• Slim majority vote 'no' to electoral reform in Prince Edward Island referendum
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    Slim majority vote 'no' to electoral reform in Prince Edward Island referendum

    A slim majority of Prince Edward Island voters have rejected a switch to a proportional representation electoral system, though it remains unclear how the province's new government will respond. "But I think it is inevitable that proportional representation is coming.

  • Voters in Prince Edward Island elect Tory minority amid Green surge
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    Voters in Prince Edward Island elect Tory minority amid Green surge

    Voters in P.E.I. have shed their century-old embrace of the Island's two-party system, electing a Tory minority government and handing the upstart Green party official Opposition status for the first time. With all polls reporting Tuesday, the Tories had won 12 seats, the Greens held eight, and

  • Commemorative loonie marking progress for LGBTQ2 people unveiled in Toronto
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    Commemorative loonie marking progress for LGBTQ2 people unveiled in Toronto

    TORONTO — The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a commemorative loonie Tuesday to mark what it called a key milestone for lesbian, gay, transgender, queer and two-spirited people, with the government saying the coin symbolized progress while highlighting the work that still needs to be done to advance equality.Federal

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    QuickSketch: Dennis King, the apparent next premier of Prince Edward Island

    CHARLOTTETOWN — A look at Dennis King, leader of the P.E.I. Progressive Conservatives and the Island's apparent next premier.

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    Ethics commissioner opens probe into Quebec Economy Minister Pierre Fitzgibbon

    MONTREAL — Quebec's ethics commissioner has announced she is opening an investigation into Economy Minister Pierre Fitzgibbon regarding assets he allegedly holds in private companies.The investigation is to look into whether the minister broke conflict of interest rules and whether he properly declared

  • Cut off by water, Quebec island residents determined to stay in their homes
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    Cut off by water, Quebec island residents determined to stay in their homes

    MONTREAL — Although the only bridge to Montreal is cut off by water and hip waders are the only way to navigate the streets of his town, Ile Mercier resident David Dostie has no intention of leaving the home where's he's lived for almost 60 years."I decided to work all my life for that house

  • 'This tragedy forced the light out:' Toronto marks anniversary of van attack
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    'This tragedy forced the light out:' Toronto marks anniversary of van attack

    As family members, friends and strangers braved the rain Tuesday to honour the victims of the Yonge Street van attack, one man stood by the memorial marking the one-year anniversary of the horrific event making sure the flowers laid there looked pretty. The 25-year-old student didn't witness the

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    Health database that crosses provincial borders to launch with federal funding

    Dr. Kim McGrail says she and her team ran into a familiar challenge when they were trying to compare different approaches to family health-care reform across the country. Gathering the data was going to be difficult, said McGrail, who is a professor at the University of British Columbia's School

  • Climate change should be top issue for voters in October, advocates say
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    Climate change should be top issue for voters in October, advocates say

    A large group of Canadian climate scientists, environment advocates, business owners and corporate executives want climate change to be the No. 1 issue for voters this fall, including problems and solutions beyond the federal carbon tax. A hundred of them signed an open letter to Canadians this week

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    B.C. men challenge constitutionality of Canada's secret no-fly list

    OTTAWA — Canada's no-fly list faces constitutional challenges from two B.C. men who argue in a pair of court cases that the secret roster violates their Charter of Rights guarantee of fundamental justice.The 12-year-old no-fly regime allows the federal government to bar someone from boarding an airplane

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    Forcing reporter to give RCMP info on 'dead' terror suspect 'unreasonable': Vice

    TORONTO — Forcing a reporter to give information on a terror suspect to the RCMP would be unreasonable given that the wanted Canadian man is almost certainly dead, an Ontario justice heard on Tuesday.The argument from Vice Media played out in Superior Court despite a Supreme Court of Canada ruling in

  • As waters rise, Champagne offers fast-track reviews for flood projects
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    As waters rise, Champagne offers fast-track reviews for flood projects

    OTTAWA — Canada's infrastructure minister is offering flood-ravaged communities in Quebec a fast-track for federal cash to mitigate the dangers of rising waters, hoping to entice requests from a province that has yet to apply for money from a unique fund set up specifically for the purpose.The "

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    Canada, international allies butt heads over focus on white supremacism

    OTTAWA — Canada has been butting heads with some of its closest allies over the extent to which rising white supremacy at home and abroad poses a global threat, federal insiders say.The quiet but at-times-controversial diplomacy has come as Justin Trudeau's Liberals, gearing up for a federal election

  • Singh says childhood abuse steeled him for scrutiny and stress of politics
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    Singh says childhood abuse steeled him for scrutiny and stress of politics

    OTTAWA — Political life means signing up for a high degree of public scrutiny, but NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says the pain he endured in his childhood — including an experience with sexual abuse — reminds him he has gone through far worse.Since taking over the reins of the NDP in October 2017, Singh has

  • Filipino President Duterte gives Canada one week to take trash back
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    Filipino President Duterte gives Canada one week to take trash back

    OTTAWA — The president of the Philippines says if Canada doesn't take back tonnes of trash within the next week he will "declare war" and ship the containers back himself.Filipino media outlets report that Rodrigo Duterte made threats Tuesday about dozens of shipping containers filled with

  • Protecting nature also fights climate change, says federal environment minister
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    Protecting nature also fights climate change, says federal environment minister

    Carbon taxes aren't the only way to fight climate change, says federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna.Speaking ahead of an international conservation conference, McKenna said protecting natural areas can go a long way toward slowing the progress and mitigating the impact of global warming

  • Manitoba man who shot at Mounties, wounding one, sentenced to 18 years
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    Manitoba man who shot at Mounties, wounding one, sentenced to 18 years

    MINNEDOSA, Man. — A Manitoba man who shot at two RCMP officers and left one with severe injuries has been given an 18-year prison sentence.Therae Racette-Beaulieu pleaded guilty earlier this year to charges of attempted murder, break and enter, and robbery in connection with a string of crimes in western

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    Youth accused in Kingston, Ont., terrorism case rearrested on new charges

    An eastern Ontario teen already facing five charges related to an alleged terrorism plot has been rearrested after breaching his bail conditions, police and lawyers said Tuesday. Like many of the previous proceedings concerning the boy from Kingston, Ont., the details of his latest arrest are shielded

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    B.C. doles out millions in federal government cash for anti-gang programs

    ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — The British Columbia government has announced where it's directing federal government funds in the fight against gun and gang violence in the province.The first of $5.3 million in funding over two years will go towards six prevention and intervention programs based in Abbotsford

  • Saskatchewan again asking Ottawa to help canola farmers after China ban
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    Saskatchewan again asking Ottawa to help canola farmers after China ban

    REGINA — Saskatchewan's premier is again asking Ottawa to increase its cash advances to canola farmers.Scott Moe says in a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, posted on Twitter, that he's been waiting nearly a month for a response since he first asked for help.Saskatchewan wants the amount

  • Elizabeth May's wedding dress a 'walk through a garden' on Earth Day
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    Elizabeth May's wedding dress a 'walk through a garden' on Earth Day

    VICTORIA — Instead of marching for Earth Day, Green party Leader Elizabeth May marched down the aisle in Victoria's Christ Church Cathedral on Monday.May married John Kidder, a retired technology entrepreneur and long-time Green party member, in a ceremony attended by about 500 guests.As church bells

  • Former U.S. president Barack Obama to visit nation's capital in May
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    Former U.S. president Barack Obama to visit nation's capital in May

    Former U.S. president Barack Obama is set to visit the nation's capital next month for a question-and-answer session. The event, hosted by the progressive think-tank Canada 2020, will be at Ottawa's Canadian Tire Centre on May 31. Canada 2020 chairman Tom Pitfield says Obama is a "generation-defining

  • Affable Green leader sets sight on potential P.E.I. election victory
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    Affable Green leader sets sight on potential P.E.I. election victory

    CHARLOTTETOWN — An affable dentist with a distinct Scottish accent, Peter Bevan-Baker ran nine times for the Green party —federally and provincially — before finally winning a seat in the P.E.I. legislature in 2015.The leader of the Island's Green party, Bevan-Baker could become leader of Canada&

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    In the news today, April 23

    It's election day in Prince Edward Island and voter turnout is expected to be strong. More than 36 per cent of eligible voters have already cast their ballots in the advance polls, in a province that traditionally sees voter turnout at more than 80 per cent. The Greens and leader Peter Bevan-Baker

  • New study suggests oilsands greenhouse gas emissions underestimated
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    New study suggests oilsands greenhouse gas emissions underestimated

    New federal research suggests greenhouse gas emissions from Alberta's oilsands may be significantly higher than industry reports. In a study published Tuesday, Environment Canada scientists say four major oilsands mines are releasing an average of about one-third more carbon dioxide per barrel of