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Indigenous housing contest launched

OTTAWA—The Trudeau Liberals are offering indigenous communities $30 million in prize money as part of a contest that could end up rewriting the rules about how the federal government funds badly-needed housing on-reserve.

Key to the contest is to draw in private-sector builders to help finance the construction and repairing of homes in First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities.

Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador over criticism

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia expelled the Canadian ambassador Monday and froze “all new business” with Ottawa over its criticism of the ultraconservative kingdom’s arrest of women’s rights activists ‚Äî yet another warning to the West reflecting Riyadh’s newly assertive foreign policy.