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Commons committee calls for strict rules on streaming services, online piracy

Commons committee calls for strict rules on streaming services, online piracy

OTTAWA — An all-party committee of MPs is recommending the government set stricter rules for Canadian content on foreign streaming services and a crackdown on internet piracy.
Boyle's lawyer cites dangers of mid-trial appeal about sexual-activity evidence

Boyle's lawyer cites dangers of mid-trial appeal about sexual-activity evidence

OTTAWA — A mid-trial appeal about sensitive evidence concerning sexual activity could endanger the timely completion of Joshua Boyle's assault case, a lawyer for the former Afghanistan hostage told a judge Wednesday.

Complaints over doctor calling for stricter gun laws politically motivated:regulator

TORONTO — Ontario's medical regulator has ruled that dozens of complaints against a trauma surgeon advocating for stricter gun laws appear to be a politically motivated attempt to silence her. Dr.
Scheer's climate plan will look at how Canada can cut emissions elsewhere

Scheer's climate plan will look at how Canada can cut emissions elsewhere

OTTAWA — Conservative leader Andrew Scheer says his party's climate plan will aim to hit Canada's promised greenhouse-gas emissions targets but the party will not say whether that means all of the emissions cuts it wants to count will actually happen
Freeland leaves D.C. with no tariff deal, despite early optimism from U.S.

Freeland leaves D.C. with no tariff deal, despite early optimism from U.S.

OTTAWA — Close, maybe, but no cigar. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland came and went from Washington on Wednesday, shifting diplomatic gears and jetting to Havana on a day that saw early hope that the end of the Canada-U.S.
Trudeau offers Canadian lumber, steel to help rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral

Trudeau offers Canadian lumber, steel to help rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral

PARIS — Canada is offering softwood lumber and steel to help with the reconstruction of Paris's famed Notre Dame Cathedral, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday after touring the iconic monument that was partially destroyed by fire in mid-Apr

Quebec premier asks MNAs not to fund events promoting Canada, sovereignty

QUEBEC — The Quebec government is telling members of the legislature they cannot use their discretionary budgets to support events that promote federalism or sovereignty.

Quebec moves to tighten law on dangerous dogs, give municipalities flexibility

QUEBEC — The Quebec government is giving municipalities more tools to deal with potentially dangerous dogs, including allowing towns to order the animals put down if they injure someone.

Bibeau presses Chinese counterpart on canola ban at G20 ministers' meeting

OTTAWA — Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says she used a G20 ministers' meeting in Japan to press her Chinese counterpart for the evidence behind Beijing's bans on Canadian canola.
More people died in last summer's Montreal heat wave than initially reported

More people died in last summer's Montreal heat wave than initially reported

MONTREAL — Health authorities in Montreal are adding 13 more people to the list of victims of last summer's heat wave, and are urging the city to do more to diminish heat across the densely populated urban neighbourhoods that are home to the most vul