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Trudeau vows to keep up the fight to sway U.S. on merits of Keystone XL pipeline

Trudeau vows to keep up the fight to sway U.S. on merits of Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON — Canada won't stop trying to convince Joe Biden of the merits of Keystone XL, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insisted Tuesday, despite reports the U.S. president-elect appears poised to sign the pipeline project's death warrant.
Canadian fashion mogul seeking bail on U.S. charges of sex trafficking, racketeering

Canadian fashion mogul seeking bail on U.S. charges of sex trafficking, racketeering

WINNIPEG — Federal lawyers told a bail hearing Tuesday that they have serious concerns about two of Peter Nygard's former employees who have offered to ensure the fashion mogul follows the rules if he is released.
Tories unsettled over whether ends justify the means in ouster of Derek Sloan

Tories unsettled over whether ends justify the means in ouster of Derek Sloan

OTTAWA — Conservatives were torn Tuesday over a decision by party leader Erin O'Toole to try to expel an MP from their ranks over a donation from a known white nationalist.
No Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses to be shipped to Canada next week: Fortin

No Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses to be shipped to Canada next week: Fortin

OTTAWA — Canada is not getting any COVID-19 vaccine doses from Pfizer-BioNTech next week and the federal government says it can't tell provinces exactly how many doses to expect over the next month.
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Tuesday, Jan. 19

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Tuesday, Jan. 19

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 7:15 p.m. B.C. has again extended its ongoing state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 10 months after it was first declared on March 18, 2020.
'Out in the cold:' Rancher's lawyer says Alberta should have consulted on coal policy

'Out in the cold:' Rancher's lawyer says Alberta should have consulted on coal policy

CALGARY — A lawyer for a rancher trying to get a judge to force the Alberta government to reconsider its decision to throw out a policy that protected the Rocky Mountains from coal mines says his client wants to be treated fairly.
B.C. watchdog says mentally ill children and youth retraumatized in hospital

B.C. watchdog says mentally ill children and youth retraumatized in hospital

VICTORIA — One mentally ill youth hospitalized in British Columbia recalls being restrained to a bed and injected with medication as she screamed for her mom while another says drugs turned him into a "zombie" when he needed therapy for his emotional
Legault nixes call for COVID-19 curfew exemption, saying it could used to avoid fines

Legault nixes call for COVID-19 curfew exemption, saying it could used to avoid fines

MONTREAL — Quebec Premier Francois Legault says he won't grant a curfew exemption for Montreal's homeless population, telling reporters Tuesday he has confidence that police will use their good judgment in dealing with cases.
Parliamentary hearings over Zoom an ongoing headache for translators

Parliamentary hearings over Zoom an ongoing headache for translators

OTTAWA — Each day, translator Nicole Gagnon wakes up and heads to work worried she'll experience further loss of hearing — a sense even more vital to her livelihood than for many workers.
Maritime senators issue plea for Ottawa to provide financial support to Maritime Bus

Maritime senators issue plea for Ottawa to provide financial support to Maritime Bus

OTTAWA — Twenty-one senators from the Maritimes are urging the federal government to provide financial assistance to an inter-city bus service that they say is in financial peril because of the COVID-19 pandemic.