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Path to Trudeau's new cabinet hits final stretch ahead of swearing-in ceremony

Path to Trudeau's new cabinet hits final stretch ahead of swearing-in ceremony

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau is poised to conduct a major overhaul of his cabinet Tuesday, crafting a new lineup of ministers intended to signal his government's sense of urgency to deliver on a half dozen priority commitments, including climate change an
Online criteria for Afghan refugee program changes, applies only to those who've fled

Online criteria for Afghan refugee program changes, applies only to those who've fled

OTTAWA — The Canadian government has quietly changed the criteria on its website for a special program for vulnerable Afghan refugees so that only those who have already managed to escape to other countries are eligible.
Judge orders return of items seized during 2018 arrest of Meng Wanzhou

Judge orders return of items seized during 2018 arrest of Meng Wanzhou

VANCOUVER — A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has ordered the return of items seized from Meng Wanzhou during the Huawei executive's arrest at Vancouver's airport over an extradition request from the United States. An order dated Oct.
No visible flames seen from containers on ship off Victoria: coast guard

No visible flames seen from containers on ship off Victoria: coast guard

VICTORIA — Some of the containers that caught fire on a cargo ship off Victoria contained hazardous materials, but air quality monitoring along the city's waterfront had found no negative results, the Canadian Coast Guard said Monday.
Ruling finds Ottawa's anti-abortion test for summer jobs funding was within bounds

Ruling finds Ottawa's anti-abortion test for summer jobs funding was within bounds

OTTAWA — A Federal Court judge has found it was reasonable for Ottawa to require applicants to its summer-jobs program to declare themselves in support of abortion rights in order to get funding.
Quebec coroner to hear from final witnesses in long-term care inquest

Quebec coroner to hear from final witnesses in long-term care inquest

MONTREAL — A coroner's inquest into a suburban Montreal long-term care home where 47 people died during the pandemic's first wave is hearing from a handful of witnesses this week before it concludes.
Judge agrees to 'terrorism enhancement' in case of ex-Canadian Armed Forces reservist

Judge agrees to 'terrorism enhancement' in case of ex-Canadian Armed Forces reservist

GREENBELT, Md. — The ex-Canadian Armed Forces reservist convicted of gun charges linked to what the FBI called a neo-Nazi plot to attack a gun-rights rally in Virginia is facing up to 25 years behind bars, a judge decided Monday.
$100B global climate finance goal three years behind schedule: report

$100B global climate finance goal three years behind schedule: report

OTTAWA — The world's wealthiest countries didn't meet a decade-old goal to provide the developing world with US$100 billion in climate aid by 2020 and won't actually get there for another two years, a new analysis showed Monday.
Trudeau headed to Europe as G20 leaders meet in person for first time since pandemic

Trudeau headed to Europe as G20 leaders meet in person for first time since pandemic

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is flying to Europe later this week touting Canada's climate plan and post-pandemic recovery progress at leaders' summits in Italy and Scotland.
UN urges Canada, allies to address unprecedented hunger in Afghanistan

UN urges Canada, allies to address unprecedented hunger in Afghanistan

OTTAWA — The United Nations is predicting dire hunger for more than half of Afghanistan's people in the coming months unless Canada and its Western allies step up with greater financial support.
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