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Prominent Quebecers plead for federal anti-Islamophobia rep to be given a chance

Prominent Quebecers plead for federal anti-Islamophobia rep to be given a chance

MONTREAL — A letter of support signed by 30 prominent Quebecers, including academics, activists and community leaders, is asking that Amira Elghawaby be given the chance to fulfil her mandate as Canada's first special representative on combating Isla
Global ocean conservation conference in B.C. hopes to build on Montreal agreements

Global ocean conservation conference in B.C. hopes to build on Montreal agreements

Federal politicians are expected to make a significant announcement on ocean protection during an international conference in Vancouver on how to take action on promises to protect the marine world made at recent global environment meetings.
In The News for Feb. 3 : Canada's finance ministers to meet today

In The News for Feb. 3 : Canada's finance ministers to meet today

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 Feb. 3 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Growing dog populations an issue in some remote communities, shelters under pressure

Growing dog populations an issue in some remote communities, shelters under pressure

Phoebe Sutherland rushed last week to capture a stray dog that nipped an elder in her community of Moose Cree First Nation.
Woman says Russian Embassy denies her consular services, cites Facebook page

Woman says Russian Embassy denies her consular services, cites Facebook page

OTTAWA — A Russian woman says she has been denied consular services by her country's embassy in Canada over claims her Facebook activity poses a security threat. "It totally came as a shock to me," said Elena Pushkareva, who left Russia a decade ago.
Canada says NORAD tracking high-altitude surveillance balloon detected over the U.S.

Canada says NORAD tracking high-altitude surveillance balloon detected over the U.S.

OTTAWA — The Department of National Defence says Canada is working with the United States to protect sensitive information from foreign intelligence threats after a high-altitude surveillance balloon was detected. The U.S.
B.C. family 'in the dark' before long-delayed manslaughter charge against Mounties

B.C. family 'in the dark' before long-delayed manslaughter charge against Mounties

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Family members of a British Columbia Indigenous man who died after being arrested close to six years ago expect to wait many more before learning if five RCMP officers will be convicted of manslaughter and obstruction in the case.
Senate passes Liberals' controversial online streaming act with a dozen amendments

Senate passes Liberals' controversial online streaming act with a dozen amendments

OTTAWA — Big tech companies that offer online streaming services could soon be required to contribute to Canadian content as a controversial Liberal bill gets one step closer to becoming law.
Final arguments at trial of Quebec man accused in abduction of elderly U.S. couple

Final arguments at trial of Quebec man accused in abduction of elderly U.S. couple

MONTREAL — A Quebec man on trial for the kidnapping of a couple from Upstate New York who were smuggled into the province and held captive was heavily involved in the plot, the prosecution said Thursday in its closing arguments.
N.W.T. piloting new northern studies course for Grade 12 students

N.W.T. piloting new northern studies course for Grade 12 students

YELLOWKNIFE — The Northwest Territories has begun piloting a new northern studies course for Grade 12 students with an emphasis on reconciliation. The elective course was created in the N.W.T.