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PM faces investigation over breach in House

May
19
,
2016
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s behaviour in the House of Commons will bring what’s known as a prima facie breach investigation, MP Cathy McLeod says. Trudeau was roundly criticized by all except his own MPs — who applauded his...

PM officially apologizes for Komagata Maru

May
18
,
2016
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More than a century after Canadian immigration officials in B.C. refused entry to 342 British subjects from India, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized in the House of Commons Wednesday for the Komagata Maru Incident. “For that and...

TPP vital for B.C. business growth, MP says

May
13
,
2016
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Businesses in Kamloops and B.C. as a whole are banking on the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement, MP Cathy McLeod told the House of Commons Thursday as groups in Ontario protested the deal. The deal was signed by the former Stephen Harper...

Western, northern leaders meet in Vancouver

May
5
,
2016
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With an emphasis on the economy, Canada’s western and northern premiers will begin gathering in Vancouver today for the annual Western Premiers' Conference. “I am looking forward to be hosting this year’s Western...

Alberta declares provincial state of emergency

May
4
,
2016
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Despite the largest wildfire evacuation ever in Western Canada, B.C. won’t be sending firefighters to Fort McMurray because the province is contending with its own flareups in the North. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley declared a provincial...

Fort McMurray residents flee wildfire

May
3
,
2016
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FORT McMURRAY – The entire city of Fort McMurray was being evacuated this evening as winds whipped up a huge wildfire that destroyed homes and engulfed the area in heavy smoke. Some residents were ordered to evacuate with only a few...

'Diefenbaby' dies: George Dryden, likely son of former PM, dead at 47

May
2
,
2016
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TORONTO — George John Dryden, who spent years of his life trying to prove conclusively he was the love child of former Canadian prime minister John George Diefenbaker, died on Sunday, a longtime friend said. Dryden, 47...

Running, limping, falling: One year since Notley crushed Alberta's Tories

May
2
,
2016
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EDMONTON — Premier Rachel Notley and her NDP government blow out the candle this week on the one-year anniversary of an historic election win followed by a year of change Alberta has not seen in a generation. In 12 months, Notley has laid the...

Feds quietly paid $75M settlement for Lac-Megantic victims and to avoid lawsuits

May
2
,
2016
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OTTAWA — The federal government quietly spent $75 million to settle with victims and creditors affected by the Lac-Megantic rail disaster — a contribution that also shielded it from lawsuits related to the deadly...

Prince Harry arrives in Toronto for Invictus Games launch ceremony

May
2
,
2016
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TORONTO — Prince Harry will be joined by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Toronto today for events marking the countdown to the 2017 Invictus Games. Harry is set to address servicemen and servicewomen, veterans and their...