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Andrew Scheer's free speech pledge wouldn't apply in Toronto case: spokesman

Andrew Scheer's free speech pledge wouldn't apply in Toronto case: spokesman

OTTAWA — A pledge by Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer to yank federal funding from universities that fail to uphold free speech wouldn't apply to a decision by the University of Toronto to ban a nationalist rally from campus, his spokesman said Wedn

B.C.'s wildfire season surpasses 1958 record for amount of land burned

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — British Columbia's wildfires have destroyed a record amount of forest, brush and grassland, surpassing the devastation of nearly 60 years ago.

Far-right groups hurting Quebec's image internationally: minister

Quebec's international reputation is taking a hit due to the increased visibility of homegrown far-right groups, the province's international relations minister said Wednesday.

Petition urges head of Indigenous veterans group to resign after online posts

SASKATOON — There are calls for the head of an Indigenous veterans group to step down because of controversial social media posts about gay people, Muslims and women.

Health advocates want Food Guide overhaul as consultations conclude

OTTAWA — Health Canada is facing pressure from medical advocates to ensure there are major changes to its existing Food Guide as it works on highly anticipated dietary guidelines to be released early next year — a process that came a step closer to c
U.S. magazine talks up friendship between senior Trudeau, Trump advisers

U.S. magazine talks up friendship between senior Trudeau, Trump advisers

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been getting a lot of attention from international media, but now the spotlight has landed on his senior adviser, Gerald Butts, and his dealings with a contentious figure in the White House.
In U.S., Canadian minister says: 'It's important to speak up, condemn' racism

In U.S., Canadian minister says: 'It's important to speak up, condemn' racism

WASHINGTON — The foreign ministers of Canada and the United States have jointly condemned the racist-fuelled violence in Charlottesville, Va., with Chrystia Freeland adding that people have a responsibility to denounce such incidents..
The Wednesday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

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

Highlights from the news file for Wednesday, Aug. 16 ——— U.S. TALKING TOUGH AT NAFTA TALKS: NAFTA negotiations are underway and the United States says it wants major changes to the agreement, not mere tweaks. U.S.
Resale homes should carry energy use label by 2019, environmental groups say

Resale homes should carry energy use label by 2019, environmental groups say

OTTAWA — Listing your home for sale in Canada could soon mean you not only have to tell people how much it costs to buy it, but also how much it costs to run it.
N.S. minister looks to improve abortion access, calling province 'out of step'

N.S. minister looks to improve abortion access, calling province 'out of step'

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's health minister says abortion access in the province is "out of step" with current practices, and has asked health officials to find ways to improve it.