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Joly to announce Canada's bid for a seat on the UN Human Rights Council

Joly to announce Canada's bid for a seat on the UN Human Rights Council

OTTAWA — Canada is throwing its hat in the ring for a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council, pledging to advance issues from online speech to access to abortion.
Firefighters question Alberta cuts to aerial attack teams as province battles blazes

Firefighters question Alberta cuts to aerial attack teams as province battles blazes

EDMONTON — Former members of an elite Alberta wildfire-fighting crew say government budget cuts have left the province battling its current blazes short-handed.
'Persona non grata': Canada expelling Chinese diplomat after threats to Tory MP

'Persona non grata': Canada expelling Chinese diplomat after threats to Tory MP

OTTAWA — The Liberal government moved Monday to expel Chinese diplomat Zhao Wei, who Canada's spy agency alleged was involved in a plot to intimidate Conservative MP Michael Chong and his relatives in Hong Kong.
'Challenging time': Alberta wildfire evacuees to get financial aid, military to help

'Challenging time': Alberta wildfire evacuees to get financial aid, military to help

EDMONTON — The Alberta government promised financial aid Monday to people forced from their homes by wildfires that continue to threaten many areas of the province.
High temperatures in B.C. pose 'threat of new wildfires,' wildfire service warns

High temperatures in B.C. pose 'threat of new wildfires,' wildfire service warns

Rain and cooler temperatures in northeastern British Columbia will help suppression efforts for two out-of-control wildfires, but high temperatures forecast for later this week may pose a new threat, says a BC Wildfire Service spokesman.
Alberta premier apologizes for comments linking COVID vaccinated to Nazi followers

Alberta premier apologizes for comments linking COVID vaccinated to Nazi followers

EDMONTON — United Conservative Leader Danielle Smith apologized Monday after a 2021 video surfaced of her saying she wouldn’t wear a Remembrance Day poppy while comparing those who got the COVID-19 vaccine to followers of Adolf Hitler in Nazi Germany
B.C. flood risk enters period of stabilization, but more snowmelt anticipated

B.C. flood risk enters period of stabilization, but more snowmelt anticipated

GRAND FORKS, B.C. — The flooding situation in British Columbia has entered a "period of stabilization" after at-risk regions received less rain than expected, but forecasters say warm weather will likely trigger further threats later this week.
Canada's long history of expelling diplomats

Canada's long history of expelling diplomats

OTTAWA — Canada's expulsion of a Chinese diplomat following allegations of a threat campaign against a Conservative MP marks the first time in five years a foreign representative is told to pack up and leave the country.
U.K. seeks closer ties with Canada in science, military and technology

U.K. seeks closer ties with Canada in science, military and technology

OTTAWA — Britain is seeking closer ties with Canada as it reshapes its foreign policy in the wake of its departure from the European Union but London is also looking for Ottawa to boost its defence spending.
Defence minister says Canada wants to share advanced military technology with allies

Defence minister says Canada wants to share advanced military technology with allies

OTTAWA — Canada is interested in sharing more advanced technology with its allies, the defence minister said Monday, as the focus of a trilateral military deal between Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States starts to expand in that direc
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