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Did alleged foreign interference impact election results? Trudeau says ‘no’

In a year-end interview with Global National anchor Dawna Friesen taped on Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was asked whether alleged foreign interference by China had any impact on the results in some ridings during the 2019 federal election, even if it did not sway the overall result. "No," Trudeau responded.
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    Both sides see high stakes in gay rights Supreme Court case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is being warned about the potentially dire consequences of a case next week involving a Christian graphic artist who objects to designing wedding websites for same-sex couples. Rule for the designer and the justices will expose not only same-sex couples but also Black people, immigrants, Jews, Muslims and others to discrimination, liberal groups say. Rule against her and the justices will force artists — from painters and photographers to writers and musicians

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  • CBC

    Growing number of youth deaths in government care prompt advocate to seek budget increase

    Alberta could be on track for another record year for deaths as youth continue to die while being involved in the child welfare system. New data from the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate shows 56 children and young adults died in the first eight months of the 2022-23 fiscal year. Terri Pelton, office advocate, has also received notifications of seven young people who were seriously injured. The data comes as Pelton's office received reports of 77 deaths and seven serious injuries to young

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  • CBC

    Attendance of man accused of antisemitism at Hill event sparks outcry from MPs, Jewish groups

    An all–party event on Parliament Hill this week has been hit by controversy after a number of MPs condemned one of the event's attendees, who has been accused of anti-Jewish sentiments. On Tuesday, the Canada-Palestine Parliamentary Friendship Group hosted a reception to mark the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. The event was attended by Nazih Khatatba, editor of a Toronto-based Arabic newspaper. A number of Jewish groups called out MPs for allowing Khatatba to attend

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  • The Canadian Press

    Safe consumption forefront of countering the overdose crisis, prime minister says

    RICHMOND, B.C. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Columbia Premier David Eby shook hands, pledged to work together then posed for the media on Friday, two weeks after Eby was sworn in as premier. Trudeau said it was a "real pleasure” to meet with the premier. The two men spoke privately before the media was allowed to take photos. “It’s a great opportunity for us to really dig into the many things you’ve hit the ground running on," Trudeau said of their meeting. He said they spoke about

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  • The Canadian Press

    Emergencies Act hearings end with final words on transparency, accountability

    OTTAWA — After 300 hours of testimony, 9,000 exhibits and a few major revelations, the public portion of an investigation into the first-ever use of the Emergencies Act ended Friday with a deep dive into questions about government accountability and transparency. A panel of experts offered insight into a key issue the Public Order Emergency Commission will have to decide: whether the federal government has been forthcoming enough about why cabinet felt legally justified to invoke what is suppose

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  • The Canadian Press

    Newly Iran sanctions include Toronto gym denizen who led police during Kazemi case

    OTTAWA — Canada is sanctioning more Iranian officials, including a senior military official spotted earlier this year at a Toronto-area gym. Morteza Talaei, a former general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, is among four Iranians and five entities banned from doing business with Canada or accessing assets located in Canada. Talaei was Tehran's police chief in 2003 when Iranian-Canadian photographer Zahra Kazemi was arrested, allegedly for taking photos of a prison. She died in custody 1

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  • CBC

    Canada sanctions former Tehran police chief spotted in Toronto-area gym in 2021

    Canada has sanctioned a high-profile former Tehran police chief whose appearance at a Toronto-area gym last year sparked outrage and allegations that Canada is a haven for high-ranking members of Iran's regime and their relatives. Morteza Talaei is a retired second brigadier general with Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and was in charge of Tehran's police in 2003 when Iranian-Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi was beaten to death in custody. Kazemi was arrested in 2003 for taking pho

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  • The Canadian Press

    Four years after Meng Wanzhou's arrest, U.S. drops last remaining indictment

    WASHINGTON — The United States closed the book Friday on the legal saga of Meng Wanzhou, the Chinese tech executive whose arrest in Canada in 2018 triggered a global standoff with foreign-policy implications that reverberate to this day. A federal judge in New York formally dismissed the last remaining indictment against Huawei's chief financial officer after prosecutors agreed Meng had abided by the terms of her deferred prosecution agreement. "It is hereby ordered that the third superseding in

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  • The Canadian Press

    Federal NDP leader says Alberta sovereignty act 'a distraction' from real problems

    CALGARY — Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says Alberta's proposed sovereignty act is undemocratic and an unwelcome distraction from the struggles residents of the province are facing. After a meeting Friday with union leaders in Calgary, Singh took aim at the bill Premier Danielle Smith introduced on Tuesday. Smith has described it as a deliberately confrontational tool to reset the relationship with a federal government she accuses of interfering in constitutionally protected areas of provinci

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  • The Canadian Press

    Shooting survivor objects to firearm coalition's 'disrespectful' sales promotion

    OTTAWA — A mass shooting survivor and spokeswoman for gun-control group PolySeSouvient says it is "incredibly disrespectful" for firearm rights advocates to invoke the group's name in a merchandise sale discount code. The Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights' online shop recently offered 10 per cent off clothing, mugs and other items to customers who used "POLY" as a promo code. A gunman killed 14 women at Montreal's École Polytechnique on Dec. 6, 1989. Nathalie Provost, who was shot four times

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