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Prorogation was a surprise, but a new throne speech is welcome, Liberal MPs say

Prorogation was a surprise, but a new throne speech is welcome, Liberal MPs say

OTTAWA — Liberal MPs were surprised by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's decision to shut down Parliament Tuesday, but many say they believe it was the right call to hit the reset button and deliver a new throne speech, given how COVID-19 has changed t
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 19

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 19

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:13 p.m. on Aug. 19, 2020: There are 123,490 confirmed cases in Canada.
Opposition parties decry black ink in WE documents, allege continuing coverup

Opposition parties decry black ink in WE documents, allege continuing coverup

OTTAWA — Opposition parties are taking issue with the black ink applied to many of the thousands of pages of newly released documents about the WE Charity controversy, suggesting the redactions are part of a continuing coverup by the federal Liberals
Quebec man handed life sentence for killing unborn child, will serve at least 15 years

Quebec man handed life sentence for killing unborn child, will serve at least 15 years

MONTREAL — A Montreal man who pleaded guilty to stabbing his unborn baby to death will only be eligible for parole after serving 15 years in prison, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Federal government to join assessment of Teck coal mine expansion in B.C.

Federal government to join assessment of Teck coal mine expansion in B.C.

OTTAWA — The federal government will join an environmental assessment of a major expansion to a proposed southern British Columbia coal mine. "The potential for adverse effects ...
Docs suggest bureaucrats were nudged to look to WE Charity for student program

Docs suggest bureaucrats were nudged to look to WE Charity for student program

OTTAWA — Thousands of pages of newly released documents back up the Trudeau government's contention that it was federal public servants who recommended a student service grant program be administered by WE Charity.

A timeline of the controversy around WE, the Liberals and a student program

OTTAWA — A timeline of events regarding the Canada Student Service Grant program, based on public documents, events and statements from cabinet ministers, government officials, and WE Charity: March 6, 2020: WE Charity staff prepare a concept paper o
One home burned in B.C. wildfire, hundreds evacuated, thousands more on notice

One home burned in B.C. wildfire, hundreds evacuated, thousands more on notice

PENTICTON, B.C. — At least one home has been burned in a wildfire raging near Penticton, B.C., that has forced hundreds from their homes and put thousands more on alert to be ready to leave quickly.
Generosity from Canadians to Lebanon prompts increase to federal matching fund

Generosity from Canadians to Lebanon prompts increase to federal matching fund

OTTAWA — The federal government is increasing how much it will match in contributions to humanitarian relief in Lebanon following an outpouring of support from Canadians.
Liberals plan to use regulations to create income support after CERB winds down

Liberals plan to use regulations to create income support after CERB winds down

OTTAWA — The Liberals plan to use existing tools to quickly create a new support measure next month for struggling workers who won't qualify for employment insurance.