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Ottawa 'seized' with concerns about new Syrian consul in Montreal: Trudeau

Ottawa 'seized' with concerns about new Syrian consul in Montreal: Trudeau

OTTAWA — Outrage over a sympathizer of Syria's President Bashar Assad's having been approved as that country's honorary consul in Montreal emerged on the federal campaign trail Tuesday as the government scrambled for answers about how it happened.
Ontario shipyard withdraws complaint alleging federal favouritism toward Davie

Ontario shipyard withdraws complaint alleging federal favouritism toward Davie

OTTAWA — An Ontario shipyard has dropped a request for an investigation into whether the federal government tried to rig its plan to add a third yard to its multibillion-dollar shipbuilding strategy in favour of Quebec rival Chantier Davie.

Former Ontario Provincial Police union leaders on trial for fraud

TORONTO — Three leaders of Ontario's provincial police union set up a scheme that used a travel company and consulting firm to defraud union members, prosecutors told the group's trial Tuesday.
Carcass of young, endangered blue whale found on Cape Breton beach

Carcass of young, endangered blue whale found on Cape Breton beach

MABOU, N.S. — The death of a young blue whale off Cape Breton is drawing the attention of an expert on the species who would like to know if it's the latest case of a fatal ship strike in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Fix could be delayed for Cape Breton town plagued by stinky sewage

Fix could be delayed for Cape Breton town plagued by stinky sewage

INVERNESS, N.S. — Residents of a small community in Cape Breton are worried they'll have to suffer through another year of putrid fumes wafting from an overworked sewage lagoon, despite a highly publicized public protest.
Quebec human rights commission asks government to take hate, racism seriously

Quebec human rights commission asks government to take hate, racism seriously

MONTREAL — Quebec's human rights commission is calling on the provincial government to come up with a plan to fight racism and discrimination in the wake of a new report on abuse against minorities.
Alberta property owner who shot, wounded suspected thief facing lawsuit

Alberta property owner who shot, wounded suspected thief facing lawsuit

CALGARY — A southern Alberta man who shot at suspected thieves on his rural property is being sued by one of the people. A statement of claim says Ryan Watson entered Edouard Maurice's property near Okotoks, south of Calgary, on Feb. 25, 2018.
Beyak thumbs nose at Senate orders on racist letters about Indigenous Peoples

Beyak thumbs nose at Senate orders on racist letters about Indigenous Peoples

OTTAWA — Racist letters about Indigenous Peoples have finally been removed from Sen. Lynn Beyak's website — but only because Senate officials erased them after Beyak refused to do so herself.