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Amnesty International urges Liberals to suspend refugee agreement with U.S.

Amnesty International urges Liberals to suspend refugee agreement with U.S.

OTTAWA — Amnesty International is calling on the Canadian government to suspend the Safe Third Country Agreement with the United States in light of a controversial refugee policy implemented this week by the Trump administration. The new U.S.
Fence blocking Signal Hill's famous vista dismantled after outcry

Fence blocking Signal Hill's famous vista dismantled after outcry

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A widely scorned fence blocking one of Canada's most spectacular vistas — the view of St. John's, N.L., from the Signal Hill historic site — was almost entirely dismantled Thursday following a public outcry.
Manitoba wants to attract Quebec civil servants worried about clothing law

Manitoba wants to attract Quebec civil servants worried about clothing law

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is planning to recruit civil servants from Quebec who are concerned about a new law in the province banning religious symbols at work.
Coleman says she spoke to media during husband's assault trial to give women hope

Coleman says she spoke to media during husband's assault trial to give women hope

OTTAWA — Caitlan Coleman says she gave interviews to media outlets in the middle of her estranged husband's trial for allegedly assaulting her because she wanted to provide hope to other women.
Lyme-spreading ticks so common thanks to mild winters, some places stop testing

Lyme-spreading ticks so common thanks to mild winters, some places stop testing

OTTAWA — Lyme disease has settled so deeply into parts of Canada many public health units now just assume if you get bitten by a tick, you should be treated for Lyme disease.
Wife of jailed Saudi blogger hails U.S. vice-president's call for husband's release

Wife of jailed Saudi blogger hails U.S. vice-president's call for husband's release

MONTREAL — The wife of jailed Saudi dissident Raif Badawi said U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence gave her hope Thursday when he called on Saudi Arabia to free her husband. Ensaf Haidar, who lives in Sherbrooke, Que.
Justin Trudeau takes aim at NDP over EU-Canada trade pact as summit wraps up

Justin Trudeau takes aim at NDP over EU-Canada trade pact as summit wraps up

MONTREAL — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called out New Democrats Thursday after their leader encouraged French officials to reject the comprehensive trade agreement between the European Union and Canada.
Class action sought in massage therapist voyeur case in New Brunswick

Class action sought in massage therapist voyeur case in New Brunswick

FREDERICTON — A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed against a Fredericton massage therapist who allegedly recorded secret videos of more than 100 female patients in various states of undress.
Premier wants answers on mental health detainee who fled, calls man a 'nutcase'

Premier wants answers on mental health detainee who fled, calls man a 'nutcase'

TORONTO — Ontario's premier vowed Thursday to get answers on how a patient detained at a mental health hospital for killing his roommate managed to flee, calling the man a "nutcase," as two organizations involved launched internal reviews.
Appeal for calm as tensions mount in Oka over land transfer to Kanesatake

Appeal for calm as tensions mount in Oka over land transfer to Kanesatake

MONTREAL — There were appeals for calm Thursday amid steadily mounting tension in Oka, Que., over a private developer's plan to return land to the Mohawks of Kanesatake.