• Graham: U.S. should be stronger on Canadians detained in China
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    Graham: U.S. should be stronger on Canadians detained in China

    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Friday the response by the United States to China detaining two Canadians in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a Chinese Huawei executive has not been strong enough. Graham also told Munich Security Conference delegates the international reaction to China's arrest

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    Measles 'outbreak' in Vancouver with nine cases; most linked to French schools

    Vancouver Coastal Health says it's facing an "outbreak" of measles with nine cases in the city this month.The number of confirmed cases more than doubled from four earlier on Friday, when the health authority said all the infections involved three French schools.Two of the schools are connected

  • Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual assault: British newspaper
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    Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual assault: British newspaper

    LONDON — A British newspaper says police in London are investigating an allegation of sexual assault made against former British Columbia premier Gordon Campbell.The Daily Telegraph says Scotland Yard is investigating a complaint from a woman who was an employee at the Canadian High Commission when Campbell

  • Fourteen 'dream' homes ordered evacuated as sinkholes open in Sechelt, B.C.
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    Fourteen 'dream' homes ordered evacuated as sinkholes open in Sechelt, B.C.

    Greg and Gerry Latham spent Friday morning scrambling to pack up family heirlooms as a series of sinkholes threatened to destroy their dream retirement home on British Columbia's Sunshine Coast. The Lathams are among 14 families in an upscale seaside neighbourhood in Sechelt preparing to obey an

  • Ottawa, provincial governments commit to addressing abuse in sports
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    Ottawa, provincial governments commit to addressing abuse in sports

    Kirsty Duncan, Canada's Minister of Science and Sport, announced in Red Deer, Alta., on Friday that the federal government, along with each province and territory, has signed a declaration to tackle and prevent harassment, abuse and discrimination in sport. The move brings various levels of government

  • Former SNC executive has obstruction charge dropped because of excessive delays
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    Former SNC executive has obstruction charge dropped because of excessive delays

    MONTREAL — A former SNC-Lavalin executive and his lawyer had obstruction of justice charges against them stayed Friday on the grounds it took too long to bring the case to trial.Sami Bebawi, a former SNC-Lavalin executive vice-president, and his Montreal-based tax lawyer, Constantine Kyres, had been

  • Manitoba to look at connection between youth incarceration and child welfare
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    Manitoba to look at connection between youth incarceration and child welfare

    Manitoba is taking a hard look at youth justice and its connection to child welfare after a study found more than half of kids incarcerated had also been in care. Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced Friday that the province will review why youth are bouncing between the two systems without having

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    Wilson-Raybould snubbed Senate committee on corporate corruption bill

    OTTAWA — Former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould angered senators by refusing to give testimony on a change to the Criminal Code that is now at the centre of allegations that she was improperly pressured to help SNC-Lavalin avoid criminal prosecution.The Criminal Code amendment was stuffed into

  • Father charged with first-degree murder in daughter's death
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    Father charged with first-degree murder in daughter's death

    The alarms rang out in the middle of the night, triggered by a mother's urgent pleas to police to save her daughter hours after she celebrated her 11th birthday.Many jolted awake by the ringing of an Amber Alert hoped Riya Rajkumar, who was last seen with her father, would be found safe. Those hopes

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    Statistics Canada says adults living with parents usually employed and single

    A Statistics Canada report is digging deeper into what kind of adults live with their parents at a time when more are doing so than ever before. "The image of these lazy twenty-somethings sitting in the basement playing video games is not borne out in the data," said Nora Spinks, CEO of the

  • Crown stays sexual assault charge against Calgary chef Michael Noble
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    Crown stays sexual assault charge against Calgary chef Michael Noble

    The Crown has stayed a sexual assault charge against prominent Calgary chef and restaurant owner Michael Noble because there was no reasonable likelihood of conviction. Police alleged that Noble followed an employee into a bathroom during a downtown Calgary social gathering in January of last year and

  • Canadians make harrowing trek to Haiti airport as Ottawa advises against travel
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    Canadians make harrowing trek to Haiti airport as Ottawa advises against travel

    An Ottawa physician who navigated the dangerous roads of Haiti Friday to get to the Port-au-Prince airport with three Canadian colleagues says he feel lucky to be alive and is warning others stranded in the strife-torn country not to follow his lead. "Please do not do (what I did), because you

  • NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh votes in advance in Burnaby South byelection
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    NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh votes in advance in Burnaby South byelection

    BURNABY, B.C. — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he is taking nothing for granted as he continues to work hard to win a byelection in Burnaby, B.C., and gain a seat in Parliament.Singh made the comments after voting for himself in an advance poll on Friday ahead of the Feb. 25 byelection in Burnaby South.Asked

  • Trump's national emergency: from shutdown frying pan to constitutional fire
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    Trump's national emergency: from shutdown frying pan to constitutional fire

    WASHINGTON — With a few swipes of his Sharpie, Donald Trump assuaged America's fears of another government shutdown Friday, but not before declaring a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border.The move is a bid for billions of dollars in wall-building money that critics denounced as an illegal

  • Wilson-Raybould asked me if I would tell her what to do with SNC case: Trudeau
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    Wilson-Raybould asked me if I would tell her what to do with SNC case: Trudeau

    OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it was former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould who asked him in the fall if he planned to tell her what to do in the prosecution of Quebec engineering giant SNC-Lavalin — a conversation, he says, that ended with him telling her any decision was hers alone.The

  • Crown in Norman case releases notes, rejects allegations of political influence
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    Crown in Norman case releases notes, rejects allegations of political influence

    Seeking to rebut an allegation that they're operating in concert with the top levels of the federal government, Crown prosecutors in the case of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman gave his defence lawyers a set of notes from a meeting they say was an ordinary part of preparing the case. Mainville raised the

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    Alberta minor hockey team criticized for Indigenous dance video forfeits season

    FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Parents of Fort McMurray minor hockey players whose team was criticized for an Indigenous locker-room dance captured in a viral video say they're forfeiting the rest of the season due to safety concerns."We as parents are saddened for our children, as the rest of the season

  • Liberals give BlackBerry $40M to support futuristic car development
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    Liberals give BlackBerry $40M to support futuristic car development

    BlackBerry is getting $40 million in federal funding to help develop technologies that make cars safer, more connected to cyberspace and, eventually, capable of driving themselves. The company is putting $310 million of its own money into the initiative, expected to create 800 jobs over the next decade

  • AFN national chief urges action on legislation in wake of Wilson-Raybould's exit
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    AFN national chief urges action on legislation in wake of Wilson-Raybould's exit

    OTTAWA — The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations is urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to press on with the process of reconciliation even after losing the lone Indigenous member of cabinet under a cloud of controversy.Perry Bellegarde says in an interview today that First Nation people

  • Federal NDP not selling with unions, Canadians: labour leader
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    Federal NDP not selling with unions, Canadians: labour leader

    OTTAWA — The federal NDP is struggling to reach members of the labour movement and Canadians in general, says Canadian Labour Congress president Hassan Yussuff.Organized labour is a crucial well of moral and practical support for the New Democrats. Criticism from one of Canada's most prominent labour

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    Cat Lake leaders slam political inaction; warn mould may force evacuation

    Angry and frustrated leaders of a remote northern Ontario reserve warned on Friday they will be forced to evacuate their community unless they receive immediate help dealing with mould-infested housing and their ailing children. A month after Cat Lake First Nation declared an emergency over the squalid

  • Liberal MP Joyce Murray's son critically hurt on Mexican honeymoon
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    Liberal MP Joyce Murray's son critically hurt on Mexican honeymoon

    The son of Liberal MP Joyce Murray is awaiting a medical evacuation from Mexico to Vancouver after suffering severe injuries during his honeymoon in Cancun. Murray said her son Erik Brinkman fell from a height early Monday and underwent extensive surgery at a local hospital to stabilize multiple fractures

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    Lawyer appears for Quebec entertainer Eric Salvail in sex assault case

    Quebec entertainer Eric Salvail was represented by his lawyer for a brief court appearance Friday on charges of criminal harassment, forcible confinement and sexual assault. The former producer and talk show host was not in court, and he has not yet entered a plea. Once a major star in Quebec, Salvail

  • Oland's defence lawyer attacks blood evidence on jacket as inconclusive
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    Oland's defence lawyer attacks blood evidence on jacket as inconclusive

    A forensic expert says he cannot tell how old the bloodstains are on the jacket Dennis Oland was wearing the day his father was beaten to death, or how they got there. The brown Hugo Boss jacket is key prosecution evidence at the Oland murder trial. It has the only blood evidence potentially linking

  • MP Brosseau says she rejected Liberal overture because NDP is family
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    MP Brosseau says she rejected Liberal overture because NDP is family

    MONTREAL — Quebec New Democrat MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau says she rejected an overture from the Liberals and will run for the NDP in the next general election.In an interview with Le Nouvelliste newspaper, the MP for Berthier-Maskinonge and NDP House leader said she was recently contacted by the Liberals