OTTAWA—Justin Trudeau has vetoed an out-of-court settlement in the long-running dispute over the NDP’s allegedly improper use of parliamentary resources for partisan purposes, The Canadian Press has learned.
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WASHINGTON—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau brought “Trudeaumania” to America yesterday and the verdict was a resounding thumb’s up.
“Breath of fresh air,” ‘’impressive,” and “very impressive” was how some of the guests at a splashy White House state dinner in Canada’s honour described the country’s new leader.
VANCOUVER—Two homeless Saskatchewan men who say they were given one-way bus tickets to British Columbia have arrived in Vancouver.
Charles Neil-Curly, 23, has been homeless for about five months and living in a North Battleford, Sask. shelter.
But he says the province cut his funding—forcing him to find somewhere else to go.
OTTAWA—Mauril Belanger no longer is able to talk but he managed to speak volumes yesterday about the desperate need to find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis as he accepted an unprecedented tribute from his peers in the House of Commons.
LETHBRIDGE, Alta.—Three close calls that could have ended in tragedy spurred the Lethbridge Police Service to rethink how it was responding to troubled individuals causing a disturbance.
Officers were dispatched to deal with reports of armed persons who were suffering from a mental crisis.
In each instance, they were taken into custody safely.
TORONTO—Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne denies a $6,000-a-head dinner co-sponsored with a high-powered lobbying firm is selling access to herself and her cabinet ministers.
Wynne said it’s her responsibility as a leader of a party to raise money—calling it part of the democratic process—and pointing out that all political parties in Ontario do both “high-end and low-end” fundraising.
OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appears poised to reap the benefits of some climate groundwork laid by the previous Conservative government when he travels to Washington on a state visit this week.
OTTAWA—The ’80s are back in fashion, television, and movies—and maybe now in direct diplomacy, too.
That decade saw former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney and former U.S. president Ronald Reagan forge a personal friendship through state dinners and summits that would outlast their years in office.
VANCOUVER—A group of people has been honoured for saving 21 lives when a whale-watching boat capsized near Tofino, B.C. last year.
The B.C. and Yukon Lifesaving Society awarded 10 people the Governor’s Gold Award on Saturday.
The non-profit water safety organization gives out the award annually for the most heroic rescue of the year.
WINNIPEG—Author, indigenous rights activist, and now star political candidate Wab Kinew is facing questions heading into the Manitoba election campaign about lyrics he wrote and performed that are demeaning to women, gays, and lesbians.
Kinew has apologized repeatedly and without reservation over the last two years.