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Defeated Ontario Liberals must begin soul-searching: interim leader

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TORONTO — Ontario’s Liberals must do some soul-searching in the wake of the devastating defeat they suffered in the provincial election in order to understand where things went wrong, the party’s new interim leader said Monday. John Fraser, an Ottawa-are legislator first elected in 2013, said the party respects the…

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Border officials argue B.C. man’s Facebook posts threat to Canada’s security

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VANCOUVER — The Canada Border Services Agency says a British Columbia man’s Facebook posts in support of the Islamic State group include enough violent threats to suggest he is a security risk in Canada. The agency has provided its final submissions at an admissibility hearing in Vancouver to determine whether…

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Ethics watchdog says Bill Morneau didn’t break law with pension bill

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OTTAWA — The federal ethics commissioner says Finance Minister Bill Morneau did not violate any conflict of interest laws in sponsoring a pension bill last year. Morneau found himself in hot water when he introduced pension-reform legislation, which critics insisted would benefit Morneau Shepell, his family company. Ethics commissioner Mario…

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Indigenous protesters in Washington declare Trans Mountain won’t be built

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VANCOUVER — Cedar George-Parker remembers the moment he decided to devote his life to defending Indigenous people and their traditional territories. It was the one-year anniversary of a shooting at his high school that killed four of his classmates in Marysville, Wash. “I dropped to my knees and I said,…

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