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Canada PM: will not halt illegal border crossing despite opposition

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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives to adress the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, February 16, 2017. REUTERS/VINCENT KESSLER

Canada will continue to accept asylum seekers crossing illegally from the United States but will ensure security measures are taken to keep Canadians safe, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday. The number of would-be refugees crossing into Canada at isolated and unguarded border crossings has increased in recent…

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Police offer extra protection for Liberal MP Iqra Khalid after hateful messages 

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Police offer Liberal MP Iqra Khalid extra protection after she put forward a motion in the House of Commons condemning Islamophobia. …the motion M-103 calling on the federal government to eliminate “Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination.” Iqra Khalid said her office received 50,000 messages and many…

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NewsAlert: EU parliament votes in favour of trade deal with Canada

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BRUSSELS — The European Union parliament has voted in favour of a landmark trade deal with Canada. The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, known as CETA, is designed to unite the markets of 35 million Canadians with 500 million Europeans. Ratification by the European Union parliament now paves the way…

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UBC votes for sustainable investment fund to be free of fossil fuel companies

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VANCOUVER — The University of British Columbia will exclude fossil fuel companies from its low−carbon investment fund, a move being applauded by a campus group that has been pushing for divestment. The university has rejected calls to divest entirely from fossil fuels, but last year it established the $10−million Sustainable…

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Saskatchewan man guilty of threatening Justin Trudeau in Facebook rants

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REGINA — A Saskatchewan man has been found guilty of uttering threats against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after posting expletive−laden posts on Facebook saying Trudeau should be shot. Christopher Hayes, 41, was fined $500 and given nine months of probation, which includes a ban on attending events with Trudeau. He…

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