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Ecuadorian Villagers lose fight to have Chevron Canada pay US$9.5 billion

TORONTO — The Canadian subsidiary of U.S.-based oil giant Chevron Corp. cannot be held liable for a US$9.5-billion award a court in Ecuador ordered against the parent company in favour of Ecuadorian villagers, Ontario's top court ruled on Wednesday.
Government cuts short debate on election law reforms, opposition outraged

Government cuts short debate on election law reforms, opposition outraged

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government shut down debate Wednesday on a massive bill to overhaul federal election laws, rushing in a bid to ensure the reforms can be implemented in time for the 2019 election.
Research needed on impact of microplastics on
B.C. shellfish industry: study

Research needed on impact of microplastics on B.C. shellfish industry: study

VICTORIA — A scientific study that found high levels of microplastics in the ocean near British Columbia's primary shellfish farms has scientists calling for more research to assess the impact of the pollution on the industry.

Run, hide or fight: Vancouver police release video on what to do in an attack

VANCOUVER — An eight-minute video simulating a shooting at an office has been produced by Vancouver police to help prepare people if an active shooter were on the loose.
Former judge Robin Camp allowed to practise law again: Law Society of Alberta

Former judge Robin Camp allowed to practise law again: Law Society of Alberta

CALGARY — A former judge who resigned over his treatment of a sexual assault complainant is allowed to once again practise law in Alberta. The Law Society of Alberta approved Robin Camp's reinstatement this week.
Freeland plays down Trump assertion Canada being 'difficult, spoiled' on NAFTA

Freeland plays down Trump assertion Canada being 'difficult, spoiled' on NAFTA

OTTAWA — U.S. President Donald Trump says Canada and Mexico are "spoiled" and difficult to deal with in NAFTA negotiations.
Quebec singer Luck Mervil gets community sentence for sexual exploitation

Quebec singer Luck Mervil gets community sentence for sexual exploitation

MONTREAL — Well-known Quebec singer Luck Mervil was given a six-month sentence in the community Wednesday for the sexual exploitation of a 17-year-old girl in 1996. The sentence is exactly what the defence and the Crown jointly recommended last week.
Singh sides with B.C. in hornet's nest of pipeline politics for the NDP

Singh sides with B.C. in hornet's nest of pipeline politics for the NDP

OTTAWA — Jagmeet Singh planted the federal NDP flag firmly on British Columbia's side of the Trans Mountain dispute Wednesday after months of trying to stay neutral in the bitter feud between his Alberta and B.C.

This just wasn't cricket: anarchists use chirping insects in pressure tactic

MONTREAL — Some might say it just wasn't cricket. A group of anarchists hoped to use the chirping insects to express their opposition to a new Montreal-area immigration detention centre.
An NDP government could mean endless strikes, high unemployment, rivals warn

An NDP government could mean endless strikes, high unemployment, rivals warn

TORONTO — If you believe Doug Ford and Kathleen Wynne, an NDP government would bring Ontario indefinite strikes, high unemployment, skyrocketing taxes and farmlands lost to wind turbines.