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Senate's new independence so good it should be enshrined in law: Harder

Senate's new independence so good it should be enshrined in law: Harder

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government's changes aimed at making the upper chamber a more independent place have worked so well that they should be made permanent, the Liberals' representative in the Senate says. Sen.
People's Party outlines seats with prominent candidates in bid to enter debates

People's Party outlines seats with prominent candidates in bid to enter debates

OTTAWA — The People's Party of Canada made another bid Friday to convince debate organizers they deserve to be included in two televised events in October.

Police looking for convicted murderer who left minimum security unit

DORCHESTER, N.B. — Police in New Brunswick are looking for a convicted murderer from Dorchester Penitentiary who failed to return to a minimum-security unit after he was granted an unescorted temporary absence.

RCMP plane chases fleeing helicopter as part of major cross-border drug bust

PENTICTON, B.C. — RCMP east of Vancouver were involved in a cross-border drug bust this summer that involved nearly 300 kilograms of meth, more than 100 guns and an aerial chase between a police plane and a helicopter.
Ottawa police charge transit driver with 38 offences in deadly bus crash

Ottawa police charge transit driver with 38 offences in deadly bus crash

OTTAWA — Two-hundred and twenty-four days after three people died when a double-decker commuter bus slammed into an Ottawa transit station, the woman who was behind the wheel has been charged in their deaths, as well as for injuring 35 others.
In the news today, Aug. 23

In the news today, Aug. 23

Four stories in the news for Friday, Aug.
Quebec has accepted 40 per cent fewer skilled workers in first half of 2019

Quebec has accepted 40 per cent fewer skilled workers in first half of 2019

MONTREAL — New statistics show Quebec is making good on its promise to reduce its share of immigrants in 2019, but the province has cut deeply in the category of skilled workers, which runs contrary to the government's stated goals.
Ethnic media aim to help maintain boost in voting by new Canadians

Ethnic media aim to help maintain boost in voting by new Canadians

OTTAWA — Zuhair Alshaer spends most of his day editing articles and organizing interviews with politicians for his Ottawa-based Arab Canada newspaper, to introduce Arabic-speaking new Canadians to federal politics.