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Alberta says 10,000 people are out of their homes because of wildfires

The Alberta government says wildfires raging across the northern part of the province have forced about 10,000 people from their homes.

Investigation ordered into Vancouver police conduct during anti-pipeline protest

VANCOUVER — The police complaint commissioner of B.C. has ordered an investigation into the conduct of one or more members of the Vancouver Police Department during an anti-pipeline protest on May 22.
CBC head defends coverage after Scheer suggests too much focus on U.S. politics

CBC head defends coverage after Scheer suggests too much focus on U.S. politics

OTTAWA — The CEO of the CBC is defending its coverage of American politics after Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer suggested the public broadcaster places too much emphasis on the United States and should focus more on Canadian stories.
Feds eyeing guns 'designed to hunt people' as they ponder possible curbs

Feds eyeing guns 'designed to hunt people' as they ponder possible curbs

OTTAWA — The Liberal government says no options have been ruled out to clamp down on guns "designed to hunt people" as it weighs new measures against assault-style rifles and handguns.
Federal procurement minister wishes Irving hadn't threatened reporters

Federal procurement minister wishes Irving hadn't threatened reporters

OTTAWA — Canada's federal procurement minister says she wishes the Irving company and its lawyers hadn't threatened to sue reporters asking questions about the company's federal shipbuilding contracts.

Federal government passes Canada's first national accessibility legislation

Disabled Canadians declared a partial victory Thursday hours after the government voted to enact Canada's first national accessibility law, calling it a major step forward while cautioning that more work was still needed to ensure it achieves its goa
Watchdog slams former grain commissioner for post-employment ethics violations

Watchdog slams former grain commissioner for post-employment ethics violations

OTTAWA — The federal ethics watchdog says a former acting head of the Canadian Grain Commission took improper advantage of his public office when he went to work for one of the country's largest grain-handling companies.
Quebec launches wide-ranging commission into youth protection service,

Quebec launches wide-ranging commission into youth protection service,

MONTREAL — The Quebec government launched a wide-ranging independent commission Thursday to look into youth protection in the province, prompted by the death last month of a seven-year-old girl who had been followed by child services and whose case f
Ashley Smith's family furious with Trudeau over solitary-confinement bill

Ashley Smith's family furious with Trudeau over solitary-confinement bill

OTTAWA — Ashley Smith's mother and sister say they are furious with the Trudeau government for invoking her name in the rollout of a bill that purports to end solitary confinement in Canada's prisons — a bill they say is highly flawed.
Canadian garbage will depart Philippines for Vancouver later today

Canadian garbage will depart Philippines for Vancouver later today

OTTAWA — Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says it is "unfortunate" that a disagreement with the Philippines about Canadian garbage became an international diplomatic incident but she hopes it's created an opportunity for Canada to tackle its pl