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Senators may have to rein in activism in minority Parliament: new govt rep

Senators may have to rein in activism in minority Parliament: new govt rep

OTTAWA — Independent senators may have to curb their enthusiasm for amending government legislation now that they're operating in a minority Parliament, the government's new representative in the Senate suggested Friday. Sen.

Earthquake strikes off the coast of Vancouver Island near Ucluelet, B.C.

UCLUELET, B.C. — Earthquakes Canada say no tsunami is expected following a magnitude 4.5 earthquake that was felt on Vancouver Island and in Greater Vancouver. The federal agency says the seismic event was detected at 1:35 p.m.
One body found as police search for missing French snowmobilers for third day

One body found as police search for missing French snowmobilers for third day

ST-HENRI-DE-TAILLON, Que. — Rescue divers with Quebec's provincial police have pulled the body of one of the five missing French snowmobilers out of the waters of a river in the province's Lac-Saint-Jean region.
Inuk elder honoured for helping the home front during Second World War

Inuk elder honoured for helping the home front during Second World War

OTTAWA — For the war effort in the 1940s, Qapik Attagutsiak remembers the local Catholic priest urging her and her family to collect walrus and seal bones from their island near Igloolik, and even the bodies of dogs that had died from disease.
Memo to Trudeau prods Liberals to look at reviving vice-regal appointments board

Memo to Trudeau prods Liberals to look at reviving vice-regal appointments board

OTTAWA — Senior officials advising Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have pressed him gently to rethink how the Liberals have chosen the Queen's representatives in Canada as he gets ready to make another such decision.
Trump, seeking support, headlines anti-abortion rally in Washington

Trump, seeking support, headlines anti-abortion rally in Washington

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump threw his arms around America's formidable anti-abortion movement Friday, making history as the first sitting president to ever address the annual March for Life rally in person and starkly illustrating a fundamental politic

B.C. man follows phone and glasses into sump pit, gets stuck upside down

OAK BAY, B.C. — A man who became trapped upside down in a Victoria-area storm drain was safely rescued by a police officer and fire crews.

Quebec law society postpones another speech amid Bill 21 criticism

MONTREAL — A Quebec law society is facing criticism over its speaking invitation to a Supreme Court justice given the group is involved in one of several court challenges to the province's secularism law, known as Bill 21.
How letters to his daughter helped Poilievre back out of Tory leadership race

How letters to his daughter helped Poilievre back out of Tory leadership race

OTTAWA — Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre had spent weeks pushing past a fear about what a run for the Conservative leadership would mean for his family.
N.L. seeking financial help as municipalities recover from major storm

N.L. seeking financial help as municipalities recover from major storm

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — One week after a record-breaking blizzard battered eastern Newfoundland, businesses in St. John's were permitted to call in staff Friday to prepare for the lifting of a state of emergency the next morning.