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Peter MacKay leading after first ballot in Conservative leadership race

Peter MacKay leading after first ballot in Conservative leadership race

OTTAWA — Peter MacKay is leading after the first round in the federal Conservative leadership race — a result revealed hours later than planned. Derek Sloan's name will now be dropped off the ballot and his supporters' votes recounted.
Compensation talks for victims of downed jetliner to start in October: Iran

Compensation talks for victims of downed jetliner to start in October: Iran

OTTAWA — The head of Iran's civil aviation organization says his government will launch compensation talks in October with Canada and other countries that lost citizens when the Iranian military shot down a civilian jetliner earlier this year.
Foreign minister to tour Beirut aid efforts on first overseas trip since COVID

Foreign minister to tour Beirut aid efforts on first overseas trip since COVID

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champange is heading to Lebanon this week to get a firsthand look at the devastation caused by the deadly explosions in Beirut and urge the country's government to start getting real in the fight ag
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 23

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 23

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:27 p.m. on Aug. 23, 2020: There are 124,896 confirmed cases in Canada.
A quick look at the four federal Conservative leadership candidates

A quick look at the four federal Conservative leadership candidates

OTTAWA — Four candidates are in the running for leadership of the federal Conservative party, and a winner will be announced Sunday night.
Canadian intelligence assessments of Saddam's Iraq got it right, new paper says

Canadian intelligence assessments of Saddam's Iraq got it right, new paper says

OTTAWA — A new research paper says Canadian intelligence assessments on Iraq were generally accurate in the run-up to the U.S.-led invasion of 2003 — unlike reports produced in Washington and London that were used to justify war.
Penticton, B.C. fire has seen 'minimal' growth, but concern over its next move

Penticton, B.C. fire has seen 'minimal' growth, but concern over its next move

PENTICTON, B.C. — The B.C. Wildfire Service says a fire burning south of Penticton, B.C. has seen "minimal" growth over the weekend, but it's starting to spread southeast.
As Freeland takes finance job, crisis will dictate spending plans, experts say

As Freeland takes finance job, crisis will dictate spending plans, experts say

OTTAWA — Perrin Beatty was on his way home from the office when his phone rang. It was Chrystia Freeland, who 24 hours earlier had become Canada's finance minister.
Freeland's 'Plutocrats' book showcases her views on taxes, deficits, joblessness

Freeland's 'Plutocrats' book showcases her views on taxes, deficits, joblessness

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau first met Chrystia Freeland at a 2012 Toronto signing for her award-winning book, Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else.
'Happy that I'm alive:' Survivor recalls deadly Manitoba tornado hitting Jeep

'Happy that I'm alive:' Survivor recalls deadly Manitoba tornado hitting Jeep

VIRDEN, Man. — James Blacksmith closes his eyes and goes back to the moment he saw a pine tree viciously uprooted from the earth and topple onto his Jeep's roof.