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Criminal case against top military judge collapses, charges withdrawn

Criminal case against top military judge collapses, charges withdrawn

OTTAWA — The criminal case against Canada's top military judge has collapsed. The Canadian Armed Forces' top prosecutor announced Wednesday that he was withdrawing all four charges against chief military judge Col.

UNDRIP, COVID-19 key issues for talks with PM and premiers: Indigenous leaders

OTTAWA — Leaders of Canada's three national Indigenous organizations say they plan to turn up the heat on the Liberal government's promise to enact the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples when they meet with Prime Minister Justin Trude
Politics in the time of COVID-19: campaigns in Canada, U.S. pivot amid outbreak

Politics in the time of COVID-19: campaigns in Canada, U.S. pivot amid outbreak

WASHINGTON — The glad-handing, confetti-and-skimmer-hat spirit of North American retail politics is on a collision course with the realities of life in a pandemic.
Passengers on last flight into Canada from Rome talk of empty city

Passengers on last flight into Canada from Rome talk of empty city

MONTREAL — Doris Hamelin and her husband Rejean Vallee said the restaurants in Rome shut down at 6 p.m. Tuesday and the only place they could find food was the grocery store.
Black boxes from downed Ukrainian flight to be transferred to Kyiv

Black boxes from downed Ukrainian flight to be transferred to Kyiv

OTTAWA — The flight recorders from the Ukrainian jetliner shot down by the Iranian military in January will be arriving in Ukraine in 10 to 14 days, the country's envoy to Canada said Wednesday.
Amnesty International raises Greta sticker in letter to Trudeau, premiers

Amnesty International raises Greta sticker in letter to Trudeau, premiers

CALGARY — Amnesty International says it's not enough for political leaders to condemn a sexually suggestive decal appearing to show teenage climate campaigner Greta Thunberg and they should do more to protect human rights activists.
Federal Liberals to deliver 2020 budget on March 30, Morneau says

Federal Liberals to deliver 2020 budget on March 30, Morneau says

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals will deliver the first budget of their minority mandate at the end of the month. Finance Minister Bill Morneau told the House of Commons on Wednesday that the federal Liberals will deliver the 2020 budget on March 30.

National park discussions continue behind closed doors

Progress is being made in talks about the proposed national park reserve in the South Okanagan, but most discussions are taking place behind closed doors.
Surprise retirement leaves military searching for sixth vice-chief in four years

Surprise retirement leaves military searching for sixth vice-chief in four years

OTTAWA — The Canadian military is searching for its sixth second-in-command in less than four years after Lt.-Gen. Jean-Marc Lanthier's surprise decision to retire this summer.

Edmonton residents arrested by Maidstone RCMP on drug, weapons charges, make court appearances

Two Edmonton residents arrested by Maidstone RCMP last month remain in custody on weapons and drug charges. Manal Ali Fawaz, 25, and Garnett O’Connor, 23, made second court appearances in Lloydminster Provincial Court March 10.