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Baloney Meter: Is Trudeau's mandate the 'weakest' in Canadian history?

Baloney Meter: Is Trudeau's mandate the 'weakest' in Canadian history?

OTTAWA — "The Liberal party lost votes and seats in every region of the country. It lost the popular vote and was reduced to a minority government with the weakest mandate in Canadian history." — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, Dec. 6, 2019.
Ethics law forbids ex-minister Philpott from paid work for First Nation

Ethics law forbids ex-minister Philpott from paid work for First Nation

OTTAWA — The federal ethics law has put a crimp in Jane Philpott's plan to put her experience as a former minister of health and Indigenous services to work for the benefit of a northern Ontario First Nation.
More rowers come forward with complaints about coach, criticism of UVic

More rowers come forward with complaints about coach, criticism of UVic

Sarah Craven had her sights set on the Olympics.
Pet medical neglect cases on the rise in economically ailing Calgary

Pet medical neglect cases on the rise in economically ailing Calgary

CALGARY — The Calgary Humane Society has seen a steady rise in medical neglect cases over the last five years and says the biggest reason is owners not being able to afford proper care.
Derailed train in Saskatchewan released 1.5 million litres of oil: TSB

Derailed train in Saskatchewan released 1.5 million litres of oil: TSB

LANIGAN, Sask. — The Transportation Safety Board says Monday's fiery Canadian Pacific Railway freight train derailment in Saskatchewan involved the estimated release of 1.5 million litres of oil.
B.C. plane crash victim identified; witnesses describe 'explosion'

B.C. plane crash victim identified; witnesses describe 'explosion'

GABRIOLA ISLAND, B.C. — Friends are identifying a kind, caring and skilled pilot among those killed in a plane crash on Gabriola Island. Alex Bahlsen was born in Germany and moved to Cayley, Alta.
First Nation approves vast housing development on Vancouver reserve lands

First Nation approves vast housing development on Vancouver reserve lands

VANCOUVER — One of the largest Indigenous-led housing developments in Canada is a step closer to rising in the heart of Vancouver after members of a First Nation voted in favour of the proposal.
AG can order remediation agreements in 'very rare circumstances,' says Lametti

AG can order remediation agreements in 'very rare circumstances,' says Lametti

OTTAWA — Justice Minister David Lametti says the director of public prosecutions should be the one to decide whether a company should have access to a remediation agreement to avoid being pursued for corporate crimes — most of the time.
Bill to ratify new North American trade deal coming in short order: Trudeau

Bill to ratify new North American trade deal coming in short order: Trudeau

OTTAWA — Opposition parties' public fretting over aspects of the newly revised North American free-trade deal — a pact tweaked this week to win American lawmakers' support — suggests the agreement's path to ratification might not be smooth.
Alberta premier says energy war room will be respectful as it takes on critics

Alberta premier says energy war room will be respectful as it takes on critics

CALGARY — Alberta's United Conservative government has opened its war room to take on critics it says spread misinformation about the oil and gas industry.