OTTAWA—A contrite Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized yet again today for a physical encounter with two opposition MPs that touched off an unprecedented fracas on the floor of the House of Commons.
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TORONTO—Ontario’s auditor general opened the education ministry’s books to examine $3.8 million in payments to unions, but was “surprised” to find an additional $80 million in funding—about a quarter of that with “no strings attached.”
CAIRO—An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo, with 66 passengers and crew on board, crashed into the Mediterranean Sea off the Greek island of Crete early this morning, Egyptian and Greek officials said.
Egypt’s aviation minister said the crash was more likely caused by a terror attack than technical problems.
OTTAWA—Indigenous children in Canada are more than twice as likely to live in poverty than non-aboriginal kids, according to new findings released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
OTTAWA—The federal government has introduced legislation to extend human rights protections to transgender Canadians.
If passed, the legislation would make it illegal to prevent someone from getting a job or to discriminate in the workplace on the basis of gender identity or expression.
FORT McMURRAY, Alta.—Officials say the concern with northern Alberta wildfires has shifted from the city of Fort McMurray to the oil industry in the surrounding area.
Late last night, about 8,000 people at work camps north of Fort McMurray were ordered out in a mandatory evacuation.
TORONTO—Ontario’s environment minister insists the province won’t eliminate natural gas for home heating as part of a soon-to-be-released plan to fight climate change.
OTTAWA—The federal NDP has opted for an extended leadership race to replace Tom Mulcair, as it looks to name a new leader between September and October of 2017.
CALGARY—A trial was to begin today for a man charged after five young people were stabbed at a party where they were celebrating the end of the university school year.
Matthew de Grood, 24, faces five counts of first-degree murder in what police have said is Calgary’s worst mass killing.
He’s been in custody since shortly after the attack on April 15, 2014.
EDMONTON—Thousands of Fort McMurray evacuees will receive a phone call tonight.