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Ottawa tight-lipped on details as Canada, U.S. call out China over balloon

Ottawa tight-lipped on details as Canada, U.S. call out China over balloon

OTTAWA — Canada announced that it had called China's ambassador onto the carpet — but otherwise remained tight-lipped — as Ottawa and Washington expressed their disapproval about a high-altitude surveillance balloon found floating over the United States
Freeland touts opportunities of U.S. Inflation Reduction Act at ministers' meeting

Freeland touts opportunities of U.S. Inflation Reduction Act at ministers' meeting

TORONTO — The two big spending pressures on the federal government right now are health care and the global transition to a clean economy, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said Friday.
Reforms needed for transgender people to access justice: Canadian Bar Association

Reforms needed for transgender people to access justice: Canadian Bar Association

OTTAWA — A new study says Canada's justice system features "significant and pervasive" barriers for transgender people who encounter legal issues.
Montreal shelters expand services to care for homeless as extreme cold hits city

Montreal shelters expand services to care for homeless as extreme cold hits city

MONTREAL — An extreme cold snap that brought risks of frostbite and hypothermia with temperatures of -28 C on Friday in Montreal had the city's shelters fearing for the homeless population.
Quebec CEO of Future Electronics resigns, vows to fight sex allegations

Quebec CEO of Future Electronics resigns, vows to fight sex allegations

MONTREAL — A prominent Quebec businessman says he's stepping down from his role as chairman and CEO of electronics parts company Future Electronics to focus on protecting his reputation amid allegations reported this week that he had paid minors for
Canada adds Russian media personalities, companies in latest round of sanctions

Canada adds Russian media personalities, companies in latest round of sanctions

OTTAWA — Canada has announced it is imposing a new round of sanctions on Russian media personalities and companies accused of spreading disinformation about Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.
Plunging wind chill values prompt extreme cold warnings across Eastern Canada

Plunging wind chill values prompt extreme cold warnings across Eastern Canada

HALIFAX — As an immense arctic air mass expanded over the eastern half of the country on Friday, Environment Canada issued an unusually long list of extreme cold warnings that covered six provinces — from Ontario to Newfoundland and Labrador.
Liberals withdraw bill's assault-style firearm definition, promise more consultation

Liberals withdraw bill's assault-style firearm definition, promise more consultation

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals have withdrawn an amendment to their gun bill aimed at enshrining a definition of banned assault-style firearms, citing "legitimate concerns" about the need for more consultation on the measure.
Governments seek buyer as Quebec COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer Medicago set to close

Governments seek buyer as Quebec COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer Medicago set to close

MONTREAL — The Quebec government says it's looking to find a buyer for Medicago Inc., the Quebec-based COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer that will be shut down by parent company Mitsubishi Chemical.
Yukon prospecting plan approval is quashed by First Nation court victory

Yukon prospecting plan approval is quashed by First Nation court victory

WHITEHORSE — A Yukon court has quashed government approval for a mining exploration project, siding with a First Nation that argued there was a failure to properly consult it about the project on its traditional territory.