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Ashley Smith's family furious with Trudeau over solitary-confinement bill

Ashley Smith's family furious with Trudeau over solitary-confinement bill

OTTAWA — Ashley Smith's mother and sister say they are furious with the Trudeau government for invoking her name in the rollout of a bill that purports to end solitary confinement in Canada's prisons — a bill they say is highly flawed.
Canadian garbage will depart Philippines for Vancouver later today

Canadian garbage will depart Philippines for Vancouver later today

OTTAWA — Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says it is "unfortunate" that a disagreement with the Philippines about Canadian garbage became an international diplomatic incident but she hopes it's created an opportunity for Canada to tackle its pl
Research suggests bird personalities vary widely and are tough to change

Research suggests bird personalities vary widely and are tough to change

EDMONTON — Research from the University of Alberta is fledging out the idea that birds may travel in flocks but have personalities of their own.
'You killed me too:' Mother of slain Calgary Stampeder addresses killer in court

'You killed me too:' Mother of slain Calgary Stampeder addresses killer in court

CALGARY — The mother of a Calgary Stampeders football player told a sentencing hearing Thursday that she's angry her son survived the crime-filled streets of Detroit only to be gunned down in Canada.
Tentative agreement reached in B.C.'s port dispute just as picket signs went up

Tentative agreement reached in B.C.'s port dispute just as picket signs went up

VANCOUVER — A tentative agreement has been reached in a labour dispute that threatened to shut down all ports in British Columbia and have a ripple effect across the Canadian economy.

Hiring of top cop in Thunder Bay, Ont., ignored community wish for outsider

The police service board in Thunder Bay, Ont., hired a longtime insider to head the embattled force despite a survey that indicated residents wanted fresh blood at the helm, documents show.

Convicted hate-monger fires lawyer; sentencing for Your Ward News delayed

TORONTO — A convicted hate-monger who was due to be sentenced on Friday has fired his lawyer and will instead try to raise a constitutional challenge before he is sentenced in mid-July.
Procurement minister defends rule change for F-35 as necessary for competition

Procurement minister defends rule change for F-35 as necessary for competition

OTTAWA — The federal procurement minister is defending the government's plan to loosen procurement rules for the F-35 stealth fighter in the face of questions and concerns from companies that make competing jets.
Views of New Brunswick professor draw growing concerns from faculty members

Views of New Brunswick professor draw growing concerns from faculty members

FREDERICTON — More than 100 faculty members at the University of New Brunswick have signed a letter denouncing one of their colleagues for promoting what they say are racist arguments about immigration.

Mother mourns daughter at sentencing hearing for man guilty of manslaughter

TORONTO — The mother of a pregnant woman whose husband was found guilty of manslaughter asked a court Thursday to justly punish her son-in-law, saying she has spent the last seven years grieving not only for her daughter but also for her unborn grand