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'More like Rick Mercer': Canada eyes Ukraine's actor-turned-president

OTTAWA — Veteran Ukraine lawmaker Mustafa Jemilev used to be an opponent of the comedian who was elected the country's president last month.
CP NewsAlert: Killer of Calgary mother, daughter gets no parole for 50 years

CP NewsAlert: Killer of Calgary mother, daughter gets no parole for 50 years

CALGARY — A man convicted of killing a Calgary mother and her young daughter will have to wait 50 years before he has a chance at parole.
Woman testifies about strange dynamic in home shared with Winnipeg murder suspect

Woman testifies about strange dynamic in home shared with Winnipeg murder suspect

WINNIPEG — A woman says jealousy was a problem in a house several women shared with a man who is accused of killing one of them.
Fight over metals tariffs focused Cdn industries on China: aluminum company CEO

Fight over metals tariffs focused Cdn industries on China: aluminum company CEO

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Animal welfare advocates move to seize exotic animals from Quebec roadside zoo

Animal welfare advocates move to seize exotic animals from Quebec roadside zoo

ST-EDOUARD-DE-MASKINONGE, Que. — Animal welfare officials have swooped down on a small central Quebec zoo, seizing lions, tigers and bears while charging the owner of the park with animal cruelty.
Desmond fatality inquiry begins in Nova Scotia two years after suicide, murders

Desmond fatality inquiry begins in Nova Scotia two years after suicide, murders

GUYSBOROUGH, N.S. — More than two years after former Canadian soldier Lionel Desmond killed his mother, wife and daughter before taking his own life, a provincial fatality inquiry got underway Tuesday in Guysborough, N.S.
Tiny increase in young appointees to federal posts after Liberal overhaul

Tiny increase in young appointees to federal posts after Liberal overhaul

OTTAWA — The Liberal government's changes to the federal appointments system has yielded a small increase in the number of younger people getting government posts, but their overall representation lags their proportion of the Canadian population, new
Winds helping in battle against fire threatening northern Alberta town

Winds helping in battle against fire threatening northern Alberta town

HIGH LEVEL, Alta. — Fire officials say the winds continue to be favourable as crews battle a large wildfire burning a few kilometres from a northwestern Alberta town.
Federal government funds millions to help B.C. police spot drugged driving

Federal government funds millions to help B.C. police spot drugged driving

VANCOUVER — The federal government is boosting funding to help British Columbia police officers recognize drug-impaired drivers, months after it legalized recreational cannabis.
Minister Bains outlines digital charter with focus on personal data control

Minister Bains outlines digital charter with focus on personal data control

TORONTO — Federal Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains unveiled a wide review of privacy laws Tuesday in what he said was an effort to build trust in a digital world.