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First Nations women finally to be treated equally under Indian Act: Bennett

First Nations women finally to be treated equally under Indian Act: Bennett

OTTAWA — First Nations women will finally be treated the same as men under the Indian Act, enabling them to obtain the same status and category of membership as their male counterparts and their descendants, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Caroly
State of mind to be key issue in Alek Minassian trial, judge says

State of mind to be key issue in Alek Minassian trial, judge says

TORONTO — The trial of a man accused of killing ten people in a deadly Toronto van attack will turn on his state of mind at the time, not whether he was behind the wheel, a judge said Friday.
Archeological teams to excavate, map wrecks of Franklin expedition

Archeological teams to excavate, map wrecks of Franklin expedition

OTTAWA — Canadian archeologists are on their way to a remote area in the Arctic Circle for another chance to dig up the secrets held by the Franklin expedition wrecks, Parks Canada announced Friday.
Home explosion, fire taking a toll on London, Ont., neighbourhood: fire official

Home explosion, fire taking a toll on London, Ont., neighbourhood: fire official

LONDON, Ont. — A gas explosion and a large fire that triggered the evacuation of a London, Ont.
Prime Minister announces advisory committee aimed at promoting skilled trades

Prime Minister announces advisory committee aimed at promoting skilled trades

HALIFAX — A new advisory committee will help promote apprenticeships and skilled trades across Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday.
Federal parties' privacy policies meet bare minimum required by new law

Federal parties' privacy policies meet bare minimum required by new law

OTTAWA — The main federal political parties have developed and published privacy policies, as required by a new law, but none has adopted the stringent measures Canada's privacy commissioner and chief electoral officer say are necessary to protect th

Toronto activist calling on federal parties to nominate more black candidates

OTTAWA — A Toronto-based activist is calling on Canada's political parties to nominate more black candidates in winnable ridings in this fall's federal election in order to enhance the chances the community is better represented in the next Parliamen
Jimmy Kimmel named honourary mayor of Dildo, N.L., promises to visit community

Jimmy Kimmel named honourary mayor of Dildo, N.L., promises to visit community

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — After weeks broadcasting his passion for Dildo, N.L., late night comedian Jimmy Kimmel was named "honourary mayor" Thursday night and made a commitment to visit the community.

Power cut when minor earthquake shakes southeastern Saskatchewan

ESTERHAZY, Sask. — A small earthquake shook parts of southeastern Saskatchewan Thursday night, knocking out power and rattling homes in the region. The United States Geological Survey confirms the 4.
As Turks flee oppression, Ottawa urged to speak out on human rights issues

As Turks flee oppression, Ottawa urged to speak out on human rights issues

OTTAWA — It's long past time for the federal government to publicly condemn human rights violations that have been going on in Turkey for years, an Ottawa-based human rights activist says.
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