By Dirk Meissner
THE CANADIAN PRESS

VICTORIA – When a dike was breached and floodwaters started to flow across British Columbia’s Sumas Prairie a year ago, poultry farmer Corry Spitters said all he could do was let nature take its course. A feeling of helplessness gripped him as the encroaching water methodically engulfed his farm’s 21 […]

By Lee Berthiaume
THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will miss Friday’s national Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa to attend a summit in Cambodia involving countries from across Southeast Asia. Senior officials revealed the prime minister’s planned absence during a not-for-attribution background briefing, saying Trudeau will leave late Thursday for the Association of […]

By Caitlin Yardley
THE CANADIAN PRESS

As the temperature begins to cool, the price of a winter getaway is heating up as Canadians look for ways to save on travel costs over the peak season.  Accommodation sells out fast over the holidays, but those willing to white-knuckle it can save big, said Macca Shirifi from travel […]

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MONTREAL – Quebec’s secularism law is an affront to the dignity and values of the province’s anglophone community, a lawyer representing the province’s largest English-language school board told a Court of Appeal hearing Wednesday. Religious diversity is a way of life in Quebec’s English schools, Perri Ravon argued before the […]

By Allison Jones
THE CANADIAN PRESS

The Ontario government is presenting an “improved” offer to the union representing 55,000 education workers, Premier Doug Ford said Tuesday as bargaining resumed and staff returned to their jobs following a walkout that shut schools. Doug Ford said he’s glad both sides are at negotiations again, a day after he […]

By Stephanie Taylor and Kelly Geraldine Malone
THE CANADIAN PRESS

Before Pope Francis’s arrival in Canada last July, federal officials flagged concerns about the level of consultation done with a First Nations community that was set to host him. Briefing notes prepared for the deputy minister of the Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations a month before the Pope arrived also show […]

By Camille Bains
THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – Canada’s health ministers are hoping for “serious engagement” by the federal government after an announcement that it’s ready to increase funding for health care, British Columbia’s health minister says. Adrian Dix, who is hosting a two-day meeting of his counterparts, said positive comments by the prime minister and […]

By Allison Jones
THE CANADIAN PRESS

Ninety-two per cent of licensed child-care operators in Ontario have signed on to the national $10-a-day child-care program, The Canadian Press has learned. Nov. 1 was the deadline for providers to decide – it had been extended from the original date of Sept. 1 to try to get higher uptake […]

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A union representing 55,000 Ontario education workers who walked off the job says protest sites “will be collapsed” starting Tuesday in response to Premier Doug Ford saying he will repeal legislation that imposed a contract on them. Ford announced earlier in the day that he was willing to repeal the […]

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford is justifying his proposal to remove land from the environmentally protected Greenbelt in order to build homes by saying the housing crisis has worsened and will become more dire because of increased immigration. Ford says he welcomes a recent federal government announcement that it is seeking […]