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First Nations, developer call for return and protection of sacred burial site

First Nations, developer call for return and protection of sacred burial site

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — Indigenous leaders from across British Columbia and parts of the United States gathered at a sacred burial site in Abbotsford, B.C., alongside the developer who owns it, calling for its protection by the provincial government.
Forcing secularism bill through legislature gives Quebecers back their pride: premier

Forcing secularism bill through legislature gives Quebecers back their pride: premier

MONTREAL — Quebecers are regaining a sense of pride now that the government is set to force through a secularism bill that bans many public sector workers from wearing religious symbols, Premier Francois Legault said Friday.
Liberals hope to deal with HIV non-disclosure issue if re-elected: Lametti

Liberals hope to deal with HIV non-disclosure issue if re-elected: Lametti

TORONTO — The Liberals hope to address the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure if re-elected in the fall, the federal justice minister said Friday as advocacy groups pushed the government to make changes to the law.
Election a chance to toughen climate-change targets: McKenna

Election a chance to toughen climate-change targets: McKenna

OTTAWA — Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is hinting that the upcoming Liberal election platform will promise deeper cuts to greenhouse-gas emissions, including the possibility of legislating targets.
Quebec Premier apologizes to agronomist who blew whistle on pesticide study

Quebec Premier apologizes to agronomist who blew whistle on pesticide study

Quebec Premier Francois Legault apologized Friday to a whistleblower who was fired after going public with concerns about the pesticide industry's influence on public research.
Edibles, other pot products, will hit shelves after mid-December: Ottawa

Edibles, other pot products, will hit shelves after mid-December: Ottawa

Canadians looking to buy cannabis-infused brownies or lotions will find a "limited selection" in legal stores in mid-December at the earliest, the federal government says, but industry players expect the full rollout of next-generation pot products t

Man who threatened Montreal Jewish girls school found not criminally responsible

MONTREAL — A Montreal man who was facing charges of inciting hatred online against Jews has been found not criminally responsible due to mental illness but will have to abide by a lengthy list of conditions that include staying off social media.
To hit environment goals, feds should create 'super' tax credit, report says

To hit environment goals, feds should create 'super' tax credit, report says

OTTAWA — A government-struck expert panel is calling for new "super-deduction" tax credits to encourage Canadians to put their retirement savings into climate-conscious investments.
NDP hopes for a jumpstart as it releases policy planks ahead of campaign

NDP hopes for a jumpstart as it releases policy planks ahead of campaign

OTTAWA — The federal New Democrats have been looking for a boost and they're hoping to get that on Sunday, when leader Jagmeet Singh presents the party's policy vision for the upcoming election campaign.
AFN chief urges leaders to ensure passage of key bills for Indigenous Peoples

AFN chief urges leaders to ensure passage of key bills for Indigenous Peoples

OTTAWA — Federal party leaders must ensure three pieces of legislation of "fundamental importance" to Indigenous Peoples and the country pass before the election, says Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde.