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Extreme intoxication bill will become law after Senate, House expedite its passage

The Senate voted Thursday to rubber-stamp the government's extreme intoxication bill after the House of Commons rushed its passage yesterday. Senators had adopted a motion Thursday afternoon to see Bill C-28 through all stages by the end of day.

Crave Stevia brand All Natural Dark Chocolate recalled

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a recall for Crave Stevia brand All Natural Dark Chocolate because it may contain milk which is not declared on the label.
B.C. salmon farming industry welcomes consultation after years of 'ad hoc' talks

B.C. salmon farming industry welcomes consultation after years of 'ad hoc' talks

A formal consultation process for the future of the industry is welcome after years of "ad hoc" discussions over Ottawa's pledge to end open-net salmon aquaculture, the executive director of the B.C. Salmon Farmers Association said Thursday.
Assembly of First Nations National Chief RoseAnne Archibald says suspension unlawful

Assembly of First Nations National Chief RoseAnne Archibald says suspension unlawful

OTTAWA — Assembly of First Nations National Chief RoseAnne Archibald and her lawyers say the organization's move to suspend her and prevent her from attending its annual general assembly is a violation of its own charter.
'Miraculous event:' Pope visiting former Alberta residential school site during visit

'Miraculous event:' Pope visiting former Alberta residential school site during visit

The program for Pope's trip to Canada next month includes a visit to the site of a former Alberta residential school with survivors, the Vatican said Thursday. The papal visit is set to start in Edmonton on July 24 and end in Iqaluit on July 29.
Trudeau announces $250M in food aid, blames Russia for skyrocketing prices

Trudeau announces $250M in food aid, blames Russia for skyrocketing prices

KIGALI, RWANDA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $250 million in new food aid on Thursday and blamed the growing threat of starvation squarely on Russia as he prepared to meet with leaders whose nations are feeling the pangs of famine.
Anger, frustration and rumours outside Montreal passport office as delays continue

Anger, frustration and rumours outside Montreal passport office as delays continue

MONTREAL — The federal government has said it implemented a system to reduce delays plaguing the downtown Montreal passport office, but those who were waiting in line on Thursday said the situation remained chaotic.
Opposition MPs urge federal government to bring home Canadians detained in Syria

Opposition MPs urge federal government to bring home Canadians detained in Syria

OTTAWA — The NDP's foreign affairs critic acknowledges the challenges related to Canadians being held in northern Syria, but says the federal government must step in to bring its citizens home.
Rempel Garner bows out of running for Alberta UCP leadership, citing caucus divisions

Rempel Garner bows out of running for Alberta UCP leadership, citing caucus divisions

EDMONTON — Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner says she will not run in the race to replace Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, characterizing his United Conservative caucus and party as rife with anger, intrigue and implacable division.
Ex-Liberal MP Raj Grewal invited lenders to private meet-and-greet with Trudeau

Ex-Liberal MP Raj Grewal invited lenders to private meet-and-greet with Trudeau

OTTAWA — A pair of Ontario businessmen say they each lent $200,000 to former Liberal MP Raj Grewal in the months before he invited them to join events during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's 2018 trip to India.