• Premier refuses to back down on plan to scrap 18,000 immigration applications
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    Premier refuses to back down on plan to scrap 18,000 immigration applications

    Quebec Premier Francois Legault is holding firm on his plan to scrap thousands of pending immigration applications, meaning 18,000 applicants would have to restart the process from scratch.Legault's comments Saturday came before the Coalition Avenir Quebec government's immigration reform bill

  • Telegraph-Journal wins 2018 Michener Award recognizing public-service journalism
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    Telegraph-Journal wins 2018 Michener Award recognizing public-service journalism

    OTTAWA — The Telegraph-Journal in New Brunswick has been named the winner of the 2018 Michener Award, which honours excellence in public-service journalism.The Saint John-based newspaper was nominated for an 18-month investigation that exposed problems with New Brunswick's ambulance service. The

  • Victorious Raptors cancel their return to Toronto after becoming NBA champs
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    Victorious Raptors cancel their return to Toronto after becoming NBA champs

    The Toronto Raptors have cancelled their return home Saturday night after their electrifying NBA championship win south of the border. Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, which owns the franchise, had said the team would arrive at Toronto's Pearson International Airport around 9 p.m. eastern time

  • No business case for Trans Mountain expansion, says former environment minister
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    No business case for Trans Mountain expansion, says former environment minister

    VANCOUVER — A former Liberal environment minister is urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's cabinet to reject the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, arguing there is no economic basis for the project.David Anderson, who served 10 years in the cabinets of prime ministers Jean Chretien and Paul Martin

  • Butterfly garden keeper manages to film large tarantula shedding exoskeleton
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    Butterfly garden keeper manages to film large tarantula shedding exoskeleton

    A 20-centimetre tarantula capable of killing a bird has been filmed at its most vulnerable state shedding its armour-like exoskelton at a Victoria-area tropical jungle insectarium. Justin Dunning, living collections manager at Victoria Butterfly Gardens in Brentwood Bay, says after four years of trying

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    Alberta Mountie found not guilty of dangerous driving causing pedestrian's death

    FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — There was stony silence followed by tears Friday as a Mountie was found not guilty of dangerous driving causing death of a man near Fort McMurray, Alta.RCMP Const. Michelle Phillips was also found not guilty of dangerous driving causing bodily harm of another man.Court heard that

  • Raptors president Masai Ujiri accused of assaulting sheriff's deputy in Oakland
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    Raptors president Masai Ujiri accused of assaulting sheriff's deputy in Oakland

    U.S. law enforcement officials allege Raptors president Masai Ujiri assaulted a police officer at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., moments after the Toronto team won its first NBA championship, but an eye witness disputed the authorities' account of what happened. A spokesman for the Alameda County

  • First Nations, developer call for return and protection of sacred burial site
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    First Nations, developer call for return and protection of sacred burial site

    ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — Indigenous leaders from across British Columbia and parts of the United States gathered at a sacred burial site in Abbotsford, B.C., alongside the developer who owns it, calling for its protection by the provincial government.From a grassy plateau overlooking farmland in the Fraser

  • Forcing secularism bill through legislature gives Quebecers back their pride: premier
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    Forcing secularism bill through legislature gives Quebecers back their pride: premier

    MONTREAL — Quebecers are regaining a sense of pride now that the government is set to force through a secularism bill that bans many public sector workers from wearing religious symbols, Premier Francois Legault said Friday.Legault told reporters people stop him in the street and encourage him to get

  • Liberals hope to deal with HIV non-disclosure issue if re-elected: Lametti
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    Liberals hope to deal with HIV non-disclosure issue if re-elected: Lametti

    TORONTO — The Liberals hope to address the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure if re-elected in the fall, the federal justice minister said Friday as advocacy groups pushed the government to make changes to the law.HIV non-disclosure has led to assault or sexual assault charges because it's been

  • Quebec Premier apologizes to agronomist who blew whistle on pesticide study
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    Quebec Premier apologizes to agronomist who blew whistle on pesticide study

    Quebec Premier Francois Legault apologized Friday to a whistleblower who was fired after going public with concerns about the pesticide industry's influence on public research.Legault said the government will do what it can to return agronomist Louis Robert to the public service and compensate him.His

  • Edibles, other pot products, will hit shelves after mid-December: Ottawa
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    Edibles, other pot products, will hit shelves after mid-December: Ottawa

    Canadians looking to buy cannabis-infused brownies or lotions will find a "limited selection" in legal stores in mid-December at the earliest, the federal government says, but industry players expect the full rollout of next-generation pot products to come in 2020 or later.Health Canada on

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    Man who threatened Montreal Jewish girls school found not criminally responsible

    MONTREAL — A Montreal man who was facing charges of inciting hatred online against Jews has been found not criminally responsible due to mental illness but will have to abide by a lengthy list of conditions that include staying off social media.Robert Gosselin's case came to an end Friday at the

  • To hit environment goals, feds should create 'super' tax credit, report says
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    To hit environment goals, feds should create 'super' tax credit, report says

    OTTAWA — A government-struck expert panel is calling for new "super-deduction" tax credits to encourage Canadians to put their retirement savings into climate-conscious investments.The report delivered Friday to Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the government should let people deduct from

  • NDP hopes for a jumpstart as it releases policy planks ahead of campaign
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    NDP hopes for a jumpstart as it releases policy planks ahead of campaign

    OTTAWA — The federal New Democrats have been looking for a boost and they're hoping to get that on Sunday, when leader Jagmeet Singh presents the party's policy vision for the upcoming election campaign.The party will be announcing what it calls "A New Deal for Canada," which it bills

  • AFN chief urges leaders to ensure passage of key bills for Indigenous Peoples
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    AFN chief urges leaders to ensure passage of key bills for Indigenous Peoples

    OTTAWA — Federal party leaders must ensure three pieces of legislation of "fundamental importance" to Indigenous Peoples and the country pass before the election, says Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde.In a letter, Bellegarde called on the leaders to help, adding it

  • Fans revelling in glory of Raptors' win, rush to secure team gear
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    Fans revelling in glory of Raptors' win, rush to secure team gear

    TORONTO — Fans basking in the glory of the Toronto Raptors' historic NBA championship win rushed to cement the memory with official merchandise Friday as the city prepared for a massive public celebration next week.People lined up outside several stores peddling Raptors championship gear hours after

  • Manitoba-to-Minnesota power line project approved with several conditions
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    Manitoba-to-Minnesota power line project approved with several conditions

    WINNIPEG — The federal government has approved a $453-million Manitoba-Minnesota power transmission project that has been the source of friction between Premier Brian Pallister and the Manitoba Metis Federation.The 213-kilometre, 500-kilovolt line would stretch from a point northwest of Winnipeg and

  • Business leaders urge Trudeau to meet Pelosi, as well as Trump to push new NAFTA
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    Business leaders urge Trudeau to meet Pelosi, as well as Trump to push new NAFTA

    OTTAWA — For now, he's going to Washington to meet President Donald Trump, but Canadian business leaders say Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should be talking to Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi to push the continent's new trade pact towards ratification.Trudeau's Thursday trip to Washington

  • Canadians in Hong Kong worried for neighbours as protests roil former colony
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    Canadians in Hong Kong worried for neighbours as protests roil former colony

    As mass protests in Hong Kong grab headlines around the world, expatriate Canadians living in the former British colony say the demonstrations have been intense -- and are raising fresh concerns about the territory's future. Three expatriates made it clear Friday they are deeply concerned for Hong

  • Liberal bleeding after SNC-Lavalin affair seems to have stopped: Leger Poll
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    Liberal bleeding after SNC-Lavalin affair seems to have stopped: Leger Poll

    A new poll suggests the federal Liberals have stopped the bleeding from the beating they took in the SNC-Lavalin furor. The Leger poll suggests the Liberals have closed the gap slightly with the front-running Conservatives since April and dissatisfaction with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government

  • Liberals push end of Mali peacekeeping mission to August
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    Liberals push end of Mali peacekeeping mission to August

    The Canadian Forces' peacekeeping mission in Mali is going to last a little longer than previously planned — but not as long as the United Nations hoped. Canada's operations in the African nation were supposed to cease at the end of July and the eight helicopters and 250 military personnel providing

  • CT scan results of boy's brain 'devastating: pediatric specialist
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    CT scan results of boy's brain 'devastating: pediatric specialist

    A pediatric critical care specialist says the results of a CT scan on the brain of a boy whose parents are on trial in his death was one of the "most devastating" she had ever seen. Dr. Shauna Burkholder was testifying Thursday at the trial of David and Collet Stephan on one count each of

  • Baloney Meter: Is Elections Canada biased in favour of Liberals, as Tory claims?
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    Baloney Meter: Is Elections Canada biased in favour of Liberals, as Tory claims?

    OTTAWA —  "Hard to trust the Liberal lapdogs at Elections Canada, who let Liberals-SNC off the $100K donation scam and has paid influencers to intervene in the campaign." — Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre, Twitter post, June 10, 2019. Pierre Poilievre has had Canada's elections agency

  • In the news today, June 14
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    In the news today, June 14

    Five stories in the news for Friday, June 14———RAPTORS WIN FIRST NBA TITLE IN FRANCHISE HISTORYThe Toronto Raptors, a team whose magical playoff run sparked civic pride and raucous enthusiasm across Canada, sent fans into fits of unbridled joy Thursday as they beat the reigning champ Golden State Warriors