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Senators pass new rules entrenching independent groups, angering Tories

Senators pass new rules entrenching independent groups, angering Tories

OTTAWA — Canada's upper house has adopted a new set of rules that the Liberal government says will further entrench its independence, as the dominos from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Senate reforms continue to fall.
In the news today: Is food inflation easing? Q2 results for Canadian banks due.

In the news today: Is food inflation easing? Q2 results for Canadian banks due.

Here is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to bring you up to speed on what you need to know today...
First Nations leader says little change for women's safety since Pickton murders

First Nations leader says little change for women's safety since Pickton murders

BELLA BELLA, B.C. — An Indigenous leader in British Columbia says little has changed since the crimes of serial killer Robert Pickton, as community members reflect on news that he is in life-threatening condition after being attacked in prison.
Indigenous CBC employee's discrimination claims to be heard by human-rights tribunal

Indigenous CBC employee's discrimination claims to be heard by human-rights tribunal

OTTAWA — An Indigenous employee with the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. is taking up the fight against what he describes as systemic racism by his employer.
Winnipeg trial hears search for 'serial killer' definition found on killer's computer

Winnipeg trial hears search for 'serial killer' definition found on killer's computer

WINNIPEG — A police analyst tasked with going through the computer of a Winnipeg man who admitted to killing four women found internet searches for what it means to be a serial killer.
Trudeau touts democracy, freedom and trade ties in visit to Philadelphia

Trudeau touts democracy, freedom and trade ties in visit to Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — There is lots of work to do to fight for progressive values and workers on both sides of the Canada-United States border, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday during a trip to Philadelphia.
London Drugs says it's unwilling to pay ransom demanded by hackers

London Drugs says it's unwilling to pay ransom demanded by hackers

RICHMOND, B.C. — Retailer London Drugs says it is "unwilling and unable" to pay a multimillion-dollar ransom to cybercriminals who claim to have stolen data in a hacking attack that recently shut down its stores for more than a week.
Orphan orca's extended family spotted off northeast side of Vancouver Island

Orphan orca's extended family spotted off northeast side of Vancouver Island

ALERT BAY, B.C. — A killer whale pod related to an orphan orca calf that escaped a remote British Columbia tidal lagoon last month have been spotted off the northeast coast of Vancouver Island.
'Happy tears' of victim's sister after prison attack on serial killer Robert Pickton

'Happy tears' of victim's sister after prison attack on serial killer Robert Pickton

MONTREAL — Cynthia Cardinal said she was "overwhelmed" with happiness when she received a text message on Monday with the news that serial killer Robert Pickton, who murdered her sister Georgina Papin, was in a life-threatening condition after being
Freeland says capital gains proposal will be tabled before summer break

Freeland says capital gains proposal will be tabled before summer break

OTTAWA — The Liberal government will bring its proposal to increase the inclusion rate on capital gains to the House of Commons before the parliamentary summer break, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said Tuesday.