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    Parliament Hill 4-20 organizers predict record crowd after legalization

    OTTAWA — The first 4-20 demonstration on Parliament Hill since marijuana became legal is expected to draw an even larger crowd than usual.Several thousand people normally set up shop on the Hill to smoke marijuana and highlight cannabis culture but organizers of this year's event expect many more

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    One American, 2 Austrian climbers presumed dead after avalanche in Banff

    Outdoor apparel company The North Face says three members of its Global Athlete Team are presumed dead after an avalanche in Alberta's Banff National Park. The company says renowned American alpinist Jess Roskelley and Austrian climbers David Lama and Hansjörg Auer are missing. The North Face says

  • U.S. Trade czar trumpets new NAFTA auto provisions amid skepticism
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    U.S. Trade czar trumpets new NAFTA auto provisions amid skepticism

    The Trump administration is launching a new charm offensive to sell the merits of the new North American free trade pact to counter growing skepticism about the economic benefits of the deal. The U.S. Trade Representative says the new, yet-to-be-ratified deal will bring auto jobs back to the U.S. from

  • Legault cites equalization, hockey as reasons to be proud Canadian
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    Legault cites equalization, hockey as reasons to be proud Canadian

    QUEBEC — As "gotcha" questions go, it was pretty mild, but Quebec Premier Francois Legault stumbled this week when asked why he is proud to be Canadian.Appearing before a legislature committee Wednesday, Legault was grilled by interim Parti Quebecois leader Pascal Berube about his attachment

  • Supreme Court of Canada sides with police in internet child luring case
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    Supreme Court of Canada sides with police in internet child luring case

    OTTAWA — Undercover police officers do not need to obtain a judicial warrant before using email or instant-message services to communicate with someone suspected of child luring, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled.The high court decision came Thursday in the case of Sean Patrick Mills, a Newfoundland

  • Michael Wernick, clerk of the Privy Council, bids farewell to public service
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    Michael Wernick, clerk of the Privy Council, bids farewell to public service

    Michael Wernick, the clerk of the Privy Council, has bid farewell to the more than 200,000 workers in the federal public service. Wernick announced in mid-March that he would leave his post as the top federal bureaucrat prior to the fall election campaign. At the time, he told Prime Minister Justin

  • Top 1% paid slightly more in taxes after Liberal changes, figures show
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    Top 1% paid slightly more in taxes after Liberal changes, figures show

    The Liberals came to power in 2015 on a signature campaign pledge — dubbed the "middle class tax cut" — to lower the tax rate on the middle income bracket and raise taxes on all income above $200,000. Finance Department figures say the share of overall personal taxes paid by top earners in

  • Trudeau ignores Tory complaints, launches search for next Supreme Court justice
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    Trudeau ignores Tory complaints, launches search for next Supreme Court justice

    OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau officially launched the selection process to replace Supreme Court Justice Clement Gascon today, ignoring calls from the federal Conservatives to delay it.The 59-year-old Gascon, who is from Quebec, announced on Monday that he will step down from the country'

  • Ontario's challenge of carbon-pricing law wraps up; judges reserve decision
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    Ontario's challenge of carbon-pricing law wraps up; judges reserve decision

    TORONTO — Ontario's constitutional challenge to Ottawa's imposition of a carbon charge was left in the hands of five Appeal Court justices on Thursday after the hearing wrapped up with each side pressing the court to find in its favour.In closing submissions, a federal lawyer warned that climate

  • Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante faces online threats over secularism stance
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    Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante faces online threats over secularism stance

    Quebec's premier is speaking out against online threats levelled against Montreal's mayor over her stance on Bill 21. Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante has said she's been the target of increasing threats since making known her opposition to the provincial secularism bill. Plante told reporters

  • Montrealer sentenced to life in US airport terror attack on police officer
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    Montrealer sentenced to life in US airport terror attack on police officer

    FLINT, Mich. — A Montreal man convicted of terrorism for nearly killing an airport police officer in Michigan was sentenced Thursday to life in prison.U.S. prosecutors said Amor Ftouhi drove 1,600 kilometres from Montreal to the airport in Flint, Mich., where he yelled "God is great" in Arabic

  • Harvard prof says Concordia disinvited him because of his conservative views
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    Harvard prof says Concordia disinvited him because of his conservative views

    MONTREAL — A Harvard professor is claiming he was disinvited from speaking at Concordia University because he is white and holds conservative opinions.Harvey Mansfield wrote an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal this week saying Concordia's Liberal Arts College had rescinded an offer for him

  • Ontario court upholds stay of legal proceedings against 3 tobacco companies
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    Ontario court upholds stay of legal proceedings against 3 tobacco companies

    TORONTO — An Ontario court has upheld an order that suspended legal proceedings against three major tobacco companies, rejecting arguments from lawyers representing Quebec smokers.Ontario Superior Court Justice Thomas McEwen issued his decision Wednesday but did not lay out his reasons, saying those

  • More help arriving for mother who lost 7 children in Halifax house fire
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    More help arriving for mother who lost 7 children in Halifax house fire

    HALIFAX — More relatives of Kawthar Barho were to arrive in Canada Thursday, two months after a fast-moving Halifax house fire killed her seven children and left her husband badly burned.Halifax MP Andy Fillmore and the Hants East Assisting Refugees Team (HEART Society) say in a news release issued Thursday

  • In the news today, April 18
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    In the news today, April 18

    Jason Kenney's Alberta election victory sent ripples of enthusiasm and concern across Canada Wednesday. Ontario Premier Doug Ford welcomed a rising Conservative wave, British Columbia grappled with the Kenny campaign promise of squeezing its oil supply and Quebec stood firm on its rejection of oil

  • N.L. Tories apologize for using singer's 'Victory Song' without approval
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    N.L. Tories apologize for using singer's 'Victory Song' without approval

    ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador's Tory leader has opened his election campaign with an apology to one of the province's best-known musicians. Ches Crosbie apologized Thursday morning after former Great Big Sea member Sean McCann objected to the Tory campaign's use of his

  • Shooting victims in Penticton, B.C., remembered before vigil at city park
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    Shooting victims in Penticton, B.C., remembered before vigil at city park

    PENTICTON, B.C. — Family and friends are remembering neighbours who were gunned down in Penticton as the small city in British Columbia's south Okanagan held a vigil Wednesday for the four victims.Jeff Schwarz says his uncle Rudi Winter, 71, was a gentle person who liked to keep the peace."Rudi

  • Vancouver police urge parents to talk to teens about risks at 4-20 pot event
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    Vancouver police urge parents to talk to teens about risks at 4-20 pot event

    VANCOUER, B.C. — Police in Vancouver are asking parents to have a "tough" conversation with their teenagers about the dangers associated with marijuana at a large unsanctioned 4-20 event while city and park board officials call on organizers to pay for policing costs.Sgt. Jason Robillard said

  • Defence questions cop's 'mistake' at trial of B.C. dad accused of killing girls
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    Defence questions cop's 'mistake' at trial of B.C. dad accused of killing girls

    VANCOUVER — A defence lawyer has questioned a police officer's "mistake" of leaving an apartment after he saw blood-smeared walls and discovered a badly injured young girl lying on a bed.Oak Bay Police Const. Piotr Ulanowski was the first officer to enter Andrew Berry's apartment in

  • Nearly 70 per cent of eligible Albertans voted in provincial election
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    Nearly 70 per cent of eligible Albertans voted in provincial election

    EDMONTON — An unofficial turnout shows nearly 70 per cent of Albertans voted in Tuesday's provincial election — the highest in decades.Elections Alberta said about 2,615,000 people in Alberta were registered to vote.Deputy chief electoral officer Drew Westwater said the unofficial turnout was 69.9

  • B.C. awaits Kenney's 'turn off taps,' threat; Quebec rejects Alberta pipelines
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    B.C. awaits Kenney's 'turn off taps,' threat; Quebec rejects Alberta pipelines

    VICTORIA — Jason Kenney's Alberta election victory sent ripples of enthusiasm and concern across Canada Wednesday.Ontario Premier Doug Ford welcomed a rising Conservative wave, British Columbia grappled with the Kenny campaign promise of squeezing its oil supply and Quebec stood firm on its rejection

  • Kenney talks pipelines with Trudeau after election win, calls it cordial
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    Kenney talks pipelines with Trudeau after election win, calls it cordial

    EDMONTON — Jason Kenney, Alberta's incoming premier, said he cordially talked pipelines Wednesday with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — Kenney's political nemesis and his election campaign pinata — and said the plan is to meet soon for a one-on-one."He called to offer his congratulations.

  • Questions about Canada's embrace of female leaders after 6th premier turfed
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    Questions about Canada's embrace of female leaders after 6th premier turfed

    The gradual disappearance of women from the ranks of Canada's premiers raises questions about society's willingness to embrace true equality, former female leaders and political pundits said Wednesday.Women made up nearly half of the country's provincial and territorial leaders in 2013, but

  • Canadian garbage rotting in Manila violates international law, lawyers say
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    Canadian garbage rotting in Manila violates international law, lawyers say

    OTTAWA — Canada broke international rules when it dumped more than 100 shipping containers of garbage disguised as plastics for recycling into the Philippines six years ago, a Victoria-based environmental law firm says.Anthony Ho, a lawyer for the Pacific Centre for Environmental Law and Litigation,

  • 'Her life mattered:' Friend asks Manitoba woman's killer how he could devalue life
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    'Her life mattered:' Friend asks Manitoba woman's killer how he could devalue life

    WINNIPEG — The best friend of a Manitoba Indigenous woman killed during a botched robbery looked at a man convicted in her death and asked how a life could be worth that little to him."Forty-five dollars was what my friend's life was valued in (Jason) Meilleur's eyes," Melissa Stevenson