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Former cabinet minister Peter MacKay announces Tory leadership bid

Former cabinet minister Peter MacKay announces Tory leadership bid

STELLARTON, N.S. — After a more than four-year hiatus from politics, former cabinet minister Peter MacKay officially launched his bid to capture the leadership of the federal Conservative party before an enthusiastic hometown crowd in Nova Scotia.
'My heart is going to bleed,' says man who lost daughter, granddaughter in plane crash

'My heart is going to bleed,' says man who lost daughter, granddaughter in plane crash

TORONTO — Habib Haghjoo's girls are returning home.

Police find body of Joshua Wall, who went missing during snowstorm in Newfoundland

BAY ROBERTS, N.L. — The RCMP in Newfoundland and Labrador say they've found a man who went missing at the height of a historic storm that hit the eastern part of province on Jan. 17.

Social Security Tribunal turns to people in the system to help cut wait times

OTTAWA — The body that Canadians turn to with disputes over federal benefits wants to learn from people who are most impacted by the system, with an eye to further reducing wait times and streamlining an appeals process that has already gone through

No winning ticket for Friday night's $17 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $17 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. That means the jackpot for the next draw on Jan. 28 will grow to approximately $22 million. The Canadian Press
St. John's, N.L., lifts state of emergency eight days after massive storm

St. John's, N.L., lifts state of emergency eight days after massive storm

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The City of St. John's has lifted a state of emergency that's been in place for more than a week.

Alberta Urban Municipalities Association wants province to make tax changes

EDMONTON — The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association is calling on the province to change legislation to allow local governments to collect property taxes from oil and gas properties when they fail.
Leadership race or no, Tories will hold Liberal government to account: Scheer

Leadership race or no, Tories will hold Liberal government to account: Scheer

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer sought Friday to put the Liberals on notice that despite the Tory leadership race, the Official Opposition won't rest.
China, other 'autocrats' no fans of Canada's UN Security Council bid: expert

China, other 'autocrats' no fans of Canada's UN Security Council bid: expert

OTTAWA — The ill will of autocratic countries like China, and some worthy head-on competitors, should compel the Trudeau government to campaign harder for a seat on the United Nations Security Council, analysts said Friday.
Senators may have to rein in activism in minority Parliament: new govt rep

Senators may have to rein in activism in minority Parliament: new govt rep

OTTAWA — Independent senators may have to curb their enthusiasm for amending government legislation now that they're operating in a minority Parliament, the government's new representative in the Senate suggested Friday. Sen.