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Activists urge Trudeau government to act on disappearances in Sri Lanka

Activists urge Trudeau government to act on disappearances in Sri Lanka

OTTAWA — A group of Tamil Canadians is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for legal changes to remove sovereign immunity as a defence for international crimes.
Hundreds of billions in planned military spending 'secure' despite COVID-19: Sajjan

Hundreds of billions in planned military spending 'secure' despite COVID-19: Sajjan

OTTAWA — Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says hundreds of billions of dollars in planned spending for the military over the next two decades is "secure" despite the ballooning federal deficit to deal with COVID-19.
Alberta premier says cross-country Energy East pipeline remains a possibility

Alberta premier says cross-country Energy East pipeline remains a possibility

CALGARY — Alberta's premier says new federal Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole was just stating the obvious when he indicated the Energy East pipeline project was "not on the table" in a conversation with the premier of Quebec.
Town identifies teen victims of weekend car crash in New Brunswick

Town identifies teen victims of weekend car crash in New Brunswick

BLACKVILLE, N.B. — The central New Brunswick village of Blackville has released the names of the three teenagers who were killed in a car crash over the weekend.
COVID-19 testing sites overwhelmed as cases rise, kids return to school

COVID-19 testing sites overwhelmed as cases rise, kids return to school

OTTAWA — Provinces are looking to expand COVID-19 testing as many Canadians wait long hours to be swabbed or can't get in for testing at all.
Some Canadians believe officials exaggerate threat of COVID-19, poll suggests

Some Canadians believe officials exaggerate threat of COVID-19, poll suggests

OTTAWA — A new survey suggests there are Canadians who believe that warnings from public officials about the threat of COVID-19 are vastly overblown.
Leslyn Lewis to run for Conservatives in rural Ontario riding held by party stalwart

Leslyn Lewis to run for Conservatives in rural Ontario riding held by party stalwart

OTTAWA — The Toronto lawyer who finished third in the federal Conservative leadership race says she'll seek election as an MP in a rural Ontario riding.
Cleanup is underway after train derailment in British Columbia

Cleanup is underway after train derailment in British Columbia

HOPE, B.C. — CN Rail says a team of contractors and environmental experts has begun removing potash from the site of a derailment involving a Canadian Pacific train near Hope, B.C.
Canada's impression of U.S. reaches lowest level in nearly 20 years: new Pew poll

Canada's impression of U.S. reaches lowest level in nearly 20 years: new Pew poll

WASHINGTON, Wash. — Donald Trump's tenure in the White House and his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic have dragged Canadians' view of the United States to its lowest level in nearly 20 years, a new poll suggests.
Tory leader says won't touch Quebec secularism law, supports Bill 101 expansion

Tory leader says won't touch Quebec secularism law, supports Bill 101 expansion

MONTREAL — Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole said following a meeting Monday with Quebec Premier Francois Legault that he supports the province's right to pass legislation banning religious symbols and he wouldn't challenge it in court.