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Conservative MP asks if blockades are terrorism

OTTAWA—A Conservative MP is questioning whether rail blockades in Quebec and Ontario constitute acts of terrorism, which could allow the RCMP to intervene.

Doug Shipley put that question to Public Safety Minister Bill Blair on Thursday morning during testimony at the House of Commons public safety and national security committee.

Fighter jets delayed again

OTTAWA — Canada's long-running effort to buy new fighter jets is facing another delay.

The federal government says today it is giving fighter-jet makers another three months to submit their proposals for replacing Canada's aging CF-18s.

Companies were to have submitted their bids at the end of March, but will now have until June.