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Trade, trade-offs, and O'Leary: three ways politics touched Canadians this week

OTTAWA — The pageantry of the Donald Trump inauguration absorbed most of the political oxygen in Ottawa this week, mainly because the subtext was a growing realization that so many facets of Canadian politics have been turned on their head.

No winning ticket for Friday night's $50 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $50 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. However, one of the two Maxmillion prizes up for grabs was claimed by a ticket purchased somewhere in Quebec.
B.C. Premier Christy Clark no longer receiving stipend from party

B.C. Premier Christy Clark no longer receiving stipend from party

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's premier says she is no longer receiving an annual stipend from her political party because the payment has become a distraction. Christy Clark told media at an unrelated event Friday that she has asked the B.C.
'Chaos candidate' takes office: cheers, jeers, fiery protest for Trump on Day 1

'Chaos candidate' takes office: cheers, jeers, fiery protest for Trump on Day 1

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's promise to disrupt Washington came to pass on Day 1 of his presidency Friday — fiery protests, clashes with police and a stridently nationalist speech that elicited cheers from a sea of red ballcap-clad admirers.

Nova Scotia strikes deal with teachers union, job action suspended

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia Teachers Union says it will suspend its work-to-rule campaign beginning Monday after reaching a tentative agreement with the provincial government.

Defence in retrial for suspect in Winnipeg teen's death questions DNA evidence

WINNIPEG — Testimony at day five at the re-trial of Mark Edward Grant in the 1985 death of Candace Derksen focused on how DNA samples were tested and handled in 2000 and 2001.

Vancouver golf courses set to reopen after unprecedented 7-week closure

VANCOUVER — There have more than just the usual hazards on Vancouver's public golf courses this season, in fact snow and ice conditions were so bad that the three courses were closed for an entire seven weeks.
Manitoba premier says indigenous night hunting is starting a 'race war'

Manitoba premier says indigenous night hunting is starting a 'race war'

WINNIPEG — Manitoba's premier is being criticized for saying indigenous people shouldn't be night hunting and that the practice is creating a "race war.

Mayors push Trudeau on housing dollars as step to address opioid crisis

OTTAWA — The mayors of Canada's biggest cities are urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to unleash more federal resources in order to help municipal governments combat the growing problem of fentanyl overdoses.
Trudeau congratulates Trump, cites close economic and security ties

Trudeau congratulates Trump, cites close economic and security ties

OTTAWA — Boost defence spending, dial down the volume on battling climate change and find a bridge or energy project to build together. That was the expert advice Prime Minister Justin Trudeau received Friday on how to get along with new U.S.