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Trudeau pushes trade pact in EU summit as France moves ahead on CETA

Trudeau pushes trade pact in EU summit as France moves ahead on CETA

MONTREAL — Lawmakers in France began their ratification of the comprehensive trade agreement between the European Union and Canada as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed one of the leaders of the 28-country bloc to Montreal on Wednesday.
Two third-party groups disclose first ad spending in pre-election period

Two third-party groups disclose first ad spending in pre-election period

OTTAWA — Two third-party groups have started spending money on political advertising in the period leading up to the federal election, according to Elections Canada.
Ethics czar erred in approving LeBlanc's use of Irving plane: Democracy Watch

Ethics czar erred in approving LeBlanc's use of Irving plane: Democracy Watch

OTTAWA — The House of Commons' ethics watchdog should never have approved a flight taken by Liberal cabinet minister Dominic LeBlanc on a private aircraft owned by J.D.

Ontario man calls out Eric Trump for tweet that used son's image

An Ontario man is calling out a member of the Trump family for using an image of his young son as part of a political attack on those opposing the American president.
Scheer on Trump: It's 'offensive' to question the family background of critics

Scheer on Trump: It's 'offensive' to question the family background of critics

SASKATOON — Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says there is no place in society for comments such as the ones U.S. President Donald Trump has made about four Democratic congresswomen.
Weather improving: Some Ontario fire evacuees staying in Regina heading home

Weather improving: Some Ontario fire evacuees staying in Regina heading home

REGINA — Some evacuees who were put up in Regina when they were forced to flee a wildfire in northwestern Ontario are heading home.
Seamus O'Regan faces calls to visit Attawapiskat during state of emergency

Seamus O'Regan faces calls to visit Attawapiskat during state of emergency

OTTAWA — Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O'Regan faced calls Wednesday from the federal NDP to visit the northern Ontario community of Attawapiskat First Nation so he can see the impacts of a state of emergency first-hand.
Uncompetitive nomination races weaken parties, democracy, study says

Uncompetitive nomination races weaken parties, democracy, study says

OTTAWA — The opaque path federal parties take to select candidates for elections was detailed in a report Wednesday that warned of profound consequences for Canadian democracy unless parties change their ways.
Cambodia says 11 containers of Canadian trash among illegal garbage shipments

Cambodia says 11 containers of Canadian trash among illegal garbage shipments

OTTAWA — The Canadian government has asked officials in Cambodia for more information about 11 containers of Canadian garbage the southeast Asian country's environment ministry says ended up there illegally.

9 employees fired from Quebec special needs care facility after violence complaints

LAVAL, Que. — Quebec's health minister is hailing the decision by a special needs care facility north of Montreal to fire nine employees accused of violence and harassment towards patients and colleagues.