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Poilievre ends bid for Tory leadership over desire to spend time with daughter

Poilievre ends bid for Tory leadership over desire to spend time with daughter

OTTAWA — Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre is bowing out of his party's leadership race, aborting his campaign before it really begins.
Names in the mix: a list of potential Conservative leadership contenders

Names in the mix: a list of potential Conservative leadership contenders

OTTAWA — The Conservative leadership race is underway and the deadline to register as a candidate and meet the first round of requirements is Feb. 27.
China, Russia under pressure from Myanmar Rohingya genocide ruling: Bob Rae

China, Russia under pressure from Myanmar Rohingya genocide ruling: Bob Rae

OTTAWA — China and Russia face pressure to prevent genocide in Myanmar after Thursday's decision by an international court called on the South Asian country to stop the killing, says Canada's special envoy to the crisis.
Survey finds support among Canadians for broader assisted-dying law

Survey finds support among Canadians for broader assisted-dying law

OTTAWA — As the federal government moves to revise the law on assisted dying, new survey results suggest most Canadians support medical help to end suffering even when a natural death is some time away.
Meng Wanzhou case a 'test' of Canadian legal system: defence lawyer

Meng Wanzhou case a 'test' of Canadian legal system: defence lawyer

VANCOUVER — An extradition case against Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou is a test of whether courts will reject foreign charges that run contrary to Canadian values, argues her lawyer.

Appeal court rules some changes to jury selection process were misapplied

TORONTO — Scores of criminal cases heard in Ontario in recent months could require new trials after the province's highest court ruled Thursday that recent changes to the jury selection process had been improperly applied.
Royal Canadian Legion expels members for wearing unearned military commendations

Royal Canadian Legion expels members for wearing unearned military commendations

OTTAWA — The Royal Canadian Legion says it has taken a landmark decision to expel two members for wearing military commendations they did not earn as the 95-year-old veterans' organization crack downs on instances of "stolen valour.

Obama decries Trump's rolling back vehicle fuel-efficiency standards

TORONTO — Efforts by the Trump administration to undo fuel-efficiency standards for vehicles are a setback to the battle against climate change, former U.S. president Barack Obama said on Thursday.

Supreme Court refuses to hear human smuggling case, affirming acquittals

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has effectively upheld the acquittal of three people who were charged with human smuggling after a rickety ship arrived off the coast of British Columbia carrying hundreds of Tamil migrants.
Commemorative stamp pays tribute to all-black hockey league in the Maritimes

Commemorative stamp pays tribute to all-black hockey league in the Maritimes

CHERRY BROOK, N.S. — Canada Post unveiled a commemorative stamp Thursday that pays tribute to an all-black hockey league that once thrived in the Maritimes — long before the NHL became part of Canadian lore.