You are here

The Canadian Press

New appointments fill every Senate seat

OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed four new senators including a failed Liberal candidate, filling every seat in the upper chamber.

The Senate has a full complement of 105 senators—the first time there hasn't been a vacancy in about eight years.

Trudeau has appointed 49 senators since becoming prime minister and will have the chance to appoint more in 2019.

Feds set new limits on pilot flight times

OTTAWA—The federal government is enacting strict new measures to address mounting concerns about tired flight crews on commercial planes—big and small.

New regulations will set lower limits for the number of hours pilots can be in the air and on the job before having to take a break, taking into account the times of day they fly and how often they take off and land.