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'I'm back:' Danielle Smith chosen as United Conservative leader, next Alberta premier

'I'm back:' Danielle Smith chosen as United Conservative leader, next Alberta premier

CALGARY — Danielle Smith has delivered a dramatic political comeback, winning the leadership of the United Conservative Party to become Alberta’s next premier.
Three absent Conservative MPs say they supported failed conscience rights bill

Three absent Conservative MPs say they supported failed conscience rights bill

OTTAWA — Three Conservative MPs who were absent from a vote in the House of Commons on conscience rights say they supported the proposed legislation.
Saskatchewan RCMP say one suspect killed 11 in rampage, including brother

Saskatchewan RCMP say one suspect killed 11 in rampage, including brother

REGINA — A member of James Smith Cree Nation was wrongfully accused by RCMP of killing an individual during the stabbing attacks last month in the community and in the nearby village of Weldon, Sask.
Yellowknife pub heads to trial to fight fine for breaking COVID-19 rules

Yellowknife pub heads to trial to fight fine for breaking COVID-19 rules

YELLOWKNIFE — The owners of a Yellowknife pub headed to trial Thursday to fight a charge of violating Northwest Territories COVID-19 public health orders. Public health officers issued a ticket to The Monkey Tree Pub in December 2020.
Court bid to quash services deal for Squamish Nation's Senakw project in Vancouver

Court bid to quash services deal for Squamish Nation's Senakw project in Vancouver

VANCOUVER — A Vancouver residents association has launched a legal bid to quash a services agreement between the city and the Squamish Nation for the largest Indigenous-led housing and retail development in Canadian history.
Patty Hajdu 'open' to legislating fire codes on First Nations, but cost is a factor

Patty Hajdu 'open' to legislating fire codes on First Nations, but cost is a factor

OTTAWA — Federal Indigenous Services Minister Patty Hajdu says she remains "open" to legislating fire and building codes on First Nations, even though Ottawa has no plans to do so now.
Heritage minister, Google clash over online streaming bill

Heritage minister, Google clash over online streaming bill

OTTAWA — Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez said he doesn't appreciate Google "trying to intimidate Canadians," after the company pushed back on the government's proposed online streaming bill.
Trudeau demands Poilievre apologize after misogynistic tag found on YouTube videos

Trudeau demands Poilievre apologize after misogynistic tag found on YouTube videos

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre refused to apologize Thursday and tried to turn the tables on his Liberal critics after it was revealed tags had been embedded in his YouTube videos designed to reach out to those in the "male supremacy"
Supreme Court of Canada reserves decision on constitutionality of refugee pact

Supreme Court of Canada reserves decision on constitutionality of refugee pact

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will take time to weigh arguments about the constitutionality of a refugee agreement between Ottawa and Washington after hearing a challenge from claimants and human-rights advocates.
Biden offers pardons for pot possession, signals deeper reform for U.S. cannabis laws

Biden offers pardons for pot possession, signals deeper reform for U.S. cannabis laws

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is pardoning people convicted under federal law of possessing marijuana — and signalling that he's willing to revisit whether cannabis should remain a controlled substance in the United States.