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Ottawa sets up secretariat to root out racism in federal institutions, programs

Ottawa sets up secretariat to root out racism in federal institutions, programs

OTTAWA — The federal government is setting up a secretariat to root out systemic racism and discrimination within federal institutions, programs and services.
Infrastructure bank gives Via $55M for work on multibillion-dollar project

Infrastructure bank gives Via $55M for work on multibillion-dollar project

OTTAWA — Via Rail is getting $71 million in federal cash — some through Transport Canada and some from an infrastructure financing agency — to tackle the last few details needed to make the case that its high-frequency rail proposal should get privat
New Ukraine president, and former actor, to meet Trudeau in Toronto

New Ukraine president, and former actor, to meet Trudeau in Toronto

OTTAWA — Ukraine's new president will visit Toronto next week for a major international conference on his country's future that Canada is hosting, and where he will meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Vancouver police ask for help over theft of high-end snake chairs

Vancouver police ask for help over theft of high-end snake chairs

VANCOUVER — A pair of unusual armchairs valued at about $40,000 each were taken from a high-end furniture store and Vancouver police are asking for the public's help in finding them. Police say the chairs were taken during a 3 a.m.
Saskatchewan says Supreme Court could hear carbon tax challenge in December

Saskatchewan says Supreme Court could hear carbon tax challenge in December

REGINA — The Saskatchewan government says its arguments against the federal carbon tax could be heard by the Supreme Court of Canada before the end of the year, but after the federal election.

Quebec man dead after out-of-control RV crashes into Quebec ferry: police

TADOUSSAC, Que. — One of the two people seriously injured when their recreational vehicle crashed into a Quebec ferry has died.