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Canadian man sentenced to 26 years for orchestrating suicide attack on US troops

Wednesday  13:17,   19 june 2019

A Canadian man was sentenced to 26 years in prison for conspiring to kill five US soldiers in Iraq in a 2009 suicide attack. Faruq Khalil Muhammad 'Isa was a resident of Edmonton, Canada, and a member of a multinational network that helped those... >>>

Scheer to reaffirm Paris targets in climate speech

Wednesday  13:03,   19 june 2019

OTTAWA—Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer will pitch his climate change plan as Canada’s best chance to achieve the Paris climate agreement’s targets despite abandoning the Liberal government’s carbon tax. Scheer will announce his... >>>

Ex-soldiers angered by 'unconscionable' treatment of Afghan war adviser

Wednesday  12:40,   19 june 2019

Some of Canada's former top military commanders and soldiers - among them a Liberal MP - are rallying behind an ex-Department of Defence adviser who was denied PTSD benefits after serving seven tours in Afghanistan. They are calling on the federal... >>>

Why Trudeau's Trans Mountain do-over might need Indigenous investment

Wednesday  12:02,   19 june 2019

That the federal cabinet would (again) approve the proposed expansion of the Trans-Mountain pipeline expansion was never really in any doubt. After spending $4.5 billion to buy the line last year, and with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's repeated... >>>

National billboard campaign honours missing and murdered Indigenous women

Wednesday  11:52,   19 june 2019

Over the course of the week, Indigenous artists' work dedicated to raising awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls is going up on billboards in cities across Canada. The campaign, which was launched by Artists Against Racism,... >>>

To minorities worried about religious symbols law, Quebec premier says he 'could have gone further'

Wednesday  11:51,   19 june 2019

Quebec's religious symbols law has been denounced by minority groups that say it will institutionalize discrimination by limiting job opportunities for people who wear the hijab, turban or kippa. Premier François Legault's response? "To avoid... >>>

Public schools could lose 200 teachers, 100 assistants as province stays silent on funding

Wednesday  08:15,   19 june 2019

Public schools are now planning for 200 fewer teachers and another 100 fewer educational assistants across the system after repeated requests for funding details by the Calgary Board of Education continue to be ignored by the... >>>

Chief military judge's court martial in limbo after deputy recuses himself

Wednesday  08:15,   19 june 2019

OTTAWA — The court martial for Canada's chief military judge is in limbo after the judge overseeing the trial — who happens to be deputy to the accused — agreed not to hear the case over conflict-of-interest... >>>

John Ivison: Trans Mountain approval a high wire act on which Trudeau is staking his future

Wednesday  07:46,   19 june 2019

The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion lives — at least until the next court... >>>

Public health report released on carbon monoxide poisoning at Montreal school

Wednesday  07:41,   19 june 2019

"The recommendations were already known," said report co-author Maxime... >>>

'A test for Canada': Cautious optimism after federal cabinet OKs Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

Wednesday  07:30,   19 june 2019

The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion cleared a critical 10-month roadblock Tuesday with a federal cabinet decision to give the contentious national project a new lease on life. That green light was the answer that many in Alberta have anxiously... >>>

B.C. First Nation plans legal challenge over Trans Mountain decision

Wednesday  07:30,   19 june 2019

VANCOUVER — A British Columbia First Nation is promising a legal challenge of the federal government's decision to approve the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, while the premier says his government will continue to defend the province's coast.... >>>

Emma Teitel: Why Doug Ford may have been surprised when boos rained on his charade

Wednesday  04:10,   19 june 2019

Earlier this month we learned that Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s government will adjourn for a very long summer break. While the legislature usually gets going again after Labour Day, Ford’s government will resume activity in the House in late... >>>

Wildfires have forced more than 9,000 people from homes in northern Alberta

Wednesday  03:50,   19 june 2019

HIGH LEVEL, Alta. — More than 9,000 people have been forced from their homes due to out of control wildfires in northern Alberta. The swelling numbers follow mandatory evacuation orders for communities including the Beaver First Nation, Dene Tha'... >>>

Transcona butcher baffled by beef burglary, sausage snatching

Wednesday  02:20,   19 june 2019

Police are investigating after an east-end butcher shop was targeted in a beefy burglary early Monday... >>>