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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.

No-deal Boris Brexit bad for Canada: experts

OTTAWA—Boris Johnson pledged a Halloween Brexit for Britain from the European Union, negotiated or not, after being sworn in Wednesday as Britain's prime minister.

With that, there is almost equal certainty that Johnson's arrival at 10 Downing Street will roil the geopolitical and economic waters for Canada as it tries to guide its trade deal with the EU into port.

Justice committee ends SNC-Lavalin probe

OTTAWA—The Liberal-dominated justice committee has pulled the plug on its probe of the SNC-Lavalin affair, prompting renewed howls of outrage from opposition MPs.

Conservative and New Democrat MPs unsuccessfully pressed the House of Commons' committee today to recall former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould so she could shed more light on the simmering controversy.