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Coronavirus risk in Canada remains low despite second case, feds say

Coronavirus risk in Canada remains low despite second case, feds say

TORONTO — The Canadian government is now advising citizens against all travel to a Chinese province that's at the centre of a global outbreak of a new form of coronavirus, stepping up an earlier warning about the region.
Quebec mosque shooter not motivated by racism, his sentence should be reduced: lawyer

Quebec mosque shooter not motivated by racism, his sentence should be reduced: lawyer

QUEBEC — The Quebec City mosque shooter entered a Muslim prayer space Jan. 29, 2017, armed with two guns, and murdered six men — but there was no evidence he was motivated by deep-seated racism, the man's lawyer argued Monday at the Court of Appeal.
Switching grape varieties can help winemakers adapt to climate change: study

Switching grape varieties can help winemakers adapt to climate change: study

VANCOUVER — Adopting drought and heat-tolerant grape varieties could help winemakers grappling with the effects of climate change, says new research from the University of British Columbia.
Pressure mounts on opposition parties to back speedy ratification of new NAFTA

Pressure mounts on opposition parties to back speedy ratification of new NAFTA

OTTAWA — The pressure was on opposition MPs to quickly ratify the new North American free-trade agreement as Parliament got back to work Monday for its first extended sitting since the Oct. 21 election reduced the Liberals to a minority government.
Venezuelan opposition leader meets Champagne, Trudeau as part of world tour

Venezuelan opposition leader meets Champagne, Trudeau as part of world tour

OTTAWA — Canada wants to "reinvigorate" the effort to bring democracy to Venezuela, Canada's top diplomat said Monday as he welcomed the country's challenger to the current leader to Ottawa to discuss those seemingly bleak prospects.
Alberta premier wants Ottawa to approve Teck mine for benefit of First Nations

Alberta premier wants Ottawa to approve Teck mine for benefit of First Nations

CALGARY — Alberta's premier says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needs to move swiftly to approve the Teck Frontier oilsands mine north of Fort McMurray. Jason Kenney says there is no reason to delay the go-ahead for the $20.
Feds' electric-car rebate uses nearly half its three-year budget in eight months

Feds' electric-car rebate uses nearly half its three-year budget in eight months

OTTAWA — Transport Minister Marc Garneau is thinking about expanding the government's rebate program for people who buy electric vehicles after eager car-buyers gobbled up nearly half the funds in just eight months.
Dominic LeBlanc back in Commons for first time since cancer diagnosis

Dominic LeBlanc back in Commons for first time since cancer diagnosis

OTTAWA — Veteran Liberal MP and cabinet minister Dominic LeBlanc took his front-bench seat in the House of Commons on Monday for the first time since he was diagnosed with a form of blood cancer last April.
Former MP Nathan Cullen appointed B.C. liaison in pipeline dispute

Former MP Nathan Cullen appointed B.C. liaison in pipeline dispute

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government has appointed former New Democrat MP Nathan Cullen as a provincial liaison with Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs in an LNG pipeline dispute, a move welcomed by spokesmen for both the chiefs and the company.

Investigation ordered into parolee accused of killing woman in Quebec City

OTTAWA — The federal government says it will investigate the facts surrounding a slaying at a hotel in Quebec City in which a convicted killer who was out on parole has been charged.
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