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Metis nations ask Ottawa to negotiate directly with them, not national body

EDMONTON — Three provincial Metis nations are asking the federal government to negotiate directly with them on issues of self-government and not through their national representative body.
'Unprecedented' blizzard prompts state of emergency in St. John's, N.L.

'Unprecedented' blizzard prompts state of emergency in St. John's, N.L.

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador's capital shut down on Friday as blizzard conditions descended on the city and residents prepared for an intense storm expected to last until Saturday. The City of St.

No jail time for Manitoba Mountie for police chase prior to fatal shooting

THOMPSON, Man. — A former Mountie will not serve any jail time for his actions during a police chase that ended with the shooting death of a man in northern Manitoba.
Canada will respect an Iraqi government order to leave: Sajjan

Canada will respect an Iraqi government order to leave: Sajjan

OTTAWA — Canada will respect any decision by the Iraqi government to expel foreign troops from the country, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Friday, even as reports suggested the United States was considering sanctions and cuts to military aid sho
Canada to give $25,000 to families of each Canadian who died on Flight PS752

Canada to give $25,000 to families of each Canadian who died on Flight PS752

OTTAWA — Families of the Canadian victims on the Ukrainian passenger jet shot down over Iran last week will receive $25,000 each to help with immediate costs they have for travel or funerals, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday.
Ottawa plans to hire trainers in preparation for UN Security Council seat

Ottawa plans to hire trainers in preparation for UN Security Council seat

OTTAWA — Canada is still vying to win a seat on the United Nations Security Council but it's already warming up the chair with a plan to hire trainers for Canadian officials.

U.S. court won't force military to hear Omar Khadr war-crimes appeal

TORONTO — An American civilian court has refused to order a military court to decide an appeal from former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr. In a brief decision this week, the U.S.

Calgary plans to withhold business licences to stop conversion therapy

CALGARY — The mayor of Calgary says a motion to ban the "insidious" practice of conversion therapy is to be brought before a council committee early next week with a vote expected sometime in February.
Partner charged with second-degree murder in slaying of Quebec mother of six

Partner charged with second-degree murder in slaying of Quebec mother of six

MONTREAL — A Quebec man was charged Friday in the slaying of his wife while their six children were present in their home.

Groups seek leave to appeal Bill 21 ruling to Supreme Court of Canada

MONTREAL — Groups battling Quebec's secularism law in court have applied to the Supreme Court of Canada for leave to appeal a decision refusing to suspend the law pending a full legal challenge.