Manitoba scientist continuing cancer research after losing research partner to the disease

Megan Duncan (left) and Alyson Mahar are pictured in an undated photo. Mahar recently received five years of funding from the Canadian Cancer Society for work looking into gaps that exist in cancer care in Canada. The project is called MEGAN-CAN after Duncan, who died from cancer in 2020. (Submitted photo) Megan Duncan (left) and Alyson Mahar are pictured in an undated photo. Mahar recently received five years of funding from the Canadian Cancer Society for work looking into gaps that exist in cancer care in Canada. The project is called MEGAN-CAN after Duncan, who died from cancer in 2020. (Submitted photo)

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Conservatives say they're against decision to make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for MPs

The federal Conservatives—the only caucus yet to confirm how many of its MPs remain unvaccinated—have come out in opposition to the new mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy announced by the House of Commons. The decision taken by a cross-party committee of MPs that means that as of Nov. 22, anyone entering the House of Commons precinct will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Conservative MP Blake Richards rises during Question Period in the House of Commons Thursday May 27, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld