TORONTO—Protesters lingered overnight outside the Ontario legislature after they were barred from observing a rare midnight sitting meant to speed up the passage of a controversial bill to cut Toronto's city council nearly in half.
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OTTAWA—Federal Opposition parties are preparing their ammunition for a fall session of Parliament aimed at attacking the Trudeau government's record on pipelines, trade, and promises to raise fortunes of the middle class as the opening act in the year-long countdown to the 2019 election.
REGINA—Trevor Harris and William Powell led the way as the Ottawa Redblacks snapped the Saskatchewan Roughriders' four-game winning streak with a 30-25 victory Saturday night.
With the win, the Redblacks (7-5) assumed sole possession of first place in the CFL's East Division.
The Riders slipped to 7-5 to sit tied for second with Edmonton in the West Division.
SASKATOON—Canada's negotiating team yesterday spent several hours updating Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the state of NAFTA talks and getting his marching orders for the days ahead.
Foreign Affair minister Chrystia Freeland refused to go into any detail about the issues on which the prime minister needed to sign off or what instructions she and the rest of the NAFTA team received.
VANCOUVER—The manager of a Vancouver store where wigs intended for kids with cancer were stolen says it's been heartbreaking to call their families and break the news.
OTTAWA—Conservative leader Andrew Scheer says the Ontario government is well within its legal rights to use the Constitution's notwithstanding clause to cut the size of Toronto's city council but would not say whether he thinks it is a good move—or whether he would ever use the clause himself.
TORONTO—Ontario's legislature plunged into chaos yesterday as protesters and most of the Opposition were ejected for disrupting the government's efforts to revive a bill slashing Toronto's city council nearly in half just days after a judge found the legislation unconstitutional.
WINNIPEG—First Nation families say they struggled to get wheelchairs, beds, and other health-care services for their children before Ottawa adopted Jordan's Principle.
The principle, which requires that kids get access to services without delays caused by jurisdictional issues, is named after Jordan River Anderson.
OTTAWA—The federal government has agreed to pay $100 million to settle a four-year legal battle with disabled veterans, who had launched a class-action lawsuit after some of their financial benefits were clawed back.
WINNIPEG—A Winnipeg man has won a $2-million lottery prize—five months after he won $1.5 million.
Melhig Melhig, a double winner with a double name, said he's amazed and happy by his good fortune.
His first win came in April with a scratch ticket bought at a Winnipeg convenience store.
He then moved his family out of their small apartment and into a new home.