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Ottawa orders tight new restrictions on sugary, high-alcohol drinks

Ottawa orders tight new restrictions on sugary, high-alcohol drinks

OTTAWA — New federal restrictions on sugary alcoholic beverages took effect today, following at least two deaths in 18 months.
Freeland says Vice-President Mike Pence a valuable partner on free trade

Freeland says Vice-President Mike Pence a valuable partner on free trade

OTTAWA — U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence has been a valuable partner to Canada because he supports free trade, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Thursday. Freeland says the government is looking forward to getting an update on U.S.
Trudeau exonerates Saskatchewan chief of historic treason conviction

Trudeau exonerates Saskatchewan chief of historic treason conviction

CUT KNIFE, Sask. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has exonerated a Saskatchewan chief of treason more than 130 years after his conviction and apologized to his people for the hardship their leader's unjust imprisonment caused.
Case of Quebec couple charged in 7-year-old girl's death put off until June

Case of Quebec couple charged in 7-year-old girl's death put off until June

GRANBY, Que. — The case of a couple charged with the mistreatment of a seven-year-old girl who died last month has been put off. Neither accused was present today as their expected bail hearing was postponed at the courthouse in Granby, Que.
Conservatives urge Liberals to expedite promised relief for canola farmers

Conservatives urge Liberals to expedite promised relief for canola farmers

OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives said Thursday they're hearing from frustrated canola producers who are still waiting for financial relief recently promised by the Liberal government.

Canada's first accessibility bill could become law next month: minister

The federal government will heed the calls of Canada's disabled community and amend the country's first piece of national accessibility legislation to include some of the changes they sought, the minister spearheading the effort said Thursday.
Three people charged in alleged abuse of 17 children on Manitoba First Nation

Three people charged in alleged abuse of 17 children on Manitoba First Nation

GARDEN HILL FIRST NATION, Man. — Two men and a foster mother have been charged after an investigation found at least 17 children were abused on a Manitoba First Nation. Supt.
Philippines dismisses Canada's plan to bring garbage back by end of June

Philippines dismisses Canada's plan to bring garbage back by end of June

OTTAWA — The Philippines has rejected Canada's late-June timeline for repatriating its garbage and is moving forward with plans to ship it back to Canada itself.
Clean energy one of Canada's fastest-growing industries

Clean energy one of Canada's fastest-growing industries

OTTAWA — Canada's clean-energy sector is growing faster than the economy as a whole and is rivalling some of the better-known industries for jobs, a new report shows.
Canadian Human Rights Museum could include Quebec's recent bid to legislate on secularism

Canadian Human Rights Museum could include Quebec's recent bid to legislate on secularism

QUEBEC — The Quebec government's latest attempt to legislate on secularism could find its way into the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg.