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Canada issues tender to bring back trash but misses Duterte's May 15 deadline

Canada issues tender to bring back trash but misses Duterte's May 15 deadline

OTTAWA — The Liberal MP who chairs a parliamentary friendship group between Canada and the Philippines says the ongoing garbage war between the two countries is both embarrassing and unlikely to end soon.
Liberals fundraise on abortion rights as Trudeau criticizes U.S. 'backsliding'

Liberals fundraise on abortion rights as Trudeau criticizes U.S. 'backsliding'

OTTAWA — As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau decries American states for "backsliding" on abortion rights, the Liberal party is using abortion to galvanize its base and help fill its war chest for the upcoming federal election.
Just for Laughs founder asks appeal court to toss class action lawsuit

Just for Laughs founder asks appeal court to toss class action lawsuit

MONTREAL — Just for Laughs founder Gilbert Rozon's lawyer asked Quebec's highest court Thursday to throw out a $10-million class action lawsuit claiming that the comedy impresario abused at least 20 women.
Scheer promises coast-to-coast energy corridor as he outlines economic vows

Scheer promises coast-to-coast energy corridor as he outlines economic vows

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer pledged Thursday to pursue a coast-to-coast energy corridor, achieve Canadian oil independence within a decade and adjust mortgage rules with the aim of making home-buying more affordable.
NATO researchers consult federal government on foreign election meddling

NATO researchers consult federal government on foreign election meddling

OTTAWA — Canadian voters have a duty to think critically about the news they consume as foreign-interference threats loom over the coming federal election, a leading NATO researcher says.
Replacing Phoenix pay system cheaper than fixing its mess will be, PBO reports

Replacing Phoenix pay system cheaper than fixing its mess will be, PBO reports

OTTAWA — The cost of a new pay system for federal civil servants should pale in comparison to the cost of stabilizing the failed Phoenix system, says a new report from Parliament's spending watchdog.
NS premier told China party official Canadians need to feel 'safe' during visits

NS premier told China party official Canadians need to feel 'safe' during visits

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's premier says he told a senior Communist Party official during trade talks that Canadians need to feel "safe" and protected by the rule of law as he boosts tourism ties between his province and China.
Canada introducing digital charter to combat hate speech, misinformation

Canada introducing digital charter to combat hate speech, misinformation

PARIS — Canada intends to introduce a new digital charter to combat hate speech, misinformation and online electoral interference, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a technology conference in Paris on Thursday.
'Dignity and wisdom': Chief justice praises Gascon after final high-court case

'Dignity and wisdom': Chief justice praises Gascon after final high-court case

OTTAWA — Supreme Court Justice Clement Gascon received a standing ovation Thursday after hearing his final case on the high court. Gascon graciously thanked his family and colleagues, saying it is an immense privilege to be a judge.
Spooking speeders: Prairie city latest to use police cut-outs on busy roads

Spooking speeders: Prairie city latest to use police cut-outs on busy roads

LLOYDMINSTER, Alta. — Some new scarecrows are popping up on the Prairies, but these aren't meant for bluffing birds.