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Liberal MPs defer call for immediate blockade debate at committee

Liberal MPs defer call for immediate blockade debate at committee

OTTAWA — Liberal MPs temporarily thwarted an attempt by a Bloc Quebecois MP to immediately debate the "Indigenous crisis" involving rail and road blockades across the country at a Commons committee Tuesday as the political fallout of the disruptions
Sen. Lynn Beyak apologizes for racist letters, says she'll obey ethics report

Sen. Lynn Beyak apologizes for racist letters, says she'll obey ethics report

OTTAWA — Sen. Lynn Beyak sought to stave off suspension from the upper chamber Tuesday, pledging to do more to make amends for the harm she caused by posting offensive letters online.
Little-used part of Constitution led to different carbon tax rulings: experts

Little-used part of Constitution led to different carbon tax rulings: experts

EDMONTON — Different rulings from courts on the federal government's carbon tax are a result of judges working through a section of the Constitution that is seldom used, say legal experts.
Privacy commissioner says RCMP ignored his investigators in complaint cases

Privacy commissioner says RCMP ignored his investigators in complaint cases

OTTAWA — The federal privacy watchdog has accused the RCMP of ignoring his efforts to investigate complaints about the national police force's apparent foot-dragging on information requests from the public.
Massive renovation to Centre Block needs to find space for dozens more MPs

Massive renovation to Centre Block needs to find space for dozens more MPs

OTTAWA — The experts overseeing the massive restoration of Canada's largest Parliament building have to find out a way to cram more than 100 additional MPs into the House of Commons without compromising its architectural heritage.
Manitoba premier hints at possible carbon tax deal with federal government

Manitoba premier hints at possible carbon tax deal with federal government

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister hinted at a potential breakthrough with the federal government on a carbon tax Tuesday, and did not rule out introducing a tax in the upcoming provincial budget.
Lionel Desmond's wife raised questions about peace bond same day as slayings

Lionel Desmond's wife raised questions about peace bond same day as slayings

GUYSBOROUGH, N.S. — Three hours before Shanna Desmond was killed by her husband, she sought information about how to get a peace bond, a fatality inquiry in Nova Scotia was told Tuesday.
World isn't ready for coronavirus outbreak, says Canadian WHO expert

World isn't ready for coronavirus outbreak, says Canadian WHO expert

OTTAWA — The world is not ready for the global spread of the novel coronavirus, according to the renowned Canadian epidemiologist who led a team of experts to China to study the virus on behalf of the World Health Organization. Dr.
N.S. Liberal budget opens up spending taps as province faces slowing economy

N.S. Liberal budget opens up spending taps as province faces slowing economy

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's Liberal government is opening the spending taps for roads and hospitals as economic growth is projected to flatten in what could be an election year. The 2020-21 provincial budget tabled Tuesday features $11.
Canada's quest to buy new fighter jets delayed another three months

Canada's quest to buy new fighter jets delayed another three months

OTTAWA — Canada’s long-running effort to buy new fighter jets is facing another delay. The federal government announced Tuesday it is giving jet makers another three months to submit their proposals for replacing Canada’s aging CF-18s.