• Trump offers help with Canadian detainees in China in upbeat visit with Trudeau
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    Trump offers help with Canadian detainees in China in upbeat visit with Trudeau

    WASHINGTON — It was third-time lucky for Justin Trudeau in Washington on Thursday as President Donald Trump welcomed his "friend" the hard-working Canadian prime minister and offered to help him out of a jam with China.One year after Trump insulted Trudeau after leaving the G7 in Quebec — dishonest

  • B.C. imposes interim moratorium on resource development to protect caribou
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    B.C. imposes interim moratorium on resource development to protect caribou

    VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government announced an interim moratorium on resource development in parts of the south Peace region on Thursday, giving itself more time to sign a long-term strategy to protect dwindling caribou populations.The government said it will close consultation gaps to find

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    Counsellors help students at B.C. school after student dies during field trip

    SOOKE, B.C. — The Greater Victoria School District says counsellors will be at a local middle school to help students and staff deal with the death of a fellow student.Superintendent Shelley Green posted a letter on the district's website Wednesday, advising that the district has deployed its critical

  • Trudeau says he will defend minority rights in face of Quebec religious-symbol law
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    Trudeau says he will defend minority rights in face of Quebec religious-symbol law

    MONTREAL — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau added his voice Thursday to the growing opposition to Quebec's new law prohibiting teachers, police officers and other public servants in positions of authority from wearing religious symbols.Speaking to reporters in Washington, D.C., Trudeau said he and his

  • Five Things to know after PM meets Trump, congressional leaders in Washington
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    Five Things to know after PM meets Trump, congressional leaders in Washington

    WASHINGTON — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spent Thursday in Washington, meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House and getting face time with the top Democrat on Capitol Hill, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Here are five things to take away from the day:1\. Working towards

  • New study offers insight and recommendations to reduce right whale deaths
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    New study offers insight and recommendations to reduce right whale deaths

    FREDERICTON — More than half the 70 North Atlantic right whale deaths recorded over the last 16 years were caused by entanglement in fishing gear or vessel collisions, a new study reports.The paper published Thursday in the journal Diseases of Aquatic Organisms said a cause of death was determined for

  • Confusion, bickering cloud Senate committee's planned Norman inquiry
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    Confusion, bickering cloud Senate committee's planned Norman inquiry

    OTTAWA — Confusion and partisan bickering are clouding a Senate committee's plan to examine the suspension and failed prosecution of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman.Conservative Sen. Jean-Guy Dagenais on Thursday accused Sen. Peter Harder, the government's representative in the upper chamber, of all

  • B.C. Conservative MP Mark Warawa dies after cancer diagnosis
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    B.C. Conservative MP Mark Warawa dies after cancer diagnosis

    Conservative MP Mark Warawa's family said his "new address is in heaven" on Thursday, announcing his death following a "brief but valiant battle" with pancreatic cancer. The 69-year-old died peacefully at Langley Hospice, his office said in a separate statement. The House of

  • Report finds many birds in decline but co-operation works to rebuild populations
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    Report finds many birds in decline but co-operation works to rebuild populations

    The bad news is that the populations of more than one-quarter of Canada's bird species are declining, many rapidly.The good news is that about the same number are increasing — proof, says a study on avian Canadians, that sustained effort can put more wings in the sky."Conservation works when

  • In the news today, June 20
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    In the news today, June 20

    Justin Trudeau is headed back to the White House today in what could prove to be a pivotal visit to the U.S. capital not only for North American trade and Canada's strained relationship with China, but for the campaign-bound prime minister himself. An earnest end to the tensions between Trudeau

  • Wants mandate for plans: Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister moves up election date
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    Wants mandate for plans: Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister moves up election date

    Premier Brian Pallister, saying he needs a new mandate from voters after fulfilling key promises from his last campaign, has moved up the provincial election by more than a year. The next vote was scheduled for October 2020, but Pallister announced Wednesday it will be held Sept. 10. "We've

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    Teen killed by fallen tree at camp in B.C., another person in hospital

    SOOKE, B.C. — One teenager has died and another is in critical but stable condition after a tree fell on at least one of them at a camp near the Vancouver Island community of Sooke, B.C.Officials with the Otter Point Volunteer Fire Department say they were called to Camp Barnard after a report that a

  • Raptors coach Nick Nurse says meeting in the works with Prime Minister Trudeau
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    Raptors coach Nick Nurse says meeting in the works with Prime Minister Trudeau

    Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse says a meeting is in the works with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Nurse says he hasn't heard from the U.S. White House about a congratulatory meeting, but the team has been in contact with Ottawa. "I have heard nothing about the White House.

  • Tax credits, penalizing big polluters, key to Conservative climate plan
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    Tax credits, penalizing big polluters, key to Conservative climate plan

    OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says his climate plan will be "Canada's best chance" to hit its targets under the Paris climate-change agreement and that it can happen without a carbon tax.Scheer outlined his climate policy in the backyard of a private home in rural Chelsea,

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    Saskatchewan to continue using 'birth alerts' despite calls by inquiry to stop

    REGINA — The Saskatchewan government says it will continue to track or seize at-risk babies despite a call to stop from the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.The inquiry's final report recommends governments and child-welfare agencies immediately abandon what are known

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    Protests, legal challenges planned to block Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

    VANCOUVER — Opponents of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion are preparing for a long summer of legal challenges and protests aimed at blocking construction of the project.Rueben George of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation said it will file a legal challenge in the Federal Court of Appeal and he is certain

  • 'Minimum of nine bullets:' Trial hears Manitoba Mountie shot man numerous times
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    'Minimum of nine bullets:' Trial hears Manitoba Mountie shot man numerous times

    THOMPSON, Man. — A forensic pathologist has testified that an RCMP officer in northern Manitoba shot a man at least nine times before he died.Const. Abram Letkeman has pleaded not guilty to six charges, including manslaughter and criminal negligence, in the on-duty shooting of Steven Campbell in November

  • Trudeau promises to legislate implementation of UNDRIP if re-elected
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    Trudeau promises to legislate implementation of UNDRIP if re-elected

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising that a re-elected Liberal government will introduce legislation to ensure federal laws are harmonized with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Trudeau made the announcement Wednesday through his government's representative

  • Make passports free to ease new no-fly list measures, federal panel suggests
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    Make passports free to ease new no-fly list measures, federal panel suggests

    Ottawa should consider making passports free to everyone for a year to ease the introduction of new no-fly list procedures, a federal advisory panel recommends. The coming changes will require passengers to present authorized photo identification on flights within Canada, not only international trips

  • Canadian astronaut Saint-Jacques set to return after 'intense adventure' in space
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    Canadian astronaut Saint-Jacques set to return after 'intense adventure' in space

    LONGUEUIL, Que. — Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques is set to return to Earth in less than a week as his mission aboard the International Space Station comes to an end.On Day 199 in orbit, Saint-Jacques spoke to reporters Wednesday for the last time before his Monday night return, saying that while

  • Man who stole human skull and kept it as 'curiosity' sentenced to jail
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    Man who stole human skull and kept it as 'curiosity' sentenced to jail

    ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A young Newfoundland man who robbed a human skull from a cemetery and kept it in his possession for more than a year as a "curiosity item" has been sentenced to four months in jail.In a hearing Wednesday, provincial court Judge David Orr also ordered Lucas Dawe not to

  • Judge denies bid for acquittal in Calgary grandfather's manslaughter trial
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    Judge denies bid for acquittal in Calgary grandfather's manslaughter trial

    CALGARY — A judge says the Crown has presented enough evidence for a Calgary grandfather's manslaughter trial to continue.Allan Perdomo Lopez is charged in the death of his five-year-old grandson Emilio Perdomo.The trial has heard the boy died of a traumatic brain injury in July 2015, five months

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    B.C. files second legal challenge against Alberta over turn-off-taps law

    VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government has filed a second lawsuit against Alberta over its turn-off-the-taps legislation.A statement of claim filed in Federal Court on June 14 is similar to a document filed last month in Alberta's Court of Queen's Bench that alleges Alberta introduced the

  • Trudeau to meet Pelosi, McConnell, as well as Trump in Washington
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    Trudeau to meet Pelosi, McConnell, as well as Trump in Washington

    WASHINGTON — Justin Trudeau's meeting with Donald Trump in Washington on Thursday is set to be a deal-making session that could turn on an exchange of favours on North American trade and the plight of two imprisoned Canadians in China.The transactional diplomacy could provide the prime minister with

  • Budget watchdog says cost to match one of Trump's business tax cuts is $37B
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    Budget watchdog says cost to match one of Trump's business tax cuts is $37B

    OTTAWA — Parliament's spending watchdog is putting new numbers to the cost of matching recent U.S. business-tax changes, pegging the price to the federal treasury at more than double government estimates.The parliamentary budget officer says in a report Wednesday that it would cost $36.7 billion