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Helpful tips for visitors planning a trip to Parliament Hill on Canada Day

Helpful tips for visitors planning a trip to Parliament Hill on Canada Day

OTTAWA — Planning a trip to Parliament Hill on Canada Day weekend? Here are some tips: — Visitors are required to undergo screening, which involves passing through a metal detector and screening for restricted items.
Trump sends letter to Trudeau calling for increase in NATO defence spending

Trump sends letter to Trudeau calling for increase in NATO defence spending

OTTAWA — As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prepares to attend the upcoming NATO summit in Brussels, U.S. President Donald Trump is calling on Canada to meet the alliance's defence spending targets.

Culinary workers call for culture shift as #MeToo puts spotlight on harassment

When Tari Shear got her start in the restaurant industry as a hostess, she says enduring sexual harassment was one of the "expectations" of her job.
Facebook launches Messenger Kids in Canada, despite controversy in U.S.

Facebook launches Messenger Kids in Canada, despite controversy in U.S.

Facebook says it has launched its messenger app for kids in Canada. Messenger Kids is an app that allows kids to video call and message friends and family using a smartphone or tablet.

FSIN supports Indigenous teepee protest outside Saskatchewan legislature

REGINA — The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations is showing support for protesters who have set up a teepee again outside of the Saskatchewan legislature.
Feds strike deal with Quebec's Chantier Davie for three new icebreakers

Feds strike deal with Quebec's Chantier Davie for three new icebreakers

OTTAWA — The federal government has reached a deal with a Quebec firm for three new icebreakers for the coast guard.
Security tight in Ottawa for Canada Day, but officials promise quicker lines

Security tight in Ottawa for Canada Day, but officials promise quicker lines

OTTAWA — Officials are promising shorter queue times for Canada Day festivities in the nation's capital this year, but heavy security measures will once again force revellers to endure enhanced screening and tightly controlled access to Parliament Hi
Doug Ford wants consultations on cannabis sales in Ontario

Doug Ford wants consultations on cannabis sales in Ontario

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Cannabis dispensaries get real Oct. 17, 2018; municipal leaders can't wait

Cannabis dispensaries get real Oct. 17, 2018; municipal leaders can't wait

VICTORIA — On the day Canadians can legally buy and use recreational marijuana, the clock will start ticking for cannabis dispensaries already open across the country, say politicians and pot industry insiders. On Oct.
High Indigenous prison rate 'unacceptable': Supreme Court chief justice

High Indigenous prison rate 'unacceptable': Supreme Court chief justice

OTTAWA — The over-representation of Indigenous people in prison is "unacceptable" and reveals a serious problem, says Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Wagner. "That's a terrible situation, I must say," Wagner told a rare news conference Friday.