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June 23, 2018 12:05 AM Capitals trade Brooks Orpik, Philipp Grubauer to Avalanche

Carlson, who led all defenceman in scoring in the regular season and playoffs, is expected to cost $8 million-plus a season on a long-term deal. The Capitals would have struggled to fit that under the $79.5-million ceiling without a move like this. “This was a difficult move, but the one we felt we needed to make in order to give some flexibility moving 6

June 21, 2018 12:16 AM Trudeau urges Canadians to travel and buy Canadian in the face of U.S. trade dispute

OTTAWA—As a Canada-U.S. trade dispute threatens to grow nastier, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is encouraging Canadians to travel and spend at home though he stopped just shy of urging a boycott of American goods and destinations. Asked by reporters how Canadians should respond to the ongoing trade actions of the U.S. administration of President Donald 8

June 18, 2018 5:48 PM Trump announces new U.S. military branch: 'Space Force'

President says new force will be 'separate but equal' branch of military President Donald Trump announced Monday that he is directing the Pentagon to create the "Space Force" as an independent service branch. Trump said "we are going to have the space force" which he deemed a "separate but equal" branch of the military. The president said the United 8

June 17, 2018 9:00 AM Former Cree leader testifies at public inquiry about racist treatment at Val-d'Or hospital

William Mianscum says there's a pressing need to educate health care workers about Indigenous realities A former Cree leader says he experienced racism at a northern Quebec hospital and that health care workers should be educated about the Indigenous patients they serve. William Mianscum, a former chair of the Cree School Board and past chief of the James 6

June 15, 2018 8:16 AM Italy PM meets French leader amid tensions over migration

Macron called Italy's decision to close border to a migrant rescue ship 'irresponsible' French President Emmanuel Macron and new Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte meet Friday amid tensions between the two countries over migration. Conte, who heads a populist government, will have a working lunch with the pro-European Macron at the Elysee palace. They will then hold a joint 18

June 14, 2018 4:01 PM Ontarians ‘pretty worried about what Doug Ford has in store,’ Horwath says

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says she and her MPPs have a “very important job ahead” to hold the Ford government accountable. “People are pretty worried about what Doug Ford has in store, and so am I,” said Horwath, speaking to both new and returning MPPs — there are 40 in total — for the first time since the June 7 election. The NDP doubled the number 12

June 14, 2018 12:10 AM New Democrat MLA to run for mayor of Nanaimo, putting B.C. coalition with Greens at risk

NANAIMO, B.C.— A New Democrat member of the British Columbia legislature is running for the mayor’s job in Nanaimo, potentially upsetting the delicate balance of power for the provincial government. If Leonard Krog is elected in October, the NDP and Green alliance reduces to 43 seats, while the B.C. Liberals have 42. Speaker Darryl Plecas sits as an Independent 10

June 13, 2018 5:05 PM North Macedonian name deal hits hurdles right out of the gate

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s deal with Greece to end their decades-long name dispute hit its first hurdles a day after its unveiling as detractors in both countries mounted opposition to the accord. By agreeing to call the Balkan state of 2 million people “the Republic of North Macedonia”, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and his Greek counterpart 7

June 12, 2018 4:19 PM Trump adviser apologizes for saying Trudeau has ‘special place in hell’

WASHINGTON—A senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump has apologized for saying there is a “special place in hell” for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Peter Navarro, one of Trump’s top advisers on trade, drew condemnation across U.S. and Canadian party lines for a series of disparaging remarks about Trudeau in a Sunday interview on Fox News. The vitriol 10

June 11, 2018 9:00 PM Doug Ford has lots of choices in assembling first PC government since 2003

Ford also highlighted MPPs Lisa MacLeod (Nepean), Raymond Cho (Scarborough North), and Vic Fedeli (Nipissing), and he is known to be impressed by Todd Smith (Bay of Quinte), John Yakabuski (Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke) and Monte McNaughton (Lambton-Kent-Middlesex). Other veterans believed to be under consideration for cabinet include MPPs Jim Wilson (Simcoe-Grey) 11