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Ottawa police preparing for possible weekend protests on 'Freedom Convoy' anniversary

Ottawa police preparing for possible weekend protests on 'Freedom Convoy' anniversary

Ottawa police Chief Eric Stubbs says resources, tow trucks and staffing plans are in place as the city prepares to mark the one-year anniversary of the start of the "Freedom Convoy." On Jan.
Fate of many Canadians held in Syrian camps still unclear despite court ruling

Fate of many Canadians held in Syrian camps still unclear despite court ruling

OTTAWA — A court action has prompted the federal government to begin repatriating several Canadians detained in Syria, but the fate of many other citizens trapped there remains unclear.
Alberta government says no evidence of emails to prosecutors on border blockade cases

Alberta government says no evidence of emails to prosecutors on border blockade cases

EDMONTON — The Alberta government says it could not find any emails to substantiate an allegation that one of Premier Danielle Smith’s staffers wrote to prosecutors to try to influence how they handled cases tied to a blockade in Coutts, Alta.
After sex assault acquittal, military clears Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin of misconduct

After sex assault acquittal, military clears Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin of misconduct

OTTAWA — The Canadian military has concluded on the balance of probabilities that Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin "did not engage in sexual misconduct" after the senior military officer was acquitted of sexual assault late last year.
Subcontracting ArriveCan development 'seems highly illogical and inefficient:' PM

Subcontracting ArriveCan development 'seems highly illogical and inefficient:' PM

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has asked Canada's top public servant to look into the government's procurement process over what he said seemed to be a "highly illogical and inefficient" contract to develop the ArriveCan app.
Pre-emptively using notwithstanding clause 'not the right thing to do:' Trudeau

Pre-emptively using notwithstanding clause 'not the right thing to do:' Trudeau

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says provinces should not be pre-emptively using the notwithstanding clause, because it means "suspending fundamental rights and freedoms.
U.S. borrows page from Canada for new Welcome Corps refugee resettlement program

U.S. borrows page from Canada for new Welcome Corps refugee resettlement program

WASHINGTON — The United States is introducing a new private refugee sponsorship program that's based on a similar system in Canada. State Department officials say the Canadian model helped inspire and inform the design and implementation of the U.S.
In The News for Jan. 23 : Will inflation-driven prices ever go down?

In The News for Jan. 23 : Will inflation-driven prices ever go down?

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 Jan. 23 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Community rallies behind bid to preserve home of Nova Scotia's first Black doctor

Community rallies behind bid to preserve home of Nova Scotia's first Black doctor

HALIFAX — Prominent members of Nova Scotia's Black community are supporting a bid to protect the Halifax home and clinic of the late Clement Ligoure, the province's first Black doctor and an unsung hero of the 1917 Halifax Explosion.
Feds say 'no willing partners' to bring fire codes onto First Nations — including AFN

Feds say 'no willing partners' to bring fire codes onto First Nations — including AFN

OTTAWA — The federal government does not have a willing partner to find a way to introduce fire codes on First Nation reserves, a newly released document shows.
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