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Slow economic growth bad for Canada's foreign policy goals: experts

Slow economic growth bad for Canada's foreign policy goals: experts

OTTAWA — Canada's slow economic growth and poor competitiveness are undercutting its global interests, experts say, as the post-"sunny ways" version of the Trudeau government's foreign policy emerges Wednesday with the announcement of a new cabinet.
Overhauling Canada's toxic chemicals law should be priority: advocate

Overhauling Canada's toxic chemicals law should be priority: advocate

OTTAWA — A new report suggests retailers in Canada are lagging behind American companies in removing hazardous chemicals from their products.
Brewing battle over future of NATO creates minefield for Canada

Brewing battle over future of NATO creates minefield for Canada

OTTAWA — A brewing battle over the future of NATO could have major implications for Canada, which for decades has relied on the military alliance as a cornerstone of its security, protection and influence in the world.
Toxic algae, climate change, bad policy: Scientists say fresh water under threat

Toxic algae, climate change, bad policy: Scientists say fresh water under threat

HAMILTON — Canada will be up a creek without a paddle if it doesn't acknowledge threats to its fresh water, says a report from some of the country's top water scientists.

Military investigated reservist for ties to Canadian Nationalist Party

OTTAWA — The military launched an investigation last month into whether a reservist's connections to right-wing political parties meant his personal beliefs were offside with the values of the Canadian Forces.

Members of little people community applaud change to drop 'midget' term

TORONTO — The term 'midget' will be dropped along with other traditional age group names across Hockey Canada programs in a change that's being applauded by members of the little people community.

Documents give glimpse of challenges to digitizing federal services

OTTAWA — The federal system that handles old age security payments will be as old as the seniors it serves by the time it is replaced near the end of the decade, but even now it illustrates the kinds of challenges officials face when trying to bring
Canadian students urged to flee Hong King and a modest hero; In-The-News Nov. 19

Canadian students urged to flee Hong King and a modest hero; In-The-News Nov. 19

In-The-News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Nov. 19. What we are watching in Canada ...
Canadian universities encourage exchange students in Hong Kong to head home

Canadian universities encourage exchange students in Hong Kong to head home

Some Canadian universities are urging their exchange students in Hong Kong to consider returning home as the semi-autonomous Chinese territory is beset by escalating violence between government officials and pro-democracy protesters.
Closing arguments begin in legal case over private health care in B.C.

Closing arguments begin in legal case over private health care in B.C.

VANCOUVER — A lawyer arguing in favour of a two-tier health-care system in British Columbia says the government can't legally justify preventing patients from paying private doctors to alleviate their suffering sooner than the public system could pro