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Defence Minister Bill Blair says more help coming for Ukraine, Latvia

Defence Minister Bill Blair says more help coming for Ukraine, Latvia

OTTAWA — Canada's minister of defence says the federal government is committed to supporting Ukraine. Bill Blair is meeting with members of NATO in the Belgian capital of Brussels.
Federal minister tells B.C. Ottawa continues to back RCMP contract policing

Federal minister tells B.C. Ottawa continues to back RCMP contract policing

VICTORIA — Ottawa will continue to back the RCMP as British Columbia's contract police force that serves many communities even as it moves toward a national force for federal-level crimes, says federal Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc.
B.C. may work with N.L. on court challenge of federal equalization payments, Eby says

B.C. may work with N.L. on court challenge of federal equalization payments, Eby says

VANCOUVER — British Columbia Premier David Eby has found an ally in his claims of unequal funding from the federal government: Newfoundland and Labrador. Eby said Thursday that B.C.
Uber says new B.C. rules will increase costs, Eby says companies can 'suck it up'

Uber says new B.C. rules will increase costs, Eby says companies can 'suck it up'

VANCOUVER — Uber says regulation changes for ride-share and delivery workers in British Columbia will drive up costs and reduce demands for local restaurants, but Premier David Eby says complaining companies can "suck it up.
Undercover Mountie questioned on whether she misinterpreted Coutts border protest

Undercover Mountie questioned on whether she misinterpreted Coutts border protest

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — An undercover Mountie who infiltrated the Coutts border blockade faced questions in court Thursday on her police work and whether she misinterpreted what was really going on.
Work to resume on Calgary water pipe after injuries; consumption continues to rise

Work to resume on Calgary water pipe after injuries; consumption continues to rise

CALGARY — Repairs to a fractured Calgary water pipe were to resume Thursday after two workers were injured at the site, while the city's mayor pleaded with residents to step up their conservation efforts.
Closed patios can reopen, but Montreal faces more questions over F1 weekend problems

Closed patios can reopen, but Montreal faces more questions over F1 weekend problems

MONTREAL — Montreal restaurateurs who were ordered to evict some customers on Grand Prix weekend learned Thursday they'd be able to reopen their covered outdoor seating areas, but that wasn't enough to quiet mounting questions over the city's managem
NDP's Jagmeet Singh says report shows 'a number of MPs' have helped foreign states

NDP's Jagmeet Singh says report shows 'a number of MPs' have helped foreign states

OTTAWA — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says a recent spy watchdog report shows a "number of MPs" have knowingly provided help to foreign governments — behaviour he calls unethical or even illegal.
Tories appeal to Jewish community ahead of byelection, allege 'betrayal' by Trudeau

Tories appeal to Jewish community ahead of byelection, allege 'betrayal' by Trudeau

OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives are asking the Jewish community in a Toronto riding to send Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a message about his "betrayal" by voting for the Tory candidate in an upcoming byelection. Voters in Toronto—St.
Liberals set aside little for disability benefit, despite spending boast: advocate

Liberals set aside little for disability benefit, despite spending boast: advocate

OTTAWA — An advocacy group for people with disabilities says the federal government has set aside very little money for a new benefit, and takes issue with a Liberal minister's claim that it is the biggest line item in the budget.