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N.S. information czar wants law to put onus on province to comply with rulings

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's government should obey an oversight body's recommendations to release documents or have to convince a judge why they're justified in refusing, the province's information and privacy commissioner recommended Tuesday.
The Tuesday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

The Tuesday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

Highlights from the news file for Tuesday, June 27 ——— LIBERALS INHERITED $18B BUDGET DEFICIT FLOOR, TRUDEAU SAYS: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is arguing that his government has been sticking to its spending vows after entering office with a budget
Port of Halifax to welcome its biggest ship yet - the 349-metre Zim Antwerp

Port of Halifax to welcome its biggest ship yet - the 349-metre Zim Antwerp

HALIFAX — If the Zim Antwerp, a massive container ship that will call on Halifax Thursday, were to stand on its stern, it would dwarf Atlantic Canada's tallest building.
Dress Marilyn Monroe wore to serenade JFK on display in rural Saskatchewan

Dress Marilyn Monroe wore to serenade JFK on display in rural Saskatchewan

The dress that Marilyn Monroe was famously stitched into before she sang Happy Birthday to John F. Kennedy in 1962 is making what's believed to be its Canadian debut in rural Saskatchewan.

Alaska salutes black soldiers' work on highway connecting state with Canada

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Leonard Larkins and nearly 4,000 other segregated black soldiers helped build a highway across Alaska and Canada during the Second World War, a contribution largely ignored for decades but drawing attention as the 75th anniversary

Trudeau appoints his first climate change ambassador with revamped mandate

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tapped a long-time Canadian diplomat to step into a revamped role of Canada's ambassador for climate change. Canada hasn't had such an ambassador since January 2015.
Royal Bank to repay investors $21.8M for mistakenly charged investment fees

Royal Bank to repay investors $21.8M for mistakenly charged investment fees

TORONTO — The Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY) has agreed to a deal with Ontario's securities watchdog to repay $21.8 million to clients who were mistakenly charged some investment fees.

Canada-based 'world's largest sleep study' seeks online volunteers

TORONTO — Brain scientists at a Canadian university are aiming to get a better handle on how sleep affects memory, problem solving, and other cognitive functions in what they are billing as the largest such study ever to be done.
Delay rejected in lawsuit challenging solitary confinement on charter grounds

Delay rejected in lawsuit challenging solitary confinement on charter grounds

VANCOUVER — A leading civil liberties group says a judge has denied a request to delay a lawsuit that challenges the use of indefinite solitary confinement in federal prisons.
Trump name to be dropped from Toronto hotel, condo tower under new deal

Trump name to be dropped from Toronto hotel, condo tower under new deal

Toronto's Trump International Hotel and Tower will soon no longer bear the Trump name, a change experts say is likely the result of the U.S. president alienating customers who disagree with his politics.