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Under Liberal changes, hearings for refugees just 'glorified interview': NDP

Under Liberal changes, hearings for refugees just 'glorified interview': NDP

OTTAWA — NDP immigration critic Jenny Kwan says she is dismayed by newly published guidelines for asylum seekers who fall under a controversial new admissibility law — guidelines she believes show some refugees will not get a fair chance to plead the
Report says why PMO wanted former Supreme Court judges to advise on SNC-Lavalin

Report says why PMO wanted former Supreme Court judges to advise on SNC-Lavalin

OTTAWA — After months of unrelenting news coverage, hours of oral testimony and reams of written submissions to a House of Commons committee on the SNC-Lavalin affair, the federal ethics watchdog has still managed to unearth some details that give ne
Brother of B.C. homicide victim says he may never know why she was killed

Brother of B.C. homicide victim says he may never know why she was killed

The eldest brother of homicide victim Chynna Deese says he's not expecting the police investigation to provide a definitive answer as to why she was killed in such a seemingly random act.
Federal government apologizes for historic sled dog killings in the North

Federal government apologizes for historic sled dog killings in the North

IQALUIT, Nunavut — The Canadian government has apologized for the killings of thousands of sled dogs decades ago. Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett delivered the apology in Iqaluit.
Hunky Bill, B.C. perogy pioneer, restaurateur, PNE mainstay, dies at 88

Hunky Bill, B.C. perogy pioneer, restaurateur, PNE mainstay, dies at 88

VANCOUVER — Bill Konyk, a legendary Vancouver businessman who fought a human rights battle to maintain his nickname Hunky Bill, has died. He was 88.

Feds preparing to deploy promised military plane to Uganda for peacekeeping

OTTAWA — Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is expected to announce Thursday the long-awaited deployment of a promised Canadian Forces transport plane to Uganda for peacekeeping missions.

Quick quotes: What was said about ethics commissioner's SNC-Lavalin findings

OTTAWA — "The prime minister, directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould.
'Sweet little boy:' Judge finds Calgary man guilty in grandson's death

'Sweet little boy:' Judge finds Calgary man guilty in grandson's death

CALGARY — A judge has found a man guilty of inflicting a fatal brain injury on his young grandson five months after the boy was sent to Canada from Mexico so he could have a better life.
'Naive': Police chiefs say handgun ban wouldn't stop flow of weapons into Canada

'Naive': Police chiefs say handgun ban wouldn't stop flow of weapons into Canada

CALGARY — The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police won't be supporting a call for a ban on handguns despite concerns about gun violence in a number of major cities including Toronto.
Trudeau breached Conflict of Interest Act, says ethics commissioner

Trudeau breached Conflict of Interest Act, says ethics commissioner

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau refused to apologize Wednesday for intervening in the SNC-Lavalin affair, even after the federal ethics watchdog concluded that the prime minister violated the Conflict of Interest Act by improperly pressuring former attorney