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Via Rail tells MPs passengers stuck on train for 18 hours were in 'unique' situation

Via Rail tells MPs passengers stuck on train for 18 hours were in 'unique' situation

OTTAWA — The CEO of Via Rail says that after a tree fell on a passenger train as it travelled on CN Rail tracks during the holidays, it took the freight company longer than hoped to clear it — and passengers on board were stuck for 18 hours.
Ottawa appoints special representative to combat Islamophobia

Ottawa appoints special representative to combat Islamophobia

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the appointment of Canada’s first special representative to combat Islamophobia on Thursday, calling it an “important step” in the country's fight against anti-Muslim hatred.
Canada donating four Leopard battle tanks to Ukraine

Canada donating four Leopard battle tanks to Ukraine

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government wasted no time in joining the West’s rush to send battle tanks to Ukraine, with Defence Minister Anita Anand announcing Thursday that Canada will donate at least four Leopard 2s
Former Liberal minister Kirsty Duncan taking medical leave, will stay on as MP

Former Liberal minister Kirsty Duncan taking medical leave, will stay on as MP

OTTAWA — Liberal member of Parliament and former cabinet minister Kirsty Duncan has announced that she is taking an immediate medical leave due to a "physical health challenge.
Ex-PQ legislator Harold LeBel sentenced to eight months in jail for sex assault

Ex-PQ legislator Harold LeBel sentenced to eight months in jail for sex assault

RIMOUSKI, Que. — Former Parti Québécois legislator Harold LeBel was sentenced on Thursday to eight months in jail after being found guilty in November of sexually assaulting a woman at his condo in 2017.
In The News for Jan. 26 : Economists watching labour market as BoC pauses rate hikes

In The News for Jan. 26 : Economists watching labour market as BoC pauses rate hikes

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 Jan. 26 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
First Nations say Alberta's oilsands mine security reform unlikely to fix problems

First Nations say Alberta's oilsands mine security reform unlikely to fix problems

EDMONTON — Alberta is preparing to change how it ensures oilsands companies are able to pay for the mammoth job of cleaning up their operations, but critics fear a year of consultations hasn't been enough to avoid repeating past mistakes.
Canada sharing Haiti sanctions evidence, in bid to convince UN peers to freeze elites

Canada sharing Haiti sanctions evidence, in bid to convince UN peers to freeze elites

Ottawa is sharing confidential dossiers in a bid to convince countries like France to join its efforts to sanction Haiti's elites, says Canada's ambassador to the United Nations.
Impersonators posing as homeowners linked to 32 fraud cases in Ontario and B.C.

Impersonators posing as homeowners linked to 32 fraud cases in Ontario and B.C.

Mortgage and title fraudsters who impersonate homeowners and tenants have targeted at least 32 properties in Ontario and British Columbia, investigators and official warnings suggest.
Toronto mayor calls for national summit to tackle mental health crisis

Toronto mayor calls for national summit to tackle mental health crisis

TORONTO — Canada's mental health crisis demands a national summit with representation from all levels of government, Toronto Mayor John Tory said Wednesday, claiming a lack of provincial and federal support