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Singh invokes memory of Layton as federal leaders make final pitch in Quebec

Singh invokes memory of Layton as federal leaders make final pitch in Quebec

OTTAWA — The battle for the hearts and votes of Quebecers took centre stage Wednesday as Liberal, Conservative and New Democrat leaders wooed voters in a province that could determine the outcome of Monday's federal election.

B.C. logs its first case of vaping illness with more suspected: health officer

VICTORIA — British Columbia has confirmed its first probable case of vaping-related illness and the provincial health officer says she expects there to be more. Dr.
Alberta takes second look at trucking changes after meeting Broncos families

Alberta takes second look at trucking changes after meeting Broncos families

EDMONTON — The Alberta government says it will take a second look at training requirements for truck drivers after meeting with Humboldt Broncos families.
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg in Edmonton on Friday for climate strike

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg in Edmonton on Friday for climate strike

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said he hopes Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg is warmly welcomed in Edmonton on Friday, but there are no plans to meet with her.
Jury sequestered in case of Quebec man charged in murders of ex-wife, stranger

Jury sequestered in case of Quebec man charged in murders of ex-wife, stranger

ST-JEROME, Que. — The fate of Ugo Fredette, a Quebec man charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his ex-wife and a stranger he met at a highway rest stop, is now in the hands of a jury.

Toronto Public Library under fire over event by controversial speaker

TORONTO — The Toronto Public Library is coming under fire over its refusal to cancel an event featuring a speaker who believes transgender rights endanger women, with several authors vowing to boycott the institution's events in light of its decision

More than 300 charges laid in multi-province human trafficking investigation

Dozens of women suffered "horrific" acts at the hands of a human trafficking ring that operated across the country, police north of Toronto said Wednesday as they announced more than 30 arrests in the case.
Repeat rent-dodger dubbed 'professional squatter' prompts call for reform

Repeat rent-dodger dubbed 'professional squatter' prompts call for reform

HALIFAX — A Halifax coffee shop owner who says he tried for more than four months to evict a tenant he called a "professional squatter" is calling for reforms to Nova Scotia's tenancy laws.

HPV immunization program in B.C. cuts rates of pre-cancer in women: study

VANCOUVER — Rates of cervical pre-cancer in women have been cut by more than half in British Columbia and the province's school immunization program for the human papillomavirus is being given credit for the results.
Roughly 9,000 still without power in Manitoba after snowstorm

Roughly 9,000 still without power in Manitoba after snowstorm

WINNIPEG — Slogging through drenched fields and exposed to open prairie in near-freezing temperatures, Manitoba Hydro crews continued to restore power Wednesday to homes and businesses hit by last week's snowstorm.