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Documents give glimpse of challenges to digitizing federal services

OTTAWA — The federal system that handles old age security payments will be as old as the seniors it serves by the time it is replaced near the end of the decade, but even now it illustrates the kinds of challenges facing officials trying to bring gov
Trudeau pressed to ensure less restrictive assisted-dying law a priority

Trudeau pressed to ensure less restrictive assisted-dying law a priority

OTTAWA — Even before he swears in his new cabinet, Justin Trudeau is being urged to ask his new justice minister to move swiftly to make Canada's assisted-dying law less restrictive.
Crown seeks Supreme Court of Canada hearing in railway terror case

Crown seeks Supreme Court of Canada hearing in railway terror case

OTTAWA — The Crown is asking the Supreme Court of Canada to review an appeal court's decision to order a new trial for two men convicted of plotting to crash a Via Rail train.
Alberta government firing election commissioner who was investigating leadership

Alberta government firing election commissioner who was investigating leadership

EDMONTON — Alberta's United Conservative government is firing the province's election commissioner, but says it's not because he is investigating the party and has fined it more than $200,000.
Environment groups say climate change should dominate cabinet mandate

Environment groups say climate change should dominate cabinet mandate

OTTAWA — Several environment leaders say Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needs to put action on climate change into the mandate letter of every minister he names to his inner circle.

Canadian universities encourage exchange students in Hong Kong to head home

Some Canadian universities are urging their exchange students in Hong Kong to consider returning home as the semi-autonomous Chinese territory is beset by escalating violence between government officials and pro-democracy protesters.
Shuffle in Senate as Dagenais quits Tories, Downe exits new Liberal group

Shuffle in Senate as Dagenais quits Tories, Downe exits new Liberal group

OTTAWA — Ongoing efforts by senators to distance themselves from party politics took another turn Monday as a Conservative senator quit his caucus over concerns about the party's leader, and an attempt by the last senators sitting as Liberals to offi

Charges dropped against 20 climate protesters who blocked Toronto bridge

TORONTO — Cheers erupted outside a Toronto courtroom Monday after a group of 20 protesters arrested during climate demonstrations last month saw the charges against them withdrawn.
Inquiry into deaths of Lionel Desmond and his family delayed after lawyer switch

Inquiry into deaths of Lionel Desmond and his family delayed after lawyer switch

GUYSBOROUGH, N.S. — Frustration and anger erupted on the first day of an inquiry into the tragic case of Lionel Desmond, an Afghan war veteran with PTSD who fatally shot his mother, wife and daughter before turning the gun on himself in early 2017.
Omar Khadr appeal in American military court faces additional delay: lawyer

Omar Khadr appeal in American military court faces additional delay: lawyer

A U.S. military court is still refusing to hear Omar Khadr's challenge of his convictions in Guantanamo Bay.