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B.C. Greens won't support officials' return to legislature after spending report

B.C. Greens won't support officials' return to legislature after spending report

VICTORIA — British Columbia's Green party will not support the return to the legislature of two senior officers after a report by the Speaker was released alleging spending abuses.
Freezing death of Duceppe's mother sign of problems in seniors' homes: Legault

Freezing death of Duceppe's mother sign of problems in seniors' homes: Legault

MONTREAL — Quebec Premier Francois Legault said Tuesday the freezing death of Gilles Duceppe's mother shows there are problems to be addressed in the province's seniors' residences.

Canada made sexual predator 'our problem,' American prosecutor says

A convicted killer and sexual predator who could have spent his life in Canadian prison was instead back in the United States Tuesday for a court hearing, as an American prosecutor questioned the Parole Board of Canada's logic in sending him her way.
Oaths on eagle feathers to be allowed in Manitoba RCMP detachments

Oaths on eagle feathers to be allowed in Manitoba RCMP detachments

WINNIPEG — The head of the RCMP in Manitoba says providing an eagle feather to people swearing oaths is a positive step toward reconciliation with Indigenous communities.
Kenney accuser declines to specify which housing rules he says Kenney broke

Kenney accuser declines to specify which housing rules he says Kenney broke

EDMONTON — A lawyer accusing Alberta United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney of breaking parliamentary residency rules while serving as an MP is declining to explain which regulation he believes Kenney broke or how he broke it.

Some numbers from B.C. Speaker's report

VICTORIA — A report by British Columbia legislature Speaker Darryl Plecas alleges spending misconduct by two top officials who have been suspended during an ongoing RCMP investigation.
Resolute Forest Products loses most of lawsuit against enviro groups in U.S.

Resolute Forest Products loses most of lawsuit against enviro groups in U.S.

A Montreal-based forestry company has had most of its lawsuit against a group of environmental organizations dismissed by a California judge. The suit was brought by Resolute Forest Products against Greenpeace, Stand.Earth and several individuals.
Canadian navy pressing ahead on life extensions for submarines

Canadian navy pressing ahead on life extensions for submarines

OTTAWA — The Department of National Defence is pushing ahead with plans to extend the lives of Canada's submarine fleet, with the head of the navy hoping some work will start in the coming months.
Netflix apologizes to  Lac-Megantic for using rail disaster footage in 'Bird Box'

Netflix apologizes to Lac-Megantic for using rail disaster footage in 'Bird Box'

MONTREAL — Netflix is apologizing to the people of Lac-Megantic after actual footage of the 2013 rail disaster that devastated the town was used in dramas on the streaming service.
Cannabis-carrying border-crossers could be hit with fines under coming system

Cannabis-carrying border-crossers could be hit with fines under coming system

OTTAWA — Travellers caught sneaking small amounts of marijuana into Canada could soon be forced to pay fines.