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Trudeau uses speech to pitch African envoys for UN security council seat

Trudeau uses speech to pitch African envoys for UN security council seat

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has taken Canada's campaign for a seat on the United Nations Security Council directly to African diplomats with a speech that tried to emphasize his boyhood connection to the continent.
Private clinics would harm 'ordinary' people using public system in B.C.: lawyer

Private clinics would harm 'ordinary' people using public system in B.C.: lawyer

VANCOUVER — A legal challenge by the owner of a private clinic providing scheduled surgery for "affluent" patients should be denied because it is based on a flawed constitutional argument, a lawyer for the B.C. government says.

B.C. hospice loses funding after refusing to provide assistance in dying

VICTORIA — A hospice society in British Columbia is having its funding stopped because it will not comply with the province's policy on medical assistance in dying.

Calgary man paralyzed after shot by intruder in Barbados vacation rental

CALGARY — Friends are raising money to help a Calgary retiree who was paralyzed after being shot by an intruder in his Barbados vacation rental.
Canadian Pacific obtains injunction to end Mohawk rail blockade in Kahnawake

Canadian Pacific obtains injunction to end Mohawk rail blockade in Kahnawake

MONTREAL — Canadian Pacific Railway obtained an injunction Tuesday aimed at ending a blockade erected more than two weeks ago in a Mohawk community south of Montreal.
Alberta legislature resumes: Focus on jobs and bill to punish protesters

Alberta legislature resumes: Focus on jobs and bill to punish protesters

EDMONTON — A new session of the Alberta legislature began Tuesday with the government promising to invest directly in oil and gas, if necessary, and to pass a law that would punish people who block roads and rail lines. The throne speech read by Lt.
Liberal MPs defer call for immediate blockade debate at committee

Liberal MPs defer call for immediate blockade debate at committee

OTTAWA — Liberal MPs temporarily thwarted an attempt by a Bloc Quebecois MP to immediately debate the "Indigenous crisis" involving rail and road blockades across the country at a Commons committee Tuesday as the political fallout of the disruptions
Sen. Lynn Beyak apologizes for racist letters, says she'll obey ethics report

Sen. Lynn Beyak apologizes for racist letters, says she'll obey ethics report

OTTAWA — Sen. Lynn Beyak sought to stave off suspension from the upper chamber Tuesday, pledging to do more to make amends for the harm she caused by posting offensive letters online.
Little-used part of Constitution led to different carbon tax rulings: experts

Little-used part of Constitution led to different carbon tax rulings: experts

EDMONTON — Different rulings from courts on the federal government's carbon tax are a result of judges working through a section of the Constitution that is seldom used, say legal experts.
Privacy commissioner says RCMP ignored his investigators in complaint cases

Privacy commissioner says RCMP ignored his investigators in complaint cases

OTTAWA — The federal privacy watchdog has accused the RCMP of ignoring his efforts to investigate complaints about the national police force's apparent foot-dragging on information requests from the public.