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No respite from flood threat  for thousands in Que., Ont., and N.B.

No respite from flood threat for thousands in Que., Ont., and N.B.

OTTAWA — More Canadian soldiers are helping in the battle to sandbag homes against the still-rising floodwaters in central and eastern Canada than are deployed overseas, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says, though in a few places the water is slowly
Bolster no-fly list appeal process, academics and rights advocates urge senators

Bolster no-fly list appeal process, academics and rights advocates urge senators

OTTAWA — The Liberal government's sweeping national-security bill doesn't go far enough to protect the rights of people ensnared by Canada's no-fly list, academics and civil-liberties advocates told senators Monday.
Vignettes from a Quebec flood zone, where burst dike forced mass evacuation

Vignettes from a Quebec flood zone, where burst dike forced mass evacuation

STE-MARTHE-SUR-LE-LAC, Que. — Thousands of residents from Ste-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, Que. are facing uncertainty after floodwaters breached a dike over the weekend, sending the Lake of Two Mountains rushing into their houses.
Flood victims say more homes would be lost if not for volunteers, military

Flood victims say more homes would be lost if not for volunteers, military

OTTAWA — Many more homes would have been lost to this year's devastating spring flooding in Eastern Canada over the weekend were it not for the back-breaking efforts of volunteers and the military, flood victims in Ottawa said Monday.
Families of Canadians killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash file lawsuit

Families of Canadians killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash file lawsuit

The families of Canadians killed in the Ethiopian Airlines crash last month launched a collection of lawsuits against Boeing on Monday, alleging the plane manufacturer put profits over safety when it rushed a new aircraft model to market.
Feds falling short on promise to provide better case management to vets

Feds falling short on promise to provide better case management to vets

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is failing in its promise to spread the heavy caseloads borne by staff at Veterans Affairs Canada in an effort to make sure veterans are served properly, according to recent internal briefing materials.
Catalan leader goes to court after Canada refuses him entry for speaking visit

Catalan leader goes to court after Canada refuses him entry for speaking visit

MONTREAL — The exiled former president of Spain's Catalonia region is fighting a Canadian government decision to refuse him entry into the country to attend an event hosted by a Quebec nationalist group.
Record number of anti-Semitic incidents fuelled by online hate: B'nai Brith

Record number of anti-Semitic incidents fuelled by online hate: B'nai Brith

OTTAWA — B'nai Brith Canada says online hatred is fuelling a rise in anti-Semitism that saw record numbers of Jewish Canadians harassed and assaulted last year.
12-day-old goat stolen during snuggle event at Vancouver Island farm, owners say

12-day-old goat stolen during snuggle event at Vancouver Island farm, owners say

LADYSMITH, B.C. — The owners of a Vancouver Island farm say one of their baby goats was stolen during an event where people can visit and snuggle with the cuddly animals. Rebecca and Justin Dault own Yellow Point Farms in Ladysmith, B.C.

Canadian citizen kidnapped in Nigeria: Global Affairs Canada

Global Affairs Canada says a Canadian has been kidnapped in Nigeria. A spokesman says consular officials are in contact with local authorities to gather more information.