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House of Commons returns and China's 'War on Terror'; In The News for Feb. 18

House of Commons returns and China's 'War on Terror'; In The News for Feb. 18

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Feb. 18. What we are watching in Canada ...

Patrik Mathews, accused neo-Nazi, to appear in court in Maryland

GREENBELT, Md. — A former Canadian Forces reservist and accused neo-Nazi is scheduled to appear in court today on weapons charges linked to his role in an alleged plot to touch off a race war in the United States.

Flight to evacuate Canadians from cruise ship 'expected' to depart Japan on Thursday

Canadians stranded on a quarantined cruise ship were told that a flight set to bring them home is "expected" to depart Tokyo Haneda Airport on Thursday amid an outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
AFN national chief to speak on Wet'suwet'en crisis, rail blockades

AFN national chief to speak on Wet'suwet'en crisis, rail blockades

OTTAWA — The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations is addressing this morning the tensions over a British Columbia pipeline project and the nationwide protests it's spawned.

Energy, economy, land rights face Trudeau as House of Commons returns

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau returns to a House of Commons eager to debate his government's policies on the economy, energy, climate change and reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples after a week away.
Health minister to visit quarantine zone at CFB Trenton

Health minister to visit quarantine zone at CFB Trenton

OTTAWA — With more Canadians expected to arrive home and be quarantined over fears of the novel coronavirus, Health Minister Patty Hajdu is visiting the military base where several hundred people are waiting out the incubation period.

Flight to evacuate Canadians from cruise ship 'expected' to arrive in Japan on Wednesday

Canadians stranded on a quarantined cruise ship were told that a flight is "expected" to arrive in Japan on Wednesday to bring them home amid an outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
Federal, B.C. ministers seek meeting with First Nations in hope of blockade solution

Federal, B.C. ministers seek meeting with First Nations in hope of blockade solution

OTTAWA — An upcoming meeting in British Columbia is emerging as the focal point for hopes of a speedy and peaceful end to the blockades that have disrupted rail and road traffic across large swaths of the country for more than a week.
Standards for coronavirus protection to be reviewed, health agency says

Standards for coronavirus protection to be reviewed, health agency says

OTTAWA — The Public Health Agency of Canada says it will review its protocols for health-care workers after nurses' unions denounced the national guidelines set out for dealing with the novel coronavirus earlier this month The agency says feedback fr
N.L. Premier Dwight Ball to step down, says he will seek a 'more private life'

N.L. Premier Dwight Ball to step down, says he will seek a 'more private life'

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador's premier has announced he is stepping down after more than four years leading the province.