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Foreign minister to return to NAFTA talks in Washington this week

Foreign minister to return to NAFTA talks in Washington this week

OTTAWA — High-level meetings are set to resume this week in Washington in an effort to bring Canada into a revised North American Free Trade Agreement.
Quebec debate: transcripts of opening and closing statements

Quebec debate: transcripts of opening and closing statements

MONTREAL — Quebec's four main political leaders gave opening and closing statements at their English-language debate in Montreal on Monday night.
Despite controversy, Quebec leaders take part in first English-language TV debate

Despite controversy, Quebec leaders take part in first English-language TV debate

MONTREAL — In an election campaign where Quebec independence is not a defining issue, party leaders held an historic English debate Monday and tried to woo roughly one million anglophones who have traditionally voted overwhelmingly for the federalist
B.C. defends approach to pot as only one government shop is ready to open

B.C. defends approach to pot as only one government shop is ready to open

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's public safety minister says the province will meet demand for recreational marijuana with only one government-run shop and an online store when the drug is legalized next month.
A quick look at MP Leona Alleslev who left the Liberals for the Tories

A quick look at MP Leona Alleslev who left the Liberals for the Tories

OTTAWA — Leona Alleslev rose in the House of Commons Monday as a Liberal and spoke. By the time she was done, she had blasted the government, quit the party and joined the Official Opposition.
Trade, economic concerns come to fore as Ontario MP ditches Liberals for Tories

Trade, economic concerns come to fore as Ontario MP ditches Liberals for Tories

OTTAWA — The Conservative opposition forced the Liberals onto the defensive Monday as the governing party watched one of their own abruptly cross the floor to join the chorus of Tories declaring that this was the prime minister's "summer of failures.

B.C. aims to implement provincial pain strategy: patients' advocate

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government is working on a provincial pain strategy that would provide greater access to services for chronic conditions such as arthritis, back pain and fibromyalgia, the head of a patients' advocacy group says.
Canada bans use of trans fats in food products

Canada bans use of trans fats in food products

TORONTO — Canada's ban on the main source of artificial trans fats came into effect Monday, making it illegal for manufacturers to use the additive in any food made or imported into the country, as well as in any meals prepared in restaurants.
Abdelrazik torture lawsuit delay would be unconscionable, his lawyer tells judge

Abdelrazik torture lawsuit delay would be unconscionable, his lawyer tells judge

OTTAWA — The federal government is making a last-minute plea to delay the Federal Court hearing of a long-simmering lawsuit from a Montreal man over Canada's role in his detention in Sudan.
'Optimism bias' often brings Muskrat Falls-style cost overruns, inquiry told

'Optimism bias' often brings Muskrat Falls-style cost overruns, inquiry told

HAPPY VALLEY GOOSE BAY, N.L. — Hydroelectric dams like Muskrat Falls are particularly vulnerable to cost and schedule overruns, an expert testified Monday as a public inquiry into the Labrador hydro megaproject got underway.