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Abdelrazik torture lawsuit delay would be unconscionable, his lawyer tells judge

Abdelrazik torture lawsuit delay would be unconscionable, his lawyer tells judge

OTTAWA — The federal government is making a last-minute plea to delay the Federal Court hearing of a long-simmering lawsuit from a Montreal man over Canada's role in his detention in Sudan.
'Optimism bias' often brings Muskrat Falls-style cost overruns, inquiry told

'Optimism bias' often brings Muskrat Falls-style cost overruns, inquiry told

HAPPY VALLEY GOOSE BAY, N.L. — Hydroelectric dams like Muskrat Falls are particularly vulnerable to cost and schedule overruns, an expert testified Monday as a public inquiry into the Labrador hydro megaproject got underway.
Filipino-Canadians concerned about family after typhoon hits Philippines

Filipino-Canadians concerned about family after typhoon hits Philippines

Members of Canada's Filipino community expressed concern about family and friends in the Philippines after a fierce typhoon hit the country over the weekend, triggering landslides and building collapses that left dozens dead.
Woman, nephew settle lawsuit over Chase the Ace jackpot in Nova Scotia

Woman, nephew settle lawsuit over Chase the Ace jackpot in Nova Scotia

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — A Nova Scotia woman and her nephew have settled their painful, public dispute over a $1.2 million Chase the Ace jackpot that made headlines across Canada.
Privacy watchdogs call for more oversight over voters' private details

Privacy watchdogs call for more oversight over voters' private details

OTTAWA — Canada's privacy watchdogs are collectively calling on all levels of government to force political parties to disclose any personal information they hold on voters and allow for independent oversight to ensure they are respecting the privacy
Overnight sitting helps Ontario govt get closer to passing council-cutting bill

Overnight sitting helps Ontario govt get closer to passing council-cutting bill

TORONTO — A rare overnight session at the Ontario legislature that saw protesters and politicians gather for debate on a bill slashing the size of Toronto's council moved the government closer Monday to passing the legislation, which has thrown the m
Montreal mayor rejects Coalition Avenir Quebec's immigration reduction plan

Montreal mayor rejects Coalition Avenir Quebec's immigration reduction plan

Montreal's mayor rejected Coalition Avenir Quebec's plan to reduce the number of newcomers to the province as immigration remained at the forefront of the election campaign Monday.
Saskatchewan family relieved after six-year-old autistic girl found safe

Saskatchewan family relieved after six-year-old autistic girl found safe

NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. — A Saskatchewan mother says words cannot describe the relief she feels after being reunited with her daughter who police say was taken when she was left in the back of a running SUV.

Three people plead guilty to unlawful confinement in Alberta naked kidnapping

LEDUC, Alta. — Three people in Alberta have pleaded guilty after being charged in a bizarre naked kidnapping case that may have involved hallucinogenic tea.
Philpott faces skepticism about needed school from members of Ontario reserve

Philpott faces skepticism about needed school from members of Ontario reserve

OTTAWA — Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott faced disbelief Monday from members of a northern Ontario reserve who came to Ottawa to urge the federal government to build a new, safe school for their community.