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House of Commons returns and China's 'War on Terror'; In The News for Feb. 18

House of Commons returns and China's 'War on Terror'; In The News for Feb. 18

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Feb. 18. What we are watching in Canada ...

Flight to evacuate Canadians from cruise ship 'expected' to arrive in Japan on Wednesday

Canadians stranded on a quarantined cruise ship were told that a flight is "expected" to arrive in Japan on Wednesday to bring them home amid an outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
Federal, B.C. ministers seek meeting with First Nations in hope of blockade solution

Federal, B.C. ministers seek meeting with First Nations in hope of blockade solution

OTTAWA — An upcoming meeting in British Columbia is emerging as the focal point for hopes of a speedy and peaceful end to the blockades that have disrupted rail and road traffic across large swaths of the country for more than a week.
Standards for coronavirus protection to be reviewed, health agency says

Standards for coronavirus protection to be reviewed, health agency says

OTTAWA — The Public Health Agency of Canada says it will review its protocols for health-care workers after nurses' unions denounced the national guidelines set out for dealing with the novel coronavirus earlier this month The agency says feedback fr
N.L. Premier Dwight Ball to step down, says he will seek a 'more private life'

N.L. Premier Dwight Ball to step down, says he will seek a 'more private life'

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador's premier has announced he is stepping down after more than four years leading the province.
Trial of Quebec entertainer Eric Salvail hears testimony of alleged sex assault

Trial of Quebec entertainer Eric Salvail hears testimony of alleged sex assault

MONTREAL — The trial of Quebec media star Eric Salvail opened Monday with testimony from a former co-worker who said Salvail cornered him, exposed himself and tried to force him into performing a sex act.
Trudeau caught in middle of clash over energy, environment, Indigenous demands

Trudeau caught in middle of clash over energy, environment, Indigenous demands

OTTAWA — The competing demands of natural resource development, environmental protection and Indigenous reconciliation appear poised for a head-on crash — with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's minority government caught in the middle as Parliament res
Quebec, Cree leaders sign deal as other Indigenous groups protest across Canada

Quebec, Cree leaders sign deal as other Indigenous groups protest across Canada

MONTREAL — As Indigenous-led, anti-pipeline protests have shut down rail service across much of the country, Quebec and Cree leaders announced Monday the first steps of a wide-ranging 30-year plan to further develop the province's northern territory
Hasidic education official tells trial Talmudic education rigorous

Hasidic education official tells trial Talmudic education rigorous

MONTREAL — The head of a Jewish home-schooling association took umbrage in court Monday with the accusation his ultra-Orthodox community fails to properly educate its boys, claiming Talmudic studies are rigorous and prepare a young man for any possib
Federal government asks court for four more months to amend assisted dying law

Federal government asks court for four more months to amend assisted dying law

OTTAWA — The federal government is asking for more time to amend the assisted-dying law, acknowledging that it can't meet a court-imposed deadline to drop a provision that allows only those who are already near death to qualify for medical help to en
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