford today in Ottawa

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet with Ontario Premier Doug Ford in Ottawa today.
Study finds microplastics in all remote Arctic beluga whales tested

Study finds microplastics in all remote Arctic beluga whales tested

VANCOUVER — A pioneering study of seven belugas in Canada's remote Arctic waters has found microplastics in the innards of every single whale. Researchers from Ocean Wise worked with hunters from the Inuvialuit community of Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T.
Trudeau appears open to safer-opioid proposal in Vancouver: mayor

Trudeau appears open to safer-opioid proposal in Vancouver: mayor

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seems open to a proposal from Vancouver to provide millions of dollars in funding for a safe supply of opioids to reduce overdose deaths, Mayor Kennedy Stewart said after meeting Trudeau on Parliament Hill on Th
Federal laws at heart of western anger up for debate as Liberals begin outreach

Federal laws at heart of western anger up for debate as Liberals begin outreach

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau quickly backed up his pledge for more dialogue with the West, opening his Thursday meeting with Calgary's mayor up to the two members of his government now entrusted with being ambassadors to the region.
Quebec religious group ordered to provide kids' names over schooling concerns

Quebec religious group ordered to provide kids' names over schooling concerns

MONTREAL — Quebec Superior Court has ordered a Montreal religious group to turn over the names of its members' children to the province's Education Department, citing concerns that some may not be enrolled in school.