VANCOUVER - Canada's minister in charge of Indigenous relations is making a bid to meet with Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs, but with the First Nation's leadership en route to meet supporters outside British Columbia, the likelihood of such a meeting seems bleak.
EDMONTON - A blockade set up on a Canadian National rail line on the western edge of Edmonton in support of Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs was being dismantled — at least temporarily — Wednesday after a handful of counter-protesters showed up.
OTTAWA - Fleeing Venezuelans — all 1.4 million of them — will always be welcome in his country, says Colombia's ambassador to Canada, but his real hope is that they are able to one day return to their own free and democratic homeland.
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet are rejecting demands from conservatives on Parliament Hill and in provincial legislatures to break up blockades of rail lines by Indigenous protesters and their supporters as pressure on the Liberal government to solve the crisis contin…
Canadians who have spent weeks on a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship in Japan will board a government-chartered plane to take them home Thursday evening, the foreign affairs minister says.
MONTREAL - Quebec boxing promoter Yvon Michel says he doesn't know the criminal bikers who showed up at one of his events last September and he never gave any of them tickets.
MONTREAL - Whiteout conditions that came about suddenly most likely triggered a massive pileup involving about 200 vehicles in La Prairie, south of Montreal, authorities said Wednesday.
TORONTO - A young woman whose body was found in a stairwell in Toronto's gay village had injuries indicating she died from neck compression, a forensic pathologist testified Wednesday.
GUYSBOROUGH, N.S. - Lionel Desmond's licence to buy and possess guns was placed under review by firearms officials in New Brunswick in 2014 and again 2015, an inquiry into the former soldier's death heard Wednesday.
TORONTO - Premier Doug Ford's government admits there is a problem with new licence plates it started issuing to drivers just weeks ago, and says it's working with the manufacturer to address complaints that the models are hard to see in low light.
VICTORIA - The chairman of the Childhood Obesity Foundation says a new tax on sugary soda will improve the health of British Columbia's children.
MONTREAL - Via Rail says it is temporarily laying off 1,000 employees due to blockades that continue to halt trains on CN tracks in Eastern Canada.
OTTAWA - Opposition parties and environmental groups are urging the federal government to stop expanding the Trans Mountain pipeline, citing a poll saying Canadians are alarmed by the project's cost.
VANCOUVER - A man who was British Columbia's first case of the new coronavirus has fully recovered, is considered cured and no longer needs to be in isolation, the provincial health officer says.
MONTREAL - Ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools operating north of Montreal are illegal and their religious curriculum for boys is so onerous the students have little time to study anything else, a lawyer told a Montreal courtroom on Wednesday.
TORONTO - The unions representing Ontario's English Catholic teachers and those in the province's French system were back at the bargaining table Wednesday, two days ahead of a joint strike by all four major teacher groups.
OTTAWA - The Senate's ethics officer says Conservative Sen. Victor Oh breached the upper house's ethics code four times when he accepted an all-expenses paid trip to China in 2017.
KANESATAKE, Que. - An Indigenous leader in Quebec retracted comments Wednesday about the possibility of ongoing rail blockades coming down — words that didn't go over well with members of his own community.
OTTAWA - Federal prosecutors are signalling they want to move the national-secrets case against a senior RCMP official behind closed doors, at least temporarily, while they sort out how to handle the very secrets the case is about.
HALIFAX - A Supreme Court of Canada decision could affect whether government lawyers can use confidential documents to defend their reputations if political bosses "throw them under the bus," a law professor says.
MONTREAL - The Crown has finished presenting evidence in the sex assault trial of former Quebec media star Eric Salvail.
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Toronto police say a teenager is in serious condition after being shot multiple times in his upper body in the city's west end Tuesday night.
VANCOUVER - B.C. Premier John Horgan raised his voice over jeers and fist-banging recently in question period after members of the Opposition Liberals criticized his government's handling of the clash between Wet'suwet'en hereditary clan chiefs and a pipeline company.
VICTORIA - Top income earners and pop drinkers were hit with new taxes in Tuesday's B.C. budget, which continues the government's focus on capital spending for schools, hospitals and transit.
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to redouble reconciliation efforts with Indigenous Peoples Tuesday as he sought to ease tensions over nationwide blockades erected in opposition to a British Columbia pipeline project.
REGINA - Questions are being raised about the Saskatchewan government's move to automatically deny sex offenders the ability to legally change their names.
MONTREAL - A well-known Quebec boxing promoter is defending himself before a tribunal against accusations stemming from two of his boxing cards, including claims he fixed a bout and hosted members of criminal biker gangs in reserved ringside seats.
MONTREAL - The man who alleges he was sexually assaulted by former Quebec media star Eric Salvail was grilled under cross-examination Tuesday, accused of lying in an effort to attract attention.
TORONTO - New methods are allowing Ontario public health officials to more quickly clear tests for the novel coronavirus, leaving no cases listed as currently under investigation, the province’s chief medical officer of health said Tuesday.
TORONTO - Premier Doug Ford's government is changing development rules to speed up work on four key transit projects for the Greater Toronto Area, but opposition critics say the new legislation could trample on the environment and homeowners' rights.
OTTAWA - Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland has offered effusive thanks to New Democrats and stinging criticism of the Conservatives after the NDP supported the minority Liberal government's efforts to more speedily ratify the new North American trade agreement.
OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne wrapped two days of meetings at a summit with Caribbean leaders saying he's confident he was campaigning among "family" for support for Canada's election to the United Nations Security Council.
MONTREAL - A 74-year-old man taking a driving test in Montreal was killed Tuesday when a commuter train struck the car he was driving.
A plane carrying Canadians from a quarantined cruise ship in Japan will leave the region by week's end, the federal government says, as the number aboard sickened with the novel coronavirus continues to rise.
GREENBELT, Md. - A former Canadian Forces reservist at the centre of an alleged white-supremacist plot to trigger a race war in the United States pleaded not guilty to weapons charges Tuesday as his lawyer indicated he plans to use the First Amendment of the U.S. constitution to defend his client.
TORONTO - Just about anything can set Sean McCann's mind racing to the night a bullet ripped through his body. It can be a loud noise, an invite to a party or news of another shooting at an Airbnb rental.
GUYSBOROUGH, N.S. - Just over a year before Lionel Desmond bought a Soviet-era semi-automatic rifle and killed three members of his family and himself, the mentally ill former soldier was forced to hand over all of his firearms to police.
OTTAWA - An Alberta woman sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting her husband and setting her home on fire will get a new trial.
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - As he prepares to step down as premier of a province facing what has been described as a fiscal crisis, Newfoundland and Labrador's Dwight Ball says he feels "great" about his record and the foundation he has left for the next leader.
TORONTO - Ontario's English Catholic teachers announced more strikes Tuesday as the education minister signalled flexibility on class sizes — one of the most contentious issues in ongoing negotiations with the province's educators.
TORONTO - The return of Ontario's legislature after a winter break was dominated Tuesday by questions about the government's talks with teachers and its handling of autism services, while parents protested on the lawn.