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Nearly $3 billion in federal spending approved for '16-17 to go unspent: PBO

By The Canadian Press February 23, 2017 - 9:55am Updated: February 23, 2017 - 10:15am

OTTAWA — The federal budget watchdog says nearly $3 billion in planned government spending that had been approved by Parliament will go unspent this fiscal year.

The ...

Police arrest 18 people in cross-border drugs and guns investigation

By The Canadian Press February 23, 2017 - 9:51am Updated: February 23, 2017 - 10:15am

VAUGHAN, Ont. — Ontario Provincial Police say 18 people have been charged in a cross-border investigation into illegal guns and drugs, including the deadly opioid fentanyl....

SCOC to hear appeal involving policy advocate says discriminates against obese

By The Canadian Press February 23, 2017 - 9:50am Updated: February 23, 2017 - 10:15am

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has granted Delta Air Lines leave to appeal a ruling that found a Halifax passenger rights advocate should be able to stand up for obese...

Iranian woman facing deportation from Canada granted temporary residency

By The Canadian Press February 23, 2017 - 9:44am Updated: February 23, 2017 - 10:15am

MONTREAL — An Iranian woman threatened with expulsion from Canada next week has received a two-year residency permit.

The federal government granted the permit to...

Toronto police probing alleged anti-Muslim protest outside mosque

By The Canadian Press February 23, 2017 - 9:17am Updated: February 23, 2017 - 9:45am

Toronto police say they're investigating a complaint about a small anti-Muslim protest held outside a city mosque last week.

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu says police...

Supreme Court clarifies handling of expert evidence in drugged-driving cases

By The Canadian Press February 23, 2017 - 9:06am Updated: February 23, 2017 - 9:30am

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada says expert testimony may be admitted in drugged-driving trials without a preliminary examination of the evidence.

The high court...

Supreme Court to hear appeals about Christian university law school

By The Canadian Press February 23, 2017 - 8:55am Updated: February 23, 2017 - 9:30am

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear two appeals involving a British Columbia Christian university's efforts to have future graduates from its proposed law...

Baloney Meter: Will free trade with the EU benefit everyone in Canada?

By The Canadian Press February 23, 2017 - 8:27am Updated: February 23, 2017 - 8:45am

OTTAWA — "At its heart, CETA is a framework for trade that works for everyone." — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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Sometimes, politicians can say just enough...

Vancouver seeking judicial review of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

By The Canadian Press February 23, 2017 - 8:15am Updated: February 23, 2017 - 8:45am

VANCOUVER — The City of Vancouver is launching another court case in a bid to derail Kinder Morgan's proposed pipeline expansion.

Council members have voted to go ahead...

PM says expanded border preclearance bill offers greater protection

By The Canadian Press February 23, 2017 - 8:13am Updated: February 23, 2017 - 8:30am

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his government's proposed legislation to expand border preclearance at Canadian airports and other crossings Wednesday as the...

One of 3 Quebecers accused of smuggling drugs in Australia abandons bail bid

By The Canadian Press February 23, 2017 - 8:13am Updated: February 23, 2017 - 8:30am

SYDNEY, Australia — One of three Quebecers accused of trying to import a large amount of cocaine into Australia last year will remain in custody until her trial is scheduled to...

Jury hears chilling 911 call made from scene of Edmonton warehouse attack

By The Canadian Press February 23, 2017 - 8:11am Updated: February 23, 2017 - 8:30am

EDMONTON — A chilling 911 call made by a panicked supervisor has been played in court at the trial of a man accused of murdering two co-workers and wounding others during an...

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