Ottawa mayor says three killed in ‘horrific’ bus crash

Ottawa mayor says three killed in ‘horrific’ bus crash

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson says three people are dead and 23 injured after a double-decker city bus crashed into a transit shelter west of the city’s downtown on Friday. Police say the bus driver was arrested and would be interviewed.
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Civilian RCMP board to help modernize police force: Goodale

Civilian RCMP board to help modernize police force: Goodale

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale announced Wednesday a new civilian advisory board to help the RCMP modernize. Goodale says the interim board will be in place by April and will help the police force focus on employee well-being.
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Ottawa will fight death sentence for Canadian in China: Goodale

Ottawa will fight death sentence for Canadian in China: Goodale

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says Ottawa will intervene in “every way open to us” to stop the execution of a Canadian man, Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, who was sentenced to death in China for drug smuggling.
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Svend Robinson on why he is attempting a political comeback

Svend Robinson on why he is attempting a political comeback

Former NDP MP Svend Robinson says climate change and housing costs are the big issues driving him to attempt a return to politics. Robinson says he expects to be acclaimed as an NDP candidate in the coming federal election.
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Canadian detainees in China are ‘top priority’: John McCallum

Canadian detainees in China are ‘top priority’: John McCallum

Canada’s envoy to China says he is focused on securing the release of Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, who have been detained in the country. John McCallum says many countries support Canada on the issue.
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U.S. postal workers rally in support of Canadian counterparts

U.S. postal workers rally in support of Canadian counterparts

American postal workers marched in Washington on Tuesday in what one U.S. union president called “solidarity” with their Canadian counterparts. Ottawa passed back-to-work legislation for striking Canada Post workers in November.
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Broadway icon Carol Channing dead at 97

Broadway icon Carol Channing dead at 97

Broadway icon Carol Channing dead at 97. According to her publicist, Channing died from natural causes at her California residence. Her 98th birthday would have been only two weeks away on January 31. Channing is best known for her leading roles i...
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Ottawa ‘grieving’ over bus crash deaths, says mayor

Ottawa ‘grieving’ over bus crash deaths, says mayor

Ottawa’s mayor joined people in signing a condolence book at city hall on Monday, after three public servants were killed in a bus crash last Friday. Jim Watson said the city has a chance to “come together” after the tragedy.
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Wilson-Raybould to bring ‘deft’ touch to Veterans Affairs: Trudeau

Wilson-Raybould to bring ‘deft’ touch to Veterans Affairs: Trudeau

After Monday’s cabinet shuffle, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended Jody Wilson-Raybould’s move from Justice to Veterans Affairs, considered a more minor portfolio.
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Trudeau says China ‘acting arbitrarily’ in Canadian’s case

Trudeau says China ‘acting arbitrarily’ in Canadian’s case

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will do all it can to intervene in the case of Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, sentenced to death in China after being convicted of drug trafficking.
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Walk Off the Earth fan remembers ‘Beard Guy’ as ‘so sweet’

Walk Off the Earth fan remembers ‘Beard Guy’ as ‘so sweet’

Fans and musicians gave Walk Off the Earth keyboardist Mike Taylor, known as "Beard Guy," a sendoff at an outdoor tribute concert in Burlington, Ont., Sunday. One fan described Taylor as a warm and welcoming.
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Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world, week of Jan. 14th

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world, week of Jan. 14th

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will shuffle his cabinet Monday to deal with the resignation of Treasury Board President Scott Brison. Brison said he won't seek re-election this fall. Shaw Communications Inc. will hold a conference call on Monday to...
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Police: Public shouldn’t ‘read into’ Ottawa bus driver arrest

Police: Public shouldn’t ‘read into’ Ottawa bus driver arrest

Ottawa police Chief Charles Bordeleau is urging the public not to jump to conclusions about what caused Friday’s bus crash that killed three people and injured 23 others.
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Freeland welcomes Saudi teen refugee to Canada

Freeland welcomes Saudi teen refugee to Canada

A teen fleeing her allegedly abusive family in Saudi Arabia arrived at Toronto Pearson International Airport on Saturday as a refugee. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland called Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun a “brave new Canadian.”
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Ottawa mayor says three killed in ‘horrific’ bus crash

Ottawa mayor says three killed in ‘horrific’ bus crash

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson says three people are dead and 23 injured after a double-decker city bus crashed into a transit shelter west of the city’s downtown on Friday. Police say the bus driver was arrested and would be interviewed.
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Canada ‘pleased’ to grant asylum to Saudi teen: Trudeau

Canada ‘pleased’ to grant asylum to Saudi teen: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says granting asylum to a Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse by her family shows Canada’s “unequivocal” support for human rights. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, 18, is flying to Toronto via Seoul, South Korea.
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Awards shows like Oscars are due for a makeover

Awards shows like Oscars are due for a makeover

Change is afoot for major film awards shows on both sides of the border. Variety is reporting the 91st Academy Awards won't have a host at all, something the show also did in 1989. The head of the Canadian Screen Awards is also hinting at tinkerin...
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Trudeau asked about his favourite childhood toy at town hall

Trudeau asked about his favourite childhood toy at town hall

Justin Trudeau was asked at a Regina town hall about his favourite childhood toy. The prime minister says he coincidentally gave the same kind of toy to his son Hadrien this past Christmas.
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Trudeau answers carbon tax question at Regina town hall

Trudeau answers carbon tax question at Regina town hall

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his carbon tax plan at a town hall in Regina on Thursday, saying Saskatchewan families will be at least $200 better off under his government’s plan to put a price on carbon.
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Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief on reaching agreement with RCMP

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief on reaching agreement with RCMP

Hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation have struck a deal with the RCMP to allow a natural gas company access across a bridge in their territory. Chief Na’Moks said Thursday the chiefs still oppose a planned Coastal GasLink project.
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Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief on reaching agreement with RCMP

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief on reaching agreement with RCMP

Hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation have struck a deal with the RCMP to allow a natural gas company access across a bridge in their territory. Chief Na’Mok said Thursday the chiefs still oppose a planned Coastal GasLink project.
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Trudeau says cabinet shuffle ahead over Brison departure

Trudeau says cabinet shuffle ahead over Brison departure

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’ll announce changes to his cabinet on Monday after Treasury Board President Scott Brison said he plans to resign. Trudeau praised the “extraordinary service” of the Nova Scotia MP.
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Scott Brison to resign from federal cabinet

Scott Brison to resign from federal cabinet

Scott Brison is set to resign from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's cabinet after deciding he won't seek re-election this fall. The Treasury Board president has represented the Nova Scotia riding of Kings-Hants for 22 years — initially as a Progres...
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Trudeau town hall gets heated over B.C. pipeline arrests

Trudeau town hall gets heated over B.C. pipeline arrests

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced tough questions from Indigenous audience members at a chaotic town hall in Kamloops, B.C. on Wednesday. The fiery exchanges came amid a high-profile pipeline blockade in northern B.C.
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Protesters for and against pipelines chant outside Trudeau event

Protesters for and against pipelines chant outside Trudeau event

Anti-pipeline protesters chanted opposite pipeline supporters in yellow vests outside a Liberal fundraiser in Kamloops, B.C., where Justin Trudeau spoke on Wednesday. Both groups voiced criticisms of the prime minister.
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