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Trudeau turns to B.C. MP with Saskatchewan roots to helm tricky climate ministry

Trudeau turns to B.C. MP with Saskatchewan roots to helm tricky climate ministry

OTTAWA — Jonathan Wilkinson has been the minister of environment and climate change for less than 24 hours but the job is likely going to get harder from here.
Alberta NDP seek ruling to ban UCP from voting on bill to fire election watchdog

Alberta NDP seek ruling to ban UCP from voting on bill to fire election watchdog

EDMONTON — Alberta's Opposition NDP is asking the ethics commissioner to ban the entire United Conservative caucus from voting on a bill that would fire the province's election watchdog.
Politicians in B.C. watch supermodel's transition journey on Transgender Day

Politicians in B.C. watch supermodel's transition journey on Transgender Day

VICTORIA — A Canadian male supermodel who walks the fashion runways of Paris and appeared on front covers of trend-setting magazines relayed his story to British Columbia politicians during a special screening of a documentary film that follows his l
Trudeau seeks to keep eyes on Prairies with new role for Winnipeg's Jim Carr

Trudeau seeks to keep eyes on Prairies with new role for Winnipeg's Jim Carr

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau carved new roles in his government Wednesday designed to ensure voices on the Prairies are heard around a cabinet table that has scant representation from the region.
New Trudeau cabinet must prioritize Phoenix deal, 'fair' contract: PSAC

New Trudeau cabinet must prioritize Phoenix deal, 'fair' contract: PSAC

OTTAWA — The country's largest civil service union isn't waiting for the prime minister to give marching orders to his new cabinet, offering up its own suggestions for government priorities in the coming months.
Legault not ruling out a 'Quebec Amazon' to promote local retailers

Legault not ruling out a 'Quebec Amazon' to promote local retailers

QUEBEC — Premier Francois Legault is open to the creation of a Quebec version of Amazon, which his economy minister described Wednesday as a way to serve nationalist customers.
What's the president of the Privy Council do? Five things about the new cabinet

What's the president of the Privy Council do? Five things about the new cabinet

OTTAWA — Five things to note about the new federal cabinet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named Wednesday: He has a deputy prime minister Besides being intergovernmental-affairs minister, in charge of dealing with Canada's restive provincial premiers,
Reaction and quotes about the new Liberal cabinet

Reaction and quotes about the new Liberal cabinet

OTTAWA — What newsmakers said about the new federal cabinet sworn in Wednesday: "We recognize that this Parliament will be one in which collaboration, in which working with a broad range of parties and indeed stakeholders across the country, is going
Canadian class action proposed over alleged carcinogenic herbicide

Canadian class action proposed over alleged carcinogenic herbicide

TORONTO — Lawyers for a group of Canadians affected by cancer they blame on exposure to a weed killer have filed three proposed class-action lawsuits against the product's manufacturer, alleging Bayer and Monsanto knowingly endangered lives.
Canada casts controversial vote at UN for Palestinian self-determination

Canada casts controversial vote at UN for Palestinian self-determination

OTTAWA — Canada has affirmed it does not share the Trump administration's view that Israel's settlements in the West Bank are legal under international law, casting a vote supporting Palestinian self-determination at the United Nations.