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Canada eyes North Pole claim with riches in energy resources at stake

OTTAWA, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- So the North Pole is Canadian, eh? That's the stand the Canadian government is preparing to take, Foreign Minister John Baird said Monday.
Man convicted of smuggling narwhal tusks from Canada to United States

Man convicted of smuggling narwhal tusks from Canada to United States

ST. STEPHEN, New Brunswick, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A Canadian court has imposed a record fine on a man convicted of conspiring to smuggle narwhal tusks into Maine for distribution to U.S. buyers.

Drug company Apotex recalls Canadian birth control pills

OTTAWA, April 13 (UPI) -- A Canadian drug company is recalling birth control pills because they contain an extra week of placebo pills in place of the actual drug, health officials said.

Countries ranked for cigarette warnings

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- An international report released by the Canadian Cancer Society ranked Australia for best cigarette package health warnings, officials say.

Canada criminalizes 'bath salts' drug

OTTAWA, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The Canadian government made the street drug known as bath salts illegal Wednesday, putting it in the same category as heroin and cocaine, officials said.
New Canadian cigarette boxes very graphic

New Canadian cigarette boxes very graphic

OTTAWA, June 19 (UPI) -- The look of cigarette packaging in Canada took a distinctly grotesque turn Tuesday with graphic close-up pictures of a cancerous tongue and a bloody toilet.

Canada moves to regulate 'bath salts' drug

OTTAWA, June 5 (UPI) -- The Canadian government has begun the process of regulating the chemicals used to make the street drug known as bath salts, the health minister said Tuesday.
Fewer Canadian kids smoking, drinking

Fewer Canadian kids smoking, drinking

OTTAWA, May 31 (UPI) -- Fewer Canadian students in grades 6-12 are smoking, drinking and using drugs, Health Canada reported Thursday.

Canada mulls wider prescription authority

OTTAWA, May 13 (UPI) -- The Canadian government wants more prescription authority for midwives, nurse practitioners and podiatrists, the health minister announced Sunday.

Canada ramps up graphic tobacco warnings

OTTAWA, March 21 (UPI) -- New graphic warnings on tobacco packaging were announced Wednesday by the federal Health Canada agency along with a deadline to sell off old inventory.
Canadians gave royals diamonds and rocks

Canadians gave royals diamonds and rocks

OTTAWA, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Canadians gave the newlywed royal couple Prince William and Kate more than 200 gifts last summer that ranged from diamond jewelry to rock samples.

Canada alters energy drink regulations

OTTAWA, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Canadians think of energy drinks as foods, not health products, and as a result the government is changing how it regulates them, officials said.

Canada to screen 500 compounds for safety

OTTOWA, Ontario, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The Canadian government said Monday it will review more than 500 chemical substances for their safe use in everyday consumer plastic products.

Canada seeks new consumer protection laws

OTTAWA, June 7 (UPI) -- Canada will reintroduce legislation to keep unsafe products off store shelves and punish companies that break consumer safety rules, officials say.

Canada donating excess H1N1 vaccine

OTTAWA, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Canada is donating five million excess H1N1 flu vaccine doses to the World Health Organization, the federal health minister announced in Ottawa Thursday.
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Leona Aglukkaq, PC, MP (born June 28, 1967) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as a Conservative in the 2008 Canadian federal election for the riding of Nunavut.

Aglukkaq was named the Minister of Health on October 30, 2008, and is the first Inuk in Canadian history to be appointed to the Cabinet of Canada. Jack Anawak and Nancy Karetak-Lindell previously held parliamentary secretary positions, which are not part of the cabinet itself.

Aglukkaq was born in Inuvik, Northwest Territories and raised in, Thom Bay, Taloyoak and Gjoa Haven (formerly in the NWT but all three are now in Nunavut). She is married to Robbie MacNeil and has a son, Cooper.

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