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Ottawa orders tight new restrictions on sugary, purified high-alcohol drinks

Ottawa orders tight new restrictions on sugary, purified high-alcohol drinks

OTTAWA — New restrictions on sugary, purified alcoholic beverages took effect Thursday, following several months of federal consultations and at least two deaths over an 18-month span.
A timeline of official apologies from the federal government

A timeline of official apologies from the federal government

OTTAWA — When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday exonerated Chief Poundmaker in Saskatchewan, it was the latest in a long list of government efforts to apologize for past wrongs. Here are a few formal and informal apologies: 1988 Sept.
Trump says he has Dems' support for NAFTA despite 'crazy Nancy' Pelosi

Trump says he has Dems' support for NAFTA despite 'crazy Nancy' Pelosi

OTTAWA — President Donald Trump says he has enough Democratic support to ratify the new North American free-trade pact despite his feud with U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the Democrat who controls the agenda in the House of Representatives.
Keep guard up against hurricanes in 2019, as risk remains potent: forecaster

Keep guard up against hurricanes in 2019, as risk remains potent: forecaster

HALIFAX — It has been years since a major tropical storm wreaked havoc in Canada, but the Canadian Hurricane Centre is warning against complacency. The U.S.
Canadian Human Rights Museum could include Quebec's secularism legislation

Canadian Human Rights Museum could include Quebec's secularism legislation

QUEBEC — The Quebec government's latest attempt to legislate on secularism could find its way into the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg.
Philippines dismisses Canada's plan to bring garbage back by end of June

Philippines dismisses Canada's plan to bring garbage back by end of June

OTTAWA — The Philippines has rejected Canada's late-June timeline for repatriating its garbage and is moving forward with plans to ship it back to Canada itself.
Conservatives urge Liberals to expedite promised relief for canola farmers

Conservatives urge Liberals to expedite promised relief for canola farmers

OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives said Thursday they're hearing from frustrated canola producers who are still waiting for financial relief recently promised by the Liberal government.
Case of Quebec couple charged in 7-year-old girl's death put off until June

Case of Quebec couple charged in 7-year-old girl's death put off until June

GRANBY, Que. — The case of a couple charged with the mistreatment of a seven-year-old girl who died last month has been put off. Neither accused was present today as their expected bail hearing was postponed at the courthouse in Granby, Que.

Canada's first accessibility bill could become law next month: minister

The federal government will heed the calls of Canada's disabled community and amend the country's first piece of national accessibility legislation to include some of the changes they sought, the minister spearheading the effort said Thursday.
Clean energy one of Canada's fastest-growing industries

Clean energy one of Canada's fastest-growing industries

OTTAWA — Canada's clean-energy sector is growing faster than the economy as a whole and is rivalling some of the better-known industries for jobs, a new report shows.