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Vancouver port open to recommendations from TSB after seaplane-boat collision

Vancouver port open to recommendations from TSB after seaplane-boat collision

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority says it is "certainly possible" that rules surrounding seaplanes operating in the city's downtown harbour could change in light of an aircraft colliding with a pleasure boat on takeoff over the weekend.
B.C. should step up on asylum claims, minister says in response to call for funds

B.C. should step up on asylum claims, minister says in response to call for funds

OTTAWA — British Columbia needs to step up and take on more asylum seekers who come to Canada, the federal immigration minister said Tuesday in response to criticism from the B.C. premier about funding for immigration settlement.
Federal Court judge finds minister took too long in case of endangered spotted owl

Federal Court judge finds minister took too long in case of endangered spotted owl

A federal judge says it's "difficult to fathom" how it could be reasonable for Canada's environment minister to take more than eight months before recommending an emergency protection order for British Columbia's northern spotted owl.
Global body reviewing Canada's human-rights credentials over discrimination complaint

Global body reviewing Canada's human-rights credentials over discrimination complaint

OTTAWA — A global human-rights alliance affiliated with the United Nations says it is reviewing the Canadian Human Rights Commission's compliance with international principles.
Three times more Quebec homes could be in flood zones when new maps released

Three times more Quebec homes could be in flood zones when new maps released

MONTREAL — The Quebec government estimates the number of homes located in flood zones could triple in the province when new flood maps are released.
Establishing new regulator for online harms law 'will take some time,' minister says

Establishing new regulator for online harms law 'will take some time,' minister says

OTTAWA — The Liberals know it will "take some time" to create a new regulator to compel internet giants to take steps to better Canadians against online harms, Canada's justice minister said Tuesday.
Green Leader Elizabeth May says no list of disloyal MPs in full spy watchdog report

Green Leader Elizabeth May says no list of disloyal MPs in full spy watchdog report

OTTAWA — The Green Party's Elizabeth May says she believes the small number of MPs named in a recent spy watchdog report did not knowingly set out to betray Canada.
McGill makes new offer to pro-Palestinian protesters occupying its downtown campus

McGill makes new offer to pro-Palestinian protesters occupying its downtown campus

MONTREAL — Montreal's McGill University is proposing to review its investments in weapons manufacturers and grant amnesty to protesting students as part of a new offer to members of a pro-Palestinian encampment on its downtown campus.
Freeland to oilsands: Tax credit nearly law, time to start building carbon capture

Freeland to oilsands: Tax credit nearly law, time to start building carbon capture

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland says a major federal tax credit to help build carbon capture projects is almost in place and she wants to see quick progress on the project promised by Canada's biggest oilsands firms.
Vancouver police arrest five, seize drugs, in Quebec gang investigation

Vancouver police arrest five, seize drugs, in Quebec gang investigation

VANCOUVER — Vancouver police have arrested five men, and recovered more than 24 kilograms of illicit drugs, after a lengthy investigation into a gang originally from Quebec.