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Sajjan trumpets Canada's 'increased role' on the geopolitical stage

Sajjan trumpets Canada's 'increased role' on the geopolitical stage

HALIFAX — Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan opened a security conference on Friday by saying Canada is embracing a more muscular approach to international security, touting a new peacekeeping strategy and increased military spending as signs of an "incr
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister hurt while hiking on vacation in New Mexico

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister hurt while hiking on vacation in New Mexico

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister was hiking while on vacation in New Mexico and was overdue by an hour when his wife called police who found him injured at a trailhead. Lt.
Psychiatrist says terror suspect Mohamed Harkat poses low risk of violence

Psychiatrist says terror suspect Mohamed Harkat poses low risk of violence

OTTAWA — A psychiatrist who has treated terror suspect Mohamed Harkat for the last eight years says the refugee from Algeria is unlikely to commit violent acts. Dr.
Canadian funds like energy stocks despite potential rejection in Norway

Canadian funds like energy stocks despite potential rejection in Norway

CALGARY — Oil and gas investments may have soured for managers of the Norwegian sovereign wealth fund but two Canadian funds say they have plenty of room for such securities in their portfolios.
Hurdles remain for proposed Canadian Football League team on East Coast

Hurdles remain for proposed Canadian Football League team on East Coast

HALIFAX — Atlantic Canada's long-held dream of wooing the CFL east of Montreal has been reignited after the league confirmed it's in talks with a "professional, enthusiastic and impressive" group of prospective owners rallying for a Halifax franchise
Ex-Laval mayor Vaillancourt sentenced to six years for corruption gets day parole

Ex-Laval mayor Vaillancourt sentenced to six years for corruption gets day parole

MONTREAL — The former mayor of Quebec's third-largest city who was sentenced to six years in prison last December after pleading guilty to conspiracy, fraud and breach of trust has been granted day parole. A Parole Board of Canada document dated Nov.
Hundreds gather to watch Halifax send off its annual Tree for Boston

Hundreds gather to watch Halifax send off its annual Tree for Boston

HALIFAX — Robert Young and his six-year-old son Jack made a special trip to Halifax City Hall on Friday to bid farewell to a big tree.
Joly announces new National Holocaust Monument to stay open year-round

Joly announces new National Holocaust Monument to stay open year-round

OTTAWA — The newly opened National Holocaust Monument won't be closed for the winter after all. Heritage Minister Melanie Joly says in a tweet that the soaring concrete structure just west of Parliament Hill will remain open throughout the year.
Canada's return to peacekeeping: five things to know about the details

Canada's return to peacekeeping: five things to know about the details

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has finally unveiled Canada's long-awaited commitment to United Nations peacekeeping efforts, and it's getting mixed reviews.

The Friday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

Highlights from the news file for Friday, Nov.