LONDON—Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly-divisive referendum campaign—toppling the prime minister today, sending global markets plunging, and shattering the stability of a project in continental unity designed half-a-century ago to prevent World War III.
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OTTAWA—Justin Trudeau says there isn’t one model for prime ministerial spouses to follow, but he’s proud of his wife’s charitable work and wants to make sure she can keep doing it.
Sophie Gregoire Trudeau sparked a frenzied week of news reports and table-thumping columns earlier this spring when she told a Quebec newspaper she could use more help.
SANTIAGO, Chile—Two people who fell ill while working at the U.S. research station at the South Pole have been evacuated by a small plane that made the daring rescue flight in Antarctica’s harsh winter.
WASHINGTON—The movement to dump Donald Trump from the GOP ticket is gaining followers among delegates to next month’s Republican National Convention—an effort that could tarnish Trump’s coronation even if it ultimately fails.
The growing rebellion has at least one top party official warning of a backlash if Trump is dumped.
TORONTO—Two Ontario cabinet ministers will head to the Grassy Narrows First Nation next week to talk about how to deal with mercury contamination that has plagued the remote northwestern community for decades.
EDMONTON—Calgary MP Jason Kenney’s rumoured plan to come home to unite Alberta’s two right-leaning provincial parties is shaping up to be a bumpy ride.
OTTAWA—The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed an appeal from an Alberta man who was convicted of sexual assault after police ordered him to swab his own genitals for evidence of the victim’s DNA.
Ali Hassan Saeed was arrested and charged in 2011 after a complaint from a 15-year-old.
While he was in custody, police had him swab his penis for DNA and matched it to the victim.
WINNIPEG—Controversy over gay and lesbian rights flared up on two fronts yesterday in a conservative-leaning rural area of southeastern Manitoba sometimes referred to as the province’s “Bible Belt.”
GATINEAU, Que.—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in vintage form this morning as he took part in a ceremony marking the 20th-annual National Aboriginal Day.
Trudeau attended a sunrise ritual on the shore of the Ottawa River wearing moccasins and a buckskin jacket that his office said was owned by his father, the late Pierre Elliott Trudeau.
VANCOUVER—Most of Canada’s finance ministers reached an agreement-in-principle yesterday to revamp the Canada Pension Plan, although Quebec and Manitoba have not signed on to the deal.
Under the agreement, which would go into effect in 2019, an average Canadian worker earning about $55,000 will pay an additional $7 a month in 2019.
That would increase to $34 a month by 2023.