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Once-popular rural Quebec road for asylum seekers quiets down after U.S.-Canada deal

Once-popular rural Quebec road for asylum seekers quiets down after U.S.-Canada deal

MONTREAL — About 12 hours after the closure of a rural southern Quebec road used by thousands of asylum seekers to enter Canada from the United States, Evelyne Bouchard witnessed RCMP agents escort a family of four people off her property.
Only 'silent' praying allowed in Quebec schools as province moves to ban prayer rooms

Only 'silent' praying allowed in Quebec schools as province moves to ban prayer rooms

Quebec's education minister said Wednesday it will soon be forbidden to have prayer rooms in the province's public schools.
AFN seeks more time to develop plan implementing UN declaration on Indigenous rights

AFN seeks more time to develop plan implementing UN declaration on Indigenous rights

OTTAWA — The Assembly of First Nations passed a resolution on Thursday calling for more time to finalize a plan on the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Thirty per cent of Defence Department procurement positions vacant: internal report

Thirty per cent of Defence Department procurement positions vacant: internal report

OTTAWA — An internal Defence Department report has found that a shortage of procurement officials is hindering efforts to buy much-needed equipment for the Canadian Armed Forces.
Ranchers can rejig to avoid U.K. trade spat, bilateral deal gives edge over EU: envoy

Ranchers can rejig to avoid U.K. trade spat, bilateral deal gives edge over EU: envoy

OTTAWA — Britain's envoy to Ottawa suggests that an uproar in the Prairies over expanded trade agreements could be overcome if ranchers rejig their use of hormones — and she says an additional bilateral deal between Canada and London would give both countries an edge over Europe.
Two people arrested, 90 kg of cocaine seized in undercover bust: Calgary police

Two people arrested, 90 kg of cocaine seized in undercover bust: Calgary police

Calgary police have seized more than 90 kilograms of cocaine and arrested two men after a four-month investigation into an alleged drug trafficker.
Dalai Lama apologizes after video shows him kissing boy

Dalai Lama apologizes after video shows him kissing boy

DHARAMSALA, India (AP) — Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama apologized Monday after a video showing him kissing a child on the lips triggered criticism.
Calgary’s Suzette Mayr on short list for US$150,000 Carol Shields Prize for Fiction

Calgary’s Suzette Mayr on short list for US$150,000 Carol Shields Prize for Fiction

TORONTO — Calgary author Suzette Mayr has been shortlisted for the inaugural Carol Shields Prize for Fiction. The US$150,000 award celebrates excellence in fiction by women and non-binary writers in Canada and the United States.
Biden review of chaotic Afghan withdrawal blames Trump

Biden review of chaotic Afghan withdrawal blames Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration on Thursday laid the blame on his predecessor, President Donald Trump, for the deadly and chaotic 2021 withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan that brought about some of the darkest moments of Biden’s presidency.
B.C. to boost minimum wage to $16.75 an hour, matches 6.9 per cent inflation

B.C. to boost minimum wage to $16.75 an hour, matches 6.9 per cent inflation

VICTORIA — British Columbia's minimum wage will increase to $16.75 an hour, a boost that the government says would fulfil a promise to tie the benchmark pay level to inflation.
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