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Ethics czar erred in approving LeBlanc's use of Irving plane: Democracy Watch

Ethics czar erred in approving LeBlanc's use of Irving plane: Democracy Watch

OTTAWA — The House of Commons' ethics watchdog should never have approved a flight taken by Liberal cabinet minister Dominic LeBlanc on a private aircraft owned by J.D.
Scheer on Trump: It's 'offensive' to question the family background of critics

Scheer on Trump: It's 'offensive' to question the family background of critics

SASKATOON — Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says there is no place in society for comments such as the ones U.S. President Donald Trump has made about four Democratic congresswomen.
Weather improving: Some Ontario fire evacuees staying in Regina heading home

Weather improving: Some Ontario fire evacuees staying in Regina heading home

REGINA — Some evacuees who were put up in Regina when they were forced to flee a wildfire in northwestern Ontario are heading home.
Seamus O'Regan faces calls to visit Attawapiskat during state of emergency

Seamus O'Regan faces calls to visit Attawapiskat during state of emergency

OTTAWA — Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O'Regan faced calls Wednesday from the federal NDP to visit the northern Ontario community of Attawapiskat First Nation so he can see the impacts of a state of emergency first-hand.
Uncompetitive nomination races weaken parties, democracy, study says

Uncompetitive nomination races weaken parties, democracy, study says

OTTAWA — The opaque path federal parties take to select candidates for elections was detailed in a report Wednesday that warned of profound consequences for Canadian democracy unless parties change their ways.
Cambodia says 11 containers of Canadian trash among illegal garbage shipments

Cambodia says 11 containers of Canadian trash among illegal garbage shipments

OTTAWA — The Canadian government has asked officials in Cambodia for more information about 11 containers of Canadian garbage the southeast Asian country's environment ministry says ended up there illegally.

9 employees fired from Quebec special needs care facility after violence complaints

LAVAL, Que. — Quebec's health minister is hailing the decision by a special needs care facility north of Montreal to fire nine employees accused of violence and harassment towards patients and colleagues.
Search continues as Quebec entrepreneur, teen son now missing for one week

Search continues as Quebec entrepreneur, teen son now missing for one week

MONTREAL — Search and rescue teams focused on a narrowed zone Wednesday in their search for a missing Quebec businessman and his teen son who haven't been heard from in a week.
'Smell of gunpowder:' Interviews with family of shot tourist played in court

'Smell of gunpowder:' Interviews with family of shot tourist played in court

CALGARY — The wife of a German tourist who was shot in the head while driving on an Alberta highway told police she remembers hearing a pop and then smelling the strong odour of gunpowder before her husband drove off the road.
National rules needed for emotional-service animals: Rempel

National rules needed for emotional-service animals: Rempel

OTTAWA — A Conservative MP says she would like to see national standards on the right to have emotional-service animals in public spaces after watching her husband encounter numerous barriers while travelling in Canada with his dog, Midas.