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    NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh calls for public inquiry over SNC-Lavalin questions

    Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says a public inquiry is necessary in the scandal involving engineering giant SNC-Lavalin and Canada's former justice minister. Singh says serious questions need to be answered about the scandal that cuts to the heart of Canada's democracy. Vancouver member

  • 'Shut me out': Manitoba rancher says CN mum about oil spill on his land
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    'Shut me out': Manitoba rancher says CN mum about oil spill on his land

    ST-LAZARE, Man. — A Manitoba rancher said he's being shut out by CN after a derailment spilled oil on an oxbow of the Assiniboine River he uses to water his cattle in summer."Somebody from CN should have been in my yard within hours of that derailment and I should be getting updates twice a

  • Mermen calendar targets 'toxic masculinity,' raises big money for charities
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    Mermen calendar targets 'toxic masculinity,' raises big money for charities

    ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — What started as a dare for a burly Newfoundland man to pose in mermaid flippers has turned into a globally known effort to combat gender stereotypes — and raised more than a half million dollars for charity.This past weekend, the Newfoundland and Labrador Beard and Moustache Club

  • Closing arguments begin in trial of Quebec mother accused of killing her two girls
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    Closing arguments begin in trial of Quebec mother accused of killing her two girls

    The lawyer for a Quebec mother accused of killing her two daughters is questioning the work of investigators who analyzed the crime scene. Pierre Poupart told jurors in his closing arguments today that police were obsessed with proving Adele Sorella had killed her daughters, aged 8 and 9. Poupart says

  • Trudeau's principal secretary, Gerald Butts, resigns amid SNC-Lavalin furor
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    Trudeau's principal secretary, Gerald Butts, resigns amid SNC-Lavalin furor

    OTTAWA — Gerald Butts, Justin Trudeau's principal secretary and long-time friend, has resigned amid allegations that the Prime Minister's Office interfered to prevent criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin.In a statement, Butts categorically denies the accusation that he or anyone else in the PMO

  • U.K.'s pro-Huawei signals give Canada breathing space on 5G decision: expert
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    U.K.'s pro-Huawei signals give Canada breathing space on 5G decision: expert

    A Canadian security expert says Ottawa will be cheering from the sidelines over fresh signals that Britain believes it can manage any 5G security risks posed by Huawei Technologies. Wesley Wark, a University of Ottawa intelligence expert who closely studies the 5G issue, says if Britain gives Huawei

  • Final arguments begin in case of Quebecers seeking assisted death
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    Final arguments begin in case of Quebecers seeking assisted death

    MONTREAL — The case of two Quebecers who suffer from incurable degenerative diseases but are ineligible for medically assisted death is entering its final phase.The parties are beginning final arguments today after 24 days of hearings in the challenge of the provincial and federal laws covering medical

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    Bad weather, lack of pilot experience cited in Quebec crash that killed three

    MONTREAL — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is citing the pilot's lack of experience in instrument flying, particularly at night, for a helicopter crash that killed three people near Drummondville, Que., last year.The Robinson R44 Raven I helicopter left Saint-Georges-de-Beauce, Que., Feb

  • Pipeline protest convoy approaches Ottawa after rolling across country
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    Pipeline protest convoy approaches Ottawa after rolling across country

    OTTAWA — Hundreds of trucks are expected to roll into Ottawa Tuesday to protest the federal government's policies on the oil industry.The main portion of the United We Roll Convoy set out from Red Deer, Alta., last Thursday and made stops in Regina, Dryden, Thunder Bay, and Sault Ste. Marie before

  • Electoral reform: All eyes turn to tiny P.E.I. as issue put to voters
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    Electoral reform: All eyes turn to tiny P.E.I. as issue put to voters

    CHARLOTTETOWN — Tiny Prince Edward Island has a chance to send a big message to the rest of the country about electoral reform when voters are asked to consider proportional representation in a referendum as early as this spring.Voters in British Columbia rejected making such a change in December, and

  • Protesters in U.S. cities to gather against Trump's emergency border tactics
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    Protesters in U.S. cities to gather against Trump's emergency border tactics

    WASHINGTON — Protesters are gathering today in downtown Washington and other cities across the United States to denounce President Donald Trump's decision to declare a national emergency at the southern border with Mexico.Trump made the declaration Friday as an end-run around Congress, which has

  • Men appeal conviction in Via Rail terror plot, argue jury improperly selected
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    Men appeal conviction in Via Rail terror plot, argue jury improperly selected

    Two men found guilty of terrorism charges after being accused of plotting to derail a passenger train are asking Ontario's highest court to grant them a new trial, arguing the jury that convicted them was improperly selected.Lawyers for Raed Jaser argue the judge who oversaw the case made several

  • 'Making this up:' Study says oilsands assessments marred by weak science
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    'Making this up:' Study says oilsands assessments marred by weak science

    EDMONTON — Dozens of oilsands environmental impact studies are marred by inconsistent science that's rarely subjected to independent checks, says a university study. "It doesn't make any sense," says University of British Columbia biology professor Adam Ford, who published his findings

  • Eat Smart brand salad bags recalled due to possible Listeria contamination
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    Eat Smart brand salad bags recalled due to possible Listeria contamination

    OTTAWA — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) says certain Eat Smart brand Sweet Kale Vegetable Salad Bags are being recalled due to possible Listeria contamination.The affected product was sold in Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and possibly other provinces, in 340 gram packages

  • Cabinet expected to extend deadline to reconsider Trans Mountain pipeline
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    Cabinet expected to extend deadline to reconsider Trans Mountain pipeline

    Canada's energy regulator will tell the federal government this week whether it still thinks the Trans Mountain pipeline should be expanded, but cabinet's final say on the project's future is still several months away. The National Energy Board is reconsidering the project's impact on

  • Alberta missionaries among the Canadians heading home from riot-stricken Haiti
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    Alberta missionaries among the Canadians heading home from riot-stricken Haiti

    A Canadian couple who had to leave Haiti due to violent street protests say they're happy to be heading home but that their hearts are with the people they left behind. Wade and Marilyn Fitzpatrick are two of 24 missionaries from Alberta-based Haiti Arise who were flown out of the capital Port-au-Prince

  • Officials still working out how much oil leaked from derailment in Manitoba
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    Officials still working out how much oil leaked from derailment in Manitoba

    ST-LAZARE, Man. — Canadian National Railway says it doesn't yet know how much oil leaked from a derailment in western Manitoba, but it says trains are now running on the line again.The railway said Saturday there was "a partial leak" of crude south of St. Lazare, Man., but it was contained

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    Deported man who came to Canada as a baby granted chance at return

    A British Columbia man who was deported at 59 despite living in Canada since he was seven months old has won a shot at returning home. A federal court has granted Len Van Heest a judicial review of his permanent and temporary residency applications. "Life handed Len Van Heest a tough hand,"

  • Man charged in daughter's death in hospital with self-inflicted gunshot wound: police
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    Man charged in daughter's death in hospital with self-inflicted gunshot wound: police

    Roopesh Rajkumar, 41, was charged in 11-year-old Riya Rajkumar's death after the girl's body was found in his Brampton, Ont., home shortly after an Amber Alert was issued late Thursday night. Peel regional police say they were contacted by Riya's mother after the child's father failed

  • Still-active human rights case speaks to lasting homophobia in Canada: activists
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    Still-active human rights case speaks to lasting homophobia in Canada: activists

    ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Just over 14 years ago, the government of Newfoundland and Labrador issued the province's marriage commissioners an ultimatum: agree to perform same-sex marriages or resign. "I wasn't surprised back then and I'm not surprised now," Hickey said in an email

  • Nuclear-waste bunker decision to likely to fall to next federal government
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    Nuclear-waste bunker decision to likely to fall to next federal government

    The much-delayed and politically fraught decision on a proposed multibillion-dollar nuclear-waste storage bunker near Lake Huron now appears certain to fall to Canada's next government. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna paused the process in August 2017 — the latest in a string of delays for

  • James says B.C. budget puts priorities on NDP's poverty, environment plans
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    James says B.C. budget puts priorities on NDP's poverty, environment plans

    British Columbia's finance minister says the budget she tables Tuesday undertakes development of social, environmental and economic initiatives as other provinces across Canada implement cuts to programs and shifts to the right. Carole James says her budget builds on the minority New Democrat government

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    No winning ticket for Saturday night's $5 million Lotto 649 jackpot

    TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $5 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw.

  • Quebecers stranded by Haitian protests arrive in Montreal
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    Quebecers stranded by Haitian protests arrive in Montreal

    Dozens of Quebec tourists who had been trapped in Haiti amid violent street protests were greeted with hugs and tears from relieved loved ones as they landed at Montreal's airport on Saturday. An Air Transat flight carrying 150 passengers, including the 113 Quebec tourists who had booked the same

  • Wilson-Raybould resignation stokes anger, frustration within veterans community
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    Wilson-Raybould resignation stokes anger, frustration within veterans community

    Jody Wilson-Raybould's resignation from cabinet this week has stoked long-standing frustration, disappointment and anger among Canada's veterans, who say they have been ignored and betrayed by the Trudeau government. The Liberals went out of their way during the last federal election to court