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NDP turfs MP Pierre Nantel for considering election run with Green party

NDP turfs MP Pierre Nantel for considering election run with Green party

OTTAWA — The New Democrats booted Quebec MP Pierre Nantel out of the party's federal election fold Friday after confirming with him that he is in discussions to run for the Green party instead.
Ottawa announces $1.75B to compensate dairy farmers for impact of trade deals

Ottawa announces $1.75B to compensate dairy farmers for impact of trade deals

COMPTON, Que. — Canadian dairy farmers who lost domestic market share resulting from free trade agreements with Europe and countries on the Pacific Rim will share $1.
After heavy spring floods, demolition work begins in Ste-Marthe-sur-le-Lac

After heavy spring floods, demolition work begins in Ste-Marthe-sur-le-Lac

STE-MARTHE-SUR-LE-LAC, Que. — Four months after a dike ruptured and forced 6,000 people from the town of Ste-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, demolition work has begun on flood-stricken homes in the community west of Montreal.
First Nations women finally to be treated equally under Indian Act: Bennett

First Nations women finally to be treated equally under Indian Act: Bennett

OTTAWA — First Nations women will finally be treated the same as men under the Indian Act, enabling them to obtain the same status and category of membership as their male counterparts and their descendants, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Caroly
State of mind to be key issue in Alek Minassian trial, judge says

State of mind to be key issue in Alek Minassian trial, judge says

TORONTO — The trial of a man accused of killing ten people in a deadly Toronto van attack will turn on his state of mind at the time, not whether he was behind the wheel, a judge said Friday.
Archeological teams to excavate, map wrecks of Franklin expedition

Archeological teams to excavate, map wrecks of Franklin expedition

OTTAWA — Canadian archeologists are on their way to a remote area in the Arctic Circle for another chance to dig up the secrets held by the Franklin expedition wrecks, Parks Canada announced Friday.
Home explosion, fire taking a toll on London, Ont., neighbourhood: fire official

Home explosion, fire taking a toll on London, Ont., neighbourhood: fire official

LONDON, Ont. — A gas explosion and a large fire that triggered the evacuation of a London, Ont.
Prime Minister announces advisory committee aimed at promoting skilled trades

Prime Minister announces advisory committee aimed at promoting skilled trades

HALIFAX — A new advisory committee will help promote apprenticeships and skilled trades across Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday.
Federal parties' privacy policies meet bare minimum required by new law

Federal parties' privacy policies meet bare minimum required by new law

OTTAWA — The main federal political parties have developed and published privacy policies, as required by a new law, but none has adopted the stringent measures Canada's privacy commissioner and chief electoral officer say are necessary to protect th

Toronto activist calling on federal parties to nominate more black candidates

OTTAWA — A Toronto-based activist is calling on Canada's political parties to nominate more black candidates in winnable ridings in this fall's federal election in order to enhance the chances the community is better represented in the next Parliamen