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Bernier to 'postpone indefinitely' publication of book critical of Tory leader

OTTAWA — Conservative MP Maxime Bernier announced Wednesday he has indefinitely postponed the publication of his new book in which he criticizes party leader Andrew Scheer.
Trudeau government rejects Liberal MPs' call for decriminalization of all drugs

Trudeau government rejects Liberal MPs' call for decriminalization of all drugs

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is rejecting a call from its own backbenchers to decriminalize all illicit drug use in Canada — just days before Liberals are set to debate the idea at a national convention in Halifax.

Quebec man facing four years in Cuban prison after boating accident

MONTREAL — A well-known human rights lawyer accused the Canadian government of failing to help a Quebec man facing criminal charges in Cuba after a tragic boating accident that killed a fellow Canadian tourist.
Carr downplays tanker traffic risk, says legislation not developed yet

Carr downplays tanker traffic risk, says legislation not developed yet

OTTAWA — The federal Liberal government hasn't yet "landed" on its promised legislative option to push the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion forward, says Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr.
CBC says it will carry on with destruction of broadcast archives once digitized

CBC says it will carry on with destruction of broadcast archives once digitized

OTTAWA — A charitable group dedicated to preserving the country's broadcasting heritage is calling on the CBC to stop destroying original television and radio broadcast materials as it moves to digitize the content.
Crown calls final witness, closes its case against Nicholas Butcher

Crown calls final witness, closes its case against Nicholas Butcher

HALIFAX — After three weeks of evidence, the Crown has closed its case against a Halifax law school graduate accused in the violent death of his girlfriend, Kristin Johnston.
Trans Mountain controversy follows Trudeau to London

Trans Mountain controversy follows Trudeau to London

LONDON — One of Justin Trudeau's largest domestic political problems followed him to London on Wednesday, as environmental activists greeted the prime minister with calls to kill the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

Quebecer who caused flight to return to Montreal ordered to pay $17,450

MONTREAL — A Montreal-area man whose aggressive behaviour forced a Cuba-bound aircraft to return to Canada under a U.S. miltary escort last summer has been ordered to pay more than $17,450.

Nova Scotia legislature wraps sitting that passed education reforms, pot rules

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia legislature wrapped its spring sitting Wednesday with the government getting flack from the opposition on health care and on how it handled a breach of its freedom-of-information web portal.

B.C. to spend $1.9 billion to help build rental housing over the next decade

VICTORIA — British Columbia's government is investing $1.9 billion over the next 10 years to help build 14,000 affordable homes for renters.