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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister moves up election date to Sept. 10

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister moves up election date to Sept. 10

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says he is moving up the next provincial election by more than a year. The next vote was scheduled for October 2020, but Pallister has set the day for this Sept. 10.
Trudeau to meet Pelosi, McConnell, as well as Trump in Washington

Trudeau to meet Pelosi, McConnell, as well as Trump in Washington

WASHINGTON — Justin Trudeau's meeting with Donald Trump in Washington on Thursday is set to be a deal-making session that could turn on an exchange of favours on North American trade and the plight of two imprisoned Canadians in China.
Trans Mountain CEO says shovels could be in ground on pipeline by September

Trans Mountain CEO says shovels could be in ground on pipeline by September

CALGARY — The CEO of the Crown corporation building the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion says shovels could be in the ground by September following cabinet approval Tuesday of the long-delayed project.
Canada resettled more refugees than any other country in 2018, UN says

Canada resettled more refugees than any other country in 2018, UN says

OTTAWA — As the number of displaced people worldwide reaches modern highs, new figures show Canada resettled more refugees last year than any other country and had the second-highest number of refugees who gained citizenship.

Design firm tied to federal detention centre says 'extreme leftists' targeting it

MONTREAL — A Montreal-based architecture firm involved in the construction of an immigrant detention centre says it has been attacked again by "extreme leftists.

Scorpion gives birth after travelling to Canada in Vancouver woman's luggage

VICTORIA — A scorpion that turned up in a Vancouver resident's home last month following a recent trip to Cuba has now given birth.
Trudeau promises to legislate implementation of UNDRIP if re-elected

Trudeau promises to legislate implementation of UNDRIP if re-elected

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising that a re-elected Liberal government will introduce legislation to ensure federal laws are harmonized with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Lawyer for Calgary man accused in grandson's death asks for acquittal

Lawyer for Calgary man accused in grandson's death asks for acquittal

CALGARY — A Calgary defence lawyer has asked a judge to acquit his client of manslaughter because he says the Crown's case is too weak.
Make passports free to ease new no-fly list measures, federal panel suggests

Make passports free to ease new no-fly list measures, federal panel suggests

OTTAWA — A federal advisory panel says Ottawa should consider making passports free to everyone for one year to ease the introduction of new no-fly list procedures.
Governments earned $186M in pot taxes in 5 1/2 months of legalization: StatCan

Governments earned $186M in pot taxes in 5 1/2 months of legalization: StatCan

Federal and provincial governments earned $186 million in cannabis-related revenue in the first 5 1/2 months since legalization in October, Statistics Canada said Wednesday.