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  • Canadians commemorate Remembrance Day, marking centenary of First World War’s end

    November 11, 2018 1:26 PM 11

    Trudeau is spending Remembrance Day weekend in France and his office says he will attend Armistice Day ceremonies in Paris today, marking the end of the “war to end all wars.” Back in Ottawa, Governor General Julie Payette will attend the national ceremony alongside Sajjan, after returning from Belgium where she attended additional commemorative events

  • Mayor ‘fed up’ with explosions from Saint John metal recycling facility

    November 10, 2018 9:42 PM 5

    The mayor of Saint John, N.B., says a large explosion at the city’s American Iron & Metal recycling facility rattled the harbourfront Saturday morning. Don Darling said the blast shook nearby houses, adding that he received messages from residents who reported feeling the explosion from kilometres away. He said Saint John residents are concerned with the frequency

  • Two minors in custody after Nunavut grocery store fire

    November 9, 2018 5:24 PM 27

    IQALUIT, NUNAVUT—Two Iqaluit youths are in custody after a series of fires earlier this week in the Nunavut capital, including one that damaged the city’s largest store and grocer. RCMP said Friday charges of arson and disregard for human life are pending against the pair, who are not identified. “As the investigation progresses we’ll be able to release

  • Trudeau’s trade talk to be tested on 10-day, three country trip

    November 9, 2018 5:13 PM 21

    Observers say Trudeau’s biggest test will be in the last two stops. He’ll try to convince countries in the Asia-Pacific region that Canada will pay more attention to a region where trade deals often depend on personal relationships. Foreign-policy experts who keep track of Canada’s trade interests there caution that Trudeau is likely to return home with a series

  • Mayor of P.E.I. community maintains role into 2022, but reluctantly

    November 8, 2018 8:01 PM 13

    There were no mayoral candidates in Monday’s province-wide municipal elections, so the provincial government simply appointed the outgoing mayor, Alcide Bernard, to a four-year term. Bernard had not run for re-election — he decided he had done his time, and he “wanted to leave the opportunity for others this time.” Wellington — with a population of 400 — is nestled

  • Ottawa will bankroll some climate change programs left after Ford ends Ontario’s cap-and-trade

    November 8, 2018 3:30 PM 15

    Ottawa is stepping into the breach to bankroll some of the climate change programs left after Premier Doug Ford ended Ontario’s cap-and-trade environmental alliance with Quebec and California. Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna on Thursday announced that small- and medium-sized Ontario businesses as well as community organizations and non-profit

  • Canadians tuning out real Canada Revenue Agency agents because of phone scammers

    November 7, 2018 5:35 PM 12

    With help from police in India, the Mounties say they have dismantled three major operations there and arrested a dozen people here in Canada who are involved in the scheme. The RCMP has counted 4,000 victims who have lost $15 million. Virtually none of the money has been recovered. Tammy Branch, a director-general at the tax agency, says the CRA will never

  • Justin Trudeau treads carefully on U.S. election day

    November 6, 2018 10:31 PM 14

    While Americans were rendering their verdict on Donald Trump’s politics on Tuesday, Justin Trudeau was on CNN, talking about the “elephant and moose” relationship between Canada and the United States. Canada is still “massively outweighed” in that metaphor, Trudeau told CNN interviewer Poppy Harlow, but “will stand securely in our own strength and our own approach

  • Montreal MP Nicola Di Iorio says he will resign in January after finalizing ‘projects’

    November 6, 2018 8:12 PM 12

    Di Iorio says in a Facebook post that to finalize “certain projects” he will hold his job until Jan. 22, a few days before the House of Commons sits again after Christmas. In the meantime, he writes, he will serve his constituents and “be in the room” when it’s required by the Liberal whip or the prime minister and will continue to exercise all of his functions

  • Legal cannabis holds no special attraction for organized crime: memos

    November 6, 2018 7:52 PM 13

    The memos, disclosed through the Access to Information Act, show officials from nine federal agencies became seized with the question early this year after media reports said questionable money was supporting legal medicinal marijuana enterprises. The internal notes say the use of offshore bank accounts for investing is not illegal, nor was there evidence