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PM briefs premiers on NAFTA developments, as more ministers bound for U.S.

PM briefs premiers on NAFTA developments, as more ministers bound for U.S.

OTTAWA — As negotiations to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement falter, the Trudeau government is expecting premiers and federal cabinet ministers to fan out across the United States to push the merits of the trilateral trade pact.
Trudeau says it's not up to federal government to challenge Quebec veil-ban law

Trudeau says it's not up to federal government to challenge Quebec veil-ban law

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau offered relatively mild criticism on Thursday of a new Quebec law that bans people from providing or receiving public services with their faces covered and asserted that it's not up to the federal government to challenge its c
Homeless B.C. nomads pitch tents at tony Oak Bay park after week at city hall

Homeless B.C. nomads pitch tents at tony Oak Bay park after week at city hall

OAK BAY, B.C. — A nomadic group of homeless people has chosen one of Canada's wealthiest communities to pitch some tents and draw attention to housing shortages for disadvantaged people across British Columbia.

Quebec education minister says sex-ed should be mandatory in all schools

QUEBEC — Sex education in schools is more important then ever, particularly in light of the recent sexual harassment allegations rocking Quebec's cultural industries, the province's education minister said Thursday.
Quotes about Finance Minister Bill Morneau's blind trust announcement

Quotes about Finance Minister Bill Morneau's blind trust announcement

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Bill Morneau promised Thursday to put his assets into a blind trust and sell of his shares in Morneau Shepell, the firm he ran before he entered politics.
Accused killer breaks self-imposed silence, has questions for victim's sister

Accused killer breaks self-imposed silence, has questions for victim's sister

OTTAWA — The man accused of killing three women in a revenge-fuelled rampage in the Ottawa Valley two years ago made an unexpected move Thursday during his first-degree murder trial: he actually took part.
Bombardier rail division president unfazed by global challenges it faces

Bombardier rail division president unfazed by global challenges it faces

MONTREAL — None of the challenges facing Bombardier's railway business — including the threat of lost streetcar contracts, a bribery investigation and a super-sized European rival — will derail its plans to become a stronger, more profitable global c
Shoppers find deals at Sears Canada liquidation sales underwhelming

Shoppers find deals at Sears Canada liquidation sales underwhelming

TORONTO — Sears Canada began its liquidation sales at its remaining stores across the country Thursday, but many shoppers found the deals to be underwhelming.
Gord Downie 'like a Terry Fox in the modern day,' says doctor

Gord Downie 'like a Terry Fox in the modern day,' says doctor

TORONTO — Gord Downie's openness about his diagnosis with terminal brain cancer will leave a lasting legacy that makes him "a Terry Fox in the modern day," says a radiation oncologist who treated the late Tragically Hip frontman.
Outspoken Mountie assigned to admin duties for refusing to shave goatee

Outspoken Mountie assigned to admin duties for refusing to shave goatee

SUNNY CORNER, N.B. — A New Brunswick RCMP corporal who was rebuked for publicly criticizing the force's top brass said Thursday he was assigned to administrative duties for refusing to shave off his goatee. Cpl.