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Elephant seal Emerson extends Victoria city break, defying relocation with 200km swim

Elephant seal Emerson extends Victoria city break, defying relocation with 200km swim

VICTORIA — Emerson the elephant seal is back in Victoria after defying attempts to relocate him and swimming more than 200 kilometres to return to his preferred urban habitat to moult.
B.C. prison guards decry increasing violence, drone drops of weapons, drugs

B.C. prison guards decry increasing violence, drone drops of weapons, drugs

Prisons have become "overwhelmed" by the surge in drone drops in correctional facilities, says the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers.
Health minister pitches dental-care changes to get dentists onside

Health minister pitches dental-care changes to get dentists onside

OTTAWA — Health Minister Mark Holland announced tweaks to Ottawa's new dental-care plan Wednesday in a bid to get more dentists, hygienists and oral-health care providers to participate.
In rare move, House admonishes private citizen for contempt in ArriveCan testimony

In rare move, House admonishes private citizen for contempt in ArriveCan testimony

OTTAWA — The House of Commons admonished a private citizen Wednesday for the first time in more than 100 years — a spectacle that provided plenty of social-media content for members of Parliament, many of whom were on their phones by the time it all
PQ leader's allusion to deportations, executions a threat to social cohesion: MP

PQ leader's allusion to deportations, executions a threat to social cohesion: MP

OTTAWA — A senior Quebec Liberal MP says he deplores the tone taken by the leader of the Parti Québécois, who referenced "deportations and executions" of francophones to justify the party's push for independence.
Federal budget ignores Indigenous infrastructure needs: Assembly of First Nations

Federal budget ignores Indigenous infrastructure needs: Assembly of First Nations

OTTAWA — The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations is denouncing a federal budget that she says all but ignores the needs of the communities she represents.
'Heart breaks': Advocates say new disability benefit still leaves people in poverty

'Heart breaks': Advocates say new disability benefit still leaves people in poverty

A new disability benefit that was supposed to be a historic move to lift people out of poverty turned out to be a disappointment in the federal budget, advocates say.
Tories accuse minister of 'politicizing' Governor General's office over online harms

Tories accuse minister of 'politicizing' Governor General's office over online harms

OTTAWA — A spokeswoman for Gov. Gen. Mary Simon says she will continue to advocate for "digital respect," despite suggestions it's inappropriate for her to wade in when a government bill targeting the issue is being hotly debated.
Too early for conclusions on integrity of last two elections, MP Chong tells inquiry

Too early for conclusions on integrity of last two elections, MP Chong tells inquiry

OTTAWA — Conservative MP Michael Chong is urging a federal inquiry to refrain from making final conclusions about the integrity of the last two general elections, saying it is too early to do so.
Capital gains are going to be taxed more, and these economists say it's a good thing

Capital gains are going to be taxed more, and these economists say it's a good thing

OTTAWA — Canada's wealthiest individuals and corporations will soon pay taxes on a larger share of the capital gains they earn, a change that economists say will make the tax system more efficient, despite pushback from business groups.
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