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Liberals face prickly decision over fate of controversial Challenge jets

Liberals face prickly decision over fate of controversial Challenge jets

OTTAWA — Outdated technology on two of the federal government's four Challenger jets means the executive aircraft will no longer be allowed to fly in many countries — or even in Canada — within a few years.
Federal Court of Appeal to release decision in Trans Mountain challenge

Federal Court of Appeal to release decision in Trans Mountain challenge

VANCOUVER — The Federal Court of Appeal is set to release its decision on the latest challenge of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on Tuesday.
Family of man shot dead by police wants Quebec to pay for lawyer at inquest

Family of man shot dead by police wants Quebec to pay for lawyer at inquest

MONTREAL — The family of a man shot dead by police officers at an east-end Montreal apartment in 2017 is asking the Quebec government to pay for a lawyer to represent them at an upcoming coroner's inquest.
Pathologist describes fatal gunshot wounds at Desmond inquiry in Nova Scotia

Pathologist describes fatal gunshot wounds at Desmond inquiry in Nova Scotia

GUYSBOROUGH, N.S. — An Afghanistan war veteran shot his wife, daughter and mother from about one metre away before firing a bullet into his own forehead, a pathologist testified Thursday at a public inquiry. Dr.
Sobeys to eliminate plastic bags, but 'Sobeys bag' lives on in Atlantic Canada

Sobeys to eliminate plastic bags, but 'Sobeys bag' lives on in Atlantic Canada

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Sobeys will phase out plastic grocery bags across the country this week, but for many Atlantic Canadians the "Sobeys bag" will live on in their kitchen cupboards.
Debate to enact new continental trade pact kicks off in House of Commons

Debate to enact new continental trade pact kicks off in House of Commons

OTTAWA — Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, who presided over the talks that led to a new North American free trade deal, urged the opposition parties to get on with enshrining the revamped pact into law in order to provide certainty after year
Parole board extends day parole for Kelly Ellard, who has had a second child

Parole board extends day parole for Kelly Ellard, who has had a second child

VANCOUVER — A decision from the Parole Board of Canada says a woman convicted in the murder of Victoria teenager Reena Virk has had a second child while on day parole.
Liberals' changes to summer-jobs program caused confusion, documents show

Liberals' changes to summer-jobs program caused confusion, documents show

OTTAWA — A massive spike in incomplete applications for the federal government's signature summer-jobs program last year has officials revising the forms and guides that explain how to get the money.

Wife of late Palestinian terrorist can't collect on life insurance policy

TORONTO — The wife of a notorious Palestinian terrorist who attacked an Israeli airliner has lost out on her bid to collect on her late husband's life insurance because he failed to mention his unsavoury past when he took out the policy in 1987.
Conservatives lodge complaint over RCMP's refusal to probe PM's island stays

Conservatives lodge complaint over RCMP's refusal to probe PM's island stays

OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives want the RCMP watchdog to review the police force's refusal to launch a criminal investigation into whether Prime Minister Justin Trudeau broke the law by accepting family vacations on the Aga Khan's private Caribbe