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Montreal lawyer who died in Italy plane crash remembered for his passion for politics

Montreal lawyer who died in Italy plane crash remembered for his passion for politics

MONTREAL — Friends and family of a Montreal lawyer who died in a plane crash in Italy are remembering him for his career success, his passion for politics and his love of the outdoors.
Canada cool to China's application to join Pacific Rim trade agreement

Canada cool to China's application to join Pacific Rim trade agreement

OTTAWA — Canada is giving China the cold shoulder over its interest in joining an 11-country Pacific Rim trading bloc that is viewed as an important gateway to diversifying Canadian trade with other Asian countries.
'Circuit-breaker' measures imposed to stop COVID-19 surge in New Brunswick

'Circuit-breaker' measures imposed to stop COVID-19 surge in New Brunswick

HALIFAX — The New Brunswick government is imposing a series of tough health-protection measures — including gathering limits during the Thanksgiving holiday — to stop a surge in COVID-19 cases that is straining the province's health-care system.
No need to review ruling on Safe Third Country refugee pact, feds tell Supreme Court

No need to review ruling on Safe Third Country refugee pact, feds tell Supreme Court

OTTAWA — The federal government is telling the Supreme Court of Canada there is no reason to review a decision that affirmed the constitutionality of a pact between Ottawa and Washington on asylum seekers.
'We just gave'r': Inside the Totten Mine rescue from a kilometre below the earth

'We just gave'r': Inside the Totten Mine rescue from a kilometre below the earth

Danny Taillefer and Jason Leger were in the middle of a first aid refresher course when the phone rang. Shawn Rideout, the chief rescue officer with Ontario Mine Rescue, was on the other end.
Echaquan family announces lawsuit against Quebec hospital in wake of coroner's report

Echaquan family announces lawsuit against Quebec hospital in wake of coroner's report

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Election agency says powerless after Quebec City municipal party calls Islam 'cancer'

Election agency says powerless after Quebec City municipal party calls Islam 'cancer'

QUEBEC — A fringe Quebec City municipal party's platform describes Islam as a “cancer," and the province's elections commission says it doesn't have the power to do anything about it. Quebec will hold provincewide municipal elections on Nov. 7.
Sajjan stands by military amid outrage over general's new job on sex misconduct file

Sajjan stands by military amid outrage over general's new job on sex misconduct file

OTTAWA — Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan's office is standing by the military's decision to reassign a senior officer who wrote a reference for a convicted sex offender to a new job that involves reviewing ways to eliminate sexual misconduct from the
Federal Court settlement approved for day scholars at Indian residential schools

Federal Court settlement approved for day scholars at Indian residential schools

VANCOUVER — A British Columbia Indigenous leader says the approved Federal Court settlement of a class-action lawsuit for those who attended Indian residential school during the day will ensure compensation for those harmed comes in their lifetime.
As small business sentiment drops, Liberals pressed to give benefits extra life

As small business sentiment drops, Liberals pressed to give benefits extra life

OTTAWA — A group representing thousands of small businesses says uncertainty over the fate of federal pandemic supports is causing its members to lose confidence in their financial prospects, and pushing the Liberals to provide more life support for