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Alberta votes to remove sweeping powers for premier and cabinet in sovereignty bill

Alberta votes to remove sweeping powers for premier and cabinet in sovereignty bill

EDMONTON — The Alberta legislature has voted to remove from the government’s sovereignty bill a controversial provision that granted Premier Danielle Smith’s cabinet the power to bypass the legislature and rewrite laws as it saw fit.
Advocate asks AFN chiefs to ensure $40B settlement deal leaves no child behind

Advocate asks AFN chiefs to ensure $40B settlement deal leaves no child behind

OTTAWA — A First Nations child welfare advocate on Wednesday implored chiefs to ensure "no child is left behind" in a landmark $40-billion settlement agreement with the federal government.
Finance minister replaced in B.C. cabinet shuffle that blends old, new

Finance minister replaced in B.C. cabinet shuffle that blends old, new

VICTORIA — British Columbia Premier David Eby unveiled a new-look cabinet Wednesday that elevates several first-time ministers to prominent positions, retains veterans in long-held posts and moves the finance minister to a post-secondary education po
Media shunning transparency law due to worsening delays, journalist says

Media shunning transparency law due to worsening delays, journalist says

OTTAWA — Reporters are abandoning the federal Access to Information Act as a research tool because turnaround times are terrible and getting worse, veteran journalist Dean Beeby told MPs studying the federal law.
'Why won't you search for us': Family of slain woman in Winnipeg take call to AFN

'Why won't you search for us': Family of slain woman in Winnipeg take call to AFN

OTTAWA — Calls from the daughters of a slain Indigenous woman to bring her remains home from a landfill that police in Winnipeg won't search turned into a rallying cry Wednesday to end the violence against their women and girls.
Liberals propose changes to foreign investment screening to protect national security

Liberals propose changes to foreign investment screening to protect national security

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is aiming to address evolving national security concerns by proposing several changes to Canada's investment screening law, including giving broader powers to the industry minister.
Trudeau says 120 countries are ready to agree to '30 by 30' framework at COP15

Trudeau says 120 countries are ready to agree to '30 by 30' framework at COP15

MONTREAL — As negotiations officially began at the COP15 UN nature talks in Montreal Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said almost two-thirds of the countries at the table have already agreed to protect 30 per cent of the world's land and water by the end of the decade

Former Kelowna, B.C., mayor Colin Basran charged with sexual assault

Former Kelowna mayor Colin Basran has been charged with one count of sexual assault stemming from an alleged incident in May while he was still in office.
Katrina Chen exits B.C. cabinet, citing 'long-standing trauma,' gender-based violence

Katrina Chen exits B.C. cabinet, citing 'long-standing trauma,' gender-based violence

VICTORIA — Former British Columbia cabinet member Katrina Chen says she took herself out of contention for a new ministerial position in order to deal with "long-standing trauma" suffered as a result of gender-based violence.
'More to do' on systemic barriers facing Muslim charities, Trudeau acknowledges

'More to do' on systemic barriers facing Muslim charities, Trudeau acknowledges

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged Wednesday there is "significantly more to do" on the systemic barriers that confront Muslim charities amid concerns from a federal watchdog that his review of the issue also faces roadblocks.