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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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