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Federal fire officials update forecast for this year's wildfire season

Federal fire officials update forecast for this year's wildfire season

EDMONTON — This year's fire season forecast is normal across the country for the month of May, but the hazard is expected to increase for much of Western Canada this summer.
Experts warn of populist backlash even as irregular crosser decline

Experts warn of populist backlash even as irregular crosser decline

OTTAWA — Canadians appear increasingly concerned about situation at the border — even if the overall numbers of crossers are down — which experts warn could harden attitudes against newcomers and fan populist sentiment.
Politicians condemn RCMP questioning of Indigenous girl who reported sex assault

Politicians condemn RCMP questioning of Indigenous girl who reported sex assault

OTTAWA — Federal politicians are condemning a video of an RCMP officer conducting an "abhorrent" interrogation of an Indigenous teen who reported she'd been sexually assaulted.
Commons committee calls for strict rules on streaming services, online piracy

Commons committee calls for strict rules on streaming services, online piracy

OTTAWA — An all-party committee of MPs is recommending the government set stricter rules for Canadian content on foreign streaming services and a crackdown on internet piracy.
Boyle's lawyer cites dangers of mid-trial appeal about sexual-activity evidence

Boyle's lawyer cites dangers of mid-trial appeal about sexual-activity evidence

OTTAWA — A mid-trial appeal about sensitive evidence concerning sexual activity could endanger the timely completion of Joshua Boyle's assault case, a lawyer for the former Afghanistan hostage told a judge Wednesday.

Complaints over doctor calling for stricter gun laws politically motivated:regulator

TORONTO — Ontario's medical regulator has ruled that dozens of complaints against a trauma surgeon advocating for stricter gun laws appear to be a politically motivated attempt to silence her. Dr.
Scheer's climate plan will look at how Canada can cut emissions elsewhere

Scheer's climate plan will look at how Canada can cut emissions elsewhere

OTTAWA — Conservative leader Andrew Scheer says his party's climate plan will aim to hit Canada's promised greenhouse-gas emissions targets but the party will not say whether that means all of the emissions cuts it wants to count will actually happen
Freeland leaves D.C. with no tariff deal, despite early optimism from U.S.

Freeland leaves D.C. with no tariff deal, despite early optimism from U.S.

OTTAWA — Close, maybe, but no cigar. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland came and went from Washington on Wednesday, shifting diplomatic gears and jetting to Havana on a day that saw early hope that the end of the Canada-U.S.
Trudeau offers Canadian lumber, steel to help rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral

Trudeau offers Canadian lumber, steel to help rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral

PARIS — Canada is offering softwood lumber and steel to help with the reconstruction of Paris's famed Notre Dame Cathedral, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday after touring the iconic monument that was partially destroyed by fire in mid-Apr

Quebec premier asks MNAs not to fund events promoting Canada, sovereignty

QUEBEC — The Quebec government is telling members of the legislature they cannot use their discretionary budgets to support events that promote federalism or sovereignty.