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    Prime Minister continues East Coast tour with stop in Newfoundland and Labrador

    ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continues his tour of the East Coast today with a stop in St. John's, N.L.Trudeau is expected to visit the new Core Science Facility site at Memorial University where he is scheduled to highlight support for a science, research and education infrastructure

  • Regulator's report unlikely to settle Trans Mountain pipeline expansion battle
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    Regulator's report unlikely to settle Trans Mountain pipeline expansion battle

    CALGARY — An environmental group that tried to widen the scope of the National Energy Board's reconsideration of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion says it fully expects the board to endorse the project again in its ruling today."I think the NEB has a long record of siding with industry over

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    In the news today, Feb. 22

    An environmental group says it expects the National Energy Board to again approve the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion when it releases results of its reconsideration of the project today. Sven Biggs, climate campaigner for Stand.earth, says the federal regulator's track record is to approve pipelines

  • B.C. committee approves misconduct probe of top legislature officials
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    B.C. committee approves misconduct probe of top legislature officials

    VICTORIA — Two suspended officials at British Columbia's legislature now face an independent misconduct review as well as an ongoing RCMP investigation.Members of the all-party Legislative Assembly Management Committee voted unanimously Thursday to appoint a top legal official to determine whether

  • Missing snowshoer found dead in avalanche debris on Vancouver's North Shore
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    Missing snowshoer found dead in avalanche debris on Vancouver's North Shore

    VANCOUVER — Searchers discovered the body of a missing snowshoer in avalanche debris on Vancouver's North Shore on Wednesday, two days after he was swept away.Peter Haigh of North Shore Rescue says searchers made the discovery on Runner Peak, north of Mount Seymour.He says the BC Coroners Service

  • Stabbed B.C. cop who tackled knife-wielding man called hero by police chief
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    Stabbed B.C. cop who tackled knife-wielding man called hero by police chief

    DELTA, B.C. — An off-duty British Columbia police officer who was stabbed several times in the stomach while picking up his children outside an elementary school is being called a hero by his police chief. "I want to acknowledge the quick thinking and the bravery of acting Sgt. (John) Jasmins,&

  • Boy isolated 400 days: Manitoba urged to end long solitary confinement for youth
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    Boy isolated 400 days: Manitoba urged to end long solitary confinement for youth

    WINNIPEG — Manitoba's children's advocate is urging the province to stop lengthy solitary confinement of youth in custody after a review that found one boy was isolated for 400 straight days in a cell no bigger than a parking stall.Daphne Penrose and provincial ombudsman Marc Cormier jointly

  • Wilson-Raybould wasn't pressured, is free to talk, top bureaucrat says
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    Wilson-Raybould wasn't pressured, is free to talk, top bureaucrat says

    Canada's top bureaucrat launched a vigorous defence Thursday of the government's handling of the criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin, bluntly declaring allegations of political interference to be false and even defamatory. Michael Wernick, clerk of the Privy Council, took opposition MPs to task

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    Three instances when SNC-case was discussed with Wilson-Raybould, clerk says

    Michael Wernick, clerk of the Privy Council, appeared at the House of Commons justice committee Thursday, to answer questions about his knowledge on the SNC-Lavalin affair and whether former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould was pressured not to prosecute the company. Wernick said Trudeau called

  • B.C. looking into vaccination registry due to measles outbreak: health minister
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    B.C. looking into vaccination registry due to measles outbreak: health minister

    The B.C. government is considering a mandatory vaccination registration program similar to that in Ontario in the wake of an outbreak of measles in Vancouver, Health Minister Adrian Dix said Thursday. "While there are some people who are expressing opposition to immunization, and others who can

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    U.S. tariffs on steel, aluminum could be gone in weeks, ambassador says

    WASHINGTON — A long-awaited end to Canada's steel-and-aluminum tariff nightmare could be just weeks away, says Ottawa's ambassador to the United States — but David MacNaughton is playing coy about the source of his newfound optimism.Along with Transport Minister Marc Garneau, MacNaughton was

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    Globally important fossil discovered in Prince Edward Island footprints

    Fossilized footprints discovered on Prince Edward Island last year have been matched with a prehistoric predator, giving the site newfound global significance. Federal and provincial officials announced Thursday that the series of footprints found last May near Cavendish National Park have been confirmed

  • Canadian shares story of abuse with church officials ahead of Vatican summit
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    Canadian shares story of abuse with church officials ahead of Vatican summit

    One by one, a dozen survivors shared their shattering tales of sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic clergy with high-ranking church officials gathered to listen to the stories they'd declined to hear for years. Leona Huggins, the only Canadian in the gathering that took place ahead of a historic

  • Some disabled veterans to get  less cash under Liberal plan: budget watchdog
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    Some disabled veterans to get less cash under Liberal plan: budget watchdog

    OTTAWA — The Trudeau government faced fresh fire over its treatment of disabled veterans on Thursday after a new analysis by Parliament's budgetary watchdog found an incoming system of benefits will shortchange some of the most severely injured former service members.The report by parliamentary budget

  • Jurors deliberate in case of Montreal man charged with killing ailing wife
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    Jurors deliberate in case of Montreal man charged with killing ailing wife

    Jurors have completed a first full day of deliberations at the murder trial of Michel Cadotte without reaching a verdict. Cadotte, 57, stands trial on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of his wife Jocelyne Lizotte, stricken by advanced Alzheimer's disease. Cadotte's lawyers have

  • Top Trudeau adviser Telford targeted in ex-Israel envoy's lawsuit
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    Top Trudeau adviser Telford targeted in ex-Israel envoy's lawsuit

    OTTAWA — One week after losing his right-hand man Gerald Butts, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's top political aide — chief of staff Katie Telford — faces allegations she intentionally inflicted mental suffering on an ex-ambassador.The allegation is contained in a lawsuit filed by Vivian Bercovici

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    Feds promise $10 million for housing for benighted Cat Lake First Nation

    The Canadian government is promising more than $10 million to build new homes, repair others, and put portables in place for a remote Indigenous community in northern Ontario where substandard mould-infested housing has sparked a health crisis, according to a framework agreement signed on Thursday.The

  • Prime minister decries profiling incident on Hill as 'anti-black racism'
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    Prime minister decries profiling incident on Hill as 'anti-black racism'

    HALIFAX — Justin Trudeau told an audience of African Nova Scotians on Thursday that an incident of apparent racial profiling on Parliament Hill shows that racism, unconscious bias and systemic discrimination still can emerge anywhere in Canada.The prime minister was referring to an incident this month

  • PCO Clerk fears 'somebody's going to be shot' during coming election campaign
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    PCO Clerk fears 'somebody's going to be shot' during coming election campaign

    Canada's top public servant says he is worried someone will be assassinated during the coming federal election campaign given the disturbing tenor of recent public discussion. Privy Council Clerk Michael Wernick told the House of Commons justice committee Thursday he is deeply concerned about Canada

  • Shambhala Buddhist leader drops teaching in wake of report on sexual misconduct
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    Shambhala Buddhist leader drops teaching in wake of report on sexual misconduct

    HALIFAX — The Halifax-based spiritual leader of the Shambhala International Buddhist organization is stepping back from teaching and administrative duties several weeks after a report found allegations of sexual misconduct to be credible.Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche said in an email to his students today

  • Ontario Premier Doug Ford talks tariffs, trade during trip to Washington
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    Ontario Premier Doug Ford talks tariffs, trade during trip to Washington

    Ontario's premier told an audience in Washington, D.C., on Thursday that steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by the American government hurt the U.S. more than Canada. Doug Ford made the comments during an fireside chat with Kelly Craft, the U.S. Ambassador to Canada, at an event organized by the

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    CN still tallying amount of oil spilled in Manitoba train derailment

    ST. LAZARE, Man. — CN is still tallying up the amount of oil spilled in a train derailment on a ranch in western Manitoba."We are still determining volume estimates at this time," company spokesman Jonathan Abecassis said in an email Thursday.The Transportation Safety Board has said 37 of 110

  • Ottawa trying to reunite Syrian family after fire claims seven children: PM
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    Ottawa trying to reunite Syrian family after fire claims seven children: PM

    Kawthar Barho, whose husband Ebraheim is in a medically induced coma to recover from extensive burns, has told local politicians and religious leaders in Halifax that she wants to be reunited with family members living overseas because she has no other relatives in Canada. The prime minister, in Halifax

  • WestJet loses appeal of court decision that refused to throw out harassment suit
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    WestJet loses appeal of court decision that refused to throw out harassment suit

    WestJet has lost an appeal of a court decision that refused to throw out a proposed class-action lawsuit that accuses the airline of fostering a culture that tolerates harassment of female employees. Former flight attendant Mandalena Lewis is suing over alleged gender-based discrimination. A British

  • Oland trial witness adds ambiguity on timing of multimillionaire's killing
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    Oland trial witness adds ambiguity on timing of multimillionaire's killing

    SAINT JOHN, N.B. — A man who probably heard Richard Oland being bludgeoned to death in his office has told a Saint John court he cannot pinpoint the time the strange thumping noises were made.John Ainsworth's testimony at the second-degree murder trial of Dennis Oland on Thursday leaves open the