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October 15, 2018 9:16 PM Airlines impose cannabis ban on pilots and cabin crew

Jazz has introduced a similar policy, banning employees in safety-critical positions from using marijuana on or off duty, spokesperson Debra Williams said. Nav Canada, the private company that operates the country’s air traffic control system, said it would reveal its cannabis policy for employees on Wednesday. But a spokesperson said it already has a zero tolerance 8

October 11, 2018 6:42 PM Trudeau names Ontario lawyer, PEI Mi’kmaq chief to Senate

Forest-Niesing is from Sudbury, where she has specialized as a trial lawyer dealing with family, civil litigation and employment cases while also serving as an active member and volunteer in the local francophone community. Francis is the high-profile chief of the Abegweit First Nation on PEI’S northern coast and has served in a variety of positions 9

October 6, 2018 11:22 PM Flag controversy dampens ties between Japan and S. Korea

The international fleet review, scheduled for Thursday, was intended to deepen mutual understanding through events involving the crews of vessels from various countries. The South Korean Navy invited the MSDF to participate in October 2017. South Korea is thought to have begun perceiving the rising sun flag as problematic relatively recently. In April 10

October 2, 2018 1:42 PM Brampton mayoral hopeful Patrick Brown weds in private weekend ceremony

Brown said the ceremony was conducted by Gualtieri’s childhood priest from Mississauga. Dignitaries and friends, including former premier Bill Davis, Sen. Salma Ataullahjan, Sen. Victor Oh and Peter Mackay joined the couple to celebrate their big day. Brown and Gualtieri first met in 2015 when she worked in his Parliament Hill MP office in Ottawa shortly 6

September 29, 2018 6:57 PM Catalan separatists clash with police as tensions mount

“The separatists are kicking us out,” said national police officer Ibon Dominguez, who attended the march. “They are kicking the national police and Guardia Civil out of the streets of our own country.” The police march was organized by the police association JUSAPOL, which wants Spain’s two nationwide police forces, the national police and Civil Guard 7

September 27, 2018 3:43 PM Steve Bannon’s meeting with Czech president ends in trade clash

Steve Bannon’s crusade to unify right-wing forces in the European Union before the bloc’s parliamentary elections next year may have hit a speed-bump after a populist firebrand disagreed with his views on trade. The mastermind of Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory met Czech President Milos Zeman, an early fan of the U.S. leader, this week in Prague 7

September 26, 2018 5:38 PM Trudeau opens debate to revoke Aung San Suu Kyi’s honorary citizenship

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y.—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is opening the door to debate on whether to strip Burma’s de-facto leader of her honorary Canadian citizenship. The Trudeau government has faced pressure to revoke the honour given to Aung San Suu Kyi in 2007 — but had refused to state whether it was considering this measure. Suu Kyi has been widely 9

September 25, 2018 12:36 PM Sweden’s centre-left PM loses confidence vote

In the election, the Social Democrats got 28.3 per cent of the vote while the Moderate Party received 19.8 per cent and the Sweden Democrats 17.5 per cent. The centre-left and centre-right blocs control respectively 144 and 143 seats while the Sweden Democrats have 62 lawmakers in the assembly. Andreas Norlen, a member of the centre-right Moderates who was elected 9

September 13, 2018 4:29 PM Saskatchewan MP Erin Weir to seek NDP nomination in Regina despite being kicked out of the party

OTTAWA—Saskatchewan MP Erin Weir will seek the federal NDP nomination in his Regina riding, even though party leader Jagmeet Singh has slammed the door on his efforts to return to the New Democrats in the wake of an harassment investigation. In an interview with the Star, Weir challenged Singh not to approve his nomination if party members in Regina-Lewvan 15

September 12, 2018 7:04 PM First-past-the-post enables ‘fringe’ candidates like Doug Ford, says Jagmeet Singh

SURREY, B.C.—Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has taken aim at Conservative politicians while lambasting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for abandoning a campaign promise to bring in electoral reform. Singh told his caucus during a retreat in Surrey, B.C., that Trudeau’s explanation for disavowing the promise was that he was worried a new electoral system 14