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Country's new top bureaucrat to take over from embattled Wernick on April 19

Country's new top bureaucrat to take over from embattled Wernick on April 19

OTTAWA — Michael Wernick will officially step down as the country's top bureaucrat in April, one month after he announced plans to step down in the wake of being drawn into the explosive SNC-Lavalin affair.
Canada won't extend peacekeeping mission in Mali: Freeland

Canada won't extend peacekeeping mission in Mali: Freeland

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government will not extend Canada's peacekeeping mission in Mali despite a direct appeal from the United Nations for it to stay longer to prevent a gap in the provision of lifesaving medical evacuations.
Police file new charges against youth accused of terror-related offenses

Police file new charges against youth accused of terror-related offenses

OTTAWA — A youth is facing new charges in connection with a terrorism investigation in Kingston, Ont. The charges were read in provincial court Friday as the youth appeared at a bail hearing.
Engineer didn't check for right materials on stage that collapsed, inquest hears

Engineer didn't check for right materials on stage that collapsed, inquest hears

TORONTO — An engineer who approved the plans for a stage that collapsed before a Radiohead concert in Toronto didn't check that the right materials were being used to support the roof because he trusted the contractor, a coroner’s inquest heard Frida

Landmark N.L. ruling defends press freedom and coverage of Indigenous issues

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador's top court has defended the importance of press freedom in a landmark decision in the high-profile case of a journalist charged with contempt of a court-ordered injunction.
Combat boots begin cross-country journey to honour 75th anniversary of D-Day

Combat boots begin cross-country journey to honour 75th anniversary of D-Day

VANCOUVER — George Chow says he was just shy of 19 and had no idea what he was getting into when he enlisted to serve in the Second World War.
Federal NDP proposes expanding tax on capital gains from investments

Federal NDP proposes expanding tax on capital gains from investments

OTTAWA — Jagmeet Singh is promising an NDP government would expand the tax on investment profits as part of a package of measures aimed at taxing the rich to pay for pharmacare as well as affordable child care and housing.
Politicians voice support for Windsor auto workers as 1,500 job to be cut

Politicians voice support for Windsor auto workers as 1,500 job to be cut

WINDSOR, Ont. — A second round of auto worker layoffs in recent months has led politicians to jump to assure workers as the automotive sector undergoes significant transformation. Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains went to Windsor, Ont.
Montreal priest stabbed one week ago returns to church, presides over mass

Montreal priest stabbed one week ago returns to church, presides over mass

MONTREAL — A week after he was stabbed while delivering morning mass, a Montreal priest was back at the altar Friday. Rev.
Groups say Quebec bill on religious symbols violates minority rights

Groups say Quebec bill on religious symbols violates minority rights

MONTREAL — Groups defending the rights of minorities and women came together Friday to denounce Quebec's new legislation restricting the wearing of religious symbols.